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Tips For Choosing Plants For Your Garden

Walking through the garden center of your local store, it is easy to get caught up in all the beautiful colors and textures of the plants. With so many choices available, you might fall into the trap of buying plants on impulse. Instead of thinking about how they fit into your garden design, you start filling your cart with any plants that catch your eye. Then, when you get them home you realize that there is no place in your garden that is well-suited to the types, […]

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Gardening To Produce Food

More and more people are becoming interested in growing their own food. If you were to do a keyword search on gardening, you would find an increase of around 60% for searching dealing with gardening. One of the top reason why people are becoming interested in gardening is that they do not trust the food supply. A major subject in health circles are GMOs and genetically modified foods, which may or may not be healthy. People are also concerned about the use of pesticides and insecticides. In […]

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Selecting the Best Gardening Tools

There is no need to spend endless amounts of money to fill up the tool shed with every new gadget to use in the garden. Even though the hardware store is filled with an endless supply of gardening rakes, shovels, and gardening equipment, a few essential tools are really all that is required. Most gardeners can fully function in their landscape and garden by using the basic tools including a spade, stirrup hoe, pruners, garden fork, bow rake, and a cultivator. It also helps to have a […]

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Benefits of Gardening

When I was a little girl, I recall an experience when a lady moved into a broken down house right down the street from mine. I remember feeling bad for her because her house looked sad and broken down. She was obviously broke and couldn’t afford anything more then what she had. Little did I know that this woman’s house would end up being the most beautiful house in town. Every year the area outside her house would blossom, not only that but she had blossoms popping […]

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Finding Free Plants For Your Garden

Gardening can be an exciting outdoor hobby but buying seeds and plants can get very expensive. There are several ways to get free plants and seeds for your garden. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Collect Seeds At the end of the garden season you can save some of the seeds from your own garden harvest. Simply pick beans, peas, tomatoes, and other seed bearing vegetables and dry the seeds. You won’t need a lot just enough to plant a row or two for […]

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Essential Gardening Tools

Acquiring your first property with a garden may be a little daunting but there really is nothing to worry about. All it takes to keep your garden tidy and beautiful is a little effort, a little time and a few essential gardening tools. Don’t rush off to the hardware store until you’ve read this article – you could end up spending much more money than you really need to. 1. A pair of scissors is the first thing you’ll need – they don’t have to be anything […]

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Organic Gardening for Beginners

The demand for organic products has become quite overwhelming in recent years. Wherever you go, many people are choosing to buy organic products over regular ones, whether it’s food, cosmetics, toiletries or cleaning products. The reason is that organic products tend to be much safer. They contain no toxins or artificial chemicals. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, there is no doubt that organic varieties do offer more health benefits. However, many people still prefer to buy the regular types because of the cost factor. With […]

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Plant A Pizza Garden

Just about everybody likes pizza. Why not get creative and plant a pizza garden? Your garden can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Here are a few ideas. Draw A Big Circle Start by drawing a big circle in the garden area where you wish to plant. This can be your “pizza”. Now lets go and get some great plants for our pizza. Pizza Plants A typical pizza incorporates tomatoes, garlic, onions, oregano and basil into the Pizza. Let’s start by planting these plants […]

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Seven Reasons to Switch to Organic Gardening

So what is the truth right here? Exactly what is organic gardening? Why should you really care? Let’s take a have a look at just seven compelling reasons to learn more about organic gardening — and why switching to this way of gardening will be better for your garden and your family. First, organic gardening is really very easy to do because you are using all natural plant foods and fertilizers — in fact you make most of them in your compost pile. Okay, I can definitely […]

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

There are just so many benefits to growing your own vegetables, first of all it’s great fun, second of all it can save you money and third of all your vegetables will taste fresh and delicious just like they did in the good old days. More and more people are coming around to the idea of growing their own vegetables but don’t know where to start so here’s where you can start – by reading this guide to vegetable gardening for beginners. Growing vegetables just might be […]

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