10 Ways to use Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is a very nutrient rich plant. It is part of the beet family, which is often most noticeable with red veined chard leaves. Though the leaves are always green, the stalks and veins can come in many colours. While growing Swiss chard can bring a pop of colour to your garden, it can … Read more 10 Ways to use Swiss Chard

Starting a straw bale garden

Starting a straw bale garden is a great way to create pop-up vegetable gardens during the summer months. Straw bales are such a versatile medium to grow plants in. They don’t require very much to set up, and they can be used almost anywhere. Benefits of using straw bales They are temporary One of the … Read more Starting a straw bale garden

9 Benefits of Gardening

Gardening has many benefits to offer. There are been several research studies that have all proven what most of us intuitively know. Gardening is good for us. Here are 9 benefits to gardening: 1. Exercise Its recommended that adults get a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise. Gardening is a low impact form of … Read more 9 Benefits of Gardening

21 Ways to become a better gardener

Gardening is a fantastic activity. It is such a versatile way to experience nature. There are many different things that one can learn and read about to become a better gardener. There will always be ways that we can improve our knowledge, and learn more. Gardening is a subject where no one is ever really … Read more 21 Ways to become a better gardener

Tomatoes

Tomatoes belong to the nightshade family. Peppers, potatoes, eggplant, tobacco, among others also belong to the nightshade family. Tomatoes are one of the most commonly grown fruits in a traditional vegetable garden. They are very versatile, and can be used raw, or cooked into sauces. They also can very well, which can make them a … Read more Tomatoes

Gardening for the non-gardener

I think there is a certain element of intimidation in gardening. Or starting anything new really. So lets talk about gardening for the non-gardener. Maybe you have zero interest in gardening, but you want to grow your own herbs, or small patch of vegetables to help you save money. Or this is your first foray … Read more Gardening for the non-gardener

Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Starting vegetable seeds indoors can be a really great way to help jump start your growing season. Growing by seed can seem like a daunting task, but its not super complicatied once you break it down into easier steps. Preparation The key to making things easy is to know what type of supplies to have … Read more Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Getting to Know Soil

So you’ve got your bucket, and seed packet ready. But the question remains, how do you know what kind of soil to fill your bucket up with? Soil is one of those things that I never really thought about when it came to gardening. I always used to think, well whatever is in the ground … Read more Getting to Know Soil

Gardening basics to get you started

Okay, so I’m not exactly new to gardening. I’ve been doing it my whole life. But the thing is, even if I devoted my entire life to gardening, I still wouldn’t feel like I know enough about it. Growing confidence is a big part of starting a garden. Gardening basics is a good place to … Read more Gardening basics to get you started

Grow Light Guide to Indoor Gardening

The must know info for growing indoors Grow light is an increasingly popular way to grow plants and vegetables inside. Especially if you live in an area that has a long winter, with extended days of low light. You may have heard about grow lights being used in greenhouses, or from keen gardeners who want … Read more Grow Light Guide to Indoor Gardening