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Small Space Gardening

Do you live in an apartment building, or have a small yard or no yard? It makes it hard to grow a garden right? Well with the right knowledge, you can have a great harvest in a small space too. I received and read a great gardening book called “Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening  The No Yard, No Time, No Problem Way To Grow Your Own Food” By William Moss.
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What to do with your garden hose..

One of the things about having a yard and garden, is what do you do with the hose when it is not in use? For about 10 years now, I have just been coiling them up on the ground next to the sprocket. It is fairly easy to  coil them up, but it doesn’t look the best and if I have to move it, it gets to be a chore.
I have used the kind you wind up the hose in other peoples yards, and that seemed like a bigger job than coiling up in a circle just on the ground, so I knew I did not want one of those.

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Getting Garden Equipment Running

One of the big challenges in gardening is taking care of your outdoor equipment such as lawn mowers, trimmers, or tillers. They all have engines, and will need proper care to run at their best. One thing at the top of your list when pulling it out of storage is to change the oil in it. Next is to use fresh gasoline. Gasoline goes bad fairly quickly and should either be drained, or add a fuel stabilizer to keep it fresh. What if you did not do that, or have an old piece of equipment that you are afraid will not start? One product that I was recently given to try is called Start Your Engines!
I do my best to take care of my equipment, and got my lawn mower running OK this spring. But I was interested Continue reading

Choosing A Tomato Cage

So you have your tomatoes planted and they are starting to grow now that the weather is getting warmer. It is time to put a tomato cage around the tomato plants. This will benefit them by  keeping the plant in a contained area and not taking over the whole garden, but also to keep the fruit off the ground. I have found from experience that fruit touching the ground will have worms and other bugs attack it. When they are kept growing upwards the bugs have a more difficult time finding and eating your tomatoes.

How the tomato cage was shipped and can be stored.

If you’ve grown tomatoes in the past you more than likely purchased a tomato cage from the local garden center for a few dollars. You know the kind Continue reading

How to Control Flies and Wasps in your Yard

This last winter was unseasonably warm which means a few things. There was less driving in the snow, and more bugs that survived the winter. It is going to be a good year for bugs if you would call it that. I have already noticed an abundance of bugs around my yard. In one of my flower beds, a fly must have laid eggs because there was a bunch of flies just in that one little flower bed. So I decided that I need to take action early this year to control the flies and wasps so that it doesn’t turn into an even bigger problem. Continue reading

Best Gardening Blogs and Websites

What are some of my favorite gardening blogs? Here are my top 5 favorite vegetable gardening  blogs and websites that I like to read regularly.

  • The first is The Food For Everyone Foundation. They have some great tips and methods for vegetable gardening. They also have a great blog that comes with some great articles. A great way to stay up to date on vegetable gardening. You can also purchase some great books and one of my favorite products natural mineral fertilizer. Just visit Grow Food.com.

Enjoying Spring

This spring has had such nice weather, I am predicting it to be a great year for tomatoes. I have taken many opportunities to enjoy the nice weather. Some times it is hard to find time to just sit and relax outside when there is always so much to do in the garden. That is one of the reasons I was so excited when I received the outdoor fireplace from Avant Garden Design. What a great way to entertain guests, or spend time with the family outdoors.
We assembled it, and then for my daughters one year old birthday, we spent the evening out on the patio next to the fire enjoying the good company of family.
A few things I am excited to do with the outdoor fire place is to cook hot dogs on a stick and other fire pit dinners, and maybe roast marshmallows for smores, but mostly  Continue reading