Gardening Tips

Have you ever stopped to think about your vegetable gardening goals? If you are like many gardeners, you may find your main motivation is simply to get outside and reconnect with nature by digging in the dirt. You may also enjoy gardening as a way to squeeze more physical activity into an otherwise hectic schedule. Without question, growing a vegetable garden is a very relaxing way to accomplish these goals.

A sense of personal satisfaction and better overall health are admirable and worthwhile objectives on their own. However, if you dig a little deeper you may find you have a number of other goals for your vegetable garden. If you find you are short on gardening space, clearly defining these goals before you begin growing will make it a lot easier to achieve them. Continue reading

Timing plays a very crucial role in planting. Any experienced gardener can attest to this. That’s why most gardeners plant during spring. Springtime is the time of rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal to the every living organism, including plants. It’s the most opportune time to start a home garden and plant seeds.

You don’t need to rush planting if it’s already planting season. There are some other things you need to handle before planting, like your space and soil. If you consider yourself a novice, you need to ask yourself first – what do I want to plant and how many do I want to plant now?


Having a good plan before planting is a wise move. The last thing a gardener wants to see is their efforts and time go to waste. It is always a good measure to examine your space first. Continue reading

People who are new to gardening tend to overlook the importance of time and seasonal transitions. Failure to notice these will result in despair and frustration. Knowing the best time of the year to plant crops and plants is essential to a garden’s success. Without this knowledge, you won’t go far, even if you have all the tools and equipment.

The Farmer’s Almanac

There is more to planting than meets the eye. Farmers use a special calendar-method system for planting called the Farmer’s Almanac. This mystical calendar was unearthed from an old Mayan village. The almanac is based on the moon’s phase and position, which is consistent across all time zones. Using this “guide”, farmers determine the best time to plant.

Finding the Farmer’s Almanac is relatively easy. You also don’t need to be a farmer to obtain this. A quick internet search will give you different sources to download. Mobile applications based on the method were already developed – and most of them are impressively accurate. Continue reading

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