Ants are not an uncommon problem in most gardens, as they love to feed off the fruits of your labor and whatever waste may be in the garden. Because you don’t want to take any drastic measures to eliminate the ants that could potentially harm your garden, a natural form of deterrence and elimination is […]

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Everybody is familiar with pepper’s lighter-hued mate and its uses in and on dishes. But you may be surprised to learn that salt also has a wide variety of uses outside of the kitchen. From killing ants to polishing metal, salt may just be your new go-to item for many fixes around the house. Uses […]

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After making yourself a much-needed cup of joe in the morning, you likely toss the expired grounds into the trash. But did you know that these coffee grounds can actually be used in a variety of ways around the home and garden? Ways to Use Coffee Grounds Check out the list of uses for coffee […]

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Many people find rollie pollies cute in some odd sort of way, but other than that, they find them to be quite useless. However, it appears that there is more to these little creatures than meets the eye. Rollie pollies, also known as wood lice or pill bugs, are technically crustaceans, more similar to crabs […]

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There are a plethora of herbs out there that you can always grow. Sometimes, the options can be overwhelming. To help with this conundrum, this list of herbs that you should grow reflects some of the most basic and beneficial herbs that everyone should include in their herb garden. These are simple to grow, perfect […]

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Ginger is an excellent herb to keep on hand and adds a unique flavor to any dish. Even better, it’s easy to grow and harvest on your own. You can find a starter just at your local grocery store, but it is also easy to grow from seedlings. Whether you plan on starting your ginger […]

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Broccoli is an excellent veggie to grow for gardeners of all skill-level, from novice to expert. It is also one of the most nutritious vegetables around, rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. While broccoli is fairly easy to grow, but it does need rich, well-drained soil as well as a minimum of […]

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Sometimes it can be difficult, even for experienced gardeners, to keep their garden green and healthy all year round. There are a number of little things you can do to encourage your plants growth, while making the process much easier on yourself. Healthy Garden Tips Below are 10 healthy garden tips for small gardeners like […]

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Whether or not you utilize the magic of compost for your garden, you’ve probably never thought about adding eggshells to the mix; those usually get tossed in the trash, never to have a second life. Well, believe it or not, these same eggshells can provide your organic garden with some amazing benefits. Whether you crush […]

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You might think that there’s not much you can do for your garden in the fall and winter months. However, this is not entirely true, and there is more to be done than covering your rosebushes with a garbage bag and hoping for the best. Read on to learn about some of the best tips […]

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Edible plants are all around us, especially in your garden. We’re not talking about the obvious fruit trees, vegetables plants, or even flowers. We’re talking about weeds, of course! There are many different types of weeds that are both edible and nutritious. Read on to learn about just a few that you might find in […]

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November 10, 2015 Pests have always threatened the life of crops. In fact, that’s probably why they’re called “pests”. Traditionally, pesticides and other chemicals have been used to protect plants from the ravages of pests. However, these chemicals bring side effects, many of which we have yet to fully understand. That’s why researchers are now […]

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If you currently have a garden, you know the joys of growing something yourself. Now you can take that garden one step further by growing a “designer” herb garden, which looks beautiful and is, of course, practical! Designing your own herb garden is all about creating it so that it is useful and pleasing to […]

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Have you been wanting to finally grow your own garden, but you just don’t have any good soil in your yard? Anything you have tried planting just won’t survive? While healthy surroundings (and especially soil) are generally imperative for a healthy garden, there are some vegetables that don’t need high-class soil to thrive. If you […]

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Many gardeners are frustrated by the number and veracity of weeds. Where your plants seem to die, the weeds thrive. Spraying the weeds with harsh chemicals to maybe kill them is not only risky, but usually unsuccessful; yet most people also don’t look too fondly on the idea of physically picking and destroying weeds manually. […]

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