Category Archives: Garden

Take a stroll through the garden and find great tips, helpful hints, canning advice, and much more.

9 Fruits and Veggies to Grow in Hanging Baskets

9 Fruits and Veggies to Grow in Hanging Baskets

While some people might be asking how to hrow fruits and veggies in hanging baskets, others are probably asking why I would want to grown any kind of food in hanging baskets. Well, up until this year I had a huge garden space — unfortunately, we sold that house last year and are currently living in an apartment where all I have is a small patio.
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Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

For anyone who loves baking, cinnamon is a staple spice in the kitchen. Some people may describe it to have a sweet and spicy taste, but, in fact, our sense of smell probably reacts to it more than our sense of taste. It has a sweet and woody smell that makes many people think of autumn or Christmas. Cinnamon, however, can be used for much more than seasoning apple cider or spicing up cookies.
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How To Start Seeds Indoors For Spring Planting

How To Start Seeds Indoors For Spring Planting

There are some vegetables that can be difficult to grow in an environment with long winters and relatively short summers. The idea of starting these types of summer vegetables from seed outside is quickly dismissed when the grower knows each plant will have only ninety days to reach maturity. Once the plant is finally able to bear vegetables or fruit, the time it takes for each piece of produce to ripen also has to be accounted for. Considering the long time-frame, a frost could come by and kill the plant before a harvest can be taken.
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11 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Garden

11 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Garden

Awhile back, I posted a collection of 15 ways to clean around your house using baking soda. Now that the weather here is getting nice and I am itching to get out in my garden, I thought I would do a little research about different uses for baking soda in the garden.

Here is what I was able to learn… It is still a bit early for me to get out in my garden, but I hope to try these all soon!
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30 Creative DIY Ways to Plant a Garden

I love planting and I love being creative so I had a ton of fun looking for some creative ways to plant a garden.

30 Creative DIY Ways to Plant a Garden

Every other year, I have planted a garden plot that is about 50 feet wide and 100 feet long. Now that all of my kids are grown and gone though, it hardly seems necessary — especially since we spend a lot of time at our cabin during the summer months. I figured I would try to make my planting somewhat portable this year and that is what inspired me to search out all of these ideas. Of course, not all of these amazing DIY projects are portable, but they are all creative!
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15 DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

15 DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

The last time I walked through my favorite craft store, I noticed that they had an entire aisle devoted to adorable items you could use in a fairy garden. I wanted to buy at least one of each thing! I did manage too drag myself away without any of it once I convinced myself I could make a fairy garden using stuff I already had at home.

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DIY Garden Seed Storage Box

DIY Garden Seed Box

I am usually itching to get out in my garden even before all of the snow is melted, and this year is no different. On a recent trip to the store I found myself with more than a dozen packets of vegetable and flower seeds in my cart. The only problem with this is that when I got home, I had to figure out where to put my seed packets for a month while I wait for the soil temperature to rise.
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