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
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
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
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
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
In a recent post, a SP member, BELUGA20, called asparagus her "gateway vegetable" because she started out disliking it but found several ways to cook it to make it more palatable, and now she loves it. I'm inspired to ask everyone else what their "g... Read more
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
Are you eating 50% vegetables breakfast, lunch and dinner. and more than 3 oz of lean beef, fish or foul and 25% of your lunch and dinner with a grain, pasta or tuber root plant? This is recommended on "My Plate" from dot gov. This got me started lo... Read more
Are there any vegetables you do like? Try them all in different preparations; raw, roasted, lightly steamed (still crunchy), fully cooked until soft. You might surprise yourself. My kids will eat anything raw or still crunchy, but nothing soggy.... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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