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Growing Herbs: What is a Kitchen Herb Garden?

Fresh kitchen herbs, such as cilantro, basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and any other fragrant spices, are a hot commodity in the kitchen. For many gardeners, it’s enticing to grow your own herbs, especially if cooking is a pastime you enjoy as well. Wouldn’t it be nice for your kitchen to be supplied with fresh herbs…

Gardening With Grains

Grains are grasses, too!  Just like perennial ornamental grasses, grains can be used in your garden or landscape to create seasonal color, texture, and serve as an important resource for local wildlife while naturally improving your soil. Did you know that all “true” grasses are part of the Poacaeae family, grains included? That is what…

Top 25 Gardening Podcasts

Who doesn’t love a good podcast? Podcasts are a great way to relax and learn something new. Here at Garden Savvy we listen to a lot of gardening podcasts, so we compiled our list of the best gardening podcasts.   These podcasts are not in any particular order as they are all wonderful and each…

Winter-Friendly Patio Plants for Year-Round Beauty

Livening up your front porch or any patio space is largely achieved through patio plants. Choosing the right plants, however, is what can make your patio stand out as a focal point within your home’s overall curb appeal. Patios can be an extension of our home design, and welcoming our guests starts there. While many…

DIY Organic Weed Killers That Actually Work

Home gardeners will be happy to know that typical household products that are likely already in your pantry can help minimize the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds are every gardener’s enemy and threaten ruining hours of hard work outside in the garden. Organic, homemade weed killers are the obvious safe choice when tending…

Southern Gardening Strategies

Garden Savvy’s co-founder George Nagrodsky, had the privilege of being featured on the Homesteading & Gardening in the Suburbs Podcast, hosted by Emma Raven of Misfit Gardening. George talked about how to grow a successful garden in a southern climate where heat and humidity make gardening a challenge. In this podcast George and Emma discussed:…

How I Manage My Homestead Garden in Alaska

In my day to day life, I meet people who want to know how it is to garden in Alaska. I started gardening as a way to pass time, but it was so therapeutic I got stuck to it. My whole experience can’t fit in one blog post, but I’ll try to give you a…

Planting, Pruning and Harvesting Fig Trees Right in Your Backyard

Figs are one of the oldest fruits in the world and still a mainstay in home gardens today. These fruits are known for their sweet taste, which pair well with strong cheeses like goat cheese and blue cheese. They’re also commonly served with prosciutto or cooked into a jam to pair with crackers or toast.…

Tips for Handling Waste in Your Garden

When we throw away organic materials, they end up in landfills and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Organic waste includes food scraps, plant-based materials, leaves and grass, cardboard and newspapers. If you find yourself throwing away grass clippings or tossing raked leaves in the trash, it’s time to try something new. Most garden and yard…

Houseplants That Can Survive Low Light Conditions

Don’t let the lack of light in your house, or in certain rooms, hinder you from growing atmosphere-enhancing indoor house plants. There are plenty of plant varieties that can survive low light conditions, some that can thrive in your darkest corner. Not every room in your home, apartment or office is going to be bursting…
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