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Vegetable Gardening: Remarkable Hacks for Growing Vegetables at Home

Vegetable Gardening: Remarkable Hacks for Growing Vegetables at Home

With food prices expected to continue to rise in the near future, more homeowners are turning to veggie gardens to offset the price of groceries.

For those who are new to gardening – or at least new to food gardening, vegetable gardening at home is an easy way to save money.

For instance, planting one tomato plant can provide you with 10 pounds of fruit over the course of a season.

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5 Dirt-cheap Ways to Start an Urban Vertical Garden

Urban Vertical Garden

Vertical gardening is a popular gardening strategy for ardent green thumbs. It’s one way of allowing more plants to grow and nurture with the right amount of soil, water and light.

It won’t really matter whether you’re a homeowner or a tenant. For as long as you have the necessary materials (and permits from your local council) to create your own vertical garden for added aesthetics and sustainability, there’s no way you can’t achieve your objective.

Starting your own green wall or living wall, as they call it, not only maximizes a small garden space. It also helps in boosting other plant species and improves the airflow within the area.

We’ve compiled five ways to help you kickstart a healthy vertical garden at home (especially if you’re on a budget).

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Why Adding Rocks in Pots to Improve Drainage is Dumb

Does adding rocks in containers to improve the drainage of your pot plant sound familiar?

Well, if you’ve been gardening for a while it should.

After all, this is what most green thumbs do. Spanning from the days of our great grandparents to the current generation, it’s a trusted procedure.

But what if I told you that placing rocks or gravel in pots to aid in drainage is dump?

Would you believe me?

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Growing Basil: How to Grow an Endless Supply of Basil on Autopilot

Growing Basil: How to Grow an Endless Supply of Basil on Autopilot

Basil is arguably one of the most popular herbs. Similarly, growing basil is easy and popular, especially common or sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum).

This member of the mint family is grown for its sweetly scented leaves used either fresh or dried that compliment a variety of foods.

But is it possible to grow this tasty microgreen totally on autopilot?

The short answer, yes it’s possible!

You want details, read on:

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12 Best Vegetables for Container Gardening Plus Bonus Tips

12 Best Vegetables for Container Gardening Infographic

​​​For most gardeners, growing vegetables in containers is a necessity.

Urban gardening often means growing on rooftops, balconies, alleyways, sidewalks or whatever little space the gardener has available.

Gardeners with physical disabilities find that growing vegetables in containers makes them far easier to reach and tend.

Unsuitable soil conditions such as sand, stone, and clay makes growing vegetables especially challenging.

And even in urban areas, gardeners often find container gardening as a way to avoid sharing their harvest with deer, rabbits and woodchucks.

If you are new to growing vegetables in containers, or have had limited success, here is an infographic with the best vegetables for container gardening to help you succeed.

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