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Organic Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Organic Gardening.

The Top 5 Myths about Organic Gardening

Organic gardening, by definition, is growing vegetables, fruits and other plants without relying on synthetic methods of pest control and fertilization.  Common practices of organic gardening include, but are not limited to, fertilizing soil wit...  Read more

Organic or Conventional Gardening: What's Better?

While we understand that the organic and conventional foods you buy at the store are grown differently, you might not realize that these same principles can apply to your own fruit, vegetable and flower gardening at home. There are a few key differen...  Read more

Recommended Gardening Resources

This guide contains a wealth of knowledge to help you begin your journey into gardening or expand what you already know. Included are touching memoirs from experts, advice on preserving your bounty, links to encourage and inspire creativity in the ga...  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

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

How does your garden grow?
Updated 4/23/2014 6:07:59 PM

Mine is growing well. My lettuce and peas are sprouted and my blueberries are starting to appear. I see nectarines, peaches, pluots, apricots and strawberries developing as well. I have flowers on one of my tomatoes, though no tomatoes yet....  Read more

Pics of my little cactus garden and some others
Updated 4/5/2014 9:22:21 AM

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individual.asp?blog_id=5664730 Cute! Heh?!...  Read more

Gardening
Updated 3/29/2014 10:17:02 PM

I just joined Sparkspeople.com. I have lost 10lbs but it is at this weight that I plateau. Frustrating as it may be, I need help to break this. Question, is gardening counted as exercise. I bend, squat, pull weeds, plant flowers and mow the...  Read more

Planning a little cactus garden!
Updated 3/29/2014 11:57:15 PM

I just bought 3 little cacti! I'm planning to buy a few more different varities! Then I am going to buy a larger decorative pot that is a lot wider and make a little cactus garden! When I have transplanted them, I will put pics on my blog. Now i...  Read more

Fertilizers for my Veggie Garden
Updated 3/27/2014 3:31:44 PM

I was thinking about trying a non-miracle-gro approach to my garden. Does anyone fertilize their veggie garden with "organic" fertilizers? Can you do this successfully without using fish emulsion (yuck, stinky, don't even like the thought of it), b...  Read more

Great fresh veggies

If you want a great organic garden, grow your own worms in containers over the winter months. Come spring you are able to use the dirt & their feces in the garden, which will make great veggies.The worms are great for fishing (especially @ $4/doz), &...  Read more

Sparkteams

Finding and JOINING sparkteams that get you SPARKED is one way I stay interested longer and learn much more than I would other ways. Like my interest in organic gardening or NCIS! Its a whole group of us involved in the same thing,bonding together...  Read more

Gardening

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

Tips for Washing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

My aunt and uncle have a farm with a garden, and many fruit trees and bushes. They enjoy vegetables as well as fresh picked apples or pears and berries right off the bush. While it takes work, they enjoy their nutrient-rich bounty throughout th...  Read more

The First Lady's Agenda: Healthy Living

Historically, first ladies have had their own agendas and things they want to promote while their husbands are in office. For example, Laura Bush championed America's libraries and Hilary Clinton focused on health care reform. One of Michelle Obama...  Read more

Organic Gardening in Arizona

It isn't easy..... But it's very rewarding. Now, before we go any further, I am no expert on gardening. I don't know 'everything', but I have been at it for quite some time and have learned a LOT. I nearly always have 95-100% seed germination, I...  Read more

Lessons in Natural (Organic) Gardening

Home gardening is very challenging for me. I love the idea of supplementing my diet with fresh garden veggies, but it has presented obstacles that I didn't anticipate. When I lived in an apartment, I experimented with container vegetables. ...  Read more