Everything You Need to Know About Bokashi Composting

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter.” Although it’s often referred to as a composting method, it’s really an anaerobic fermentation process.I’ve heard this described as pickling your organic waste. When you use the Bokashi Method you layer organic scraps (fruits, veggies, meat, […]

Prepping for Fall Planting and Gardening

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Carole starts prepping her garden and planting in July for the plants she wants to see in the Fall. In this article she explains how she prepared a raided bed garden for a little crop of miniature pumpkins. She uses a Hoss Wheel […]

15 Homemade Organic Gardening Sprays and Concoctions That Actually Work

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Colleen reveals 15 of the natural, homemade gardening sprays that she uses. She confirms that these actually work. Here are just a few that she mentions: Garlic Oil Spray Hot Pepper Spray Beer for the Slugs Newspaper Earwig Traps Citrus Rind as Slug […]

Deter Garden Pests Naturally with Homemade Hot Pepper Spray

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. I don’t know a gardener who hasn’t been faced with flower or vegetable leaves that suddenly looked like Swiss cheese. It’s an awful experience. Some insect is using your garden for dinner. Beetles. Grubs. Who knows? It’s often hard to catch them in […]

5 Easy Small Vegetable Garden Ideas to Try

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. There are some really neat small vegetable garden ideas in this article. If you see an option you like, click on the link for more details. There’s one option that is perfect for indoor gardening, even during the winter. It’s a commercial product, […]

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Japanese Beetles can have a devastating effect on a garden. They especially like to eat roses, apples, peaches, plums and berries, but in a pinch they’ll eat anything in a garden. In this article, the Herb Gardener explains why Japanese Beetles are proliferating, […]

How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. 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 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Pruning Roses

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. 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 […]

How to Grow a Low-Maintenance Perennial Garden on a Budget!

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. In this article, Courtenay explains how she and her husband began the process of growing a low-maintenance perennial garden on a budget. She always provides good information and has a great sense of humor 🙂 Among other things, she explores: Where and when […]

Gardener Beware: Plants That Should Come With a Warning Label!

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. I found this article on the Hometalk website. It discusses a variety of plants that are both invasive and difficult to remove. Some send roots underground. Others send runners above ground that take root and create new plants.  There are 10 […]