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Garden and growing how tos, tips, tricks, hacks, & frugal ideas for a thriving home garden.
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10 Best vegetables for containers: Containers can be an incredibly efficient way to grow edibles, whether you’re using them to supplement a larger backyard garden or as a standalone garden.

10 Best Vegetables for Containers - Empress of Dirt

8 Ways To Make Your Garden Awesome (no plants needed for these ideas!) #ebay

8 Ways To Make Your Garden Awesome

34 common garden pest including aphids, cabbage worms, and weevils and their natural controls for organic gardeners.

Common Garden Pests and Their Natural Controls - Empress of Dirt

Single-ingredient organic fertilizers have long been a mystery to me, and since I haven’t wanted to screw things up, I’ve been using the already-blended mixes from brands like Gardner and Bloome, which have formulations that work well for the different labeled uses (acid-loving plants, flowering plants, etc). Yet using single-ingredient fertilizers, and blending them yourself, …

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14 Fall Tips For A Better Spring Garden - do these now and thank yourself in spring! #gardenideas #spon

14 Fall Tips For A Better Spring Garden

Clematis 101 Easy Care Guide

Clematis 101. Easy Care Guide. Really. - Empress of Dirt

Clematis 101 Easy Care Guide | Clematis is one of the most-loved garden vines yet it's not always easy to know when to prune your vines or leave them alone. This will help you determine which type of clematis vine you have and when it's best to trim it back, and when you should leave it alone.

Clematis 101. Easy Care Guide. Really. - Empress of Dirt

Grow lights! | Grow an indoor vegetable garden for fresh veggies all year round

Grow an Indoor Kitchen Garden - Empress of Dirt

21 Gorgeous Flower Planter Ideas to inspire your garden. Urns, baskets, raised beds, and more!

21 Gorgeous Flower Planter Ideas - Empress of Dirt

The one word for too much basil -- pesto. Here's how to get more from your basil by pruning and picking.

How to Harvest Basil

How to grow sweet potato vine from cuttings. This is a great way to get new plants (FREE) plus see the tips for overwintering them so you have more for next year.

How to Grow Sweet Potato Vine from Cuttings - Empress of Dirt

Sunflower House. Fun to play in once the sunflowers grow tall.

Sunflower House

When It comes to quick, easy to grow, goof-proof annuals, sweet potato vine (Ipomoea butatas) is one of the best. I'll show you some creative uses for these reliable, gorgeous vines.

Grow Sweet Potato Vine {Quick + Easy Plants} - Empress of Dirt

How to grow sunflowers and what not to do. Make sure you grow them where they won't interfere with other plants.

Growing Sunflowers and What Not To do - Empress of Dirt

Learn how to make your own DIY real ivy topiary. On Sutton Place gives a step-by-step tutorial to create a topiary in a porch planter that can last through Christmas. Add white lights for a whimsical touch.

How to Make a Real Ivy Topiary - On Sutton Place

Learn an easy way to make Kokedama to create your own indoor string garden. This tutorial requires just a few items and can be made in less than an hour.

Easy Kokedama: Moss Ball String Garden - Garden Matter

Tips on how to grow peonies. Everything from soil conditions to USDA Plant Hardiness Zones to ants. Includes how to cut peonies for flower arrangements.

How To Grow Peonies - House of Hawthornes

Bird nesting boxes and bee houses can help wildlife and benefit your garden if used properly. These tips help you decide which type of species you want to house, including bees, bird, bats, and owls. Be sure to choose a house specifically designed for species in your area. #sponsored

How to Choose Bird Nesting Boxes & Bee Houses

Everything you need to know to grow fresh, delicious strawberries in your home garden or patio

How to Grow Strawberries - Empress of Dirt

Best Tips & Tricks For Seed Starting Success - beginner help is here!

Best Tips & Tricks For Seed Starting Success - Empress of Dirt

Give your outdoor living space a fresh boost! Just like a spring cleaning for your home, sometimes a new basket of flowers, garden art, patio set, or potting table can provide the unique style (or great place to nap) you've been looking for. Come see these ideas for a range of styles and budgets. #sponsored

10 Delightful Ways to Freshen Up Your Garden

The Scoop on Grow Lights with Sensible Gardening

The Scoop on Grow Lights

Easy seed starting tutorial, including tips on where to grow your seedlings, even if you think you don't have the space!

Vegetable Garden 101: How to Start Plants from Seeds

Smart tip for tiny garden seeds that get washed away in the rain: make your own seed tapes. These hold the seeds in place, right where you've sown them, until they've sprouted and can root in the soil. #spon

DIY Seed Tapes for Easy Growing

20+ Ideas for your home veggie garden - tradional kitchen garden

20+ Ideas For Your Home Veggie Garden - Empress of Dirt