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My Spring Gardening Hubs!

Updated on May 28, 2012
Azalea flowers from early May 2012, a great picture to represent Spring!
Azalea flowers from early May 2012, a great picture to represent Spring! | Source

Its the end of May and although the spring has been a warm one, at least here in Southern New England, it is only in the past week that the climatic threat of frost has left (May 15th to be exact!). So I decided to make a hub to organize some of my garden articles to help any readers in their quests to grow their own food and live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, not to mention saving some money too! I will share five hubs (articles) with you, three under 'Growing your own food' and two under 'Greening your Yard!'. I will give brief summaries of each article below. I hope these articles will be helpful not only to you but the environment as well! Happy Gardening!

My victory garden as of May 21, 2012!
My victory garden as of May 21, 2012! | Source

Growing your own food!

In my first 10 months on Hubpages, I have written a few hubs about gardening, specifically vegetable gardening. In writing these Hubs I hope to not only inform but inspire people to grow their food! Local food production, even a little in your own backyard helps greatly with stabilizing world food production, not to mention that food you grow yourself tastes just a tad bit better!! So check out the hubs below to get help with your gardening or even be inspired!

1. Victory Gardens, We Need Them!

This hub is meant to inspire people to grow their own food for the benefit of themselves, the environment, the nation and the world! I truly believe people need to see growing their own food as patriotic duty to your government or to nature. Hopefully this article will inspire you to start your own little garden! The article was written in early August 2011.

2. Reviving Your Compost Pile

This article was written in mid March, when here in Southern New England we experienced the first of many warm periods of the spring. The warm weather kicked my composting into gear and this article gives some suggestions on how to revive/start your own compost pile. Compost is very important to redistribute nutrients to the soil and plants but also to reducing your waste!

3. Growing Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps!

This hub was published just a few hours ago and is an interesting take on gardening. It illustrates how you can use kitchen scraps to grow some food in your garden. This different approach to gardening can be useful while also educational!

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Strawberry plants in my yard, part of an edible landscape! May 2012Pear Trees in Bloom in March 2012!  Cleveland Pear trees make great street trees in cramped urban areas!
Strawberry plants in my yard, part of an edible landscape! May 2012
Strawberry plants in my yard, part of an edible landscape! May 2012 | Source
Pear Trees in Bloom in March 2012!  Cleveland Pear trees make great street trees in cramped urban areas!
Pear Trees in Bloom in March 2012! Cleveland Pear trees make great street trees in cramped urban areas! | Source

Greening your Yard!

The Last two hubs I would like to share and could be of some use to you this spring are ones that, along with gardening, contribute to greening of the environment. Believe it or not there are things you can do in your own backyard or neighborhood that can have positive impacts on the environment!

1. Grass is Always Greener: Tips for a more sustainable Backyard and Life!

This was actually my very first hub on Hubpages back in July 2011! It is comprised of tips on greening your backyard to make not only your yard more environmentally friendly but also added benefits to your life! In the article I discuss ways of growing your own food, saving on water bills while reducing storm water run off, and how to reduce energy costs! Take a look if you want to make major overhauls in your yard or just want to add a compost pile!

2. The Importance of Street Trees

Another one of my earlier hubs, published in mid August 2011, deals with the value of street trees. Spring time is always a great time to plant new trees and what better trees are there then those that can turn your hot streets into cool, shaded summer playgrounds! Not only does street trees bring comfort to your neighborhood but also benefits the environment in numerous ways!

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    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Au fait I'm glad you found the structure and content interesting! Thanks for the comment and share!

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      C E Clark 

      6 years ago from North Texas

      Interesting hub strategy. Going to have to think about it. You do have some good summaries here and people who don't know where to start growing their own food and making a garden will find a lot of helpful information here.

      Voting you useful!

      I don't have a Twitter acct. or some of the others you mentioned a while back, but I will surly share you with my followers.

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks RTalloni I hope you find the hubs useful!

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Neat idea for a hub. Thanks for sharing it. Looking forward to checking out the links.

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks brenda12lynette!!

    • brenda12lynette profile image

      brenda12lynette 

      6 years ago from Utah

      My parents always have a huge garden and vegetables growing in their greenhouse. This spring, my husband and I planted a little garden of our own. I can't wait to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Keep up the gardening inspiration!

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