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How to create shade in the garden / Add shade to a hot summer garden

How to Create Shade in the Garden

If you garden in climates where the summer sun is intense, it’s best to provide afternoon shade for many vegetables in the garden. Adding shade to your garden is like putting “sun screen” on your plants. Wondering how to create shade in the garden? Here are my favorite ways to add shade and help your […] Read more…

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How to Plant Pots - Tips for Container Gardening

How to Plant Pots – Tips for Container Gardening

This post on how to plant pots – tips for container gardening is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. Planting flowers in pots on the patio, porch, or by your front door is a simple way to add beauty and color to the space. Best of all, you get to play in the dirt – […] Read more…

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Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Garden Outside the Box – Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Raised-bed gardens are a simple, productive way to garden. However, there isn’t always room for a raised bed. At times, you need to garden ‘outside the box’ and find creative container gardening ideas to utilize the space you have more efficiently.  Container gardening is also a great way to ‘repurpose’ antique and vintage elements. In this […] Read more…

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Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

If you’re wondering what the best soil for raised bed vegetable gardening is, that’s an easy answer – “Mel’s mix”. I didn’t come up with this mix, we can thank Mel Bartholomew, the author of Square Foot Gardening, for simplifying the best soil to use for raised bed vegetable gardening. After reading Square Foot Gardening […] Read more…

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Review of Gardener's vertex lifetime tomato cage #tomatocage #vertextomatocage

Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages

Review of Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages In this post, I review Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages. Keep reading to see what I think of this new product from Gardener’s Supply.   Disclaimer: This is my honest review of products provided to me. See my disclosure policy for more information. Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages can be placed […] Read more…

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How to prepare your soil for planting #soil#healthysoil #fallplanting #springplanting

Get Your Soil Ready For Planting

Healthy soil is the first step to healthy productive plants. It’s important to feed your soil and prepare it before you plant each season.  Get your soil ready for planting Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Prepare your soil for planting by adding compost I prepare my soil by doing […] Read more…

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