Tools of the Trade: 5 Must Have Vegetable Garden Tools

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To do any job right, you need the right tools! Green gardeners know that the right tools can help them tend to their gardens with greater ease and give them fantastic results. If you are unsure about what tools you need for your own vegetable garden, take a look below at these 5 must have vegetable garden tools. How many of these are part of your arsenal? How many do you need to get? Either way, making sure you own these five pieces can help you in all of your vegetable gardening endeavors!  Take a look. [Read more...]

Small Spaces: Planning a Small Vegetable Garden

Have you ever wanted your very own small vegetable garden? Perhaps you don’t have a green thumb just yet, or maybe you just don’t have the room or time for anything on a large scale.  Planting a small vegetable garden, and it does not take a green thumb or special amount of skill!

If a small vegetable garden is in your plans, these small vegetable gardening tricks will help begin. Stay focused, and plan well. If you do this, you can’t go wrong. Here is how to get started! [Read more...]

Bye Bye Bugs: Organic Vegetable Garden Pest Control

Organic Vegetable Garden Pest Control


Organic vegetable garden pest control may sound like something that requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. It may sound like it is a great deal of work as well. But it does not have to be! You don’t have to have a green thumb or be a super savvy scientist to take advantage of the perks organic pest control offers not only your garden but your family as well. If you don’t like the idea of spraying chemicals all over your yard where it can harm people and pets, then organic pest control is for you. So where do you begin? With the recipes below, you too will be able to  carefully and naturally remove pests that would otherwise dine on your crop!

Organic garden pest control methods allow you to safely and naturally control your pest without harming the plants, pets, or kids. Now take a peek at some easy organic pest control recipes below! [Read more...]

Best Planting Practices: DIY Home Vegetable Garden Plan!

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Every great gardener know you have to have a plan! Preparing and planting the perfect and most productive garden takes a well thought out plan. By doing so, you will make sure you are making the most of your time as well as your budget! Making a home vegetable garden plan does not need to be time or budget consuming. In fact, you can develop one quite easily. Here is how!

First, you will want to decide what kind of space you will be working with. Do you want a traditional in-ground backyard garden? A small home vegetable garden can be grown in a container or over a balcony? Perhaps you want a raised bed vegetable garden? Once you know the answers to these questions you can start laying out your plan.

A simple notebook or scratch pad is all you need to record the information you collect or ideas you want to jot down. You don’t need anything fancy or expensive.

Ready? Let’s go! [Read more...]

Green Thumb Not Required: 7 Super Vegetable Garden Growing Tips

7 Vegetable Garden Growing tips

There are so many tips out there when it comes to growing your own vegetable garden. You may have heard all sorts of tips and tricks and wonder what is true and what really works. Really, vegetable gardening is quite simple and does not need to be complex. By following a handful of tried and true vegetable gardening tips, you too can yield a wide variety of vegetables during the growing season! Toss away all of those tips and tricks you have been trying to memorize and instead give these 7 super vegetable garden growing tips a try.

Follow these tips to reap a bounty of fresh vegetables this gardening season! They are easy to follow, inexpensive, and don’t require any fancy skills or equipment. Here is how to get started! [Read more...]

Be Inspired: Vegetable Garden Photos to Wow and Inspire You!

If you are looking to amp up your vegetable garden this year, you need some visual inspiration! Luckily there are so many talented gardeners out there who are willing to share pictures of their creations. These pictures can help you decide what look you want for your own vegetable garden. They can wow you, inspire you, and just get you excited about planting your vegetable garden all together!

Take a look at some of these amazing vegetable garden photos. If you are a newbie like me, they will both wow and inspire you to get out into the dirt and start digging!

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Simple Tips for Caring for Your Vegetable Garden Beds

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No matter what size your vegetable garden is, a few simple tips are all you need to remember when giving it day to day care. Once the hard part of planning and planting is over, day to day care and maintenance can be quite easy as well as enjoyable if you develop a simple system so no task is overlooked. The needs of your vegetable garden will vary, but these simple tips for caring for your vegetable garden beds can keep them not only performing well but looking well too! [Read more...]

Pair Those Plants: The Key to Successful Companion Planting

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If you have began your vegetable gardening journey, you may have heard the words companion planting. So what exactly is companion planting you ask? Companion planting is planting different garden plant varieties near each other, so that the plants benefit one another. Plant choices are vital to successful companion planting. When done correctly, companion planting can really make your vegetable garden flourish. [Read more...]