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HOW RAISING A VEGETABLE IS LIKE RAISING A BABY. Plus the winner of the proving cloth.

Anyone can plant a seed, but not everyone can grow a garden.  Why?  Because there isn’t a monster, insect with disease dripping fants trying to rip that seed out of your hand when you’re trying to plant it.  There is, … Continue...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Sep 1, 2016

8 Summer Gardening Hacks

8 Summer Gardening Hacks 8 Summer Gardening Hacks that will help you keep your garden thriving during the hot summer months. When summer is in full swing, everyone’s ready to spend some quality time in their garden! These gardening hacks will help...
by Flour On My Face on Aug 23, 2016

CONTROLLING THE DREADED POWDERY MILDEW.

    There it is.  The dreaded powdery mildew.  Be GONE! Be GONE I say!     That didn’t work at all. Although it might have worked on my favourite jeans because I can’t find those.   Since jumping up … Cont...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Aug 23, 2016

I’LL NEVER GROW TOMATOES ANY OTHER WAY THAN THIS.

    Dear Florida Weave, You suck.  Dear Tomato Cage, You suck.  Dear Weird Spiraly Wire thing, You super-suck. Dear String Method, I love you with all of my heart.  You do not, nor will you ever suck. Sincerely, Everyone … Continue...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Aug 21, 2016

10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

You toil in the hot sun for hours together hoping for a big yield but when you don’t see the rewards for the efforts you have put in, it can be quite frustrating. A lot of gardeners lose hope when things go wrong. In fact successfully growing veget...
by California Gardening Blog on Aug 2, 2016

NOW’S THE TIME TO TURN YOUR PINK HYDRANGEAS BLUE.

  The color of your hydrangea flowers is determined by the acidity of the soil they’re planted in.  That is it. That’s the only reason.  So if you wander into Costco looking to buy yourself some pillow case sized bags … Continue...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Apr 17, 2016

10 SEED STARTING TIPS

EVERY year.  Every, single, year I am stunned that this works.  Take a seed, stick it in some dirty, old, soil then watch it sprout into a plant within days. That seed may have been sitting around your house for … Continue reading → The...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Apr 6, 2016

4 Signs Your Garden Soil Is Unhealthy

4 Signs Your Garden Soil Is Unhealthy One of the most important ingredients in designing a healthy garden is the soil. When planning a garden look for these 4 Signs Your Garden Soil Is Unhealthy. This is the magic stuff that holds your plants in plac...
by Flour On My Face on Apr 5, 2016

4 Signs Your Garden Soil Is Unhealthy

4 Signs Your Garden Soil Is Unhealthy One of the most important ingredients in designing a healthy garden is the soil. When planning a garden look for these 4 Signs Your Garden Soil Is Unhealthy. This is the magic stuff that holds your plants in plac...
by Flour On My Face on Apr 5, 2016

How to Get Free Wood Chips for Your Back to Eden Garden

What gardener couldn’t benefit from free wood chips? Just imagine what you could do with an unlimited supply of mulch for your yard and garden.  Even at its lowest price around $2.50 a bag for mulch, it still would put a significant dent on yo...
by Easily Grown Garden on Apr 4, 2016

Ten Gardening Tips Every Gardener Should Know

In today's post, we share our top 10 gardening tips. These tips will not only make your gardening a lot more enjoyable, it will let you grow the most optimal plants! We also make gardening fun for you so we hope you like these tips. Do leave us a com...
by California Gardening Blog on Apr 2, 2016

Zucchini Squash

Grow a frugal, productive crop on your homestead—zucchini!
by Hunter Happenings on Mar 28, 2016

Spring Garden: Time to get planting!

If you haven’t already gotten started, now is the time to get your spring garden going.  If you’re in a northern climate, it may not feel like it’s time, but there are tons of things you could be doing to get ready. If you’re...
by Easily Grown Garden on Mar 27, 2016

How to Know What Will Grow Best In Your Yard

How to Know What will Grow Best in Your Yard Now that Spring is here it is time to start thinking about planting a garden. One of the first things you will need to figure out is what type of plants you should grow. Here is the perfect guide to How to...
by Flour On My Face on Mar 22, 2016

Tips for Growing a Healthy Butterfly Bush

10 Tips for Growing a Healthy Butterfly Bush This Spring One of the greatest joys of gardening is creating a habitat for the lovely creatures of your neighborhood to enjoy. Planting a butterfly bush a great way to welcome beautiful butterflies and bu...
by Flour On My Face on Feb 9, 2016

Secrets to a Successful CHILD'S VEGETABLE GARDEN

 I reprint this post every year with new suggestions...time to plan 3 secrets to a successful CHILD'S VEGETABLE GARDEN:They should not be too demanding, They should offer fairly quick results The must not  require too mu...
by serenity in the garden on Feb 5, 2016

Worms save the world....

In the mid 1970's I moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for a group called 'Institute for Local Self-Reliance'.I was the horticultural staff and tended to roof top greenhouses, worm composting and assisted in writing policy papers related to urban a...
by serenity in the garden on Jan 2, 2016

Plant An Aromatic Garden

Source: Fix.com...
by serenity in the garden on Dec 9, 2015

Snappy Cultivating Tips to Spare You Cash

Interior Design Ideas - Five Snappy Cultivating Tips to Spare You CashHere's anything but difficult to put in a fortune consistently making an excellent yard. These five tips can spare you cash in both this, and future cultivating seasons.1. Arr...
by Interior Design Ideas on Oct 14, 2015

Plant Profile: The Calla Lily

CALLA LILIES: A thick, waxy, funnel-shaped spathe (the petal) wraps around a shorter fleshy spike (spadix) in this elegant “less is more” flower. The actual “flowers” are the “bumps” on the spadix. The stems are sm...
by Fun Flower Facts on Jul 27, 2015


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