Posts Tagged ‘green thumbs’

what are some good ideas for making a backyard garden?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

ok me and my friend are like 11 and we are trying to make our own garden, our dads are letting us use their tools but we need to buy the seeds, decorations and ect. we never planted a garden before and we want it to look AMAZINGLY AWESOME. can the "green thumbs" give us some tips?

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    Does anyone know the best gardening tools to buy?

    Friday, July 1st, 2011

    Trying to start a halfway decent garden, so is there a particular type of gardening glove that’s better than any-old glove? What about a root-puller-upper for weeding? I guess I just don’t know what a professional gardener would use as their "hammer and nails" if that makes any sense. Any green-thumbs out there care to share?

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      Vegetable Garden?

      Saturday, May 28th, 2011

      So my brown thumb and I are going for take 2 on growing our own vegetables.

      I had a tiny bit of success last year and managed to grow some broccoli, a couple of zucchinis and 1 yellow squash.

      My issue is this:
      If my broccoli (or tomato or pepper) row is successful, I now have… what, maybe 2 weeks to eat 9 or so heads of broccoli before it goes bad?

      Is there anything I can do to enjoy the vegetables of my labor for longer? I could probably freeze broccoli, but I can’t freeze tomatoes.

      I work so hard, and I want to be able to enjoy the things I grow.

      P.S. I have asked this in the garden section also, but surely there are some green thumbs among the vegetarians.

      Thanks for all the wonderful answers so far. Spaghetti sauce sounds wonderful. I must add that tomato is an example. Any more general thoughts on vegetables in general, and enjoying them for longer would be very helpful.

      Oooh, you are so right. I should add that.
      I live in the U.S. in Ohio. Weather can be very tricky here.
      Sometimes we have enormous winters, sometimes very hot summers.

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