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Vertical Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Vertical Gardening.

15 Healthy 200-Calorie Snacks

While there are the same number of calories in 28 baby carrots as there are in 9 potato chips, which of these foods do you think will keep you full longer? We've created this visual graphic to show you exactly how much you can eat of different sn...  Read more

Dress for Success

Each of us has a favorite body part – or we should. Do you have an area you think is worth accentuating? If you do, good for you. As you get closer to your fitness/health/weight loss goals, you will likely want to show off more of your body, hi...  Read more

Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake

Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  Read more

50 Non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss

Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your health...  Read more

Made a wonderful lentil soup today. Used garden ka
Updated 9/28/2015 3:30:35 PM

Made a wonderful lentil soup today. Used garden kale instead of spinach and added miso, fresh (actually frozen) grated turmeric root and cumin. Yum. Might add potato or yam to stretch out and fortify leftovers. Yum, yum....  Read more

30 minutes of gardening tonight...lots more bendin
Updated 9/24/2015 8:40:12 PM

30 minutes of gardening tonight...lots more bending and crunching then my treadmill...  Read more

"Do it now!" Do you see weeds in your garden? Pull
Updated 9/19/2015 4:33:26 PM

"Do it now!" Do you see weeds in your garden? Pull it now? A pile of sheets to be folded? Fold it now. A room to clean downstairs? Clean it now. That is what I have been telling myself and I have been moving more nowadays!!...  Read more

After eating out of my garden for a few weeks. I
Updated 9/17/2015 9:58:29 AM

After eating out of my garden for a few weeks. I began to notice that my body would que me when I am deficient in nutrients such as protein or calcium. This is my first year with a real garden but hope it won't be the last.!...  Read more

Taking mil to Olive Garden for her bday. Any sugg
Updated 9/12/2015 12:16:20 PM

Taking mil to Olive Garden for her bday. Any suggestions for a reasonable meal there?...  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

A Vision Garden

Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much li...  Read more


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

Tasty and Nutritious Chicken Recipes

Take control of your nutrition in 2012 by preparing healthy dishes in your own kitchen. Each week I will be posting meal ideas from SparkRecipes that are useful for eating-in or carrying-out or energy boosting snacks. This week, we'll start with...  Read more

The Mobile Update You've Been Waiting For!

Hi, SparkPeople members! We wanted to let you know about some great changes our team has made to the site over the past few weeks to make it easier for you to use on mobile devices. As you know, you can get many of your favorite food and fitness tr...  Read more

Vertical Gardening Hacker

I was able to tend to my "garden" for a few hours today. This evening, I showed my lady all I had accomplished: wrapping, pruning, adding supports, adding compost soil, planting garlic and preparing a new home for the soon to grow cantaloupe seedlin...  Read more