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Spring Clean Your Garden Toolsby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Now that the days are starting to get longer and the air is starting to get warmer, I'm itching to get outside and garden. Since I live in Colorado, I still have several weeks before... Read More

How to Plan Your Gardenby  

This post was originally published in March of 2011, but we're sharing it today because it's gardening season once again! Use these tips to plan your own garden and discover how fun and easy it can be to grow your... Read More

Gardening Tips for Beginners: Resources to Help You Dive Into Gardening With Courage!by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I am not a gardener. I feel that in order to gain that title, one must successfully keep a plant alive for more than a month. Ahem. It’s, uh, on my bucket list... If grocery... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: What to Growby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This month at Keeper of the Home, we're discussing Gardening 101, and we're continuing this week with the second part of Gardening with Herbs 101.  Let's jump right in to my favorite part of gardening:... Read More

How to Plan Your Garden, Part 2by  

Were you as inspired as I was by Shannon's post on Tuesday? I completely understand what she means about becoming more and more excited each year as she considers what she can grow and preserve. I feel the same way.... Read More

Plan & Plant Now for Sustainability, Freedom, and a Backyard Revolutionby  

I am not an expert gardener and have only spent the last few years taking a stab at preserving what we eat and eating what we preserve. Every year, though, I grow more and more excited because every year we... Read More

How to Plan Your Gardenby  

[caption id="attachment_10002" align="alignnone" width="518" caption="From my own garden plans, two of my raised beds with plans for greens, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli."][/caption] In our Gardening 101 series, we’ve talked about a lot of different things so far... how to... Read More

7 Reasons to Square Foot Gardenby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer Spring is right around the corner, literally.  The first day of Spring officially arrives on Sunday! With the arrival of spring, there’s lots of talk here on Keeper of the Home about gardening this... Read More

How to Plant a Garden That Works for Where You Liveby  

When I first began, I suppose I had this idea that gardening was the same everywhere... you dug up some dirt, put in seeds, fertilized and pulled some weeds, then enjoyed a harvest. A little naive (or maybe just hopeful),... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Where to Beginby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This month at Keeper of the Home, we're discussing Gardening 101.  What better way to throw off the weariness of winter than with the joyous awakening of the earth around us?  Today I'll be... Read More

Selecting Seeds for Garden Successby  

Shelves stuffed full of beautiful envelopes that seem about to burst with potential. Page after glossy page of glorious looking, boldly colored vegetables. No wonder it's so hard to choose seeds for your garden with all the options out there! Beyond... Read More

Gardening 101 Series and Heirloom Seedsby  

Spring is fast approaching (are you as giddy as I am?) and our themes this month at Keeper of the Home are right on topic. We'll be sharing about non-toxic cleaning including lots of cleaner recipes, just in time for... Read More

7 Gardening Lessons from a Novice Gardenerby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Growing your own organic vegetables is a great way to provide your family with nourishing and frugal food.  Last summer was my first real attempt at growing our own food in a garden. Although... Read More

Gardening in Less-than-Ideal Spacesby  

I adore my new home. It's large, beautiful and perfectly suited to our family. The only downside? Leaving behind my beloved 12 x 28 ft, perfectly sunny garden that I have loved on and built up for the past 3... Read More

Naturally Controlling Pests in the Organic Gardenby  

Guest Post by Rene of Budget Saving Mom Pests are something that organic gardeners have to deal with. However, there are ways to deal naturally with pests so that you are still able to limit your exposure to chemicals that... Read More

Getting Organized in the Garden: Seed Starting and Planting Scheduleby  

One step to ensuring a really good gardening season is knowing in advance what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. This will help you to avoid planting things too late because you weren't ready or... Read More

Organization in the Garden: Evaluating What You Have and What You Needby  

January tends to find me just a little bit giddy. Throughout the fall and early winter, I am just pooped from gardening and preserving season. I don't really want to see another canning jar, or hardly even another fresh tomato,... Read More

A Tale of Two Gardens: Part 2by  

By popular demand, I decided to run the second part of this post right away. The suggestions are so valuable, and having gardened myself for 3 years now, I can definitely attest to the wisdom in these tips. I know... Read More

A Tale of Two Gardensby  

I'm excited to introduce this two-part guest post to you! Amber had so many wonderful things to say about her (and her family's) experience of gardening and such helpful suggestions that I decided to turn it into a series. I... Read More

5 Steps to Being a Lazy Gardenerby  

Though the title of this post is a bit tongue in cheek, I really haven't been a terribly conscientious or hardworking gardener so far this spring. Just feeling all-around busier this year than last, and having to contend with a... Read More

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