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
40 Herbs for a Garden: a comprehensive guide

40 Herbs for a Garden: a comprehensive guide

Want to start or expand your herb garden and wonder what you can grow? Then this comprehensive guide of 40 culinary, fragrant and healing herbs for a garden is for you!Let’s discuss herbs for a garden: why would you want to grow them,  what herbs you can plant,  how...

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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.If you lack the space for a traditional vegetable garden, a small kitchen garden can keep you in fresh, delicious produce all season long.  A good thing about a kitchen garden is that it...

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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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3 Must Have Medicinal Plants: how to grow and use

3 Must Have Medicinal Plants: how to grow and use

Easy to grow and use medicinal plants for common ailments.   Why grow your own medicinal plants instead of buying ready made herbal supplements? I like to grow my own medicinal plants in order to ensure authenticity of healing herbs, have a fresh supply of medicinal...

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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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