If you are looking for a more natural and healthy way to fertilize your vegetable garden, take a look below. We have compiled a list of natural ways to fertilize a vegetable garden that you can try this planting season. You will find these to be effective yet gentle and chemical free at the same time. Take a peek. [Read more...]
You may not have put much thought into how to properly care for your vegetable garden supplies. Chances are you have shovels, hoes, spades, rakes, gloves, pots, and more to help you achieve the garden of your dreams each season. If you find yourself needing to replace these supplies each year, you are most likely not caring for them as you should. Instead of buying new supplies each year, take a look at how easy it is to provide them the care they need so they last you many more seasons! [Read more...]
No one likes weeds. They are unsightly and can cause major damage to your vegetable garden. How? They act as tiny ropes that strangle the roots of your plants and soak up the water and nutrients your plants need. Tackling weeds in your vegetable garden is essential, or your garden simply won’t survive. However, the thought of getting on your knees and weeding each and every day can seem daunting. Instead, take a look at the three weeding methods below. Each is perfect for weeding vegetable gardens and is a different option then having to crawl around pulling them out.
Make your garden weed free. Take a look at these three methods to get started! [Read more...]
Vegetable Garden Raised Bed Tutorial
If you want to have a vegetable garden this year without having to till, why not try out this Vegetable Garden Raised Bed project! Using a raised bed garden means you have control of the soil quality, you’re able to reach the plants easily from all sides, and you can better protect your little garden from pests.
Jamie here, if you’re wanting to try your hand at DIY Flower Planters this year (rather than buying the pre-arranged pots at the garden center) I have a super-simple 3-Step Rule to share with you ;) You need to purchase each of these types of flowers:
1) a BOOM 2) a FILLER and 3) a SPILLER
You’ll want to begin putting together your DIY Flower Planters by searching for these three types of flowers/plants to fill your pot.
*Keep in mind that they each need to have the same sun requirements
If you are thinking about planting a vegetable garden, you might be wondering what the benefits of vegetable gardens are.
This is just our third year having a garden and we absolutely love it! A small vegetable garden in your own backyard can bring you many benefits. Not only will you realize the creative and very fun benefits of gardening, but you will grow fresh produce for your family and the local food pantry even. Gardening can be a fun family affair with your children and a chance to teach them many new skills as well (we’ve worked it into our homeschool curriculum for the summer)! Everyone can get in on these benefits, and you will soon find that even a tiny garden can help so many people and bring them food and joy. [Read more...]
Newspaper or Landscape Fabric?
We’ve shared this tip before – but with the awesome Spring weather we have had the last couple days it seemed like a good time to mention it again!
My kids helped me weed my flower beds today and I ran up to Lowe’s to get some mulch – but before I lay it down, I’m putting down some newspaper to save myself from weeding anymore this summer.
Why Newspaper? Once you’ve spent hours upon hours hunched over hand-weeding a flower bed – you’re in no hurry to do it again. Here’s a little tip I learned from my mom (the greenest thumb I know) about keeping out weeds in your flowerbeds….