Category: Gardening

Gardening for Newbies

The following post is a guest post by Susannah Shmurak Calling All Newbie Gardeners! Interested in all things green but haven’t tried your hand at growing your own food yet? Know absolutely nothing about gardening? That shouldn’t stop you from growing just a tiny bit of your own food this season. You do NOT need to know a ton of information about plant types, soil, and growing zones to get started. I’m a proponent of “good enough” gardening and think anyone can start growing something, right away. And no worries if you have no extra cash for this project,...

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Using Plastic Bottles as Irrigation Systems for Home Gardens

Gardening can be an extremely beneficial hobby. Whether it is in a huge garden in your backyard or just a few plants on a windowsill, there can be a lot of joy to be obtained from maintaining greenery. Having said this, the task of watering can leave many people wishing for greener thumbs and looking for easier ways to give their plants the water they need. Irrigation can be an intimidating term, but it is simply the system that you use to make sure your plants are getting the sufficient amount of water that they need to survive. Using...

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5 Ways to Go Green in Your Garden

Healthy green living is a growing trend among the environmentally conscious. Green living is not difficult and expensive and it encourages us do our part to save the planet. With summer already here, we can take advantage of the weather to create a green outdoor living space. Here are five great ideas to go green in your garden. Use solar powered lighting Go green by adding eco-friendly solar powered lights to illuminate your garden. They are easy to install and require little maintenance. With the varied types of solar powered lights available, you can find one that suits your...

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5 Repurposing Tips for the Garden

  Winter is still very much present but now’s the time to start thinking about the garden and how to improve on last year’s lot. One of the ways is through repurposing household items for nurturing and cultivating your plants.   Doing so has several benefits:   It cuts down on having to purchase certain supplies Less waste is left at the end of the season It can enhance the outcome of your crops   That said our daily lives are goldmines filled with objects from food to products and packaging to choose from. It just takes a good...

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