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12 Wind-Resistant Plants To Add To Your Garden This Winter

It’s well-known that plants need air to grow, but having strong or gale-force winds blow at them will do more harm than good. This fact holds up during winter, where winter gales—particularly later into the season—can cause desiccation. The wind can make plants lose the water in their leaves, and it’s impossible to replace that…

Growing Brassica Vegetables

Brassica vegetables are a vast category of plants that include broccoli, cabbage, and kale. Luckily, they all have incredibly similar care requirements. They’re also healthy foods that are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Growing them for yourself can add more flavor to your meals, and give you access to fresh produce at any time.…

12 Uses for Herbs Besides Cooking

Fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, mint, thyme, basil and sage are known for their use in the kitchen, especially for seasoning or garnishing delicious meals. However, herbs have been used throughout history, across many cultures, for a wide variety of uses besides cooking. With their strong aromatics and medicinal properties, herbs are used in…

Beautiful Flowering Vines to Bring Beauty to your Yard

Flowering vines are a beautiful addition to any garden, adding a pop of color to your garden design and a show-shopping center piece to your yard. Gardeners can get creative with flowering vines, letting them grow up and over arbors, trellises, walls, posts, fences, railings and any supported structure. Flowering vines are often used by…

How to Make Compost and Eliminate Food Waste

All sustainable gardeners should have a compost pile because of its many advantages to the environment and improved garden success. Compost can act as a soil conditioner, fertilizer, and a natural pesticide, and it can also help the environment by keeping food waste out of landfills. Making your own soil by composting is a green…

Natural Weed Killers That Won’t Kill Your Flowers

All gardeners know that it’s a skill in itself to get rid of the weeds in your flower beds without destroying your beautiful flowers along with it. The best way to do it is to use natural weed killers, many of which are common household items already in your kitchen. Many weed killers on the…

Garden Disease Prevention

There are 70,000,000 articles written about the importance of crop rotation to avoid the spread of plant diseases in your garden. Foremost in my mind is not letting them get started in the first place. Garden Savvy has a host of links on how to control garden disease but you should implement a prevention program…

Top 5 Composting Methods that Reduce Waste

Composting requires little effort in exchange for numerous benefits, making it a no brainer to start composting at home or in any setting that produces waste. Composting is good for the environment, reduces waste, and produces top quality, nutrient-rich soil that can be used in various gardening practices. What Is Composting? Composting is the process…

The 20 Best How To Build A Greenhouse Guides

How to build a greenhouse? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’ve come to the right place. Owning a greenhouse is one of the best ways to extend your growing season, or enable you to grow plants outside your growing zone. The USDA has created a wonderful tool that helps you identify your growing zone.…

Frost Protection Tips for Winter Gardeners

Gardening can be difficult enough to figure out at times but add frost in the mix and it’s a whole different ball game. Although the cold weather of winter will bring frost, it doesn’t need to be the end of your garden as you know it. Preparing for frost can extend your growing season and…