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Gardening Supplies Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gardening Supplies.

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top? The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo...  Read more

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean....  Read more

Simple Ways to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo...  Read more

6 Ways to Get Lean by Going Green

Most people who “go green” bring reusable bags to the store, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, and recycle more. Others move to more involved changes, like trading in for a hybrid, buying carbon offsets, or installing sola...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Composting

When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo...  Read more

Made a wonderful lentil soup today. Used garden ka
Updated 9/28/2015 3:30:35 PM

Made a wonderful lentil soup today. Used garden kale instead of spinach and added miso, fresh (actually frozen) grated turmeric root and cumin. Yum. Might add potato or yam to stretch out and fortify leftovers. Yum, yum....  Read more

30 minutes of gardening tonight...lots more bendin
Updated 9/24/2015 8:40:12 PM

30 minutes of gardening tonight...lots more bending and crunching then my treadmill...  Read more

"Do it now!" Do you see weeds in your garden? Pull
Updated 9/19/2015 4:33:26 PM

"Do it now!" Do you see weeds in your garden? Pull it now? A pile of sheets to be folded? Fold it now. A room to clean downstairs? Clean it now. That is what I have been telling myself and I have been moving more nowadays!!...  Read more

After eating out of my garden for a few weeks. I
Updated 9/17/2015 9:58:29 AM

After eating out of my garden for a few weeks. I began to notice that my body would que me when I am deficient in nutrients such as protein or calcium. This is my first year with a real garden but hope it won't be the last.!...  Read more

Taking mil to Olive Garden for her bday. Any sugg
Updated 9/12/2015 12:16:20 PM

Taking mil to Olive Garden for her bday. Any suggestions for a reasonable meal there?...  Read more

Mulching the Garden Helps Me So Much!

I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch f...  Read more

Toolshed shapeup!

After seeing the beautiful toolsheds in the garden mags recycled as reading rooms or crafts rooms, I am working on mine! I have rolling carts below the counter for the gardening supplies & hung a bright pretty shower curtain with pretty rings to hand...  Read more


Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy!...  Read more

Lighten Up Pasta with Garden-Fresh Zucchini

Pasta may be too heavy for a hot summer night, but you can lighten it up by substituting or swapping it out with vegetables. Zucchini pasta is super easy to prepare and perfect for anyone who is gluten-intolerant, diabetic, low carbing it, a raw...  Read more

The Basics of Building a Food Stockpile

Winter has officially just arrived but there have already been countrywide weather related issues that have changed plans, caused need to rush to the store as well as panic. At the same time, the unemployment rate is high, budgets are tight, and t...  Read more