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What’s Worth Buying Organic and What’s Not

Do you want to get in the habit of eating organic but can't figure out how to fit it into your budget? As a bargain shopper and coupon queen, I've been in that position countless times. Here's the...

Using Lime in Your Garden

Lime can help your plants and lawn flourish by correcting the pH in your soil, but even healthy gardens can benefit from lime. Healthy lawns are more resistant to disease and use less water, taking a...

How to Grow Veggies in Straw

Sometimes gardening within your natural environment just isn't possible. Many would-be gardeners find themselves facing roadblocks such as rocky and undiggable soil, limited space or even toxic dirt...

Protect Your Garden From Pests

There's nothing worse than working hard in your garden just to find it destroyed by pests. Whether your problem is furry foes such as deer or rabbits or insects like aphids or thrips, protecting your...

Testing and Correcting Your Water

Whether you live in the city or country, a high-rise or a homestead, the quality of your water touches almost every aspect of your life. You bathe in it. You drink it. You use it to clean your food...

Gardening Without Sun — Making the Most of It!

It's every gardener's nightmare - the realization that your yard doesn't have an area that gets a full six hours of sunlight! It can be due to a variety of reasons, but the most common one is that...

How to Build a Retaining Wall Vegetable Garden

Building a simple retaining wall to house a vegetable garden is not only fairly simple, but it creates a manicured look to your garden that will make your friends and fellow garden enthusiasts green...

From Grass to Garden: 5 Steps to Turn Your Lawn Into a Lush Garden

Looking for a little less green space and a little more garden space? Turning your lawn into a garden can be an easy weekend project that will benefit you for years to come. While it may seem like an...

Mulch Ado About Nothing

With gardening season in full swing, gardeners from all around are taking to the outdoors to nourish their plants. Gardeners have different ideas about which mulch is the best. With so many types of...

3 Garden Renovation Tips

Do you love gardening, but you're limited in technique? There are a few possible reasons you abandoned traditional gardening. The soil could be too rocky or sandy, or maybe it's been tainted with...

How to Separate Livestock From Your Garden

I have a deep love of chickens. They're pretty, funny, smart and the best beginner farm animal around. Not only do they produce eggs for breakfast and turn into pretty decent soup when their...

The Best Ways to Store Fruits and Vegetables

There's nothing worse to witness in your kitchen than once-fresh fruits and vegetables going bad. If it pains you to throw away spoiled produce, read on: We've created a guide to storing your fruits...

Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Raised Garden Bed

A raised garden bed is a necessity for the serious gardener, as it prevents problems like weeds, waterlogged soil and pests from damaging the crop. Installing a raised bed works particularly well in...

5 Reasons Why Gardening Is Good for the Soul

The best hobbies are those that stimulate the mind and jolt the body, with excitement deriving from even the hobby's most mundane tasks. At least, that's what gardening does for me; it just feels...

Make Way for a New Garden

Gardening doesn't always come as naturally as we would like. The amount of tools involved in creating a garden that is show-worthy, yet functional, can bog down the process and become a bit...

How to Naturally Keep Insects and Pests Out of Your Garden

Starting a garden requires time and energy. If you're dealing with trees, rocks and all sorts of other obstructions, you may even need to rent a small backhoe to clear your space. You prepare the...

Pocket Guide to Watering Your Garden

Gardening may be intuitive to a lucky few, but most of us need a little help when starting out. For those who require a primer, here are a few basic watering tips and facts to get you startedWhat...

Ten Benefits of Asparagus

When it comes to power foods, asparagus is one of the best. In addition to having tons of health benefits, it is also a tasty veggie that can be cooked in numerous ways to accommodate different taste...

Four Tips for Fall Vegetable Gardening

While the sun is said to bring out happy vibes during summer months, some people simply cannot stand the heat. If you fall into the latter category and also have a penchant for harvesting vegetables...

Companion Planting: Which Plants Work Best Together?

Believe it or not, some plants bully others. That means that, when choosing the inhabitants of your garden, you need to ask yourself: Which plants would get along best together in the allotted...