Best Gardening Tips
Vegetable, Fruit and Sustainable Organic Gardening
I'm always looking for good references about gardening and I found a goldmine right here on HubPages. If you're like me and want to learn about the current trends in sustainable and organic vegetable, fruit and even flower gardening, then you should find this page helpful.
Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables
Benefits of Gardening
Gardening is an enjoyable and healthy hobby. Not only do you get exercise while gardening, but you are rewarded with delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs to feed your body and lovely flowers to feed your soul.
When I garden, I enjoy the outdoors and the nature around me. I listen to the songs of the birds, the voices of the frogs and the hum of the insects. I am delighted when a butterfly or hummingbird moth flits over to drink from one of the flowers that I planted. When I am in my garden, all is right with the world.
Hummer Moth Visiting Monarda Flowers
Hummer Moth Postcard by naturegirl7
If you are interested in trying sustainabile gardening, Gaia's Garden is a good place to start. It explains sustainability and shows you how to implement the methods into any space.
Backyard Experiment in Sustainable Garden Video
A tour of a fabulous garden that is an experiment in backyard sustainability.
Do you grow vegetables, fruit or herbs?
Find a Sunny Spot
You can grow your own vegetables in a small space or even in large flower pots. If you have some open lawn, just put some wet layers of newspaper over the grass in a sunny spot and heap leaves and good soil on top. The newspaper will kill the grass and it will provide nutrients for your vegetable plants. Pretty soon, you'll be eating juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers.
Container Herb Garden
Nesting Birds Eat Lots of Bugs
Putting up bluebird houses for cavity nesting birds will increase the numbers of your "free pest control squad". Birds such as Carolina wrens, Carolina chickadees, Prothonotary warblers and Tufted titmice nest in this size box and will eat thousands of insects each breeding season.
Prothonotary on Box
Rodales Guide to Organic Gardening
Organic gardening is the way to go when growing fruits, vegetables or herbs in the backyard. Rodale's book is a complete guide, showing pest and disesease control methods as well as fertilizing and growing guides.
Organic Vegetable Gardening Video
I use lasagna techniques in my yard. No more digging and toiling in the heavy clay. I just layer with newspaper, leaves, compost, bagged topsoil and other materials. This book contains step by step instructions on the easy, less labor intensive, organic way to garden.
Heirloom Tomatoes, Still Green
While heirloom tomatoes such as Cherokee Purple, Golden Girl and others are more tasty than most of the supermarket varieties, they are usually not available in groceries. Many of these old-fashioned varieties which were developed by home gardeners and have stood the test of time are more disease resistant.
Today I am sure no one needs to be told that the more birds a yard can support, the fewer insects there will be to trouble the gardener the following year.— Thalassa Cruso
Birds Are Free Pest Control
Learn more about sustainable and organic garden on the pages below.
- Planting Seeds 2011 Garden Journal part1
Step by step instructions (complete with pictures) about how to start vegetables and herbs from seed. Join me in the garden and greenhouse as I show you this economical gardening process.
- Lablab - Growing Hyacinth Bean
Lablab purpureus or Hyacinth Bean is a beautiful, easy to grow edible vine. It grows in most climates and provides a quick and attractive screen with its lavender flowers and purple beans and stems. You'll find information about how to grow and eat H
- Mirliton From the Garden to the Table
How to grow and cook mirlitons or vegetable pears.
- Organic Gardening Soil – Feed Your Soil, Feed Your Garden
Good organic vegetable gardening for beginners begins with good organic soil.
- Herb Gardening Tips
Everyone should have a small herb garden, even if it's in containers on a balcony. This page shows beginners how to grow these culinary delights through the use of videos and photos.
- Top 10 Sustainable Gardening Methods
Sustainable gardening and permaculture are important gardening concepts. Here you will find 10 methods that will improve sustainability and growing food in suburban and urban yards.
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