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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…

Organic Ways to Keep Rabbits Out of the Garden

Rabbits and plants just don’t mix when it comes to gardening, especially when they’re eating or destroying the contents of your hard-earned garden. Rabbits or bunnies have a reputation of being cute and cuddly, but just because they’re a popular Easter staple in children’s books doesn’t mean they have a place in our gardens. To…

5 Tips on How to Keep your Indoor Plants Alive

Are you having trouble keeping your indoor plants alive and well? The rules of gardening can get overwhelming to beginner gardeners and even the most seasoned gardeners. With a list of gardening rules to keep track of, it’s inevitable we will overwater, underwater or mess up the proper guidelines to keep our house plants healthy.…

How Gardening Can Be a Natural Stress Reliver

The everyday stresses of life can pile up and most of us are looking for natural stress relievers to ease those burdens. Creating a beautiful garden, no matter the size, can relieve stress in many ways. Whether a flower or vegetable garden, your very own oasis away from life’s obligations can be great for overall…

Herbal Teas You Can Grow to Combat the Flu This Season

Like clockwork, the flu makes its rounds each winter. When we run the risk of catching the flu or common cold each year, we’re set back for a short period of time until it’s out of our system. However, the gardening experts at Garden Savvy believe you don’t have to suffer each year – there…

Best Chiminea: Get The Right Rustic Fireplace For Your Relaxation Space

With a name that translates from its native Spanish as “chimney”, these little fireplaces are popular decorative firepits. But not every chiminea can be the best chiminea for everyone, so today I’m going to demystify this traditional style of firepit! Its origins reach back hundreds of years, although it’s hard to pin down precisely when…

Selecting the Right Weed Wacker for Your Garden

Bulky Lawnmower If you own a garden or simply a lawn, then you know the key to keeping everything well-maintained lies in a high quality tool. When it comes to maintaining the yard, most people first think about lawn mowers but they aren’t the practical and that is why our recommendation is using a weed…

Why I Almost Quit Growing Tomatoes

I was about to give up growing tomatoes. It’s very challenging in the South-so many diseases to control. But, I don’t like to give up so I went all out this year and had the best crop ever.  In fact, most of our the freezer is filled with tomato sauce, courtesy of my wife. Not…
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