Permaculture Natural Gardening with Permaculture Methods

Natural gardening and back to Eden.

Permaculture Natural Gardening “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.” Bill Mollison1) Mother Nature’s lead using the principles of permaculture natural gardening just … Read more

The Gardening Business for Backyard Growers

Put Your Backyard to Work for You Have you ever thought of making some extra cash from your yard garden? For backyard growers, it’s good to know that you can actually earn money by doing what you love: planting, gardening and growing! Sure… chances are slim that you will get wealthy from gardening and selling produce … Read more

Treat Powdery Mildew on Plants

Yuk! What’s that white stuff on the leaves? If your plants have been attacked by powdery mildew, you know the frustration and challenge of this garden nemesis.  White powdery mildew is a fairly common problem, so if you haven’t yet encountered it, that’s great, but file this away, just in case. You can have vibrant green leafed … Read more

Chili Pepper Art and a Sad Story Made Glad Through Gardening

Colorful Chili Peppers, Pepper Plant

Chili Peppers for Function, Food and Beauty If you love peppers and hot sauce, you’re not alone. Many people are big fans of hot chili peppers, from connoisseurs who swear they can tell a difference in the numerous types to those who go for the hottest of the hot and like to burn holes in … Read more

Best LED Grow Lights and Other Favorites

Gardeners Get Addicted to Gardening… …to having fresh food readily available. Once you’re used to fresh from the garden, to buy packaged, canned or frozen food is never the same and even the fresh produce is not as fresh as from your garden. It’s just never as good. For people who love the idea of growing their … Read more

Benefits of White Vinegar for Weeds, Mosquito Bites and Ants

From homemade insect repellent and mosquito bite remedy to cleaning with vinegar and getting rid of ants, vinegar is an essential home and garden staple. The best vinegar to have on hand for cleaning is white vinegar because it has the highest acetic acid content. The next best is distilled vinegar, which is also used … Read more

CD Suncatcher and Bird Repellent

CD Sun Catchers, Wind Chimes, and Other Bird Chasers Here are some crafty garden ideas for making bird-repelling CD suncatchers out of old CDs and DVDs. More than artsy, these light-catching mobiles are also functional. Helen Joe, from the Gardens All Facebook community says: “We hang them all over our garden to ward off critters who keep … Read more

Turn that Old Swimming Pool into a Backyard Garden

What to do with that old swimming pool? If you have an old swimming pool that’s no longer being used for swimming, whether it’s a kiddie pool, an above ground style, or an in-ground concrete pool, these can become ready made garden beds. Even if you don’t have one, if you’re a gardener, you’ll likely … Read more

Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy Rash

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, or like to do hiking in the woods, you’ll want some natural remedies for poison … Read more

Biointensive Gardening Tips for More with Less

If you could grow 2-6 times more produce and use less water, wouldn’t you want to? No brainer, obvious “YES”, right? Biointensive gardening is the buzzword in gardening these days and for good reason. With the practical biointensive process, you can repair soil, increase yield, and save water and money. But what is it? What is … Read more