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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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Gardening Methods: Straw Bale Gardening

Last year I decided to try a new gardening method so I planted my first straw bale garden. It was inexpensive, really easy, and worked great! I only used a few bales, but I harvested a surprisingly substantial amount of produce, especially cucumbers (I love cucumbers) and herbs. The garden also produced a lot of [...]

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Gardening Methods: Gardening by the Moon

You’ve heard of all kinds of gardening methods, right? Methods that rely on raised beds; methods that rely on vertical supports; methods that rely on fish! The list just goes on and on. But what about the gardening method that relies on the moon? Even if you have heard of gardening by the phases of [...]

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Gardening Methods: The Four Square Garden

We all want beautiful, healthy, productive gardens, but we all also know that planting the same crops in the same locations year after year isn’t the way to do it. In fact, it’s the opposite. But there is a gardening method that results in a self-sustaining and even self-improving garden: the four square garden. The [...]

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Gardening Methods: Seeing the Light

Have you been doing any of your gardening with grow lights this year? Or would you maybe like to? If you’ve never tried them, maybe it’s because you just aren’t sure what’s involved. Are grow lights really necessary in the first place? Aren’t they expensive? What kind of light bulbs should be used in them? [...]

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The Goofiest Gardening Method Ever

Don’t anyone tell me this isn’t an organic gardening method . . . because I already know that. However, it’s such a wacky gardening method and story that I had to share it. Read what Michael Kelley at the Business Insider has to say about shotgun gardening. The Shotgun Gardening Method Good news for gun-lovers who [...]

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Gardening Methods: Garden in a Bowl

Are you old enough to remember the terrarium craze of the ’60s? I’d like to say I’m not, but . . .  this was actually one of my earliest gardening methods. I remember digging up dirt from a nearby orange grove for the terrarium’s soil. And, no, grove dirt isn’t ideal for a terrarium, and, [...]

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Gardening Methods: The Travelling Garden

You’ve probably heard of a lot of different gardening methods: container, lasagna, hydroponic, vertical, raised bed, etc.  But have you heard of one you can take on the road? Well, Marisa Langford’s garden — called Truck Farm — is in the bed of a truck, and she definitely takes it places. The Moving Gardening Method [...]

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Gardening Methods: Kokedama

Have you heard of kokedama?  It’s an old gardening method that is seeing a revival.  In fact, if you follow some of the garden blogs online, you may have heard of it. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re in for a treat. Kokedama: An Old Gardening Method Made New String gardens or moss balls [...]

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