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Container Vegetable Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Container Vegetable Gardening.

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

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

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

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

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

At least one vegetable per day
Updated 7/28/2014 8:59:36 AM

I thought since we are tracking a piece of fruit per day, then we should also not which vegetable(s) we eat each day. After all, we need 5 servings of fruits/vegetables daily....  Read more

What is a "serving size" for vegetables?
Updated 6/30/2014 8:47:20 AM

I just read an online article (Huffington Post, I think) that says 7-8 servings of vegetables per day will enhance health in measurable ways. I don't doubt the overall idea that vegetables have health benefits, but is there a "standard amount" (...  Read more

Eating Your Vegetables
Updated 6/6/2014 10:45:34 AM

Hi, I'm looking for new (low calorie) ways to eat my vegetables. What do you do?...  Read more

Been invited to Olive Garden!!!! Help!!!
Updated 5/20/2014 2:59:50 PM

My daughter's Senior prom is tonight, and her friends mother invited us to dinner at Olive Garden prior to the prom. Yikes! I love the bread sticks! Will one be too much? Should I eat just a half, or should I really test my willpower and just say No!...  Read more

Garden Lites muffins
Updated 5/10/2014 8:51:15 PM

Anyone had these? I've heard only great things about them and wanted to give the Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip ones a try. I was just wondering though, does anyone know why they have to be frozen? Is it because they don't use preservatives or someth...  Read more

Vegetable garden

Growing your own vegetable garden forces you to eat more vegetables....I have cucumbers and tomatoes growing everywhere! 258...  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

Should You Be Planning a Victory Garden?

Victory Gardens were a popular thing back in the early 1940s. Some referred to them as 'war gardens' while others called them 'food gardens for defense'. In 1943 due to the rationing of canned goods for families, these gardens produced up to 41 perce...  Read more

My Foray into Vegetable Gardening

I've been saying for years that I want to start my own garden.  I love this time of year when farmer's markets open, and each week, and vendors have new things to try.  I always go and think "I'm sure it couldn't be tha...  Read more