Category Archives: Gardening

How to Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes

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The arrival of Spring in Florida is a great time to start gardening. Time to get out and plan for soil, fertilizer, plants, seed and garden tools. There is more to a garden then just starting though, it also entails maintaining it. Buy now if you started your planting in March, you should have some plants that are already producing a small harvest for you, especially if you planted green beans. They are a great plant to start your kids with gardening because they pop up quickly and produce within a month to six weeks depending on what type of green bean you plant.

Over a Mother Earth News, they have written a great article on how to avoid common gardening mistakes that may help you with your garden.

Check that out Here.

Happy Gardening!

 

 

 

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25 Plants who love Shade and how to find your Garden zone

Have empty spots in your yard where nothing will grow because of lack of sunlight? From blooming flowers to plants that have beautiful leaves, Garden Lovers Club gives you 25 plant ideas to choose from for those shady parts of your yard.

See their article Here

Want to know what grows best in your local area? Click Here and enter your zip code. Once you know what zone you live in then you get the plants or seeds you need.

You can shop from local farmers for seeds, plants, food and more. Check out Local Harvest and enter your city and state.

Happy Gardening!

How To Grow a Container Vertical Vegetable Garden with CaliKim29 Garden and Home DIY (Video)

Do you have limited space for gardening? Check out this video with CaliKim over at CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY on youtube.com. She shows you how to grow your vegetables in containers growing up on trellises and how to take care of them so you have a prosperous garden.

She uses grow bags which are becoming quite popular for the way they care for the root system of your plants. Read more about them here

Thank you Calikim for this great information!

How to Grow The Best Tomatoes With Roots and Refuge Farm Gardening Tips

Spring is here with Summer just around the corner and its time to get those gardens in shape. One thing to plant in Florida every year is tomatoes. Salads to sandwiches their always a hit!

Jess from Roots and Refuge Farm love tomatoes and has great information to help you grow the best tomatoes this spring and summer.

She absolutely has a passion for gardening and it shows in all the amazing knowledge she passes along. Visit her channel on youtube Here to learn more about other things she grows too!

Thank you Jess! Looking forward to more tips!

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Companion Planting – Fighting Off Bad Pests in Your Vegetable Garden Naturally

Spring is in the air for Florida and planting a garden certainly comes to mind. Veggies, herbs and flowers are quite common choices, but did you know that there are certain plants that should not be near each other? For instance, if you are going to plant carrots then you would want to plant lettuce, chives, leeks, sage and peas next to it, but not strawberries, fennel or cabbage.

Plants that are companions fight off those pests that want to eat and destroy your plants and hard work. Putting plants together that attract beneficial insects and others that act as repellents to bad pests can help your garden bloom and give you the harvest you’re looking for.

Check out this Companion Planting Guide the Old Farmer’s Almanac before you buy your seeds or plants and reap the benefits of companion planting.

Happy Gardening!

 

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