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 […]

How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

This is a tutorial by Fern that explains how to make a pallet garden from start to finish. She includes some great photographs. This method of vertical gardening would work on a balcony, patio, balcony, or other small space garden. Learn how to: Select the right pallet How to prepare the pallet How to plant […]

Cheap Backyard Gardening Ideas

This post has some interesting and inexpensive backyard gardening ideas. As Kelly states: Upgrading your landscape, patio, or deck doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are 15 budget-smart backyard and inexpensive landscaping ideas to help you love your yard more. Please note this is a slideshow post.  Click on the purple “Next” and […]

5 Raised Garden Beds You Can Build In Half a Day

If you’re interested in raised bed gardening, this article should interest you.  Doug discusses 5 different methods of raised bed gardening. First, he discusses the advantages of raised bed gardening. I would add one additional reason: If you’re in an area of generally bad soil, some types of raised bed gardening will allow you to […]

Which Seeds Do You Direct Sow & Which Seeds Do You Start Indoors?

There are some seeds that do well when you directly plant them in the ground. These are generally plant seeds that tolerate cooler temperatures and are also at risk if transplanted.  Other plant seeds do better if started indoors and are then transplanted when the weather is warmer. This post lists vegetable and herb seeds […]

Seed Starting 101

This is a guest article by Amy Pennington on the LiveDan330 website. She discusses the basics of starting seeds indoors. If you start seeds early, then you’re getting a head start on planting and will be able to harvest earlier. Amy discusses grow lights, which help provide the 12 hours of daily light that seedlings […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 on […]