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How to Grow Food Indoors

By Kim Robson: We talk a lot here on Green Mom about gardening and growing our own food. But many of us don’t have access to a backyard or even a patio or balcony. While growing plants in a tiny apartment might seem impossible, there are plenty of fresh fruits …

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Home Gardening on a Budget

By Kim Robson: Gardening can be expensive. Every year, I start a summer container garden. By the time I buy two or three bags of potting soil, a variety of plants, and maybe a few new pots, I’ve spent upwards of a hundred bucks. But it is possible to garden …

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Gardening with Kids

By Larraine Roulston: Gardening has been described as a “happy endeavor.” Research suggests that breathing in the soil’s bacteria can increase the brain’s serotonin levels. This may indicate that gardening offers therapy that acts as a natural antidepressant for young and old alike. My mother, a gardener with a truly great green thumb, …

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Is Organic Fertilizer Really Organic?

By Kim Robson: Most of us have gotten pretty good at reading food labels. But have you looked at the ingredients list on those store-bought bags of “organic” fertilizers? You may be shocked to find these components included: Chicken or Turkey Feathers Manure Dehydrated Manure Chicken Litter Bone Meal Fish …

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7 Tasks to Ready Your Garden for Spring

By Ann Sanders:  Spring is a stunning and bountiful season when your garden gets the opportunity to be at its best. But before the colorful and vibrant season arrives, you face the aftereffects of a harsh winter. The biting cold and the freezing snow can have some extreme impacts on …

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How to Overcome Common Compost Problems

By Larraine Roulston: In countries that are still experiencing snow, the only compost issue that will arise is that a composter may fill to the top before spring. If this is occurring, try putting insulation around the unit or obtain a second composter. During the cold season, the composting process slows down; however, once …

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9 Attractive Flowers that Bloom in the Winter Season

By Ann Sander: If you are a fan of flowers but cannot grow some due to extreme weather conditions in your area during winter, worry no more. There are several flowers that bloom in the winter time such as Nemesia, Witch Hazel and Pansy flower. These flowers are known to …

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Uses for Fresh Herbs

By Kim Robson: At our home, we love to grow our own veggies whenever possible. Fresh herbs top the list for culinary and medicinal uses. Every spring, I start a container garden for the season. Invariably, I pick up a variety of herbs to grow. I usually get mint, basil, …

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Making Compost Tea

By Larraine Roulston: Layering fruit/vegetable peelings with dry yard trimmings makes a great soil conditioner to enhance your garden. When soil is healthy, the helpful microbes greatly outnumber the harmful ones and keep them under control. Finished compost not only feeds the good microbes by increasing their numbers and diversity but also eliminates the …

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The Benefits of Using Mint

By Larraine Roulston: Mint contains source vitamins A, B-6, C, E and K; and minerals, including copper, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium, which makes it amazing for eating and/or drinking, skin application and therapy. Its history goes back to ancient times. Dried peppermint leaves have been discovered in several Egyptian pyramids. Greek and …

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