Home Gardening Ideas

Last winter wasn’t the mildest but it was a good one for over wintering herb plants outdoors in the garden. Even herb varieties that are typically borderline hardy here in my growing region survived to put on a great show in the landscape this spring and summer. A big part of that success is location […]

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It’s been a couple of years since I began using the innovative Troy-Bilt FLEX System that employs a shared “power base” engine that connects to a variety of attachments to perform assorted tasks around the home and garden. Today I will share my experiences with a new addition to the FLEX line of equipment; the […]

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A previous post detailed a simple worm bin that can be made out of recycled materials and kept right inside your home. But not everyone wants to take care of worms or have them in the house, in spite of the benefits gained through recycling kitchen scraps and producing a wonderful plant fertilizer in the […]

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There are plenty of options for raising composting worms in bins, from basic home-made boxes to high-tech structures that can be purchased at retail stores or through the Internet. I tried many types of worm bins before finally settling on a simple and effective version as the best for my purposes, and will share that design with you […]

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What’s better than finding a great new gardening tool that saves time and effort as you make the yard and landscape look better? Well how about an entire collection of power tools that make your work go faster and easier… and do it without using gasoline or being tied to a cord and electrical outlet. […]

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With spring’s arrival and the weather steadily improving expect a flurry of activity both in the garden and here on the Veggie Gardening Tips website! This post will fill you in on what I’ve been up to, as well as what I have planned for the start of this growing season. My first highlight this year was […]

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It’s been two years since I received and reviewed the TB675 EC String Trimmer and that machine has continued to start and operate without a snag. My favorite aspects of the trimmer have been the reliability and easy starting with the JumpStart enging starter, and the fact that it runs on straight gasoline, so I […]

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Hand tools are an essential item for backyard gardeners, and using high quality tools means you’ll get the job done quicker while experiencing less wear and stress on the limbs and body. Good quality also makes the purchase of garden tools an investment that will last for years, or even generations! I have high-quality digging […]

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Many gardeners are intent on keeping bugs out of their garden, but I’m happy to invite them in for a visit, and then encourage them to make themselves right at home inside my veggie garden! Of course I’m referring to beneficial insects; the ones that pollinate flowers and feast on the bad bugs for dinner. […]

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