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Gardening Ideas Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gardening Ideas.

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

The 15-Minute Gardener's Workout

The rains are ready. The garden tools are ready. Is your body ready? There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy, just waiting for you while the weather is nice. But there is something special about beautifying your yard with flower...  Read more

Work Out with Yard Work

Ask anyone who has spread mulch in their yard, and they’ll tell you that yard work is quite the workout! Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because garden...  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

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

Any ideas on shifting the last stubborn 14lbs (1st
Updated 10/30/2014 4:25:48 PM

Any ideas on shifting the last stubborn 14lbs (1stone in the UK) a month now and nothing...  Read more

Hello sparkers,I'm thinking if its a good idea to
Updated 10/29/2014 9:01:53 PM

Hello sparkers,I'm thinking if its a good idea to try and consume less calories than the 1200-1550 thats recommended for me . I'm losing weight,and I'm getting frustrated,2 weeks and only 2lbs down,that's not good,my current weight is 213.8....  Read more

Help! Need ideas for a packed lunch with 2 snacks
Updated 10/29/2014 10:24:05 AM

Help! Need ideas for a packed lunch with 2 snacks for a 12-hour shift. And it can't require a microwave. My husband will be stuck in a tractor trailer from Nov.1st through Dec. 31st. for 12 hours every day. Thanks so much for any ideas!...  Read more

Afternoon snack ideas
Updated 10/30/2014 7:17:14 PM

I've been getting hungry in the afternoons, and I need new snack ideas. Currently I have a couple of rice cakes spread with cream cheese, but it gets boring. I already eat a lot of fruit so I don't want it to be fruit based. I have yoghurt for breakf...  Read more

Apartment Gardening
Updated 10/30/2014 12:48:39 PM

Hello Sparkers! Does anyone here have any experience or tips for small space gardening? I am sure I could only really have enough space on my balcony for a small herb garden, but maybe someone has mastered maximizing space :) Thanks in adva...  Read more

Soup is good food.

I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s...  Read more

How does your garden grow?

Before splurging on that plant you 'simply must have', take a walk through your neighbourhood and see what grows successfully in other gardens. That will give you an idea of the plants that will thrive in your garden.434...  Read more

Sunny Southern Interior of BC

Members who live in the Southern Interior of Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Let's share thoughts, ideas & support. ...  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

3 Creative Ways to Use Your Garden Surplus

There are many benefits to growing your own food in a backyard garden. Early in the summer, many of us are able to keep up with what our gardens produce as we take our precious products from the garden directly to our tables. As the summer goes on,...  Read more

Economical Gardening Ideas And Fixes.

I like gardening. I like doing as much as I can, to garden using organic methods. Here are some useful links to help with your own garden. 30 How top make your own seed tape.
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Gardening ideas

This noon I went with my cousin to a program at the library about successful backyard produce gardening. Very interesting, a lot of good information - and some free seedlings! Too bad I finally bought and planted tomatoes already - so I just took a...  Read more