Category Archive for: ‘Spring’

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Seed Starting 101

Are you planning to start a garden this year? Congratulations! It’s a big deal! Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, growing a garden is good for everybody. It feeds the soul and the soil, and can even feed your family. Organic gardens are as good for the earth as they are for its lucky inhabitants. The secret …

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design a container garden that provides food for backyard birds

Design a Beautiful Bird-Friendly Winter Container Foraged from Your Yard

Even though holiday decorating is finished for the year, you can still get outside and clip greenery for a bird-friendly winter container. Winter birds are a lovely addition to the garden and this container garden not only looks gorgeous to us, but it’s a heavenly treat for our feathered friends! This design will take your garden decor right through to the …

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Pickled Radishes With Vinegar These Are Surpringly Addictive

Pickled Radishes

There just aren’t enough recipes with radishes.  They are just about the most fun veggie out there but they are completely under-appreciated.  Radishes are easy to grow, go from seed to food in a month, have gorgeous red (purple/pink/white) globes hidden under the soil, and they add just the right spicy kick to summer food. Many times we only use them in early spring as they are …

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Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one-year-old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible. Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, but what …

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Sprouted Bean Seeds In Plastis Pots Supersowsunday

The Ultimate Seed Starting Guide

If you are hoping to sow seeds early in the season, and start your garden truly from scratch, then I have put together a guide covering the many essential posts from the Garden Therapy Seed Starting Series. You will find all that you need in this seed starting guide to start a vegetable, herb, or flower garden from seed. From the basics for beginners …

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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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