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Fine Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fine Gardening.

Veggies to Plant and Harvest in the Fall

Have you ever noticed that your appetite tends to mimic the seasons? In winter, we crave hearty foods with potatoes, squash, garlic and onions and other cool-season produce. In summer, we're all about the veggies that have a refreshingly high wat...  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

A Brief History of Vegetable Gardening

The popularity of vegetable gardening has waxed and waned over time, but given the fact that people have been gardening for the past 10,000 years, chances are we’ll never stop. Gardening has a rich history, and it is fascinating to see how peop...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

People take an interest in gardening for a variety of reasons—higher quality produce, exercise in the great outdoors, or saving money. Whether you hope to discover your green thumb or save a little green, growing your own fruits and vegeta...  Read more

Recommended Gardening Resources

This guide contains a wealth of knowledge to help you begin your journey into gardening or expand what you already know. Included are touching memoirs from experts, advice on preserving your bounty, links to encourage and inspire creativity in the ga...  Read more

How does your garden grow?
Updated 4/23/2014 6:07:59 PM

Mine is growing well. My lettuce and peas are sprouted and my blueberries are starting to appear. I see nectarines, peaches, pluots, apricots and strawberries developing as well. I have flowers on one of my tomatoes, though no tomatoes yet....  Read more

Pics of my little cactus garden and some others
Updated 4/5/2014 9:22:21 AM

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individual.asp?blog_id=5664730 Cute! Heh?!...  Read more

Gardening
Updated 3/29/2014 10:17:02 PM

I just joined Sparkspeople.com. I have lost 10lbs but it is at this weight that I plateau. Frustrating as it may be, I need help to break this. Question, is gardening counted as exercise. I bend, squat, pull weeds, plant flowers and mow the...  Read more

Planning a little cactus garden!
Updated 3/29/2014 11:57:15 PM

I just bought 3 little cacti! I'm planning to buy a few more different varities! Then I am going to buy a larger decorative pot that is a lot wider and make a little cactus garden! When I have transplanted them, I will put pics on my blog. Now i...  Read more

Fertilizers for my Veggie Garden
Updated 3/27/2014 3:31:44 PM

I was thinking about trying a non-miracle-gro approach to my garden. Does anyone fertilize their veggie garden with "organic" fertilizers? Can you do this successfully without using fish emulsion (yuck, stinky, don't even like the thought of it), b...  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