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Start Your Victory Gardens, America
This can be as simple as a few potted herbs or tomato plants to a community garden or a full scale farm for profit. Get out in the fresh air and get some exercise this weekend. Turn your soil and mix in some organic matter such as composted leaves and grass clippings, coffee grinds and egg shells and other composted kitchen waste. A small bag of composted manure from the garden store goes a long way. For large plots, you may want to rent or borrow a tiller. Those in the North can start your seeds indoors. Lettuce and spinach can be planted directly in the ground weekly or bi-weekly.
The key to healthy eating is including more fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains in our diets.
I have been a backyard gardener since childhood. The experience is educational, therapeutic, healthful, and rewarding. When you harvest and share the bounty of your garden, you will have a fine experience.
Here is a great gardening website at with lots of information and articles.
Happy Arbor Day! Get out and hug a tree today!
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Michelle Obama and Students Planting the new White House Kitchen Garden
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Getting Started in the Garden - Techniques and Terms
Gardening is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing activities around. Siting a garden bed, choosing plants and making them thrive are techniques you can learn. Here are some fundamental concepts and ideas to get you growing in the right direction.
Gardening Basics - Getting Started in the Garden
Starting a garden should be a pleasure. But it does help to have a little knowledge of how to go about making a garden. Here's a quic selection of articles to give you confidence in creating your won garden.
Starting a New Garden
Starting your first garden shouldn't be a daunting task. Probably the best piece of advice is - Start Small. If you're frozen in your steps, wondering what to plant, where to plant it, how to not kill it..., here's a bottom line Step-by-Step primer for you. Veteran gardeners, how many times have you been asked for help from frazzled first timers. Here are some tips to pass along.
Planning a Vegetable Garden
Fortunately, growing vegetables is pretty easy. Whether you are starting to plan your first vegetable garden or dreaming up your next, growing great tasting vegetables and staying ahead of problems does take a little knowledge and effort. The following lessons will get your vegetable garden up and running in no time.
Frugal Gardening
It's easy to get carried away planting a garden. Even after you've bought all the necessary tools and supplies, there are always more plants to covet and new gadgets to try. But that doesn't mean your garden has to turn into a sink hole for your money. Some of the best gardening tips don't cost a cent and some will help you save money for years. Here are 10 no-pain ways to save money and reso…
Tips for a Better Garden
Great gardeners seem to know all the little secrets for making plants happy. Luckily, gardeners love to share almost as much as they love to talk about their gardens. Here's a collection of quick gardening tips and ideas to make your garden better. Feel free to share you gardening quick tips too.
Top Plant Picks - Top 10 Lists of Garden Plants for Specific Needs
Need a clay buster? A rose for shade? What to try growing some of those heirloom vegetables you've heard about? Wish your annuals would self-seed? These lists will give you some top plant varieties, whatever your garden needs.
2 Minute Videos to Help Make You A Better Gardener
Gardening how-to video library. 2 Minute Videos to Help Make You A Better Gardener. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. The videos in this gallery will show you how to prune roses and shrubs, plant trees - even make your garden look larger than it is!
Seed Starting - How to Successfully Start Plants from Seed
Starting plants from seed isn't rocket science, but there are several seed starting tips that will help your success rate with seed germination and give your seedlings a healthy start.
Deadheading, Pinching and Cutting Back
Flower gardens require constant maintenance to look their best. Common garden chores like pruning, pinching and deadheading are easy to master, as show here in this step-by-step photo tutorial.
Cuttings - How to Make More Plants with Cuttings
Increase the plants in your home and garden by taking cuttings from existing plants and rooting them to make more plants.
Weather Predicting: How To Make a Monthly Climate Data Calendar
The Midwestern Regional Climate Center is providing a free, online program where users can create calenders to tell them things like: average temperatures, heating and cooling degree days and precipitation. And it’s easy to use! Here's a quick How-To from About’s Guide to Weather, Rachelle Oblack.
Gardening Terminology - Useful Terms to Know About Gardening
Gardening can sometimes sound like a foreign language, with hybrids, drupes and herbaceous plants. This garden glossary is meant to assist you in deciphering gardening terminology.
Gardening Quotes of the Month
A compilation of words of wisdom as quoted by fellow gardeners.

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Tommy News is a peace and equal rights activist, citizen journalist, artist, and educator. He is active in Progressive politics, and regularly shares and blogs on the news of the day. His diverse interests include the Fine and Performing Arts, (more...)

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What are you growing this year?... by Tommy News on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 10:07:39 AM