How to Grow Cucumbers in Containers

There’s a LOT of information packed into this article. Kerry shares helpful tips to help you to successfully grow cucumbers in containers. She covers the following: What container is the best and Why? How much sun is best for cucumbers? What kind of soil should you use? What kind of fertilizer do cucumbers need? Are […]

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 […]

Best Chocolate Scented Flowers

Does anything sound better than chocolate-scented flowers?  Last year I grew Chocolate Mint for the first time.  In addition to providing a wonderful scent, the chocolate mint was great fro flavoring coffee, tea, water and lemonade.  Please Note: Not all chocolate-scented flowers can be eaten. In this post you’ll find 7 different, chocolate-scented flowers and […]

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 […]

Start a Simple Container Garden Early – YouTube

This is a great video by Stephen that discusses how to start a container garden early in the season. He saw the advantage of container gardening when he moved his figs and mini-grape plants fro the garage out into the sun. He over wintered these plants because they aren’t considered hardy in his growing zone. […]

14 Springtime Water-Garden Care Tips

If you have a water garden or are planning to install one, this is a very helpful article. Margaret has been managing two in-ground, rubber-lined garden pools for more than 20 years and has learned a LOT! She shares 14 tips that will help you to get your water garden in shape.  Algae is one […]

Problems with Bird Seed in the Garden

  Feeding birds encourages them to stay within visual contact, but there are bird seed types that may affect your prized plants. Use caution when purchasing wild bird seed to avoid excess waste, allelopathic effects and unwanted pests.   In this article, Bonnie discusses the best way to place bird feeders in your garden so […]

Row Cover System : Dave’s Square Foot Garden

In this article, Dave discusses how a check of his garden revealed a variety of pests like white cabbage moths and flea beetles were dining on his #plants. They were attacking both his in-ground and raised bed plants. So Dave decided to protect his garden with row covers. He explains how he set the covers up. […]

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, […]

40 Genius Space-Savvy Small Garden Ideas and Solutions

If you have a small garden, a garden with poor soil, a patio, balcony or rooftop – YOU CAN GARDEN! There are so many different ways to incorporate a garden into a small space. This article discusses 40 different small garden ideas. If you see an idea you like, just click the link under the […]