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“Every gardener likes to save money and time. I thought as the gardening season gets rolling, you might appreciate some tips in these areas. 1- Making a new garden? Start with a plan. Remember, a smaller scaled garden translates into less work and money. 2- Container gardens are fun and easy, and they’re a necessity for small yards, but they do require more...

“CSAs benefit consumers by providing them with fresh, local produce at a reasonable price. As our lives get busier, it only gets harder to make time for thoughtful grocery shopping, where you try to get a healthy mix of fruits and vegetables. Eliminating that task is a big time-saver. The unexpected benefit of using a CSA, is that you will likely receive produce...

“Learn how to use vintage elements to create an herb garden that moves easily from the windowsill to the sink to the countertop.” Read the rest of the story at: “BHG.com“ ...

You can find our complete guide to repotting a plant with the step-by-step instructions HERE!—print it out, share it with friends or save it for a later project. Give your plants the best shot at survival and rest assured you’re repotting correctly. Happy gardening! via- proflowers.com ...

“Ready to take your garden to the next level? If you’re in the market for a jaw-dropping green space, check out the latest and greatest garden trends and transform your yard into a beautifully functional oasis.” Get plenty of garden-inspiration at: “MarthaStewart.com“ ...

“…Especially if your yard is channeling “The Wasteland” instead of “The Secret Garden.” GET all 50 TIPS, here at: “HouseBeautiful.com“ ...

“When growing veggies that don’t like their roots to be disturbed, such as beans and peas, you’ve probably been told to just keep them in place. But if you need or want to move them, that can be a tough rule to follow.” “To prevent this potential problem, you can use a toilet paper roll as a portable planter for the seeds. Once...

“New garden? No sweat! Skip the stress and enjoy instant success with no-dig gardens that are good to grow. Gardening is made easy with these interesting—and effective—alternative gardening ideas.” Whether it’s straw-bale gardening, herb spirals, growing in bags, or even growing succulents in cinderblocks…here’s a GREAT article...

*please always use “un-treated” wood pallets to avoid toxic chemicals leaching into your garden* ...

source: “commons.wikimedia.org” “Beans are a spring garden must-have! They’re easy to grow, they require almost zero maintenance, and they’re incredible high-yielding (you can expect to find and pick fresh ones every day). Though you could grow them in bushes, you’ll get much more bang for your buck by growing them vertically with...

“Save water, grow food crops through drought and heat, and spend less on your summer water bills by using soaker hoses, drip irrigation, rainwater storage and other efficient garden watering systems in your plots.” “The best watering methods will depend at least partly on planting arrangement and crop type. Planting leafy greens, onions and other...

“Straw Bale Gardening provides many advantages over traditional soil gardening, some of which have already been alluded to: no weed seeds, no disease or insect carry over, and a neutral pH which allow you to grow essentially anything with roots. ” “The raised height of the bales is a big advantage, eliminating the need to get down on the ground...

“Urban farming, the name alone may sound a little strange but this unique way of cultivating produce may be the way of the future. Using warehouses and artificial light instead of farmland and the sun an urban farm allows the farmer to control the environment. This can result lower water usage, eliminate the need for herbicides or pesticides and increase the...

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“Dying eggs this time of year is a tradition for many families.  Instead of purchasing kits at the store, try using natural ingredients you may already have growing in your own garden or stored in your kitchen pantry.   You’ll feel better about dying your eggs using organic and natural products that you already have at home.” Read the FULL SET...

Sun, Soil, Light, Pests & Timing Sun: Tomatoes need lots of sun, so be sure to pick a spot without too much shade. Water: Give your tomatoes about two inches of water every week all season, and give them extra water in the first few weeks. Soil: Tomatoes do best in loamy, acidic soil, and it’s a great idea to plant them in soil that can be well-drained. Timing: Shoot...

When to Plant Pepper roots don’t like to be disturbed, so plant them indoors in Seed Starting Soil Pods about two months before your last frost date, usually three or four seeds to a pod. How to Plant Peppers love full sun, but don’t plant peppers where tomatoes or eggplants grew previously, because all three are members of the nightshade family...

“It’s therapeutic in a way,” Sioco explained. “Psychiatrists recommend this type of hobby to depressed patients, kasi looking at green things make you more calm.” “…maintaining even just a small garden for people with more hectic schedules. Watering and sunlight, he said, are the usual problems. “Usually they don’t...

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“Meet Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey, a local hero for the struggling honeybees across the USA. Bee populations have been on the decline for decades due to pesticides, loss of habitat, and climate change. Hilary is working to raise San Diego’s bee population and spread awareness among her community. She rescues bees, teaches about them, photographs,...