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Organic Gardening Magazine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Organic Gardening Magazine.

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

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

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

People take an interest in gardening for a variety of reasons—higher quality produce, exercise in the great outdoors, or saving money. Whether you hope to discover your green thumb or save a little green, growing your own fruits and vegeta...  Read more

How does your garden grow?
Updated 4/16/2014 6:51:12 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

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
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

Self Magazine
Updated 3/29/2014 11:25:18 AM

www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Magazine-Ma
kes-Fun-of-Cancer-Survivors-Tutu-25256
0451.html If you haven't heard yet, Self Magazine posted a ridiculous thing in the "BS Meter" section of their April edition making fun of women runners of...  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

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

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

Gardening

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

Poll: Do Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens Offend You?

A married couple in Montreal wanted to improve their health, so they planted a vegetable garden (picture at left is a stock photo, not their garden). By growing their own cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, onions and Brussels sprouts (among other...  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