Category Archives: Gardening for Beginners

Don’t have a green thumb but want one? We can help you. Let’s take baby steps together. Make sure we answer all your questions too!

Does Garden Soil Makes Us Happy + Smart?

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The Buzz around the garden says beneficial soil bacteria increase happiness and cure depression Eating dark chocolate or working out can trigger the release of “happy chemicals” in the brain; natural anti-depressants that have been shown to elevate mood, enhance … Continue reading

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30 Benefits of Mycorrhizae to Green Plants for home gardens + landscapes

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Did you know? Myco (fungi) and rhizae (roots) have enjoyed an ancient symbiosis between higher green plants and friendly fungi for about 460 million years.  This perfectly safe and all-natural relationship of plant roots with friendly fungi, plus beneficial bacteria, … Continue reading

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Fertilizer 101 – The Basics of Feeding Your Plants

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Plants are living creatures, and living creatures need proper nourishment to survive. Feeding plants, however, isn’t just about dumping fertilizers on your garden beds. If your plants are well-fed, you’ll know. You’ll see verdant leaves, sturdy stems, colorful blooms and … Continue reading

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6 Composting Methods You Should Know About

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My apologies, guys, for this very delayed post on the different composting methods and techniques that I promised in my Composting Basics post. One of the hazards of the writing life and gardening is carpal tunnel syndrome…and I’ve just had … Continue reading

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Travel Garden Notes/Yikes! Call the Bush Hog!

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Where’s the garden? Did you ever feel like that after neglecting your garden for a time? Since I was only there to prepare the soil before I left, I had no idea what to expect. My husband did the planting … Continue reading

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Where to Buy Vegetable Seeds in Late Summer

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You may be wondering where to buy vegetable seeds in late summer. A seasoned gardener usually buys all the seeds he or she needs to use throughout the growing season. But what if the gardening bug hit suddenly late in … Continue reading

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What is a Recipe Garden? Beginning a Garden

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I invented the term “recipe garden” to refer to a small garden focused on the ingredients for one recipe. It’s a great way for new gardeners to get started. Instead of being overwhelmed with planning a garden for the first … Continue reading

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Tree Planting Project

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How to Use Science Content Standards at Home This article is a companion article to Propagating Japanese Maples from Cuttings. Do you want to enrich your child’s science education at home? Enrichment activities should be fun and interesting. For best … Continue reading

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Propagating Japanese Maples from Cuttings

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  There’s a fun and inexpensive way to get Japanese maples for your yard. If you have kids, it could also be a great educational experience. (See end of article for link to science content standards and suggestions. ) I’ll … Continue reading

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Sustainable Gardens–Ideas for Urban Gardeners

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How We Can Create Sustainable Gardens Yearning to grow your own food or even start a farm but you’re stuck in the city? It might just be possible, thanks to people who think outside of the farm and inside the … Continue reading

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