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
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
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
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
When slugs become a problem, I place a few plates filled with beer in my garden, natural area, and/or bushes. The next morning, the plates are full of engorged slugs. I just toss the plates in a bag and throw it in the garbage. I'm assuming the slugs... Read more
I have found that some of the young ladies in my neighborhood could really use someone to hang out with. It is fun because they love helping me with what I am working on around the house (gardening, cooking, cleaning out my car) and I enjoy sharing... Read more
By Debba Haupert, creator of GIRLFRIENDOLOGY.com – the online community for women focused on female friendshipWomen are caretakers. We take care of our families, our jobs, our friends and, hopefully, ourselves. The one thing we often don’t have much... Read more
Like most of you, I love spring—and not just because it allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I am also excited because it marks the start of gardening season! With all the environmental and economic troubles we're facing, gardening is on the ri... Read more
Got it all planted, your noticing your seeds starting to poke up their little heads and your thrilled! Congratulations! You are now a SBG or a Straw Bale Gardener! It's so easy, it's satisfying and it will be the easiest garden you've ever grown!... Read more
184126184Happy May! Let us have some fun! The old saying goes that "April showers bring May flowers." Thereby this month with be dedicated to a variety of things to do with flowers (and/or gardens, and/or gardening). These may include, but not exclus... Read more
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