How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Calcium from eggshells is very helpful to garden soil. It both moderates soil acidity and provides nutrients for your plants.  In this article, Patrick first explains how to prepare the eggshells from drying them out to pulverizing them. He then shares different ways to apply the eggshells in the garden. How to apply eggshells if you haven’t […]

How to Help Tall, Thin, Leggy Plants

A common problem gardeners face when starting their seeds is tall, thin, leggy seedlings. The plants shoot up and lean toward the light source and sometimes fail to thrive. In this gardening tips post, SeedsNow explains what causes thin, leggy seedlings and provides 5 easy tips to correct the problem   Click on the How to […]

5 Ways To Use Dried Banana Peels As A Fertilizer

Banana peels are really rich in nutrients. This is a neat article that explains five different ways to prepare bananas for use as fertilizer in the garden. Using the sun to dry out banana peels How to dry banana peels in the oven and prepare as a fertilizer How to make a fertilizer spray using […]

6 Tips for New Vegetable Gardeners

Are you a new vegetable gardener? Dan shares 6 tips that are really helpful if you’re new to veggie gardening. He discusses the scope of your garden, soil considerations, how to get plants and more! These tips will increase the chances of success for any new gardener. There’s also some wisdom for experienced gardeners too. […]

The Essential Guide to Growing Lavender

Stephanie shares you with everything you need to know to successfully grown lavender. She begins: “Lavender can be a bit tricky to grow and keep properly so that it is tidy and healthy, but this essential guide to lavender will provide you with a few tips that will help keep your lavender in top shape […]

Which Vegetables & Herbs Grow Best in Light to Partial Shade?

If areas of your garden receive light-partial shade during the day, there are plants that will actually thrive in that type of lighting.  SeedsNow has shared a simple graphic that lists the crops that are ideal for light-partial shade. They also share an interesting advantage to gardens that have light-partial shade during the day. Click […]

How to Build a Wood Raised Bed Garden for Beginners – Video

This is a great video series by Stephen of Alberta Urban Garden. In this episode he covers everything you need to know about raised bed gardening, including how to build the raised bed enclosure.  His goal is to create a raised bed garden that’s both usable for years and as inexpensive as possible. He discusses: […]

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Pruning Roses

If you grow roses in your garden, this is an extremely helpful article about pruning roses. How much to prune off When to prune What to cut with What type of cuts to make What not to cut What to avoid after pruning What size of stem in particular should you prune And MORE! There’s […]

How To Protect Tomato Plants From Squirrels

Gardening is a lot of work. Preparing the soil, planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing are all activities that take time and energy. So when you finally see veggies like tomato plants bear fruit, it’s painful to see critters like squirrels dining on your produce.  Ilana has some helpful tips to protect your tomatoes from squirrels. She […]

What Is Japanese Wabi-Sabi Gardening

I had not heard of Japanese Wabi-Sabi Gardening, so I read this article with interest. What I like is that wabi-sabi techniques can be used in any type of garden. Ilana begins by explaining what wabi-sabi is: “Wabi sabi can be defined as “beauty in imperfection” and can incorporate asymmetry, incompleteness, impermanence, and simplicity. In […]