GARDENING ADVICE & TIPS

Practical, well researched gardening advice and tips:

  • how to make a small garden
  • how to improve and maintain your small garden naturally
  • which vegetables, herbs, and flowers to plant for easy success
  • “how to grow” plant guides
How to Grow Cranberries at Home

How to Grow Cranberries at Home

Let’s learn how to grow cranberries at home. It's simple and fun!Each holiday season you are rushing to the groceries to get fresh cranberries for that special cranberry sauce and sometimes wonder: “Wouldn't it be fun to harvest your own cranberries? How to grow...

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What Are Herbs?

What Are Herbs?

What are herbs, exactly? Are herbs spices? Are herbs vegetables? What are the benefits of growing your own herbs? Get all confusing questions about herbs answered.Let’s dispel confusion around the definition of herb. As you know, herbs can be used  to flavor food  to...

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40 Herbs for a Garden: a comprehensive guide

40 Herbs for a Garden: a comprehensive guide

  A list of herbs with pictures, herb descriptions and tips on planting, growing, and use for your outdoor herb garden. Garden herbs list Herbs are presented in alphabetical order and include: Aloe Arugula Basil Bay laurel Bee balm Borage Bunching onions...

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Why garden? (14 Benefits of Gardening backed by Science)

Why garden? (14 Benefits of Gardening backed by Science)

Let's explore 14 benefits of gardening (backed by science) and learn why gardening is good for you.     The benefits of gardening are numerous.  Gardening improves your health, provides you with tasty food, healing herbs, materials for do-it-yourself crafts and gifts,...

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How to Grow Calendula

How to Grow Calendula

The easiest way to grow calendula is by sowing it in open ground. Alternatively, you can start it from seeds indoors and replant, which will allow you to enjoy cheery blooms earlier in the season. Calendula at glance Latin name - Calendula Officialis Annual flower...

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A container garden for small spaces: all you need to know

A container garden for small spaces: all you need to know

If limited space is the problem that keeps you from gardening - create yourself a container garden. Choose right spot, get right pot (and plants🙂) and you are well on your way! A very tiny garden🙂  in a fence bucket pot. Starting up a garden can be a real challenge to...

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A kitchen garden (potager) – great idea for small spaces

A kitchen garden (potager) – great idea for small spaces

A kitchen garden (potager) offers both convenience and beauty in a compact space.You will learn: What is a kitchen garden? Where can you grow a potager? How is kitchen garden different from traditional garden? Main characteristics of kitchen garden How to plant your...

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How to Keep Bugs from Eating Plants

How to Keep Bugs from Eating Plants

Curious about how to keep bugs from eating plants? Learn 15 simple, cost effective, easy, do-it-yourself  ways to get rid of insect pests naturally.As a gardener you often  wonder if you planted a garden to feed yourself and your family or to provide food for garden...

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How to Make Soil Fertile Naturally

How to Make Soil Fertile Naturally

Learn how to make soil fertile naturally by using kitchen scraps (no compost heap needed). A lot of gardeners wonder how to improve soil quality naturally. There are a lot of known time consuming methods to improve garden soil quality:  growing cover crop, crop...

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Best Garden Quotes (60 quotes)

Best Garden Quotes (60 quotes)

Garden quotes to inspire, to motivate, to reflect upon in your garden of life.You like garden quotes, don’t you? Those little jewels of well expressed wisdom inspire us to thrive and become better gardeners. I love them too. I have been gathering gardening quotes for...

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How to Grow Sorrel

How to Grow Sorrel

Start to grow an edible sorrel variety in your garden to enjoy supply of tangy flavorful leaves for years to come!Sorrel at glance Latin name - Rumex  Perennial Easy to grow  Likes sun to partial shade  Propagation -  by seeds and plant division Days to maturity when...

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