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Why Grow Your Own Food?

Learning to grow food was a milestone in the development of the human race. As hunters and gatherers learned to cultivate food, they began to develop societies. Many of the Natives in North America were expert food growers and taught the pilgrims to grow native foods such as corn, beans, and squash, thus sustaining the struggling settlements. A community food garden was the norm as these settlements grew. As the pioneers worked their way across the country, a…

Added by Gordon Howard on March 19, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Four great uses for garden sheds

Garden sheds can provide you with additional space, which is a great advantage if you have a small home. However, a garden shed can also be used in ways very different from a typical garden shed and if you require extra space or even an…


Added by Alonzo Durbin on February 21, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sowing Seeds In An Aquaponic Garden

In an aquaponic garden, it is much easier to sow your seeds than in the traditional way. There is a netting pot which is usually at waist height. Then it is just a matter of waiting for the seeds to germinate and start growing. But there is a little secret that you should know before sowing your seeds. But before we'll be breaking down this stuff, let me do a little disclaimer:…


Added by Antony Werke on November 22, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gardening Tips

On the off chance that its getting icy and you have tomatoes as yet aging on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the Plants Up and convey them inside to a warm dry spot. Hang them up, and the tomatoes will mature on the vine.

Keep garden vegetables from spreading so as to get filthy a 1-2 inch layer of mulch (untreated by pesticides or composts) around every plant. This will likewise hold the weeds…


Added by Rai Mirrow on March 21, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Gardener's Guide to the Galaxy (the best 3 books on gardening)

1. The complete Guide to Saving Seeds

by Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough will demonstrate to you generally accepted methods to sow and spare 322 sorts of seeds from your greenery enclosure.

You'll find out about germination, fertilization and how to spare seeds to safeguard those awesome tastes and fragrances you deliver in the greenery enclosure. An all around…


Added by Pamela Jenkins on February 3, 2016 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Essential Apps for Outstanding Gardeners

1.Eden Garden Designer ($1.99)

This application (accessible for iPhones just) gives you a chance to take a photo of your yard then explore different avenues regarding the look of changed plants and trees. You essentially move and customize plants from a decision of around 20 into better places, and the application even gives you a chance to perceive how your yard will show…


Added by Pamela Jenkins on December 15, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Top 3 Garden Errors That People Make

We all commit errors, in any case, in doing as such, we realize which ones never to rehash, and along the way we find canny systems to add to our cultivating schedules. Anyway, what are vegetable cultivators' greatest bumbles? I've made each of the accompanying three regular planting mix-ups, and in the wake of conversing with a large number of natural plant specialists, I know I'm not the only one. Get ahead by gaining from our blunders as…


Added by Jay Rocket on December 9, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

How To Store Fresh Tomatoes on a vine


Added by Gordon Howard on August 24, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Awesome Things to do with Chives

I tend to think of gardening as part science, part creative process (and the mystery part that I still haven’t figured out!) and the humble and hearty chive, Allium schoenoprasum, is one of my favorite plants for ‘combination use’. Here are just a few of the things I use them for:



Added by Magster on March 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Spring - A New Garden in 7 Steps!

It’s spring in my USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b area, and I can’t wait to get elbow deep in what I like to think of as my new season rituals. There’s just one problem, the weather!

With snow on the ground and below-freezing temps, I put planting on hold and decided to bundle up and do something the…


Added by Magster on March 25, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Have You Seen a Hypertufa?

Ah, hypertufa - the seems-too-good-to-be-true, homemade, rock substitute that has had several enthusiastic revivals since it’s introduction in the 1800s. “Revivals” makes me wonder if it literally doesn’t have any staying power.

For those of you who may not know, hypertufa is a manufactured rock, made…


Added by Magster on March 24, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Get inspired and build your own subversive garden plot!

Added by Gordon Howard on February 2, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Why do you need Green Onions

Hello dear garden enthusiasts!

Today I will tell you the whole truth about the process on how to grow green onions. Consider this info as being taken from the first hands. Raising of the green onion - it's one of my favorite activities. Before starting to cultivate, I learned a bunch of stuff about this great…


Added by James Smith on March 25, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Radish is not afraid of boiled water

Are you familiar with a feeling of impatience in waiting for the first harvest? But nature is relentless: each vegetable has it's own term. What if you dare to bet with nature a little bit? For example, make radishes to mature well before it's scheduled time.

I sow radish very early: as…


Added by James Smith on February 2, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments

6 Simple Tips on How To INCREASE GARDEN 1.5 times

1. Plant creepers near bushes and other tall plants

For example plant cucumbers, beans or peas next to corn. This way you solve two problems at the same time - space saving and low plants protection from the scorching sun and strong winds.…


Added by Gordon Howard on December 8, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Organic Food Statistics

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides  and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.


Added by James Smith on November 11, 2013 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Things To Do in the Garden in August

We are on the continental divide of the gardening season. On your right is the last 4 months that you invested and the flowers and fruit that your garden has produced to date. On your left is another 4 months [or so, depending on where you live]. This is when apples ripen and tomatoes are harvested. To many of us, the best is yet to come.…


Added by James Smith on August 7, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

Is It Really Better?

As gardener designers we are always on the hunt for something new, but buying untested plants is a gamble. To turn the odds in my favor, I use this checklist. The more criteria a new plant meets, the more likely I am to try it out.

  • It Has A "WOW" Factor

I will take a…


Added by Gordon Howard on July 25, 2013 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Quick Guidance for a Low-Maintenance Garden

The National Garden Bureau recently asked their Facebook fans for some of their favourite tips for Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden:

Pick the Right Plants

  • First off, let’s make certain you have selected the right plants for your…

Added by Gordon Howard on July 20, 2013 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

How to Don't Get Burned by Frost


"Plant when any danger of frost has passed."

That recommendation is on most seed packets—and it is vital to follow because frost will get rid of tender seedlings right away flash. However how does one know when the frost is over?

We look into the easy-to-use conclusion Victory Seeds'…


Added by Gordon Howard on February 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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