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Unique Colored Vegetables To Plant In Your Garden

Gardening will take on an entirely new meaning when you plant these colorful vegetables in it. Friends and neighbors will be amazed and children will love showing off their great garden rewards. Rainbow Carrots Grow red, yellow, orange and purple carrots with kaleidoscope blends. These carrots retain the same delicious sweet flavor you’re used to but with a rainbow twist. Children will love showing these off to family and friends. Purple Green Beans Purple green beans are as delicious and nutritious as the green variety. Pick them […]

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Choosing The Best Tools For Your Garden

Gardening can be a fun and rewarding experience. Although it does require hard work, the payoff is a beautiful yard and garden that you can enjoy all summer long. One of the keys to gardening success is choosing the right tools for the job. Whether you are caring for your lawn, growing your own vegetables or planting a flower bed, the right tools can reduce the work load and improve your results. Here are few tips to help you select the best tools for your yard and […]

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Organic Gardening and Landscape Design: A Perfect Partnership

When you’re planning you’re landscape in the desert, one of the best things you can try to do is to also plan on eating it. With water being at such a premium, many homeowners are planting landscapes that can also serve as organic gardens which will produce nutritious, chemical-free food while making their homes and yards look colorful. The concept of organic gardening in landscape design is incorporating gardening into the environment to maximize and improve the garden soil’s structure, texture and health. This also maximizes the […]

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A Brief History of Gardening

You probably take gardening for granted, since everyone gardens or knows someone who does. However, did you ever think about how gardening got started and how it developed into the vegetable and flower gardens we have today? Here is a brief history of gardening down through the centuries. Ancient Gardening The oldest known type of gardening is called forest gardening. This refers to an ancient type of food gardening. As food producing vines and trees were discovered, they began to be cultivated in groups to gain easy […]

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Simple Tools For Your Gardening Needs

Having the correct tool for the job always makes any job much easier. When you are gardening, you only need a small handful of very inexpensive tools to perform most all of your garden maintenance and lawn needs. As a side bonus, they also make great housewarming presents. To start with, you want a good shovel. When you are looking for a shovel you want to try to find a round pointed shovel that is tempered steel. The average shaft length should be 44 to 48 inches […]

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The Best Vegetables To Grow

A vegetable garden is great to have in your backyard. You can give yourself a hobby to do in your free time and you will also be able to save money by growing your own vegetables. It can be kind of hard to determine what vegetables are the best to grow in a garden though, but do not worry if you are indecisive. This article is here to help you figure out what vegetables are the best to grow for your garden. Tomatoes are the first vegetable […]

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How to Plant and Grow an Herb Garden

There is nothing that improves the taste of a dish as much as being able to use fresh herbs straight from your own garden. It is very easy to start an herb garden and to grow your own herbs and if you are a beginner gardener, an herb garden is a great way to learn. Most herbs only need two things to grow well. They need soil that drains well and lots of sunlight. What this means is when looking for a location for your herb garden, […]

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Gardening is Fun and Easy

I know what you’re thinking: gardening is too hard, it takes too much time, and how can anyone like me go about growing a garden when I know nothing about the subject? This is most people’s view on gardening, and is completely wrong! Gardening is easy and anyone can do it! Imagine needing to make a salad, and walking out to your garden where you have fresh lettuce growing. You pick a head of lettuce, get it washed, and then realize you need some more ingredients. Back […]

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