Container gardening is a useful method of growing both edibles and ornamentals when you have little or no yard, have compromised soil, or you simply enjoy the freedom to move your plants from place to place. It is an ideal technique for those in urba... Read more
Have you ever noticed that your appetite tends to mimic the seasons? In winter, we crave hearty foods with potatoes, squash, garlic and onions and other cool-season produce. In summer, we're all about the veggies that have a refreshingly high wat... Read more
John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... 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
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I love to be outdoors and play in the dirt. I have a large selection of cactus and succulents and can't leave a store without browsing among the assortment of plants in the gardening department.... Read more
Hi my name is Diane and I have 3 gardens that keep me BUSY. I was out of town last week and when I came home my tomatoes were coming in (Finally) and now is the time to start making and canning salsa and Spaghetti sauce. Salsa is so fabulous as it... Read more
How has your garden done so far? Planning to plant a winter garden?
I moved to a new house this last year and now have a fairly typical backyard vs my previous backyard, which was really small (I had room for a few veggies in pots). So, I thou... Read more
I work in my garden for hours some days weeding and harvesting. I'm concerned the fitness tracker calculates too many calories burned for these chores.What I do doesn't get my heart rate up but I do feel it in my muscles. Should I track less time in... Read more
Does anyone know how many servings are in Olive Garden salads to go and the chicken & gnocci soup? Before I had lunch, I researched the menu and chose what I thought was a pretty good balance of nutrition, calories, protein, etc. Now I am questioning... Read more
For seasonal practices, photograph the "old" way as a record of what to do or not to do in the future. For example, in gardening you will have a future reference of what you like and don't like about your landscaping. Likewise, holiday decorations.... Read more
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 produced up to 41 perce... 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
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