Growing your own veggies is something pretty exciting, right? Actually, being an organic gardener for years, I’ve personally experienced this feeling! How about you? Moreover, one of the significant facts which I believe is true about vegetable gardening is that it’s not only about just plants and tubs. To make it look prettier, you have […]

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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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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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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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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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Beans are plants that aren’t usually incorporated into the run-of-the-mill garden. However, there are numerous benefits to growing and eating beans. Beans are rich in complex carbs and high in protein, and they offer a plethora of vitamins and minerals. Similar to their veggie friends, beans are rich in antioxidants and contain little to no […]

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Gardeners know that companion planting can benefit many of your individual plants, as well as the overall health of your garden. Incorporated wisely, companion planting can reduce pests, increase space in your garden, and actually make your plants more “fruitful”, thanks to their nearby friend. Companion Gardening Companion gardening can be useful not only in […]

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It seems that everyone is talking about GMOs today. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering. It is estimated that 70% of the foods you eat directly or indirectly contain GMOs. The really scary part is that GMOs are being linked more and more to health issues […]

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Compost gardening is a great way to combat food costs as they rise without sacrificing your personal, and familial, health. Compost gardening is relatively simple, and involves only two things: composting your scraps and then growing a garden with it. Read on to learn how to start off strong, and what to do once you’ve […]

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Weeds can pose a challenge to your summer garden. They are hardy, stubborn plants that are highly dangerous to other plants. They steal their nutrients, and eventually surrounding plants may die. Naturally Control Weeds Pesticides have their own dangers, and if you’re aiming to grow organically, you need alternatives to the commercial pesticides and weed […]

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