The In’s and Out’s of Companion Gardening

This relatively new method of gardening capitalizes on the strengths and weaknesses of the most common types of plants found in the family garden. The family garden is a trend that will likely continue into the foreseeable future as supply chain disruptions, brought about by the recent pandemic, continue over the next few years. It…

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How to Grow Edible Roses

Roses have a rich history dating back to ancient times. The eye-catching flower has been used in medicine, fragrances, and on dinner plates and drinking cups throughout time. That’s right, the sweet smelling rose is an edible flower and if you’ve ever wondered how to grow, harvest and eat your own backyard roses, then read…

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Using Kitchen Waste for Composting

Ever heard of composting? It is a super simple and fun way to help your garden, recycle, and limit waste. It helps the environment as well! What is composting? Composting is an organic substance that can help plants grow and your soil become more rich and healthy. Combining food scraps, and materials from your yard…

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Using Barrels to Collect Rainwater

Whether you live in a desert climate and drought conditions where water is extra precious, or you are looking for ways to be more water-wise and put the rainfall to work in your garden, there are many benefits of barrels for your rainwater collection system. Read on to see all about the why and how…

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How to Grow Cucumbers Vertically

Summer means gardening and enjoying all of that fresh homegrown food, and it can be agreed upon that one of the best fresh-from-the-garden vegetables is a cucumber. Whether you are making pickles, or just want a crunchy snack, cucumber trellises are essential to growing the best cucumbers. Why Get a Cucumber Trellis? Growing cucumbers vertically…

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