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Gardening

Gardening is a wonderful hobby that brings great energy not just to your garden but also to your mental health and physical shape. It’s hard work, but with some love and patience, it gives you back great satisfaction. Depending on what you garden, you can even grow fruits and vegetables for your family and friends.

Whether you’re a gardening pro or looking to start your first garden, keep reading for helpful guides, info posts, and more. 

A senior-aged woman gardening in her garden.


Garden Guides

If you’re new to the world of gardening, then we suggest you begin with our simple guide on how to start a garden. Then, depending on what kind of garden you want, dive into our in-depth guides on everything from small space gardens to companion planting!

Raised Bed Gardening
Vertical Gardening
Vertical Gardening Systems


Explainer Posts

Once you’ve got a good handle on the sort of gardening you’re interested in, you should next dive into some of our more incredibly helpful niche content. Learn about the environmental impacts of peat moss, how to keep your greenhouse warm during the winter, and even the great uses for coffee grounds in gardens.

You’ll find that becoming an expert on the details will take you and your garden farther than you’ve ever imagined.

Propagating Plants

We love Propagating Plants so much that we thought it deserved it’s very own section! Plant propagation is a natural way to expand your plant baby family without having to spend more money at the nursery. The steps involved might vary, though, from plant to plant, so make sure you’re following the correct guidelines!

And if you’re getting into plant propagation, then you’ll also want to learn about making your own Homemade Rooting Hormone!

wooden raised flower bed

Inspiration and Ideas

If you’re looking for unique gardening ideas for your project, you’re in the right place. We even have great greenhouse ideas, and easy and attractive backyard plant ideas.

Gardening in the cold? We even have winter gardening ideas!

Looking for a fun birthday or holiday present? Check out our favorite gifts ideas for gardeners and garden gift guide for men, women, and children!

Holidays

Who doesn’t like to decorate their garden for yearly traditions? Whether or not you throw parties, and especially if you have kids, gearing up for the holidays—from Halloween to Christmas—is a great way to get into the mood and give a little spark to your backyard.

How to Create a Spooky and Fun Halloween Haunted Garden
Halloween Garden Gnomes
Halloween Garden Flags
Halloween Plants


Supplies

It’s no secret that gardening takes a lot of supplies. And with all the products available in stores and online these days, garden supply shopping can get overwhelming, fast. But whether you’re in need of a greenhouse supplies checklist or just on the lookout for fun fruit picking baskets, we’ve got great recommendations. 

If you’re just joining the garden world, you might want to start out with our favorite low-maintenance plants. If you’re a veteran, then you already have all the basics and maybe could benefit from something helpful like seed organizers or small greenhouses for your indoor plants.

Head over to our official garden supplies and garden tools page for more great products!

Columnar Trees
Compost Starters
Compost Thermometers

Greenhouse Kits
Mini Greenhouses
Plant Covers

Outdoor Potting Bench
Raised Bed Soil
Raised Garden Bed Kits


Clothes and Accessories

If you call yourself a gardener, then you should look the part, too! Jokes aside, special clothes and accessories are important to protect your skin and nice clothes from sweat, grime, and other natural elements. Some accessories. Like Claw Garden Gloves, even make your job easier, while some clothes like Funny Gardening Shirts will put a smile on everyone’s face!


Gardening FAQs

What month should I start planting in my garden?

The best time to start planting in your garden depends on the climate and the type of plants you want to grow. As a general rule, you should plant cool-season crops, such as lettuce, spinach, and peas, in early spring or late summer, and warm-season crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, in late spring or early summer.

What can be composted?

Most organic materials can be composted, including:

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Grass clippings and leaves
  • Shredded paper and cardboard
  • Eggshells and nutshells
  • Yard trimmings and prunings

However, some materials should not be composted, such as meat, dairy, and bones, which can attract animals and pests, and pet waste, which can contain pathogens.

What is raised-bed gardening?

Raised-bed gardening is the practice of growing plants in a raised bed, which is a rectangular or square container made of wood, metal, or other materials that is filled with soil. Raised beds can be built at any height, but most are between 6 and 24 inches tall.

What are the advantages of greenhouse gardening?

Greenhouse gardening has many advantages, including: 

  • Extending the growing season by providing a warm and protected environment for plants
  • Protecting plants from pests and diseases, such as aphids and fungal infections
  • Providing a controlled environment for growing plants that require specific conditions, such as tropical plants or seedlings
  • Saving water by reducing evaporation and runoff
  • Reducing the need for pesticides and herb

Start Your Garden!

Check back often, because we’re always updating our content with more helpful guides and info posts. In the meantime, take a look at our other gardening content!