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Home Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Home Gardening.

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

Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Surprises

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba...  Read more

Hike Yourself Fit

I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro...  Read more

The 15-Minute Gardener's Workout

The rains are ready. The garden tools are ready. Is your body ready? There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy, just waiting for you while the weather is nice. But there is something special about beautifying your yard with flower...  Read more

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work...  Read more

On my way home full and happy after great meal at
Updated 11/26/2015 11:32:54 PM

On my way home full and happy after great meal at my sons! I did great, did not go over my goals and enjoyed the company! One holiday down, one to go!...  Read more

Working from home today - cue: awesome lunch :) St
Updated 11/26/2015 3:54:15 PM

Working from home today - cue: awesome lunch :) Starting to really enjoy cooking. Today: spicy chicken, spinach, tomato with low fat cheddar on a wholewheat tortilla! Amazing (although time consuming) What is your favourite one-person dish when home?...  Read more

Daughter is home sick today, so I will be doing th
Updated 11/23/2015 8:28:32 AM

Daughter is home sick today, so I will be doing the walk away the lbs dvd instead of walking outside. No excuses this monday!...  Read more

Home alone for few instead of sitting and watchin
Updated 11/22/2015 6:15:15 PM

Home alone for few instead of sitting and watching tv I walked around the house. Inside for 30 mins did 1,5 miles. Now sitting in the massaging chair...  Read more

Home remedies for nasal congestion....meds make me
Updated 11/22/2015 12:33:44 PM

Home remedies for nasal congestion....meds make me too tired to function....  Read more

No more bottled water

We used to buy bottled water by the case on a weekly basis which not only cost us money but effects the environment. Now we use a Brita filter that's attached to our faucet, I fill up a pitcher to put in the fridge for cold water and we also have wa...  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

Stay at Home Moms

A fantastic group for Stay at Home Moms. Find support from others like you. We have lot's of topics and weekly challenges....  Read more

Chef Meg's Top 10 Tools for a Stress-Free Kitchen

Awhile back I shared my six favorite kitchen tools. (Watch the video here.) Well, today I'm going to show you Round 2 of my favorites. Now, you can be a great cook--and a healthy one--without most of these tools and appliances, but boy do they make p...  Read more

8 Useful Kitchen Tools for the Healthy Cook

This time of year, it seems like we're all spending more time in the kitchen. Whether you're baking cookies for a big family party or just making dinner on a Tuesday night, having the right tools makes cooking more enjoyable. Today I'm s...  Read more

Planting a Thought about Home Gardening

This late October morning, as I turned the soil in my vegetable garden preparing to plant cool-season vegetables, it occurred to me what a multiple blessing it is to have a kitchen garden, no matter what its size, whether it's on acreage or in small...  Read more