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Hydroponic Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hydroponic 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

Cultivating a Child-Friendly Backyard

Imagine that you are the same age as your child… What grade were you in? Who was your teacher? Your best friend? Favorite game? Imagine that you are outside… Did you have a place that you considered your own? A treehous...  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

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

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

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

Gardening today and about to watch my twin grandda
Updated 5/24/2016 10:56:27 AM

Gardening today and about to watch my twin granddaughters that are three months old. It doesn't get any better than this....  Read more

Finishing my gardening today my favorite thing to
Updated 5/23/2016 8:20:15 AM

Finishing my gardening today my favorite thing to do! Then pressure spray deck to get ready to stain it... It will look so good...  Read more

Gardening today. The rain finally stopped.
Updated 5/23/2016 7:59:21 AM

Gardening today. The rain finally stopped....  Read more

Going to do a garden on our back deck. I bought a
Updated 5/22/2016 8:08:32 PM

Going to do a garden on our back deck. I bought a few flowers and a strawberry bush today to go along with everything else....  Read more

Had a busy day today. Worked in the garden until i
Updated 5/21/2016 10:40:41 PM

Had a busy day today. Worked in the garden until it was finished....  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

A Vision Garden

Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much li...  Read more

Gardening

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

Fun & Functional Gardening Gear for Spring

Gardening season is almost here. Whether you want to start your first herb garden or expand on the number of veggies you grow this year, now is the time to take stock of your tools and accessories and see what you need. And there's no reason why...  Read more

Should You Be Planning a Victory Garden?

Victory Gardens were a popular thing back in the early 1940s. Some referred to them as 'war gardens' while others called them 'food gardens for defense'. In 1943 due to the rationing of canned goods for families, these gardens produce...  Read more