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Tomato Plant Diseases and How to Avoid Them

There is nothing like picking your own vine-ripened tomatoes to give you a sense of accomplishment as a gardener. Bursting with flavor and available in hundreds of hybrid heirloom tomatoes varieties, this extremely versatile fruit is not only easy to...

Square Foot Gardening – Benefits and How To

Mel Bartholomew 1931 - 2016 The founding father of Square Foot Gardening, also known as SFG, Mel Bartholomew died on 4/28/16 at the age of 85. The passing of a legend, yet his legacy lives on... and grows. We should all be...

Calendula Officinalis: Edible, Medicinal, Pesticide and Beautiful

Uses and benefits of calendula Meet Calendula and Why You'll Want to Get Acquainted Calendula - (Calendula officinalis) - is a flower with many benefits and from a very worthy family of plants. Related to, and sometimes confused with, Marigold -...

Food as Medicine and Fuel for Health and Vitality

Foods can cause disease... or foods can cure disease. Animals in the wild tend to know innately, which foods to eat and which to avoid. They also tend to know which foods to consume to help heal. In modernity humans...

Edible Landscapes, Yard Gardens and Foodscaping – a Growing Trend

Foodscape Your Landscape! If you're a regular visitor to the GardensAll.com site, then you already know that we love the idea of permaculture and using our yards to serve more than aesthetics. It just makes sense to plant trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs...

Community Gardens and Guerilla Gardening with Ron Finley

Growing a brighter future with community gardens. As a millennial who spends a little bit (okay a lot) of time on technology—it is my work, after all—it's really inspiring to see a wave of people from all generations getting back...

Natural Mosquito Repellent and Medicinal, Catnip – Not Just for Cats

Catnip is for people too, with many uses and benefits. Catnip - Nepeta cataria Everyone knows that most cats love catnip, but fewer realize that catnip is not just for cats. In fact, catnip is a delightful, soothing and medicinally beneficial...

Deer Repellent: How to Keep Deer out of the Garden

What We Use for Deer Repellents Back in the day when we had a landscaping business in Asheville, NC, one of our Biltmore Forest customers asked us to do something about the deer destroying her prized hostas and other plantings. This...

Food Documentary: Making a Living with Small Farms

Ingredients Documentary We really enjoyed watching this documentary film—Ingredients, by Bebe Neuwirth—on earning money and making a living with small and micro farming. This food documentary, Ingredients, by Bebe Neuwirth is available for FREE through Amazon Prime, as of this writing. It’s also...
natural remedies for poison ivy

Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy Relief and Prevention

Poison Ivy rash can be excruciating. The itchy red bumpy raised areas that can eventually ooze icky liquid can show up from a few hours to a few days after exposure. If you have poison ivy in your yard or area,...