Gardening on a Budget

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Many people get into gardening because they are hoping to save some money. After all, growing your own produce not only saves you a few trips to the grocery store, it's also a much more cost effective way to have all your favorite vegetables on hand. But, as many new gardeners may discover, creating and maintaining a garden can become expensive if you aren’t careful.Here are some quick tips on how to keep your veggie garden within budget … [Read more …]

Protecting Your Plants Naturally

Introducing ladybugs into your garden is a great way to keep plants safe, as ladybugs will eat other insects like aphids.

As the weather begins to warm and the sun comes out, so do insects and other creatures. Though some may be helpful to your garden, there are many … [Read more …]

Planning Your Veggie Garden, Part Three: Preparing and Planting

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As you may have guessed, preparing your soil is one of the most essential things that needs to be done before you begin putting seeds in the … [Read more …]

Planning Your Veggie Garden, Part Two: Mapping

Light exposure is an important factor to consider when deciding where to plant your garden(s). Use this image and article as a guide to help you decide. Image by Lauren Thompson.

Mapping out your garden before you plant it is a crucial step that sometimes gets overlooked. It is a good idea to sketch out your garden on graph … [Read more …]

Planning Your Veggie Garden, Part One: Deciding What to Plant

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Spring is officially here, and so it is time to start thinking about your outdoor garden. Even though the ground may still be frozen, planning for … [Read more …]

Five Quick Growing Vegetables

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August isn't considered prime seed sowing times, but you can still plant certain vegetables and expect a nice harvest before Fall. The following five … [Read more …]

How to Grow a Vertical Garden

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Verticle gardening is basically an extension of the "bean tepee" idea. It's a method of growing more with less space by using vertical structures. … [Read more …]

Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Shade

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Every gardener dreams of the perfect garden location; one with full sun, fertile soil and good drainage. The reality is that many of us need to work … [Read more …]

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