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Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions for Frugal Gardening!

With the arrival of spring, I will soon be putting some of my favorite organic gardening solutions to work outside. After the long and dreary winter,  I am ready for spring to finally arrive. Okay, Atlanta got a whopping total of about 1 inch of snow this winter but hey, it totally freaked out the southerners! The temps are on the rise and the ground is almost ready for planting. I hope you will join me on my edible gardening adventure this year with these frugal gardening tips! Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions In … [Read more...]

Organic Gardening: What Do You Need To Know? #DigIn #Ad

This organic gardening discussion is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. All opinions express here are my own. If you have been following my blog for the last couple of months, you will have seen several articles about my ongoing organic gardening experience with The Home Depot. I have been organic gardening for the last several years, with some plants and growing conditions being more successful than others. I am always on the hunt for new organic and heirloom plants and this year I ordered the Bonnie organic plants … [Read more...]

Tips for Organic Gardening Success #DigIn #Ad

This organic gardening article is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. All opinions expressed here are my own. If you are trying to go green and get healthy, one of the most enjoyable ways I have found to do this is to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables. You do not have to be a master gardener or have a super green thumb to be successful at growing your own food. You just need a few tips for organic gardening success and some basic supplies. I spend a lot of time out in my yard during the spring and summer … [Read more...]

Indoor Seed Starting Tips for Home Gardening

What is the best way to start seeds indoors? Well, that depends a bit on the type of seed and your access to gardening supplies.  However, you can save money on gardening by starting your plants from seed.  Here are some indoor seed starting tips for  growing seedlings inside before the weather warms up enough for outdoor planting. Indoor Seed Starting Tips for Home Gardening I have learned over the years that there are some plants that I can grow from seed and others that I just can't. Starting your home gardening … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Grow Organic Food

Growing your own food is important, however, it can also be a bit challenging.  Learning how to grow ORGANIC food is even more tricky.  However, there are numerous benefits to starting an organic garden in your own back yard.  Why is organic gardening better? Keep reading for just a few reasons to plant some homegrown fruits and vegetables and skip the pesticides this spring.  Why is organic gardening better? Organic food is not cheap. Unfortunately, many people are discouraged when they go to the grocery store and … [Read more...]

Fall Gardening Tips and Putting the Garden to Bed

Following these basic fall gardening tips may offer big rewards all year long.  Here are a few ways to extend the gardening season into cooler weather and some garden chores to tackle NOW to make sure your garden is ready for spring. When should I start my fall garden? Summer is slowly fading away and here in Georgia, I am starting to catch some small glimpses of fall. A few more leaves are starting to drop from the trees, mornings are a tad cooler and the cicadas are dying. I can always tell fall is coming when I start seeing dead … [Read more...]

Edible Gardening Tips and Foodscaping Ideas for Beginning Gardeners

One of the things I love most about spring is getting back to gardening. When we moved into our house 9 years ago, the people who owned the house before us planted lots of shrubs, trees, and grass. Personally, I don't really care for landscaping that requires a lot of maintenance without giving me back a little something for my efforts! Edible gardening is the perfect way to create an attractive yet functional collection of plants. Nothing says that your yard can't look pretty AND be edible, right? Check out my posts on edible flowers and … [Read more...]

Summer Gardening Tips for a Bountiful Harvest

Summer gardening is always a bit less fun for me than spring gardening! The weather is hotter, the weeds are taking over and the bugs are hungry. However, if I am going to manage to get any harvest at all this summer I need to stay ahead of the game. I thought I would share a few of my summer gardening tips to help you maximize your harvest this year. Check out my post on essential gardening supplies and get outside! Chores for Your Summer Garden Checklist There are always a ton of summer gardening chores to be done but some are easily … [Read more...]

Square Foot Gardening Tips for Maximum Yield

Growing more food in less space is the wave of future gardening. Using the square foot gardening method is simple and allows for maximum produce yield in minimal space. This gardening technique also enhances produce flavor, reduces water usage and reduces the amount of work for the home gardener. Utilize these square foot gardening tips for maximum yield in your home garden this growing season and enjoy a bountiful harvest. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small … [Read more...]

Urban Gardening Ideas for Small Spaces

I am always wishing I had more space in my backyard for gardening. In reality, the 1/3 of an acre that we own could do so much more for me than it actually does. People living in urban areas have it tougher than me! Outdoor space is typically very limited for those living in the city, but there are many urban gardening ideas for small spaces that will allow you to grow fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh, healthy, organic and delicious produce can be grown even in the smallest of spaces with these plant growing tips. I will include a few … [Read more...]

How to Start Saving Money on Organic Food

If you learn how to start saving money on organic food, you will be able to feed your family healthier without totally destroying your food budget. Will you be able to do all of your family's grocery shopping for only a few dollars like you see on those extreme couponing shows? No. I'm sorry but that is very unlikely. It's extremely frustrating that it is cheaper to eat junk than healthy foods but that is the reality of our current food system. It seems like whenever the grocery store has a sale on cereal it's only the colored ones with … [Read more...]

Spring Gardening Tips: Preparing Your Garden for Planting

I realize that it's barely March, but here in Georgia spring comes early. I already see dandelions popping up and my crocuses have been blooming for weeks. I have been searching the web for some spring gardening tips to ensure that I have at least a little bit of success with this season's plantings. I am a GREAT planter but not always such a good grower so I need all the help I can get. I spent an hour or two outside last week preparing my garden beds for a new crop and thought I would share a few of my spring gardening tips with you. I would … [Read more...]

Use These 10 Foods in Your Organic Garden!

I have had my plants and seeds in the ground for a month now and I am already beyond frustrated with this years organic garden. Two weeks of rain has the basil looking spotty, the leaves falling off the pepper plants and holes in the rhubarb leaves where the slugs have been feasting. Organic gardening is healthy for us and the environment but it is not always easy. Mother's Day will be spent out in the back yard weeding, replanting, and attempting some natural pest control. Yes, I plan on spending Mother's Day in the garden....my favorite spot … [Read more...]

Tips for Feeding Organic Food from Infants to Teens

I am a firm believer in the idea that we are what we eat. The food we feed ourselves and our families has long term consequences to both our own health and the health of our planet. Most of the food on grocery store shelves is very far removed from its original source. Sprayed with chemicals, transported half way across the world, processed beyond recognition and devoid of many natural nutrients. The Standard American Diet is lacking in a lot of ways. Feeding organic food is a vital step in improving our health and reducing our carbon … [Read more...]

Sun Loving Garden Plants and a #Gardening Linky and Update

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes, finding the right spot in your yard to grow your garden is the first step to successfully growing your own food. Some plants like radishes, lettuce and rhubarb do very well in partial shade. However, there are a number of garden plants that thrive on the heat of 8 straight hours worth of sunlight. I have trouble growing those in my yard since I have so many mature trees blocking out the sun for part of the day. I have to … [Read more...]

Today’s Garden Update and Gardening Tips

Every year I plant an amazing array of plants in my garden with high hopes of providing my family with a plethora of fresh produce. Then, come July, I have become stressed out and depressed over my LACK of garden produce and the incredible amount of work that is required to grow it! Mother Nature has not been kind to Georgia this year and we are now 14 inches over average rainfall for the year. And with the thunder rolling in right now, I am thinking that number will be going up another inch before morning. I decided to share a few gardening … [Read more...]

Tips for a Successful Organic Garden

This post sharing tips for a successful organic garden is sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. We all want to supply our families with nothing but the best when it comes to food. However, providing organic fruits and vegetables for your family can become quite expensive when you visit the grocery store on a weekly basis. Although raising your own produce can be a little tricky, it is much more cost effective. Over the years, I’ve learned that gardening is one of those hobbies that can take a few seasons to really … [Read more...]

An Update On My Organic Garden #DigIn #ad

This post on maintaining an organic garden is sponsored by Home Depot but all opinions expressed are my own. Here in Georgia, our summer planting season starts around mid to late April so we have a fairly long growing season. In fact, we have multiple growing seasons here in the Atlanta area. Cool weather plants can be planted in February, summer plants go in around late April and then we can also plant in late August for a fall crop. Needless to say, I find myself quite busy maintaining an organic garden for 6 to 8 months every year. I have … [Read more...]

6 Must Have Gardening Supplies for Comfortable Gardening #SummerSolved #spon

I spend a lot of time in my yard during the spring and summer tending to my garden. Between building the garden beds, tilling soil, putting in plants, nurturing them, and (hopefully!) harvesting my crop I wish I got paid by the hour! It is a time consuming but enjoyable way for me to get exercise and provide food for my family. However, it isn't always easy or fun. It can be hot, sweaty, buggy, and downright irritating at times but I keep doing it anyhow. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment! I have found, over the years, that there are many … [Read more...]