The Benefits of Vegetable Gardens: Why Grow a Vegetable Garden?

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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? 5 Reasons Newspaper Kills Weeds BETTER!

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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….

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Getting The Ball Rolling: 5 Tips for Starting a Vegetable Garden

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It is not too late to get going on your vegetable garden. But what if you don’t know where to start? Being intimidated by the process may be one of the reasons that you have not started. But fear not. You are really only five steps away from starting the perfect vegetable garden. Even if you are a newbie, the thought of starting your garden should be fun, not make you fearful. Below, you will find 5 tips for starting a vegetable garden. In fact, it is not too late to give these tips a try this weekend. Take a look! [Read more...]

How to Create a Vegetable Garden That is Kid Friendly

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Gardens are not just enjoyable for adults, kids can love them too. Kids love getting in on the action and helping out in the garden, picking weeds, harvesting produce, and so much more. If you and your family want to enjoy gardening together as a group this year, keep reading! Below, you will find out how to create a vegetable garden that is kid friendly and performs well for you. You don’t have to choose one or the other!

A vegetable garden that is kid friendly is right at your fingers. Take a look at how easy it is to create one yourself! [Read more...]

Pesky Pests: How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Vegetable Garden

There is nothing worse than heading out to your vegetable garden and realizing that ants have moved in! Ants are not only unsightly, but they can cause a great deal of damage to your plants and produce. Don’t let that happen! Instead, try some of the tips and tricks below to keep those pesky pests out of your garden where they are not welcome. Below, you will find five great tips for how to get rid of ants in your vegetable garden. Don’t put up with ants another minute longer. Take a look! [Read more...]

Oldies but Goodies: The Best Tips and Tricks to Grow a Vegetable Garden!

Best Tips & Tricks to Grow a Vegetable Garden

So you want to learn how to grow a vegetable garden? The good news is, mother nature provides a lot of what you need for it at no cost. With just a few of the right resources, you can grow a vegetable garden to your liking in any space, and in any place! Take a peek below at some of the best tips and tricks you should know so when you go to grow a vegetable garden, you will be ready to “grow!”

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Perfect Plantings: What You Need to Know About Vegetable Garden Spacing!

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Everyone loves a full and rich vegetable garden. And so, it might be tempting to really pack your plants in tight and achieve a full and luscious look. However, while it might be visually appealing, the health of your vegetable plants can be hurt if not spaced properly. Plants need room to breathe and grow just like people, so knowing how much space your vegetable plants needs is important. Proper vegetable garden spacing is not only simple to do, but can make a huge difference in your yield!

Take a few moments to consider your vegetable garden spacing, as it really makes a huge difference!

Here are some tips to help you properly space your vegetable garden: [Read more...]