Thyme Lawn

How to Create a Fragrant Herbal Lawn

Thyme is a wonderfully versatile herb that can be easily grown in a herb garden. Nowadays it's known mainly as a culinary herb, but back in the days of England's Queen Victoria it was...

Easy Summertime Plant Propagation Techniques

I want to make this as simple as possible for you so I am breaking plant propagation into two seasons. Winter and Summer If you can't do one, you can do the other no matter what...
Crop Rotation

Vegetable Rotation Using Crop Rotation Chart Yields More Abundant Harvests

You may wonder whether vegetable crop rotation is even important in a normal backyard garden. However, long years of trial in organic gardens has shown vegetable rotation to have many benefits, many of which...
Basket Flowers

Hanging Basket Plants

This guide looks at the some of the best plants to use for hanging baskets and how some of the factors that will influence your choice depending on the seasons and conditions. The first thing...
Free Gardening Products

Free Gardening Products

I love to garden so I am always on the lookup for free plants or gardening products. Here's a few ideas to get you started. Another tip: Join a plant and seed exchange group for...
How to Conquer Gardening Pain

How to Conquer Gardening Pain

The long, sunny days of summer are returning, and that means it's time to dust off those gardening tools. But if you experience long-lasting body pain, yard work might be easier said than done. Gardening...
Hemp

Colonial America & Hemp

Hemp was well known to Colonial Americans, but not for the same reason the plant would make headlines more than two centuries later. Today's debate, which centers on the legalization of marijuana is not the...

How to Make a Scarecrow for Your Garden

Scarecrows were first invented as a way to keep birds, especially crows, out of gardens and fields. While scarecrows are still used for that purpose, they are also used as decorations at Halloween or...
Companion Planting

Companion Planting Guide

Companion planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to on another so as to symbiotically compliment the progress of each other. It's important to select two plants that have similar...
Tough Plants

Black Thumb? 6 Hard To Kill Plants For Your Garden

If you are one of the many who were not born with a Green Thumb, there are ways to get your garden off to a glowing start even though you were not voted 'gardener...

Invite Spring Early – Grow in Your Basement

Now's the time to get ready to grow your own seedlings! It's not really difficult, and can extend your growing season by many weeks. For example, by planting brassica's (cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower) in...

Organic Vegetable Garden Mulching – Do’s and Don’ts

Mulching your garden is one of the best things you can do for your plants and your soil. There are many forms of mulch from organic types such as wood chips to man-made plastics....

Save Water and Even Fertilize Your Plants at The Same Time

Many of us are trying to be environmentally conscious these days and water conservation is part of that. If you are like me and have a number of plants to water, there are several...

Simple Seed Storage Tips

When saving your own seeds, it's important to store them properly. Not only is it a waste of time and energy to go about saving the seeds, only to let them go to waste...

History and Health Benefits of Heirloom Carrot Seed

Prior to their transformation to orange, colorful purple, yellow, white and red carrots grew abundantly in areas of the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Their cultivation and use is believed to have existed for...