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Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips You’ll Want To Use

#1 It’s All About The Soil There’s an old adage in the organic gardening world that you don’t feed your plants, you feed your soil. If you have a healthy soil, your plants will grow a ton better than if you’ve killed off the microorganisms by using chemicals and/or excessive amounts of chemical fertilizers. Add organic matter such as compost or...

These 20 Gardening Tips Will Leave You Sporting A Green Thumb

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); They say gardening is the best form of therapy. It also might be the cheapest. I have the utmost respect for those who grow fruits and veggies in their very own gardens. I can't even fathom the time commitment it must...

Central Texas gardening tips for a bloomin’ landscape

With spring finally arriving in Central Texas, gardeners all over the Austin area are gearing up for a bountiful planting season with these Texas gardening tips. If you’ve spent the past months browsing through seed catalogs and dreaming of warmer weather, now is the time to finally roll up your sleeves and get your hands in the dirt! Choose your...

20+ Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (flowers & vegetables)

This is my first year having a true garden, and so far I’m loving the time I get outside playing in the dirt and absorbing the sunshine. It’s certainly a nice break from my computer! As a beginner, I’m learning a lot of things that will make next year’s garden easier, and hopefully a little healthier, too. I don’t want to...

Six Critical Things For Water Gardening in Containers

Water gardening in containers is pretty easy gardening. After all, a pond is simply a big container. You have to pick your container (obviously you pick something you like the look of) and it has to be waterproof. I personally like clay pots and I glue-gun some plastic to the bottom hole to make it more or less waterproof. I say...

Gardening 101: Japanese Sweet Flag Grass

Japanese Sweet Flag Grass, Acorus gramineus: “Water’s Sedge” Japanese sweet flag grass is one of those plants with a proclivity for water which also happen to resemble flowing water. This makes it much admired and appreciated, at least in my book. When I design around a water feature, whether it’s a tumbling waterfall, a bubbling urn or a meandering dry...

Winter Gardening Tips from USDA Zone 3 – HorticultureHorticulture

Text by Amy Grisak, from a feature on Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum that appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Horticulture. Even though their property, Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum, sits in USDA Zone 3 Montana, Richard and Belva Krott successfully grow plants that technically shouldn’t survive in their area. Here are their tips on how you can, too. “Don’t...

Frugal Lessons From the Amish – Home and Gardening Ideas

10 Frugal Lessons From the Amish No one understands how to live a frugal lifestyle better than the Amish. However, they aren’t writing books or articles to help us out! The Amish lifestyle is known by everyone; they live a simpler lifestyle than what most modern families do. Amish are known for their skills as craftsmen, farmers, cooks, and, overall,...

Gardening 101: Lyme Grass – Gardenista

Lyme Grass, Leymus arenarius: “Blue Dune Grass” Lyme grass is the rare plant that can be described as “aggressive” and still be useful in a garden setting. Of course, you have to choose it to play a specific role in a thoughtful landscape design, and plant it in the right environment. If you’re not sure this vigorous semi-evergreen grass...

5 Best Gardening Gloves In 2019

Gardening can be a lot of fun, it can calm you, relax you, and is a great way to clear your head, blow off steam. For some, it’s an awesome, perhaps lesser appreciated way to indulge in your creativity. To make for a successful garden, though, you must invest in the best equipment. This includes the best leaf shredder,...