recession garden

Win free seeds at The Gardener’s Rake garden contest.

With the trend towards “going green”, recession or victory gardens and the economy The Gardeners Rake will be doing its part to encourage gardening with a Win Free Seed’s contest. Whether you are a new gardener or a seasoned gardener come join in the fun. There are three contests. 1.    Write a mini story on a gardening experience. No, it does not need to be long. This story could be a gardening tip that saves time or money, a...

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Winter Recession Garden: Indoor Composting

The start of the Winter Recession Garden is under way and I am pleased so far.  I have my pots washed, sterilized and I added sterilized soil to more small terra cotta pots.  I already have lettuce, spinach, onions and garlic growing. And I have a cherry tomato plant hanging plant and strawberry hanging plant already growing and producing. My next step is to add a few more vegetables and a few herbs. I have pots ready and I will grow these in...

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Winter Recession Garden

Today is day one of my Winter Recession Garden. I have left over seeds from summer, which are still viable so I will not be buying any seeds at this time. Fresh seeds also do not hit the stores until later February or March in my zone 5 climate. Tip: Order your seeds from catalogs as soon as possible. I always enjoy ordering seeds when he snow is falling and is too cold to want to be outdoors Today I am organizing my seeds and cleaning my...

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Recession Gardening: Create a City Garden Retreat

Many town and city dwellers are adding a small space garden retreat to their homes and apartments. photo credit: Mike Raybourne They have realized that fresh vegetables, fragrant flowers and savory herbs are possible to grow, even in the smallest of spaces. A tiny urban plot, a balcony, sunny windowsill, or even by using a community garden, they can grow fresh chemical free produce. Gardening Tips for setting up a small Urban Garden Evaluate...

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Recession Garden Plan for $20

I recently decided to put in my garden for the family for Twenty dollars in cost this year. It’s easy to get carried away with garden gadgets, tools and soil mixes. And with many people creating their first garden I thought this was the time to see about putting in a garden at a reasonable cost. Many gardens can cost between $50 to 100 to create. photo credit: iLoveButter So I saw an ad in the newspaper for garden seeds on sale at the local...

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The Obamas Vegetable Garden at the White House

The Obamas Vegetable Garden at the White House Michele Obama, along with help from twenty-three fifth graders from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, started to dig up the new 1,100-square-foot Victory garden plot in the White House Lawn on Friday March 20. The gardens location is near the Obama girls’ swing set and will be visible to people passing by the White House if using E Street.   photo credit: Super Is Sunny There has not...

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