Contest-Friendly Weekly Topic Inspiration: Gardening Guides

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  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 9 years ago

    At long last, spring is here! I bet many of you are celebrating by getting outside more, so why don’t we make gardening this week’s theme?

    Hubs you create as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge will be counted as contest entries in the Know It All Contest. To increase your chances of winning one of our qualitatively-judged prizes, I recommend using a search-friendly title. If you don’t want to do the keyword research yourself, consider using one of the titles I’ve researched for you:

    How to Plant a Garden: A Beginner’s Guide
    5 Inspiring Flower Garden Ideas
    When to Plant a Garden: Seasons and Timing
    How to Grow Flowers Like a Pro
    Essential Garden Accessories for Beginners
    A Beginner’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management
    Do It Yourself Pest Control for Gardens
    Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Work?
    Garden Design Ideas for Small Plots of Land
    The Most Effective Pest Control Products for Gardens
    The 10 Best Plants for Shade
    How to Work Landscape Plants Into Your Garden
    Designing a Garden: A Step-By-Step Guide
    The Top 5 Shade Garden Plants
    The Best House Plants for Reluctant Gardeners
    The 5 Best Plants for Hanging Baskets

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

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    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is my solution for those hard to grow in the shade plant.  The Coleus:  it's easy to grow, it's colorful, it's easy to propagate.  Here is my Hub about Coleus. … enal-Plant

      1. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        1. mary615 profile image93
          mary615posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          The Coleus in my yard.

    2. Greekgeek profile image90
      Greekgeekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      *facepalm* forgot to "answer this week's question," but fwiw...

      Designing My Patio Garden

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It's hard to remember all the steps  @_@

        Thanks for sharing the Hub!!

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    klarawieckposted 9 years ago

    How about "HOW TO WORK A GARDEN DESIGN INTO YOUR BALCONY" I miss my garden! sad I might actually participate on this one. I've never gone with the hp flow before, but who doesn't love Spring?!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      How about "Balcony Garden Design Ideas?" I found that the phrase "garden design ideas" gets a decent number of searches each month, so including it in your title might help the Hub be found smile

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        klarawieckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Cool. But I can only grow hardy plants. I'm overlooking the ocean and its very windy.

  3. Global-Chica profile image90
    Global-Chicaposted 9 years ago

    Good morning! I'm a bit late with this one, as it's from last week's suggested topics but here it goes, How to Tell if Your Local Grocery Supports Sustainable Agriculture. … griculture

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, better late than never, and this is quite a good one! Love the quiz at the end big_smile

      1. Global-Chica profile image90
        Global-Chicaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think the quiz I put together is pretty hard but it's a good way to learn about the issues!

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Totally! Plus it's a great way to engage with readers and keep them with your Hub for longer- which can, in turn, help it rank higher in search engine results.

  4. momster profile image60
    momsterposted 9 years ago

    I was confused where to post my hub for the weekly topic. Gonna throw it in this forum. I posted in the know-it-all forum, not sure if that was where it was suppose to be.

    Tips for a Low Maintence Garden … enceGarden

  5. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 9 years ago

    I just posted a hub: Gardening the Easy way: Finding a Fit for Your Personal Lifestyle. I hope ou all enjoy it!

  6. rosika profile image68
    rosikaposted 9 years ago
  7. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 9 years ago

    This is my article on the essential garden accessories for beginners. I wrote it because it can be so confusing as a new gardener to go shopping for tools and be confronted by hundreds of different ones and not know which ones you really need. … -Beginners

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    summerberrieposted 9 years ago

    I've done it twice. I've gotten so excited about all the wonderful titles, I went to the top right hand corner and hit "start a new hub" without following instructions. I will not do it again...but anyway here is my hub on garden accessories. … -of-plants

  9. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 9 years ago

    Another one from me, this time covering the question, What are the best tips for growing a great garden? … eat-garden

  10. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 9 years ago

    I'm loving these Hubs, y'all!! Now I feel like going out and buying a bunch of plants!

  11. TheInspiredLife profile image73
    TheInspiredLifeposted 9 years ago

    10 Ways to Find Cheap Garden Plants - Or Find Free Plants! … ree-plants

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 9 years ago

    After bypassing potato chips and going for salsa and chips on Friday night instead, I was truly inspired by cilantro.  No, I don't feel that cilantro tastes like soap! … g-Cilantro

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 9 years ago

    Hands down, basil is my favorite herb, and I can't get enough of it.  You can never grow too much basil.  Fresh, dried or frozen, you'll find some way to use it! … wing-Basil

  14. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 9 years ago

    Gosh, these were so awesome! I'm kind of sad that this week has come to an end ;__;

    But we must always move forward, no? This week's new theme is aging and longevity- quite a good one when it comes to searches and ad revenue big_smile

    The new thread is up, and I've found some search-friendly titles you can use if you're out of ideas or don't feel like firing up the ol' Google AdWords Keyword tool. I hope you'll join us!

  15. Shesabutterfly profile image96
    Shesabutterflyposted 9 years ago

    It's a little late, but here's a hub about gardening with children of all ages. … h-Children


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