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Organic Gardening Magazine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Organic Gardening Magazine.

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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

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

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

House work and gardening fitness
Updated 3/27/2015 4:34:33 PM

As a newbie I am surprised at the emphasis on going to gym/pool. In the winter I do go to the pool but as the good weather arrives my exercise comes from starting and maintaining my lawn, garden, vegetable garden. But it does not seem to be mentioned...  Read more

i just read in prevention magazine that fat is los
Updated 3/17/2015 2:10:14 PM

i just read in prevention magazine that fat is lost via your respiratory system, converted to CO2 then exhaled they said three breaths = 1 calorie. I thought that was kinda cool, helps when I'm puffing and blowing through a Crossfit WOD!...  Read more

I have read a book by an organic chemist / nutriti
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I have read a book by an organic chemist / nutritionist and I go with her findings on the research. I do not use artificial sweeteners or white sugar. I use liquid stevia but it doesn't take much. I also use raw honey....  Read more

Buying organic - who are you supporting?
Updated 3/9/2015 4:12:22 PM

After reading this article and studying the graphic you may choose to support local and sustainable farming rather than just asuming that any organic products are worth the money. Many large food companies are buying organic companies and the mone...  Read more

Olive Garden HELP
Updated 2/3/2015 9:34:36 PM

My friend is going through something rough so I'm taking her out to dinner tonight. I told her we can go absolutely anywhere she wants. She chose Olive Garden. What is the lowest calorie thing I can eat there. Generally if I eat it out I ask for a to...  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