Gardening Essentials for the Amateur Gardener


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlueLizardSummer #CollectiveBias Starting a garden was one of the most rewarding things that we did last year. I would consider it a success and this year we intend to have another backyard garden. We planted vegetables last year and we’ll do the same […]

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The Techniques And Benefits Of Gardening In Raised Beds | Rodale’s Organic Life


For space efficiency and high yields, it’s hard to beat a vegetable garden grown in raised beds. Raised beds can improve production as well as save space, time, and money. They also are the perfect solution for dealing with difficult soils such as heavy clay. In addition, raised beds improve your garden’s appearance and accessibility. Raised gardening beds are higher than ground level, and […]

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24 Lost Gardening Tips from 100 Years Ago


While many things improve with age and advanced technology, there are some things that stand the test of time. What worked perfectly a century ago is still just as effective and useful today as it was then. Here are some great gardening tips from the early 1900’s. 100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints […]

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The Healing Power Of Gardening On Your Mental Health


Image via In an ever more urbanised world where we are running from task to task it is very easy to become overwhelmed. Mental health issues affect one in four people at some point during their lives and currently about 450 million people suffer from conditions, which places mental disorders among the leading causes of ill health worldwide. If […]

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20 Fun Gardening Projects Kids Will Love


Put that old sandbox to good use by repurposing it into a fun, kid-friendly garden chock-full of healthy fruits and vegetables they’ll love. Get the How-To Instructions Growing a pizza takes a bit longer than ordering in, but the results are much yummier and much healthier. Grow all the plants you’ll need to top a homemade pizza in just 12 […]

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10 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden


  Conserving water can be important, especially if you live in an arid area. Here are ten simple things you can do to save water outdoors. 1. Water early in the morning Set your automatic sprinklers to run in the early morning and finish before 8am. This will reduce evaporation and will lessen the likelihood of water waste from interference […]

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How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden


The buddleia bushes in my garden have just come into flower. There are two of them and they’re not very big because I only planted them a few years ago. The reason I did so, despite the fact that they are a slightly unfashionable shrub, is to attract butterflies. For some reason that I’ve never been able to work out […]

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