10 Easy to Grow Vegetables for Beginners
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10 Easy to Grow Vegetables for Beginners

Easy to grow vegetables suitable for a fuss-free garden or the beginner gardener. Includes ten different vegetables, recommended varieties, and basic growing instructions. Every gardener asks themselves the same question each spring – what am I going to grow this year? For seasoned gardeners, tried and tested veg and varieties will feature on the menu….

6 Ways to Use Sustainable Garden Design in your Backyard
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6 Ways to Use Sustainable Garden Design in your Backyard

Clever tips for using the way wild ecosystems work to create a self-sustaining and bountiful food garden. This is sustainable garden design at its best and benefits soil, plants, yield, and community By Zach Loeks, Director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute Sustainable garden design, regenerative gardening, permaculture design, natural gardening; all of these practices have…

Grow an Outdoor Herb Garden in this DIY Herb Spiral
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Grow an Outdoor Herb Garden in this DIY Herb Spiral

Grow more herbs in less space in a DIY Herb Spiral. This innovative outdoor herb garden allows you to grow more herbs in less space using an attractive spiral design. Instructional video included. This DIY Herb Spiral project is from the new book, A Woman’s Garden Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things. One of…

DIY Organic Fertilizers for the Vegetable Garden
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DIY Organic Fertilizers for the Vegetable Garden

Make inexpensive environmentally-friendly homemade organic fertilizer for your vegetable garden from foraged and waste materials. Includes DIY Organic Fertilizers you can make from seaweed, comfrey, and nettles. On its own, soil is a mixture of sand, crushed rock, and non-living substances. It takes decayed and broken down leaves, bark, and animal waste to transform dirt…

How to Naturally Color Handmade Soap + Ingredients Chart
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How to Naturally Color Handmade Soap + Ingredients Chart

Plant-based and natural ways to color handmade cold-process soap. Includes natural soap colorants listed by hue, ingredient, and how to use them. Natural soap making is an exciting craft that anyone can do from the comfort of their own kitchen. Here on Lovely Greens, I share many small-sized cold-process soap recipes for beginners, and after…