My First Herb and Vegetable Garden




Organic Hydroponic Gardening

One of the best ways to grow food and even container plants is organically. However, if you live in a small apartment or home, and you do not want to deal with all of the soil that tends to come with plants, you can use the organic hydroponics method in order to have both organic vegetation and a home free of potting soil that seems to get everywhere. But what is organic hydroponics, and what can you grow with this new and innovative method of gardening?

Herb Folklore

Throughout the centuries, people have attributed myths to various fragrant and healing herbs. Read about the interesting stories behind the folklore of some common herbs and flowers.

Gardens – Planning Ahead For Next Year’s Garden Ideas

Gardens and landscapes can change a lot from year to year. So good planning and looking ahead is important. Here are a few good tips and ideas to help you plan ahead for your garden.

Extend the Garden Season

It is high summer now in my zone 6b garden. All the hopes that were poured into planting those seeds and seedlings back in April and May are coming to fruition now in a bountiful harvest of squashes, cucumbers, lettuces, peas, potatoes, green beans, and onions, plus delightful herb offerings.

Passive Solar Heating For Your Homemade Greenhouse

Learn two easy and inexpensive methods of passive solar heating for your homemade greenhouse. Passive solar is simple and nearly fool proof. Put it to work for you to collect and retain heat for slow release when the sun isn’t shining.

Selecting the Best Bonsai Plants

It’s important that you are fully aware of what to look for when selecting a bonsai plant. In order for a bonsai to grow in the environment that you intend on placing it, you will need to know a few things to begin with. Aspects of the art of bonsai growing involve care, height, width, and shaping, which can be rather overwhelming if you don’t know what to do.

Pesticide Free Herb Gardens

If you’re a culinary connoisseur, interested in medicinal alternatives, or are just looking for a new hobby, you may want to consider an herb garden. Why invest your time and energy into an herb garden? Herbs offer natural flavors for our foods, natural scents and perfumes to freshen our homes, and natural medicine to heal our ailments.

Chemical Fertilizer’s Dirty Little Secret

Mad cow disease? Alzheimer’s? Over the years, doctors have seen an increasing number of those with Alzheimer’s and other neurological problems. Why? Research has shown that aluminum, which is found in our drinking water, chemical fertilizers, and other consumer products, is a potential factor for neurological problems.

Restoring Soil Fertility by Giving Your Soil a Rest

Worn out, depleted soil is a major concern for both farmers and consumers, as studies continue to reveal the problematic effects of chemical fertilizers. With no rest from cultivation or fertilization, farmers and agriculturists are noticing that because the soil is so depleted, crop fields are still not yielding despite fertilization with powerful state-of-the-art chemicals.

Some of the Best Gardening Tips

One of the often overlooked gardening tips by the novice gardener is not paying attention to the proper time to begin seed starting. One thing is for sure, you do not want to begin too early.

Responsible Fertilizer Use For Lawns

Want a green, lush lawn? You know, the kind of yard that other people slowly drive by, whistle and say, “Wow, they sure have a nice yard.” You’ve seen them, they are immaculate and could even host a PGA tour event.

Turn Your Garden Into Your Paradise!

For many people, their garden is their paradise. They dedicate many, many hours of hard work. They do it all on their own, from weeding to potting, designing and planning, attempting to turn their garden into their own place of sanctuary and peace. Garden decor not only sets the tone of your garden; it also gives your home awesome curb appeal.

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Lavender

Lavender has been widely grown in gardens for its natural fragrance and for its use in arts and crafts. Growing lavender has become more popular; however, for its use in a variety of aromatherapy products. Lavender has a sweet floral scent with a woodsy sort of herbal aroma to it and is excellent for helping to relieve anxiety and tension.

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Vegetable gardening can be enjoyable and relaxing. You can not only get exercise but also get to enjoy the fruits of your labors at the end of the season. To get the best results from your garden, there are a few important things to consider.

Types of Gardening

Growing plants is a rewarding way to beautify our indoor and outdoor spaces, and gardening become more and more popular. There are actually many different types of gardening that encompass various styles, techniques, locations and types of plants. Here, we will list several gardening.

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