No-till Gardening

No-till Gardening: Your Complete Guide to An Easier Way to Grow

No-till Gardening Guide – Advancements in the field of gardening have introduced different ways of preparing the soil and planting the crop. These methods promote better crop growth and increased yield. One of these impressive methods is no-till gardening. This particular style of gardening does not require any kind of tilling. Instead, you start planting the crop without exposing the dirt. With this method, you put decomposable materials on top of the soil and leave … Read more

Maximize The Space In Your Garden

5 Ways to Maximize the Space in Your Garden

Maximize Space in Your Garden – Even for green-fingered garden enthusiasts, a small space can seem restrictive. When you don’t have a lot of room to play with in your garden, you might assume that you’ll be limited on what you can grow, or the kind of landscaping you can do. You don’t even need to be living in a house with a small garden to face this challenge. People with rural properties need to … Read more

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Natural Lawn Care Tips and Ideas to Save Time and Money

Natural Lawn Care tips – Last weekend, we mowed our lawn for the first time this year. From the sound of it (and the smell of freshly cut grass), the neighbors are in the full swing of lawn care as well.  We have dogs, children, and a desire to be good stewards of our immediate environment, so this year, we’re looking for ways to practice natural spring lawn care. Turns out, there are surprisingly easy … Read more

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5 Gardening Mistakes that Could be Costly and How to Fix Them

There are several gardening mistakes that could be costly. However, if you do your research and come up with a good plan, gardening is pretty straightforward. Know that by neglecting even a single part of the initial garden planning research, you could end up wasting your money instead of ending up with the garden of your dreams. Great pruning shears is a must to take care of your garden. Gardening in areas with poor soil  … Read more

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Best Pruning Shears For Roses & Orchids

Best Pruning Shears – Many gardening enthusiasts find that roses and orchids are some of the most difficult flowering plants to cultivate. But when you’re armed with the correct gardening arsenal and top growing tips, you too can have a garden full of blooms. When it comes to tending your precious roses and orchids, only the right tools will cut it. To get the best growth and the most beautiful flowers, you need gardening tools … Read more

Heat Mat for Seed

Recycle Christmas lights to Make a Heat Mat for Seed Starting

Now that we know how to build a grow rack, let’s see how to make inexpensive Heat Mat for Seed from Christmas lights! How to Make a Heat Mat for Seed Starting This is a “readers’ favorite” post our how-to site. When you are learning to grow from seeds, often you might see reference to a heat mat for seedlings. Heat mats can really help speed up germination for many seeds, especially tomatoes and peppers. … Read more

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Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens How to

Series of posts on fall and winter vegetable gardens. We included lots of info on planting, structures, great pruning shears review and winter garden care. Many of you were inspired to keep your summer gardens going longer or to plant seeds just for fall and winter harvesting. Again this fall, there has been a lot of interest in extended-season gardening. Fall and Winter Vegetable Garden Think about growing fresh vegetables in fall and winter. Many of … Read more

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Path to Sustainability is Gardens and Orchards to Supply Food

Path to Sustainability is Gardens and Orchards – We’ve been talking about various steps along the path to sustainability. That is, practices that will carry us over from year to year, even if our outside resources fail us. Like sustainable production of livestock, ongoing success growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs depends on a few specific factors. We can keep gardens and orchards going year after year without outside resources by establishing perennial plants, saving seeds … Read more

Creating and Building Root Cellars

Creating and Building Root Cellars for Year Round Storage

Creating and Building Root Cellars – We have done some research though, and to answer your questions, we’ll share what we’ve learned. In some climates, root vegetables can winter in place in the garden, well-mulched before the first freeze. If frozen ground prevents harvest, the vegetables will usually be edible in the spring as long as they haven’t been devoured or damaged by rodents. But for storage of other produce, root cellars can be a … Read more

Soil Poor

Starting a Garden Where Soil Poor

It’s natural to wonder if it’s worth your time and money starting a garden where soil poor. But the good news is, there are ways to do this. Sometimes you can improve the soil that’s there. If it’s beyond an easy fix, you can plant in raised beds you’ve filled with good soil.  What is poor soil? It’s when you have soil that consists of rocks, sand, or heavy clay… or dust or dirt without … Read more