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How to Make Calendula Cream and Oil + Benefits!

By Jane Seeley with GardensAll Calendula (Calendula officinalis), is a flower with many benefits and from a very worthy family of plants. Related to—and sometimes confused with—Marigold (Tagetes), they're both little cousins of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). Calendula is the...

Pumpkin on a Stick Ornamental Eggplant (Yes… Eggplant!)

Is it a pumpkin? Is it a tomato...? No! It's actually an eggplant! Seeds arrived in the mail from GardensAll Facebook community member, Kathlyn Pykosz Cairns, so we had to grow some! Gardeners with seeds in hand... #planted! It's been fun...

Cucamelon – the Cutest Little Exotic Vegetable

Cucamelons are also known as: Mexican Sour Gherkin Mouse Melon Mexican Cucumber Sandita (Central American name, meaning little watermelon) Well, here it is summer and it's a joy to see our gardening efforts paying off with loads of produce, particularly...

Blueberry Fertilizer and 3 Easy Steps to Healthier Bushes

If Your Blueberries are Struggling... A couple years ago, our blueberry production was way off. The 40 plants at the upper level looked to be struggling. A few didn't make it. Last year they did fantastic. This year, we removed...

Best Plants for Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

Harvesting Instead of Mowing Convert your front lawn into a gardenscape. No more mowing... instead, you can harvest bounties of fresh garden vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits! Who decided that grass should be the "standard" house front? Sure, an expanse of...

Garden Memes: Quotes and Sayings for Life, Growth and Inspiration

Some of our favorite quotes to inspire the gardener and nature lover in all of us! This first one is from a Gardens All Facebook community member, Connie Oliveaux. She's made some LOVELY creative garden signs and garden spaces. See which...
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Blueberry Soil pH and Acidity

When it comes to blueberries, few things are better than picking blueberries fresh from your own garden and popping them straight into your mouth! Blueberry pancakes are pretty high on the list though. 😋 Blueberries are an amazing, delicious and nutritious...

Deep Mulch Gardening with Ruth Stout

This Unorthodox Gardener Stopped Tilling and Turning One of our longtime GardensAll community members sent us a link that ties in with the use of hay and straw in our gardens, the Ruth Stout way. The article is fascinating and engaging, even beyond...
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Epsom Salt for Plants and People

Epsom Salt for People Epsom is most commonly thought of as a healing remedy for soaking tired feet or a hot restorative bath, but it can also be a wonderful supplement in your garden. Epsom salts do far more than relieve tired...

Milorganite Organic Fertilizer for Green Gardens and Lawns

The US Nation's Largest Recycling Program Earth Day We use Milorganite fertilizer, so we thought we'd share this with you. The origin of Earth Day, coincidentally, is home to the world’s longest-running and nation’s largest recycling program: Milorganite. But Earth Day and Milorganite...