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5 Easy Herbs You Can Grow

I love articles by the Herbal Academy of New England because they’re always thorough and well-written. This article discusses 5 easy herbs you can grow, along with the medicinal benefits of each herb. In addition to medicinal benefits, you’ll learn if the herb likes sun or shade, when to sow seeds or plant cuttings, favored […]

Summer Garden Recipes for Tomatoes and Zucchini

A lot of gardeners have a surplus of tomatoes and zucchini this summer.  This post by Bonnie, the Pin Junkie, shares 10 different recipes that use tomatoes and zucchini.  The recipes include main dishes, side dishes and desserts.  They look really yummy! As she says: “If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, chances are […]

66 Fire Pit and Outdoor Fireplace Ideas

Are you thinking about adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace to your back yard or patio this year? In this article, Watson Hawkins shares 66 fire pit and outdoor fireplace ideas that may help you.  Some of the pictures are really amazing. You can build fire pits. You can also buy then and set […]

Medicine You Can Grow at Home & Tips on How To Get Started

This is a process you might find helpful next Spring. Andrea of Frugally Sustainable explains the planning process she goes  through for her medicinal herb garden each Spring. Here are some of the topics she covers: 17 medicinal herbs she’ll be growing Helpful books about herbs How to calculate when to start herb seeds Which organic seed […]

30+ Beautiful Container Gardens

This is a terrific post on the Midwest Living site.  They feature 30+ different ideas for beautiful container gardens. If you click on “View All” on their site, you can see all of the 30+ different container gardens.  Then if you click on any of the pictures, you’ll get more information. Very nice post with […]

101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You

This is a really amazing article. CrazyHorsesGhost has collected 101 gardening secrets that can really help any gardener. Here are just a few: You can till lint from your dryer into garden soil to help hold moisture in the soil. Never add mulch to plants you want to over-winter until after the first frost. That […]

Companion Planting Part 2 – Don’t Plant These Plants Together Too

Many gardeners know that some plants do well when they’re planted near each other. For example, When you plant basil and dill among tomatoes they protect the tomatoes from hornworms. Also, sage scattered in a cabbage patch reduces the impact of cabbage moths. But there are also plants that should not be planted near each […]

Companion Planting or What NOT To Plant Together

Usually when you see an article about companion planting, it discusses which plants to plant near each other. However, this is a nice twist. Mindi discusses which plants you should NOT plant close together in your garden. Here’s an example: Plants in the bean family does not normally thrive if planted near vegetables like onions, leeks, […]

10 Easy Jams & Pickles for Beginners (Recipes)

In this article,  Faith shares 10 different canning/preserves recipes.  There is something here for everyone. Refrigerator jams really are an easy and excellent way to start preserving the fruit from your garden. Faith then recommends trying pickled radishes or a small batch of dill pickles. All of the recipes are very clear and easy to follow.  […]

How to Make Homemade Lavender Hand Cream

Jami of the Happy Housewife shares her recipe for homemade Lavender Hand Cream.  She’s a gardener and finds that gardening makes her hands and cuticles dry.  She decided to make her own hand cream in order to use natural ingredients and to get a consistent cream that would work on her hands and also on […]