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Fine Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fine Gardening.

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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

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top? The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo...  Read more

Cultivating a Child-Friendly Backyard

Imagine that you are the same age as your child… What grade were you in? Who was your teacher? Your best friend? Favorite game? Imagine that you are outside… Did you have a place that you considered your own? A treehous...  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy...  Read more

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean....  Read more

I just recently started on Victoza. Felt fine at
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I just recently started on Victoza. Felt fine at the lower dosage but once I increased it started having awful side effects - dizziness, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting. I stopped taking it but my Dr now wants me to stay on the lower dosage....  Read more

Well I started my diet today,doing fine so far. I
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Well I started my diet today,doing fine so far. I did my walking and drinking the water. My husband walks with me so that makes it better. I am about to get in my problem time,the evening when everything is settled down. But I believe I'll be fine....  Read more

Any ideas for breakfast and dinner. I do fine for
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Any ideas for breakfast and dinner. I do fine for lunch. I'm finding it hard to cook for one person. So usually go out to eat. Mainly because I'm tired and don't what to even think about dinner. Plus 3 days a week I work a 2nd job. Any ideas....  Read more

I love garden fresh tomatoes in a sandwich with so
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I love garden fresh tomatoes in a sandwich with some cheese tasty :)...  Read more

Sounds like you'll be fine. Just keep doing what y
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Sounds like you'll be fine. Just keep doing what you're doing and the weight will come off....  Read more

Mulching the Garden Helps Me So Much!

I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch f...  Read more

A Vision Garden

Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much li...  Read more

Gardening

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

Poll: Do Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens Offend You?

A married couple in Montreal wanted to improve their health, so they planted a vegetable garden (picture at left is a stock photo, not their garden). By growing their own cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, onions and Brussels sprouts (among other...  Read more

The First Lady's Agenda: Healthy Living

Historically, first ladies have had their own agendas and things they want to promote while their husbands are in office. For example, Laura Bush championed America's libraries and Hilary Clinton focused on health care reform. One of Michelle Obama...  Read more