Gardening is an effort that brings us closer to the ground and helps us to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the things that grow around us.  It’s not simply throwing some seed on the ground and hoping they’ll grow.  Gardening, true gardening, takes research, time, exertion and patience.  Not only can gardening be rewarding in the beauty it provides and harvest at the end of a long season, but it can also add to the value of your home and your peace of mind. 

One very interesting and beneficial thing I discovered this year is the amount of avid gardeners out there that are willing to share their garden bounty with others.  Like any other gardener sometimes our eyes get bigger than our gardens and we buy way too many seeds.  Many times they sit in a box for years until they go moldy and are no longer viable.  Trading them with other gardeners would be a much better way to get them used up.  Please visit my trade list for my list of plants, seeds, non garden items and wanted items.


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By Liss Burnell (c) 2005

Easy to make biodegradable plant pots.  Made with newspaper and homemade paste.

Newspaper Seed Starting Pots

Make your own biodegradable seed starting pots with your old newspaper.  Less chance of transplant shock when you can transfer seedling, pot and all to the garden

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5 comments for “Gardening

  1. Angie Fiack
    January 31, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I love gardening! I grow veggies, herbs, flowers, weeds (they grow REALLY well!) My grandson says I love gardening because I can play in the dirt. Can’t fool kids! LOL

  2. sandy weinstein
    February 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    i garden b/c i like plants however, then the deer and the bunnies eat everything….and nothing works….i love my flowers….i have over 11 acres and have put in abt 5 big flower beds…cuts down on the mowing…but a pain to put pine straw done every year.

  3. Wendy Collard
    February 16, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Gardening is so theraputic and can be a real money saver too! I have a small plastic greenhouse in my garden which was very cheap to buy and apart from the initial cost of tools, pots, propogators etc, from then on its just seeds, compost, twine and labels etc which need buying year after year. I grow flowers and veg and although i’m not expert I have learned a few things on the way from trial and error. The satisfaction gained when things flourish is wonderful. I also love getting the kids involved, they plant there own pots and water them and I can see there pride too 🙂 I am hoping this year will be a bit better in the UK, last year we seemed to skip spring altogether and it was all a bit of a disaster!

  4. February 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    This last year was my first attempt at gardening, I made an organic lettuce garden!

  5. Tammy Marie Markham
    February 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I really want to start gardening, but first i need to learn how to do it correctly, and it seems as though from your site, this will be one of my helpful sites to learn how to do it correctly. thank you.

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