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Gardening Ideas

Enjoy your garden even more! Find practical do-it-yourself advice, hints and inspirations that will help you have healthy plants, beautiful flowers, a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables, and the perfect home landscape. Scroll down to find hundreds of tips and tutorials and then click through to learn more. Repin your favorites to your own board so you’ll have help when you need it. ( Editors, Please only post pins that link to original sources of GARDEN do it yourself ideas.)

Gardening Ideas

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Garden Shed by Calico Apron on Flickr..

DIY complete instructions to build this amazing smokehouse...

Framework for a Garden Retreat..

Gorgeous garden with hostas, Choco Nishiki and Sagae, Geranium macrorrhizum, and a Japanese maple....

Different types of mulch- Different kinds, types and uses and other landscape and garden tips.

DIY Dry Creek Bed Ideas for your landscape. Beautiful ways to add a creek to your yard or landscape without adding water.

photo credit: amazinginteriordesign

photo credit: lovelygreens

Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr

Gorgeous Garden Trellis Projects for Your Yard. Fun ideas, designs and tutorials.

6 companion planting mistakes to avoid

Free Printable Vintage French Seed Packets to download! Plus a tutorial on How to Make beautiful wall hanging art / decor from scrap wood and vintage seed packets! Great Mother's Day gift idea !

Add some vintage style to your home by transforming old teacups into mini planters. They add such an elegant display to your indoor herb garden or kitchen windowsill on top of being super simple to make.

Home grown purple carrots...The use of compost in growing carrots is important for two reasons. Compost helps defend carrots from diseases that might injure the growing tip, another cause of forked roots. Garden carrots also need soil that is well endowed with potassium, which is naturally abundant in homemade compost. I also mix in a very light application of organic fertilizer when preparing to plant carrots, and then water the bed thoroughly.

Pleasing Garden Bees...Honeybees that access a wide variety of nectar and pollen sources enjoy better nutrition, and honeybees that feed in organic gardens are less likely to be affected by pesticide residues linked to Colony Collapse Disorder.

The Case for Growing Kohlrabi....Becoming a good vegetable gardener often means opening your mind and your garden to unfamiliar food crops. Such is the case with kohlrabi, a vegetable virtually unknown outside Northern Europe and Kashmir until the last few decades. A thoroughly modern vegetable, historians think that kohlrabi was developed in Northern Europe only 500 years ago, mostly likely by selecting from “marrow cabbage,” a type of cabbage with a thick heart.

Attracting Beneficial Insects with Flowers Insect populations change during the growing season, as do the plants that attract them. One of the goals of working with insectary plants is to have new things coming into bloom as others fail, so that beneficials always have a dependable supply of nectar and pollen.

How to Stop a Stump from Growing Back, Organically. Tutorial on using Epsom Salts by Lavende&Lemonade

top 20 perennials for your garden

DIY Backyard Greenhouse designs- Amazing ideas for backyard greenhouses. Tips, tricks, and greenhouse designs and tutorials.

Great Ideas for using rock mulch in your landscape, planting areas and garden. Tips, design ideas and tutorials for your yard.

Outdoor Playset Ideas for Your Backyard. Fun, creative ideas for playset for your playgrounds.