Tips For How to Garden Vegetables

If you are new to vegetable gardening, there are certain things you must know before you start out. Vegetable gardening is not rocket science, and once you have got the basics right it is extremely simple to do. So what are some of the best tips for how to garden vegetables? The first decision that…

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Keep Nuisance Critters Out of the Garden

Something took a big bite out of that rosy ripening tomato. Few things set gardeners into a snit than breaking one’s back in the garden and finding that something visited in the night to feast on the squash. Raccoon. Opossum. Squirrels. Blujays. Crows. So many intruders. Each has its own preference but one commonality: they…

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Tips For Watering Your Lawn

Watering is a vitally important aspect of caring for your lawn. You won’t have that beautiful green garden covering you’ve always wanted in your backyard if you don’t offer it a sufficient watering on a regular basis. This daily schedule, naturally, will depend upon the conditions in which you live. Do some research on precisely…

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Herb Garden of Italy

Italy is well known for its good and tasty food and they are famous too for their herbs. It’s very possible if you want to grow your own Italian herb garden. We can find the most famous and best herbs from Italy. A well known Italian herb is the basil and you can use it…

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Tomato Gardening The Organic Way

Fresh vegetables are better than canned produce, and it becomes doubly enjoyable if the vegetables were raised and harvested the organic way. Garden-fresh produce exude a freshness which cannot be replicated in canned goods. One crop recognized worldwide which generates the strongest feedback, the harshest criticism and most ecstatic praise is the homegrown tomato. Experienced…

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Garden Flowers – Annuals Or Perennials?

If you have a green thumb and are considering sprucing up the garden, have you decided what you are going to plant? Are you looking at a vegetable garden that will provide you fresh produce to eat or are you looking at a more decorative garden such as a flower garden? Garden flowers are bright…

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Grow an Italian Herb Garden – Delizioso!

I remember, as a child, my Italian mother in the kitchen, pots and pans bubbling on the stove, delicious aromas wafting through the house. Sometimes she would send me out to the garden to pick fresh vegetables, but mostly, fresh herbs. It is then that I started to learn the names of different herbs and…

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How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden

A snow blower is a good investment. It may possible reduce doctor’s bill by going easy on your back. There are some considerations to be thought about before you go in the market for a snow blower, (also called snow thrower in some areas). Consider the amount of snow and the density of snow that…

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Soil for Indoor Plants

Many gardeners are confusing about the choice for the soil for their favorite indoor plants. Actually, the main functionalities of the potting soil are to support the plant in the container and provide adequate nutrients and water for the root of the plant. Also, the soil will be responsible for the air circulation for the…

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Setting a Mood in the Garden

It can be tough deciding which colors look great next to others. If you want to create a quiet, restful mood in your garden, try using cool colors like blue, lavender, purple, rose and pink. Warm shades like red, orange, and yellow will give your garden a sense of excitement and visual pleasure. While, contrasting…

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Six Essential Tools For the Keen Gardener

Good quality tools not only offer better value over the longer term but are also very reliable, comfortable to use, and probably last a lifetime. There is a vast array of tools from which to choose, but for the typical keen gardener, the essential tools required almost everyday and used for soil cultivation, sowing and…

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Plant a Vegetable Garden

Living off the land isn’t just for flower power hippies and go green fanatics. Aside from being able to enjoy the fruit of your labor, literally, there is always the added advantage of saving a few bucks at the supermarket. Tending to a garden can be a little labor intensive but with the right equipment…

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How to Start a Community Garden

After years of over-industrialization and economic hardship, many inner city communities are undergoing a Renaissance of sorts. Urban dwellers are reclaiming their neighborhoods, supporting local businesses and courting responsible development. Part of this movement is the inclusion of community gardens. Increasing urban green space not only infuses the community with natural beauty, but it can…

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Companion Planting For Organic Vegetable & Herb Gardens

How does Companion Planting work and what do I plant for which plants? Companions help each other grow. Tall plants, for example, provide shade for sun-sensitive shorter plants. An example of this was the year the HerbFest sold “Elephant Ears” tropical plants so the heat sensitive French Tarragon, Dill, and Chervil could be planted underneath…

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Soaker Hose – What Are The Benefits?

Gardening has taken on a different face for the past few years. Several companies have introduced new tools and equipment that are designed to help make gardening easier and more fun. In this regard, many tools have also been innovated and this includes your typical garden hose. Before, there only used to be a conventional…

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Japanese Garden Design – Dry Water

Dry water is very common in Japanese gardens, and it is very eye catching too. Wait a minute, I can hear you questioning the term ‘dry water’- it’s a contradiction in terms isn’t it? Well, YES and NO! And it’s the NO part I am going to concentrate on in this small article. But let…

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Gardening Ideas That Can Be Useful To Start

Herb Gardening For Beginners The kits usually come with a variety of seeds, a dome for greenhouse, pot for the herbs, peat moss and soil combination, and fertilizers. Each kit comes with step-by-step instructions on how to plant which herbs, and how to care for them from day 1 and onwards. Nonetheless, for individuals who…

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The Best Gardening Tools to Have

When you plant a garden of any kind, you have to treat your plants with a little TLC if you want to reap a good harvest. They must receive proper nourishment if they are to obtain sustainable growth. Having proper gardening tools to work with will help you to keep them in optimal condition. It…

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Organic Gardening and Top 5 Soils

Soil remains to be one of the most important aspects of growing your very own organic garden. Its basic structure provides the nourishment necessary for your plants to thrive. Usually, soil consists of clay, sand, silt, limestone, and peat. Here’s an introduction to the benefits and negatives of each soil type. Silt Silt is a…

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Organic Gardening – Easy, Fun, Healthy & Cheap

There are many benefits to organic gardening including better tasting food, healthier plants, and having fun. One of the most important reasons to begin organic gardening is to keep yourself, your family and your pets away from pesticides. The environment is full of toxic chemicals and pesticides these days, and it is probably impossible to…

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Home Vegetable Garden – Basics of Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening is a method of gardening invented by best-selling author Mel Bartholomew in 1976 and updated in his book All New Square Foot Gardening published in 2006. The key principle of Square Foot Gardening is the elimination of single row gardens in favor of gardening in wider, raised garden beds, the surface of…

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Backyard Organic Gardening Grow And Eat Healthy

People take part in organic gardening outdoors as a relaxation passtime. It gives a sense of well being when they achieve a colorful array of flowers. Some people go further than that, and create a garden for their own food. The organic movement has shown increased popularity over the past few years, and organic food…

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Organic Gardening Tips For Flowers And Herbs

The popularity of organic food and gardening has certainly increased over the last few years. Not only does it give you a sense of well being but people love the beauty of wonderful colored flowers and the taste of vegetables they helped create. Organic gardening tips on how to successfully start and care for an…

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Latest News: The Easy Way to Compost

Having an ample supply of good rich compost is the gardeners’ dream. It has many uses, and all of those uses will result in nicer plants. However, composting can be time consuming and hard work. I place a reasonable value on my time, so spending hours and hours turning compost piles doesn’t qualify as a…

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