7 Things to Consider When Installing Trellis for Your Vines

7 Things to Consider When Installing Trellis for Your Vines

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Container Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables in the City

Container Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables in the City

If you are new to growing your vegetable in containers, here are some tips that might be useful for you and help you reap your produce successfully.

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7 Ways Gardening Contributes to Your Well-being

7 Ways Gardening Contributes to Your Well-being

Studies have shown that gardening gives a lot of benefits to mental health. A study in the Netherlands found out that 30 minutes of gardening relieves stress more effectively than reading for 30 minutes.

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The Wonderful World of Rain Barrels

The Wonderful World of Rain Barrels

Rain is, well...water. So why use a rain barrel when you can just hook your hose to the outdoor spigot and get all that you need? If you're eco-conscious, you're probably already aware that water is not an infinite resource. And for some, filtered, piped city water is a monthly expense...

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The 5 Best Ways to Use Compost (Plus Bonus Vid)

The 5 Best Ways to Use Compost (Plus Bonus Vid)

Around here, we talk quite a bit about compost. If you're not yet a compost convert, you might want to know exactly why you'd want to use your own compost. We think you'll be surprised at how this easy-to-create, natural product can boost your garden.

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Wow! The Best Bird Feeders of Pinterest

Wow! The Best Bird Feeders of Pinterest

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We love birdhouses. They offer shelter, protection, and for the humans that fill them with feed, something gorgeous to look at all year long. Bird feeders also attract pretty visitors and can be designed to offer a little shelter from rain or falling snow ...

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4 Ways to Get Ready for Spring Gardening (Right Now)

4 Ways to Get Ready for Spring Gardening (Right Now)

The weather outside may still be frightful, but these four ideas are delightful - and easy. Get a jump start on spring and have your most gorgeous garden ever with these simple steps...

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Try These Wow-Worthy Valentine's Day Ideas for Gardeners

Try These Wow-Worthy Valentine's Day Ideas for Gardeners

Winter can be a tough time for gardeners. Unless you're in a zone where growing year-round is a possibility, that grower in your life may be just sitting on his hands waiting for spring. Bring a little life to mid-February with these awesome Valentine's Day gift ideas. They're easy, fun, and your loved one will be thrilled! Read on for the scoop.

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10 Weird Gardening Tips - Fact or Fiction?

10 Weird Gardening Tips - Fact or Fiction?

Use wine corks for a gorgeous garden? Always plant under a full moon? Play in the dirt? Which of the common (and not so common) gardening truisms that you've heard are fact, and which are just for fun? Today we investigate 10 gardening tips and tell you which to include - and which to are best left in the Old Wives' Tales category. Enjoy!

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What's Inside a Seed? All This

What's Inside a Seed? All This

Do you remember the parts of the seed? How seeds are made? How to store seeds?  How to plant and take care of seeds? If not, here is a little primer for you. That wonder is still there - plus more than you may have imagined.

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Beautiful Colors in Your Winter Garden

Beautiful Colors in Your Winter Garden

Winter in the garden can be absolutely magical. Natural color is more achievable than you think. If you don't have these plants in your garden yet, don't worry - you can start planning now for next year's gorgeous display!

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Pre-Treating Seeds: a Guide

Pre-Treating Seeds: a Guide

Planning now to get a hop on spring? Then learn how to germinate your seeds in advance. That means you'll have your veggies and flowers ready to grow on your time as well as Mother Nature's. 

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Six Super Gardening Gifts for the Holidays

Six Super Gardening Gifts for the Holidays

This Christmas, what do you get the gardener who has everything Practically anything garden-related that came out within the past three years That's right: garden tools, gloves and convenience items are always evolving. You're going to be surprised how far some of the best-loved items have been kicked up a notch to make gardening more fun and rewarding than ever.

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Winter Gardening Blues? Grow an Indoor Healing Garden!

Winter Gardening Blues? Grow an Indoor Healing Garden!

Potted herbs and small flowering plants not only add a little life to your winter kitchen, they may just improve your health. Some double as flavorings and health-boosters. Here are our favorite indoor plants that can help you stay healthy and happy all winter long.

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Learning Self-Sufficiency Through Community Organic Gardens

Learning Self-Sufficiency Through Community Organic Gardens

Look around your neighborhood.  In a ten block drive, how many places can you count that could potentially become a community organic garden? Experts say community garden initiatives are a great way to give a parent and family a sense of self worth. They also bring people together so they can get to know their neighbors - something that's becoming rarer in the era of tablets and cell phones.

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Simply Berry Jam Recipes

Simply Berry Jam Recipes

Late summer is an exciting time for the hobby or pro gardener. Why? Because for many fruits and veggies, it's harvest time! But did you get even more than you wished for? If you have an overabundance of berries, we have just the solution for you. Make a wonderful jam you and your family can enjoy all through the autumn and winter months.

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Conventional Gardening? Organic Gardening? The Differences

Conventional Gardening? Organic Gardening? The Differences

As home gardeners, there is a tendency to focus on the plants and practices in our own yards and on our own tables. But as you probably already know, there's so much more to gardening. Example: our readers often ask, "What's the difference between organic and conventional gardening?" It can be a confusing subject, especially as different organizations, different farms, and different gardeners may have very different definitions. Let's break things down when it comes to organic vs. conventional gardening.

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Want Gorgeous Fall Color? Plant Now

Want Gorgeous Fall Color? Plant Now

Is your garden ready for fall? You may be thinking it's too late for bulbs, but you do have fall flower choices - and you're going to love what we have in store for you. Plant your fall garden in advance so you can bring the gorgeous colors of autumn into your own yard. Here are our top pics for autumn magic in your own little slice of heaven.

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How to Make Trellises for Your Vegetable Garden

How to Make Trellises for Your Vegetable Garden

We were honored to recently have Gary Pilarchik of the The Rusted Garden try out his skills with our bypass pruning shears and ratchet pruners. In this video, he talks about how to make inexpensive or even free trellises for your vegetable garden using only branches and twine ...

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5 Essential Watering Tips for Gardeners

5 Essential Watering Tips for Gardeners

It seems so simple: water your garden when it's dry, and you're good to go.

But actually, there is a right way to water (and quite a few not-very-right ways). Knowing proper watering techniques will not only keep your garden growing, it will help your plants grow stronger roots and resist disease. And you'll save money, too.

Here are our favorite tips for watering your garden and helping it look its very best.

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Tomato Troubleshooting: Easy Fixes for a Beautiful Harvest

Tomato Troubleshooting: Easy Fixes for a Beautiful Harvest

Tomato problems got you down? Luckily, there are fixes to some of the most common tomato problems. Here are the issues you're most likely to face - and how to salvage your harvest for delicious yields all summer long.

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5 Easy Ways to Plant Edibles in Your Landscape

5 Easy Ways to Plant Edibles in Your Landscape

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When and Where to Use Liquid Organic Fertilizer

When and Where to Use Liquid Organic Fertilizer

When it comes to fertilizing your garden, have you considered liquid organic fertilizers? These are growing in popularity due to their ease of use and low risk of harm to plants. And you can even make your own! Here’s the dig on this category of fertilizers, and when to add them to your garden.

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Five Ways to Use Your Blueberry Harvest

Five Ways to Use Your Blueberry Harvest

Blueberries are wonderful when they're fresh-picked. But that's not the only way to eat a blueberry! Here's how to use your harvest...

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