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 […]

14 Best DIY Self-Watering Container Garden Ideas

A lot of people have busy schedules and busy lives and sometimes forget to water their gardens. This post discusses 14 different approaches to self-watering gardens. This is a method where you provide a water source that your container plants can draw on during the day. Here are just a few: A self-watering wicking garden […]

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 […]

10 Secrets for Growing an Edible Urban Balcony Garden

Michelle of the Gardenista site shares 10 tips by Marie Viljoen on how to create an urban balcony garden. One important thing to note is that Marie grows much of her food in her garden. The post begins: “Raised in South Africa by a mother who is a ferociously good gardener, Marie Viljoen had one […]

SeedsNow – The Best Organic, Non-GMO, Untreated, Heirloom Seeds

 Now that Spring is here (Yay!), I wanted to share one of my favorite sites for buying garden seeds online.  Seeds Now has a huge assortment of organic, non-GMO heirloom seeds. These are open-pollinated seeds and are reasonably priced. They have veggie, herb, and fruit seeds. These are quality, heirloom seeds that grow really well. The […]

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, […]

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 Fruits And Veggies You Can Secretly Grow Inside Your Home

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. This is an interesting article that details 15 fruits and veggies you can grow indoors. There are links to tutorials that explain how to grow each new plant indoors. Here’s just one example: You know the bushy roots that sometimes grow out of […]

How to Make a Space-Efficient Gardening Rack

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here.   This is the PERFECT gardening rack for small balconies! It’s easy to build, attach and remove. Another nice thing is when you open it, you can tend to your plants and flowers without bending over. Finally, because it attaches to the balcony […]