straw bale gardening

Straw Bale Gardening: From the Horse’s Mouth

I posted on straw bale gardening back in May, and I told you there were some variations on the method. Well, I came across today’s article on Joel Karsten, who’s something of the authority on it as he started the method and has written a book on it. So, I thought I’d share some of [...]

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container gardening

Container Gardening with Herbs: How Many Ways . . .

It’s Friday so I just know you’re looking for a weekend project! Don’t worry: These are all fun projects. They’re all about creative container gardening with herbs.  So, if your garden planning somehow short-changed these “little guys” or if you just can’t get enough herbs, you have got to be able to find a solution [...]

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support tomatoes

Gardening How To: Support Tomatoes

Some of my tomato plants are still sort of munchkin sized (I’m not sure why), but the others . . . Well, it’s sort of staggering how fast those things can grow. And, although I’ve got those cages they sell everywhere set up to support them, they just aren’t really up to the job. So, [...]

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gardening tips

Gardening Tips for Container Vegetables

Today’s post is for those of you with limited space and/or those who have space but have already filled it up. (I’m in the latter category.) Yes, it’s all about gardening tips for container gardening, and, in particular, about vegetables that grow well in containers. I’m not sure if this is necessary or not, but [...]

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organic disease and pest control

DIY Organic Disease and Pest Control

If there’s one thing (okay, two things) that will thumb its (their) nose at all of your hard work and demolish the beauty of your garden, it’s diseases and pests.  But you’re an organic gardener, and you won’t just go pick up a chemical arsenal at the big box store. You want organic disease and [...]

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organic gardening

What Kind of Person Are You?

What kind of person are you? And while your answering that, don’t worry yourself about distinguishing factors except whether or not you are a gardener. Now, that you’ve decided which category you fall into, read on to learn a little about the differences between gardeners and . . . whatever they are. Gardener or Non-Gardener? [...]

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front yard garden

Front Yard Garden Tour

Yesterday, it was too hot to be outside much to garden, so I provided some reading material for you. Today, it’s raining so I thought you might enjoy a  tour — from the comfort of your own home, of course — of a front yard garden. Front yard gardens have been in the news for [...]

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Gardening Books: Free and Cheap

It’s going to hit about 95 degrees here today, which is way too hot, way too early as far as I’m concerned. What it means is that I’ll do what needs to be done while it’s coolish, and then . . . I’ll be inside. So, what’s a gardener to do when they have to [...]

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organic pest control

Organic Pest Control: DIY Caffeine Spray

Today I made the distressing discovery that my cabbages — the first I’ve ever grown — are completely infested with worms. They’ve been so busy that I’m not even sure I can save the cabbages. And maybe it’s small of me, but even if I can’t save the cabbages, I am determined to have revenge. [...]

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gardening tips

Great Time-Saving Gardening Tips

When you garden, there seems to be one thing you always need more of: time. But since you can’t have more of that, how about some gardening tips that will save you a ton of time? Maybe it’s just me, but the more garden I have, the more garden I want. Unfortunately, another thing I [...]

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