Make them Last: How to Care for Your Vegetable Garden Supplies

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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...]

Vegetable Garden Layout Option: Block Style Gardening

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Vegetable Garden Layout Option | Block Style Gardening

Have you ever heard of block style gardening? Block style gardening (also known as square foot gardening) is a method of laying out your plants that  increase your growth compared to a row style garden design.

It’s the perfect way to plan your garden and get the most bang for your buck!  The special design reduces the need for frequent weeding and makes harvesting and water much simpler. Perfect! If you are looking for a vegetable garden layout option, block style gardening may work well for you.  To accommodate this vegetable garden layout, a raised bed is best.  Check out our Vegetable Garden Raised Bed tutorial for detailed instructions.

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If you are interested in this method, take a peek at how block style gardening is done!

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Fall Gardening: Vegetable Garden Basics all Gardeners Should Know

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Thinking about growing a fall garden? If you are a new vegetable gardener, you should know the few tips and tricks seasoned vegetable gardeners live by.

There are a few tips and tricks of the trade that some vegetable gardeners and gardeners in general have been following for years, and as a result continue to yield produce worth bragging about. You will find these tips to be easy and helpful, so take a look! [Read more...]

Weeds be Gone: Three Methods for Weeding Vegetable Gardens

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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...]

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...]

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...]