Vertical Gardening Tips and Ideas on a Budget

Imagine the joy of being able to shop for fruit and vegetables right in your backyard rather than at the grocery store. That dream is now a reality for around 42% of Americans. They now spend their hard-earned dollars on seed and saplings rather than squash and spinach from the store.

If...

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Most Affordable and Productive Medicinal Plants to Grow

 

We have used medicinal plants in healthcare for thousands of years. Studies have been conducted across the world to prove how good they really are, and most of the time, medicinal plants win the argument. Although we can’t always do without modern medicine, curing common ailments and...

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Companion Planting Chart for Herbs

 

Did you know that there are more microorganisms in one teaspoon of soil than there are people on the planet? These microbes are an important part of the ecosystem of your garden, and keep your soil healthy and packed full of nutrients.

The thing is, different plants need...

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Rose Bush Care: Methods and Techniques

 

Did you know archaeologists have found rose bushes that are 1000 years old? And really, it's no wonder they're still a popular choice for gardens and budding horticulturists.

They have incredible scents, look gorgeous in a garden, and you can even eat them and add them...

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Herbalist Garden: Getting Started

 

While herbs were cultivated clear back to the time of Adam and Eve, medicinal herbalist gardens such as that of St. Gall have been in use for hundreds of years. This just shows that humanity has not only been using but has been reliant on natural remedies and...

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How to Plant, Grow and Care for English Lavender & Other Edible Blooms

 

We have been lied to about lavender. While many like to share that lavender was a biblical plant, unfortunately, those statements have been confused with another plant referred to as Spikenard. Spikenard is much different from the variety of spike lavender said to be the same...

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How to Plant and Propagate Elderberry Bushes

 

Elderberries come in two varieties: American (Sambucus canadensis) and European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra). The American elderberry is smaller and grows to be 6 to 10 feet tall. The European elderberry can grow up to 10 feet tall. 

The Sambucus elderberry grown in the United...

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How to Stratify and Scarify Medicinal Plant Seeds

 

We've all been there. Our new botanical seeds arrived in the mail, we planted them eagerly into the ground, and then... nothing. They don't sprout; they don't grow, and we're left wondering if our green thumbs have shriveled off.

Did you know, though, this happens because seeds...

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How to Plant Roses for Preservation and Production

 

Imagine going out to your rose garden to cut a few stems for your dinner plate, not for your sweetheart. Growing edible roses is a time-honored pastime, though it may sound weird at first.

Did you know the Greeks, Romans, and Persians all loved using roses to cook with? They...

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How to Grow Roses from Cuttings (Edible Roses)

 

What if I told you that you could increase your rose garden for free? Or even start your rose garden for free? Also, that the free rose garden you grow can produce edible roses that will add high amounts of vitamin c to your diet? Wait, are roses edible? Yup, they sure are!

 

Ok, ok,...

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Rose Tea Benefits and Damask Roses

You are probably wondering. I have all of these roses in my yard, I wonder if I can use them for tea? I wonder what I do with these roses? Is there a special kind of rose that is good for tea? No worries my friend not only are there great ways to preserve flowers for tea but there are lots of...

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6 Tips on How to Grow an Herbal Tea Garden

Herbs can be a great place for the beginner gardener to start. Many types of herbs are easy to grow, and these tips will have you soon growing herbs like a pro. 

You read The Secret Garden as a little girl and imagined the vast walls of climbing plants surrounding that quiet, beautiful...

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