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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Vegetable Garden Growing Guide

This is a great, quick start infographic, that gives you all of the information you need to plant, grow and harvest some of the more popular vegetables. The Urban Organic Gardener covers: Soil Preparation Sowing the Seeds Harvesting Storage Threats Nutritional Information You’ll find the above information for the following vegetables: Carrots Peas Leeks Lettuce […]

100 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Needs to Know

This is a terrific collection of gardening tips, projects and ideas collected by Vanessa. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice. There’s excellent gardening information here for everyone. Vanessa also provides a link to a tutorial for every tip, idea and project. Here are just a few of the tips, tricks, ideas and […]

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, […]

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 […]