Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

Grow Sweet Organic Strawberries Anywhere With This Guide To Growing Container Strawberry Plants

Growing Strawberries in Containers

When most people think of container gardening, flowers are usually what comes to mind. Container gardening is becoming increasing popular as an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your space. In addition to flowers this year try something different: strawberries. Strawberries are one of the easiest plants to grow in containers. With strawberries you get a plant with pretty …

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Your Plants Will Never Be The Same Once You Start Feeeding The Soil With These Readily Available Ammendments

Soil Food for Greener Gardens: Find the Best Amendments in Your Own Backyard

Please welcome Elizabeth Murphy, author of the book, Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach: Natural Solutions for Better Gardens & Yards. Today Elizabeth gives us the dirt on building healthy soil by feeding it. Here are her tips on finding the best amendments right in your own backyard (or kitchen). It’s a fundamental fact of life: we all have to eat. It’s even …

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Strawberry From Hanging Planter

Growing Strawberries in Hanging Containers / Grow Bags

Even if space is a problem, you can certainly find a corner of your world to hang a strawberry planter.  The sun-warmed, sweet berries are far superior to the store bought ones that ripen in plastic domes. Once established you have plenty more plants year after year. Growing strawberries in hanging containers is a simple way to grow a large number of plants, and you don’t even …

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Smudge Your Campfire With Sage To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Smudge Your Fire to Keep Away Bugs!

Whether you are camping or enjoying a little backyard entertaining around a firepit, you can easily keep mosquitoes at bay by tossing in a few herb branches. Mosquitoes hate herbs like lavender, mint, lemon balm, sage, and of course, citronella. Toss a few branches of herbs fresh or dry into the fire and what smells heavenly to you, will send …

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Here Is An Easy Way To Propagate Your Own Herb Garden

How to Propagate Herbs

Herbs are often the first plants new gardeners start with because they are easy to grow. In addition to being easy to take care of, herbs add beauty to your space and spice up your food.  Now that you have a few established plants, perhaps you are thinking of expanding your herb garden. No need to head to the garden …

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How to Create a Beach-Themed Garden Design

I live near the ocean but also in the city. It’s amazing how quickly the beach whisks me away to a far away place when I live only a 10 minute drive from the shore. Yet, busy days, bills, and schedules become a distant memory when I’m walking on the sand collecting shells. My garden has no sand however, well, …

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