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Organic Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Organic Gardening.

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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

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

8 Ways to 'Green' Your Kitchen

Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b...  Read more

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

I'm partial to Eden's Garden Oils, they're cheaper
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I'm partial to Eden's Garden Oils, they're cheaper than the big names you hear about out there and the quality is similar....  Read more

Breakfast time for me! A small organic apple drizz
Updated 9/16/2016 8:07:08 AM

Breakfast time for me! A small organic apple drizzled with a tablespoon of melted peanut butter, an omega 3 enriched single scrambled egg and some Greek yogurt! 20 grams of protein for this vegetarians breakfast :)...  Read more

Enjoying the butterfly garden
Updated 9/13/2016 10:45:28 AM

Enjoying the butterfly garden...  Read more

I am taking it kind of easy today. Some gardening,
Updated 9/11/2016 3:53:11 PM

I am taking it kind of easy today. Some gardening, some meal prep, nice long walk. Now i will watch some tv. I did 30.000 steps yesterday, i was just so busy. Today about 17.000 which is my weekend normal these days. Who would thought that a year ago...  Read more

Starting up the day good.. Eating 2 scrambled egg, some low fat organic ketchup for flavor, and a c
Updated 9/10/2016 9:12:04 AM

Starting up the day good.. Eating 2 scrambled egg, some low fat organic ketchup for flavor, and a cucumber with a tiny bit of salt! After digesting, I'm planning to have a love handle exercise and drink at least 2 cups of water. Going good!...  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...hmmm

Hello form sunny southern Indiana. Hope your weekend is going as good as mine is. I have been buying organic food for sometime now...and that got me thinking( hubby (Jim) just looks at me when I say that because he never knows what I'm thinking). Why...  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