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Container Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Container Gardening.

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking

The next time a recipe calls for fresh basil, skip the poor substitute of dried basil, forgo the last-minute dash to the supermarket for some overpriced wilted basil, and just pluck a few tender leaves off of the basil plant you have growing in your...  Read more

8 Ways to 'Green' Your Kitchen

Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b...  Read more

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Environmentalists have been admonishing us for years to conserve fuel to lessen our impact on the planet. Some of us have taken heed by walking, biking, carpooling, combining trips, or trading in our SUVs for hybrids. While you probably appreciate th...  Read more

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Composting

When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo...  Read more

I'm partial to Eden's Garden Oils, they're cheaper
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I'm partial to Eden's Garden Oils, they're cheaper than the big names you hear about out there and the quality is similar....  Read more

Enjoying the butterfly garden
Updated 9/13/2016 10:45:28 AM

Enjoying the butterfly garden...  Read more

I am taking it kind of easy today. Some gardening,
Updated 9/11/2016 3:53:11 PM

I am taking it kind of easy today. Some gardening, some meal prep, nice long walk. Now i will watch some tv. I did 30.000 steps yesterday, i was just so busy. Today about 17.000 which is my weekend normal these days. Who would thought that a year ago...  Read more

Busy long weekend, I got a lot of gardening down a
Updated 9/5/2016 10:43:04 PM

Busy long weekend, I got a lot of gardening down and canned pickles then took the grand kids to see nine lives and swimming today!...  Read more

Slipped up yesterday eat olive garden... still under 1200 cal....but went up 2 lbs ...so sad this mo
Updated 9/5/2016 11:07:05 AM

Slipped up yesterday eat olive garden... still under 1200 cal....but went up 2 lbs ...so sad this morning...  Read more

Plant a garden

Plant a garden even if it's just a few pots of herbs or a small container garden. Lettuce, tomatoes, green beans, green peppers and such can be grown in containers. Enjoy eating fresh food....  Read more

Plant a garden wherever you are!

You can plant gardens wherever are and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the freshest vegetables and fruits you can eat. Whether it is a container garden, a garden under lights, or in your back yard, it can also elevate your spirits and provide a li...  Read more

Gardening

Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy!...  Read more

A Guide to Growing Your Own Living Salad Garden

A refreshing summer salad starts with turning a bit of dirt right in your own backyard. There’s nothing more satisfying than a hearty, healthy bowl of greens and veggies handpicked from your own garden or back porch planter box. Whether it'...  Read more

Getting Your Kids Excited About Healthy Foods

When I was little, I had no concept of where my food came from.  I just knew that my mom went to the store and came back with lots of things for my family to eat.  I never thought about the journey my food went through to make it into the s...  Read more

Container Gardening

This past year my brother has had some serious heart issues. Thankfully he was a candidate for a new surgical procedure and successfully is recovering from surgery this spring. He is still limited in what he can do but he's come a long way. Was wa...  Read more

Container Gardening

This is my cherry tomato plant that I re:potted then put the pot in an urn, in full sun. I'm looking forward to these wee succulent morsels all summer right up into September! And that got me thinking, "why not grow my own salad fixings...  Read more