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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

Went to Olive Garden for dinner and had Chicken Ca
Updated 7/30/2016 8:44:56 PM

Went to Olive Garden for dinner and had Chicken Carbonara. Not the best choice but I skipped the bread and had the server put 1/2 in a to go bag before serving it. In the end I stayed within my calories and fed a craving that was killing me....  Read more

Yikes! Just ate organic steel cut oatmeal, yummm,
Updated 7/27/2016 11:06:01 AM

Yikes! Just ate organic steel cut oatmeal, yummm, but...I measured 1/2 cup dry like regular oatmeal, ate it, then went to record it and saw on the box 1/4 cup is the serving! I ate 300 calories rather then 150!...  Read more

Is gardening an acre of land considered exercise
Updated 7/26/2016 10:27:29 AM

Is gardening an acre of land considered exercise...  Read more

Ran 3 miles this morning and weeded the garden. #f
Updated 7/24/2016 1:17:04 PM

Ran 3 miles this morning and weeded the garden. #fitbit show 72 active minutes :) not too bad...  Read more

Organic black grapes are a real treat. Some cantel
Updated 7/22/2016 8:28:40 PM

Organic black grapes are a real treat. Some canteloupes are sweet like sugar, others tasteless, and you cannot tell which it will be in the store. I am craving healthy food. Brown rice sushi is also good in a pinch......  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