Tips for the Lazy Gardener

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I'm ashamed to admit that sometimes I play the role of the lazy gardener. When I first started gardening, I pictured myself spending evenings and weekends tending to my garden, creating pristine and perfect plots. But the longer I actually gardened, the more I realized that not only is a perfect garden nearly unattainable, but after a long day of work, pruning plants, pulling weeds, and digging holes is not at the top of my priority list. So … [Read more …]

A Guide to Second Season Planting

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Summer has flown by and it's time to start thinking about your fall harvest plans. Unlike spring planting, which is dominated by tomatoes and summer … [Read more …]

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 … [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 …]

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