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When you don’t have a lot of space but still want to grow juicy tomatoes, 5 gallon buckets are the way to go. This is the first year we decided to try it and it worked out great. We had tomatoes in no time and they were just as good as they would be in a garden but less of hassle and no weeds to pull. The process was simple to do with the instructions listed below. How to Grow Tomatoes in 5 Gallon Buckets Supplies Needed Cordless Drill 1 inch hole saw Stainless Steel Rigid 2 hole conduit strap…

This DIY Vertical Herb Garden is a good weekend project to do and doesn’t take up too much time. I love the fact that I can grow my own herbs at home and eliminate trips to the store when I need some for cooking. All I have to do is go out to my backyard and cut what I need to cook with. And if you want a large variety of herbs you can add some more vertical racks by hanging them on your fence. These racks are reusable too so every year you can have fresh herbs right outside…

7 Tips for Growing Gorgeous Iris Iris are classic flowers that gardeners have enjoyed for generations. This perennial can be planted once, and enjoyed for years to come without a whole lot of hassle. If you are considering adding the beauty and grace of iris to your yard this year, here are 7 tips for growing gorgeous iris that you should know! Give them six hours of sun. Iris love the sun on their faces, so be sure you are planting bulbs in an area that gets at least six hours of sun. It will not matter if it…

Raised Bed Gardening 101 You may have heard a great deal about raised beds lately, as it seems more and more people are opting for raised beds over the traditional garden. There are many reasons why a raised garden bed may be ideal for you, and you will want to consider these reasons when planning your garden layout this summer season! So how do you know if a raised garden bed is right for you, and if it is, how do you go about planning a successful one? Well the good news for you is we have compiled some helpful…

People plant gardens for many reasons. Some love having fresh food at their fingertips, others love that gardening saves them money. Some love the aesthetics of a garden, while others find peace doing it. Whatever the case may be, we all have our reasons for enjoying this amazing pastime! If you are on the fence about planting a garden this year and need a little convincing, take a look below at 50 reasons to plant a garden. You will find 50 reasons worth getting out and digging in the dirt for, and hopefully, will find a little inspiration to get…

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReadySetGro #CollectiveBias It’s that time of year to start planting the flowers around the house. I love this time of year as we get to dress up the outside of our house and get away from the dreaded boring winter look. Adding a hanging flower basket on my front porch makes it look so inviting but I can never seem to find the mixture of colors I want and the prices can be expensive. This year I decided to make my own…

Outdoors is fun, entertaining and one of the great joys of spring and summer, until the bugs invade. I have used everything, such as, bug spray,  candles, bug zappers, torches, etc. to get ride of the bugs and still have not luck. Sometimes I feel like I get bit even more. In place of spray and pesticides, why not try a cluster of mosquito-repelling potted plants. When grouped together near a seating area on your deck or patio, they make a pretty and lush addition to your outdoor landscape while also protecting you and your guests. These plants are sun-loving and…