Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Spring Garden Design Projects

What Are Your Spring Gardening Plans? Okay, spring is right around the corner and it’s time when we all start thinking about the great things we’re going to do with our yards this year. This is a great time to think about the how’s and why’s of design before you start storming the local Home…
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Spring Garden Maintenance

Every season brings a different set of chores in the garden. Spring is an exciting time for gardeners as preparations are made for the bounty and beauty of the garden as it awakes from winter hibernation. It can also, however, be a bit overwhelming to know how to prioritize your gardening time at this time…
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How to Grow Leeks – Gardening Tips

Leeks are closely related to onions but have a sweeter, creamier, more delicate flavor. They are prized by cooks as a flavoring for dishes of all types. They can also be used to make a tasty soup, and are served cooked as a side dish. They take a long time to mature and are usually…
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Container Gardening is Not so Limiting After All

If you’re lacking room for a full size garden, often times you can find the space for a smaller garden in a planter or a nice big pot–this is commonly called container gardening. If you think it sounds limiting because it’s small, try thinking of it in a different light: What could you plant in…
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7 Creative Urban Gardening Hacks for Spring

Spring brings warmer temperatures and longer days, along with a plethora of blooms, buds, and leaves. Those with yards can really dive into gardening this time of year clearing away leaves and winter debris, and starting seedlings for summer. If you live in the city, however, you might find yourself spending time indoors, but you…
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How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be easier than you may have thought. Not only is the soil quality better in a raised garden, it will drain better as well. If you have short…
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Growing Bonsai – Indoors or Outdoors?

A bonsai is a plant or a tree which is grown in a miniature form to resemble the fully-grown or more mature version of the exact same plant or tree. A bonsai is grown in a container, however, just growing the plant in a container does not automatically make it a bonsai. The plant or…
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Heirloom and Hybrid Tomatoes Explained

Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes - Do heirloom tomatoes (or other heirloom vegetables, for that matter) have benefits or advantages when compared to hybrid tomatoes. The answer is a bit more than “simple.” The natural selection of vegetables: Most of the crops we eat today, including tomatoes, have evolved from less desirable wild plants. Over generations…
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7 Tips for Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

If you're like me, that morning cup of coffee is non-negotiable. Over time, that caffeine habit can generate a lot of coffee grounds. Don’t toss those grounds into the trash — using coffee grounds in the garden can help create the garden of your dreams. The benefits of coffee grounds Coffee grounds are a valuable soil amendment,…
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10 Plants You Can Re-Grow From Vegetable Scraps

It's time to stop throwing fruit and vegetable scraps in the garbage. Use them instead to re-grow the plants for a second (and free) harvest! There are many plants that will re-grow their edible parts with just a little encouragement and the right environment. Read on to find out which plants you can re-grow plants…
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What to Grow in the Shade Garden

What to Grow in the Shade Garden An abundance of large trees and shady areas in your yard can be a challenge to the creative gardener, rather than an obstacle to good gardening. Shady places that provide cool, refreshing areas of beauty during summer's heat also can contribute color and interest to the landscape throughout…
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Shade Gardening Tips

Shade Gardening Tips Tips on how to cultivate a shade garden. If your yard is full of large shade trees, it's already a challenge to grow sun-loving plants, but you can take advantage of this potential problem by creating a shady refuge from the summer heat. Follow these steps to preparing your shade garden for…
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Starting Seeds Indoor – Step by Step Guide

It's fun to experience the whole growing cycle as you watch baby seedlings grow into sturdy plants that bear delicious fruit. We often need to give plants a critical head start by germinating and growing seedlings in the warm indoors in early spring. Then when it warms up outdoors in late spring, we can plant…
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How to Grow Peaches and Nectarines in a Pot

Tips How to Grow Peaches and Nectarines in a Pot If you order a bare root tree (a tree that is sold without soil around it’s roots) from a catalog or from a website, the grower will ship your tree at the right time to plant it in your area. If you want to purchase…
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Gardening Tips for Beginners

New to gardening? Here are fresh gardening tips for you: 1: Start small. The surest way to become frustrated with gardening is to bite off more than you can chew. Of course, small is a relative term; in an area of, say, only 100 square feet, you can plant a lot more than you might…
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February Gardening Tips – What to Plant in February

February Gardening Tips - What to Plant in February Get your garden planning started. In some warmer locations you can begin sowing your vegetable seeds outdoors. For cooler areas, February is a great time to get your tomatoes and peppers started indoors! Start drawing out your garden for all the vegetables you want to grow.…
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