Category: Getting Started

Another Way to Organize Seeds

Another Way to Organize Seeds

One of my readers told me about this, and I thought it was a great idea. She stores her seeds in a pocket-shoe organizer, like one of these: It’s great if the pockets are...

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Spring Gardening Checklist

So you’ve created your garden plan (I hope!) and it’s time to prepare your garden for planting. Here’s a list of items TO DO and the tools you may need to get the job...

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Choosing a Gardening Method

When it comes to gardening, one size DOES NOT fit all! When choosing a gardening method, it’s all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. First, consider how much space you have to dedicate to your garden....

Will Gardening Save Me Money?

Will Gardening Save Me Money?

A commonly asked question posed by those contemplating their first garden is: Will gardening save me money? As with all good gardening questions, the answer is “It depends.”  Since that is not very helpful,...

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Building vs Buying Cost Comparison

I’ve found a couple of great resources for building square foot gardens. Here are the price breakdowns, done as “apples to apples” as I could! Vinyl Square Foot Gardens 6″ high (single rail) NO...

What is YOUR color?

What is YOUR color?

The Struggle Trying to explain when to prepare your garden, start seeds inside, and plant outside is so confusing! That is because the timing is different for each location. When to plant is all...