Backyard Gardening

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How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

Microgreens are growing in popularity as a healthy recipe addition to add to salads, sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres. They add nutrients to recipes as well as a splash of fresh, bright flavor. Microgreens are considered nutrient dense powerhouses with up for 40 times...

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Create a Giftable Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Create a Giftable Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Have you ever seen an herb garden kit at the store and thought it would be easy to make yourself? The truth is that you can make a DIY garden kit yourself, and it'll cost a lot less than what you pay for a kit from the store. Personally, I love making DIY gift sets. I...

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6 Easy Steps for Organic Pest Control

6 Easy Steps for Organic Pest Control

Pests are by far the most frustrating part of keeping an organic home garden. We do everything we can to produce healthy, happy plants. We build up our soil so it's rich in nutrients. We feed our soil and our plants so they have everything they need. We...

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Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting allows gardeners to turn kitchen waste and lawn clippings into fertilizer for their gardens. It builds the soil in your garden by adding rich organic matter and encouraging earthworms who benefit your plants. Plus, it reduces your kitchen waste by reusing...

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Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

No-till gardening has grown in popularity in recent years as more gardeners look for ways to grow their own food without the need for expensive equipment. What many of them don’t realize is their desire for convenience is actually better for the soil and the ecosystem...

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Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple crop of many backyard gardens. Almost everyone who gardens has grown them, and probably knows their favorite varieties by name. Gardeners can also tell you stories of years when their tomatoes just didn’t produce as well as planned. Growing...

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5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

Perhaps you're new to creating compost, or you need to fill an area larger than your current compost production can support, but a time will come when you'll need to find a source of outside compost. You can purchase compost at your local garden supply center, but...

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10 Best Planters for Your Container Garden

10 Best Planters for Your Container Garden

Selecting the best planters for your container garden is an essential part of successfully growing edible plants in a small urban garden. You'll want enough root space to support growth, but you don't want a planter so deep that you're wasting soil. These containers...

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Heart-Shaped Birdseed Ornaments

Heart-Shaped Birdseed Ornaments

Attracting song birds to our yards can help control pests like mosquitoes, while also adding some enjoyable bird watching to our days. Bird seed ornaments make a lovely addition to bird feeding stations, and can be made into any shape we like. I've chosen hearts...

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