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Home Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Home Gardening.

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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

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

The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow

New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening...  Read more

So last year this time I was 197-198 on home scale
Updated 12/25/2014 5:27:03 PM

So last year this time I was 197-198 on home scale I wawanted to get to 180 by now but I'm 185...13pounds isn't much but I' used to be 312 and weight loss has slowed. Hope to be 170s next yr...  Read more

I like Celestial Seasonings "Raspberry Gardens" gr
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I like Celestial Seasonings "Raspberry Gardens" green tea. I also enjoy a good rooibos. My husband likes Earl Gray. Bagged tea is much easier to deal with than loose-leaf, but you could probably find it at the brand website....  Read more

I was nagged for years at home to lose weight. So
Updated 12/24/2014 2:45:36 PM

I was nagged for years at home to lose weight. So now I've lost around 60 lb and 4 dress sizes but guess what I'm told now!! That I've lost to much and I'm too skinny. Oh gosh so the nagging has started again! I can't seem to win either way 😦...  Read more

I'm going to add you too. i Also work from home a
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I'm going to add you too. i Also work from home and i have no kids and am no married so i feel quite alone and it i hard with this journey being alone. hopefully you guys will add me back would love to have some people to support each other....  Read more

Ok stay at home moms of toddlers our younger, is i
Updated 12/22/2014 3:13:57 PM

Ok stay at home moms of toddlers our younger, is it bad parenting to out your kiddo inventor high chair to play while you get in some exercise?...  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





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