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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

Question Game: What is your Favorite... (4 Ideas)
Updated 7/24/2014 1:55:55 AM

I thought about creating a Game that contains "Favorite Things"... just for fun to see what other people are about... oxox #1. What is your Favorite way to relax... #2. What is your Favorite Meal/Snack... #3. What is your Favorite Movie/Musi...  Read more

Ideas for cucumber?
Updated 7/22/2014 6:29:03 PM

My husbands coworker gave us two HUGE cucumbers, more than I'll ever be able to eat probably. Any ideas for a yummy salad? Or maybe refrigerator pickles? I'll take anything you've got :)...  Read more

Need ideas for exercise/fitness games...
Updated 7/30/2014 10:37:46 AM

I have started a "Biggest Loser" type challenge in our community and wanted to have games and activities that will be fun and help burn calories. The problem is that everyone in the group is of all different weights and physical ability. For instan...  Read more

Weight Training ideas without weights?
Updated 7/21/2014 2:20:26 PM

Ugh. I'm wearing a splint on my wrist and am on a 10lb lifting restriction from my doctor. Frankly, lifting anything heavier than a water bottle hurts. Any ideas for workouts that I can do in the interim? I'm walking a few times a week but know...  Read more

Decent fair type food ideas?
Updated 7/10/2014 11:51:28 AM

Hey all, So I'm going to a Christian Music Festival this weekend. I've gone to similar type ones in the past and have really enjoyed them. I'm in a different town than the others and wasn't really involved in the planning process (which there didn't...  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

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