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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

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

Happy Friday everyone!!!! Headed home, then to Ald
Updated 2/5/2016 6:25:29 PM

Happy Friday everyone!!!! Headed home, then to Aldi to get groceries for the week....  Read more

I got a FitBit last night -- brought it home-- and
Updated 2/6/2016 9:45:47 PM

I got a FitBit last night -- brought it home-- and within 7 minutes-- had it COMPLETELY (& accurately ) synced with Spark people! ! It's like the two are made to correspond. I don't even log my exercise. ....fit bit tracks your "active minutes"...  Read more

I have made the most out of a snow day at home 5am
Updated 2/5/2016 4:27:24 PM

I have made the most out of a snow day at home 5am to 730 the kids and I built legos. Then we all cleaned the house until 9. Then they went for a short nap and I kept cleaning. Lunch then outside to shovel and play for 1.5 then I did yoga. Zzzzzzz......  Read more

I decided that if it is within 5 miles of my home,
Updated 2/5/2016 5:49:04 PM

I decided that if it is within 5 miles of my home, I'm biking there. I have a little basket on my bike to go get groceries and go to the library. I even went to get my hair done today on my bike. I love living in such a bike-friendly area!...  Read more

Spent the morning making Zuchinni Noodles and home
Updated 2/5/2016 11:59:33 AM

Spent the morning making Zuchinni Noodles and homemade tomato sauce. Cannot wait for lunch...  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