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Do you like gardening? What are your favorite things to plant? What was the first plant you ever grew?

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Planting gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, like I’m helping one of God’s creatures along the path of life. Do you have a green thumb? I love gardening, don’t you? Can you give me some plant tips?
Oooooh, crocuses are pretty, I like tulips, too! heard they were easy to grow, True?

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    My Organic Container Garden and Harvesting Bok Choy For My Morning Juice!

    Monday, September 26th, 2011

    My first attempt at an organic container garden. Its just a start, it was just an experiment to organic gardening myself which I have never had my own garden and I really do love the process. Next year I will expand as much as I can with the room that I have. Stay tuned for that one!

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      Indoor garden advice?

      Thursday, August 11th, 2011

      I want to grow an indoor garden with my 3 year old daughter. What are some easy plants to grow, veggies, herbs or whatever.. I’d like to grow tomatoes, but I’ve been reading up on it and it looks like quite the process. What’s best for someone starting out (and someone without a green thumb!) I’ve heard of using teabags in the soil to help plants grow. Should I try this? Any other advice?

      I’d like to grow everything from seeds, and I’d like to try at least 3 different plants (or more!)

      Also, I’m in Ontario, Canada, so there’s lots of sun in the summer, but not so much in the winter, spring and fall.. plus it gets pretty cold by the window I plan on using for sunlight.

      Thanks for reading!! 🙂
      Tony, I meant to give you a thumbs up, not a thumbs down! My finger slipped… 🙂 It’s a great answer!

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        Indoor garden advice?

        Sunday, August 7th, 2011

        I want to grow an indoor garden with my 3 year old daughter. What are some easy plants to grow, veggies, herbs or whatever.. I’d like to grow tomatoes, but I’ve been reading up on it and it looks like quite the process. What’s best for someone starting out (and someone without a green thumb!) I’ve heard of using teabags in the soil to help plants grow. Should I try this? Any other advice?

        I’d like to grow everything from seeds, and I’d like to try at least 3 different plants (or more!)

        Also, I’m in Ontario, Canada, so there’s lots of sun in the summer, but not so much in the winter, spring and fall.. plus it gets pretty cold by the window I plan on using for sunlight.

        Thanks for reading!! 🙂

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          How Do I Go About Container Gardening?

          Monday, December 14th, 2009

          Gardening is for homeowners with lots of property, and farmers out in the country, right? Actually, that’s not true at all, though many people make the mistake of thinking so. Container gardening makes it easy for nearly anyone to enjoy the thrill of growing their own flowers, produce, and herbs, without having to own a lot of land. Whether you live in a small apartment and grow a few herbs in pots on the windowsill or balcony, or you decide to grow plants in garden containers on your home’s back patio, you can make the most of your green thumb. Here’s a look at a few things you should think about.

          First, remember that soil is important when you grow in garden containers. After all, your plants won’t be able to stretch their roots wherever they like. You’ll need to provide them with all the nutrients they need to grow. That means starting with a good quality potting soil, or a compost enriched topsoil. This, plus judicious fertilization, will help keep your plants healthy. Remember not to over fertilize, though – you could end up with plants that become sick from too much of one nutrient.

          You’ll also need to look at container size. You’ll usually want to buy larger than you think you need, especially at first. A plant may look small in the garden center, but how much space will it take up when it’s fully grown? Consider the final size of all the plants you’re growing in your containers. If you’re going to grow perennials that don’t take frost well, you’ll also need to think about whether you can use those containers. Some very large garden containers can be set up on wheeled dollies to help you get them where they need to go.

          Water is another important factor in container gardening. Unfortunately, potted plants dry out pretty quickly. That means that you’ll need to water more often than you would if the same plants were in the ground. In most cases, you’ll want to keep the soil moist, not sopping or dry feeling. Be sure to adjust your watering schedule to the type of plant you’re growing, and the dryness of the outside air. That will help you end up with a healthier plant.

          Container gardening can actually be pretty easy. It’s not exactly the same as growing a plant in the soil, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Just take a little bit of time to learn about the plants you’re planning to grow and what they need. You’ll be enjoying the results of your well contained green thumb in no time! If you have a windowsill, you can have a garden. Take the time to find out more about the fun world of container gardening, and see what a difference it can make. 😉

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          Ergonomic Gardening Tools As Gifts, Are They Good?

          Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

          Gardening tools are an integral part of gardeners’ lives and make perfect gardening gifts for anyone with a green thumb.  They are designed to help the leisure and full-time gardener in the quest of owning a landscaped or simply, a well-maintained “fairy-tale” garden.   A variety of adaptive gardening tools are available including long-handled tools, tools with adaptive handles, light weight and comfort grip tools.  The best part is that the most common gardening tools are available for a reasonable price and therefore, make excellent gardening gifts.

          One such gardening gift would be a set of ergonomic gardening tools.  Repetitive movements can wreak havoc on any part of the body, with hands, arms, shoulders, necks and backs the most common areas of injury. Today, ergonomic gardening tools appeal to people of all ages who have either suffered or want to prevent repetitive strain injuries.  Ergonomic gardening tools are available for gripping anything from cooking utensils to adaptive steering wheels, as well as gardening tools.  These gardening gifts are second to none in making gardening a pleasurable experience once more.  Ergonomic gardening tools have been available for decades but it’s only in the last five years that they’ve become trendy.

          Quality gardening tools are exactly what any dedicated gardener needs.  Whether their grounds are large or small, gardeners need the right tools and equipment to speed up routine tasks and help successful gardening. Gardening tools will last a long time and you will soon find out that after years of use, old garden tools will eventually fit your hand like a glove, as working with them will soon become a pleasure.  Good gardening tools will assist you in taking care of your plants as well as cultivating good growing conditions, thus having a
          positive effect on your plant’s health.  Quality tools make great gardening gifts.  Invest in a good set and be careful not to strain your body parts, cause your worth it.  😉

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