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Vegetable Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Vegetable Gardening.

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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

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

Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead." Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri...  Read more

Tune In to a Healthier You

 How often do you come home from a hard day, only to plop on the couch and "relax" in front of the TV? If you find it hard to escape the sights and sounds of the tube, or if watching your favorite show turns into more wasted hours than...  Read more

A Getting-Started Guide to CSAs

If you're eager to join the movement toward eating healthy, locally and sustainably, but don't have the backyard square footage to establish your own vegetable garden, then joining a CSA could be the perfect way for you to enjoy fresh, season...  Read more

Vegetables..... Hate them. What can I say, I have
Updated 7/1/2015 10:32:24 PM

Vegetables..... Hate them. What can I say, I have a very adamant inner child. I can eat my designated number of calories a day, but it is crap food. I need help finding a way to enjoy veggies and fruits and actually want to pick them... Help...  Read more

I just came in from working in the garden this bea
Updated 6/11/2015 3:00:29 PM

I just came in from working in the garden this beautiful, hot June morning. I seriously love it, but I have one question: How many gallons of sweat equal a pound of weight lost? Haha! Have a great day everyone! Stay cool and hydrated! 😃...  Read more

Vegetables and fruit
Updated 6/4/2015 7:32:24 AM

Is there a limit to how much fruits and veggies to eat? I was looking at the "Supertracker" website and it suggests that I eat 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of veggies. It would list me as having gone over my fruit and veggie limit. Also are eggs an...  Read more

I'd plant a garden if I lived in an area where I c
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I'd plant a garden if I lived in an area where I could own a house on a decently sized lot; I love gardening. We're not in our "forever home", so I depend on the organic produce I can find at local stores and/or farmers' markets....  Read more

I'm making a healthy vegetable soup with ginger, p
Updated 5/27/2015 5:25:57 PM

I'm making a healthy vegetable soup with ginger, potatoes, onions, lentils and extra virgin olive oil...  Read more

Vegetable garden

Growing your own vegetable garden forces you to eat more vegetables....I have cucumbers and tomatoes growing everywhere! 258...  Read more

Toddler Tip~~ Grow A Vegetable Garden and They'll eat "em!!!

We have had a vegetable garden even before our toddler was born! The BEST tastes of summer come from the garden,whether it be fruit or veggies! When our toddler turned two, we gave him some fresh strawberries from the garden and he was hooked on frui...  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

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

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Friday, May 23, 2014 I read this article today....It's great. I bought my first home 10 years ago. I decided to have a garden. Not a big garden but just enough for myself (since I live alone). I've learned a lot since that first garden. I built...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

I read this article today....It's great. I bought my first home 10 years ago. I decided to have a garden. Not a big garden but just enough for myself (since I live alone). I've learned a lot since that first garden. I built a raised garden. I didn't...  Read more