Should I Put Gravel in My Bottom of My Garden Bed?

One of the most common questions from home gardeners is “Do I put gravel in the bottom of my raised garden bed?”. In this article I’m going to explain why you should and shouldn’t. Most people’s first thought when they hear about gravel in a raised garden bed is “No!” But, that’s not necessarily true….

An Organic Garden Pest Control Guide to Creating Biodiversity

Organic garden pest control starts with understanding the enemy. There are literally hundreds of thousands of different types of pests that can wreak havoc on your home garden and home lawn. Many of these common pests don’t even come near your home garden or your plants. For example, termites may not attack your house or…

Organic Raw Fiber Garden of Life by Karen Smith

A home garden of Life’s Abundance is an organic raw vegetable and herb garden based on the diet and natural living lifestyle of the author. With a refreshing and nutrient rich combination of soluble and insoluble fiber from raw sprouted grains, nuts and legumes, this organic garden of life has no harmful fibrous proteins like…

What Are Food Gardens?

It’s very easy to start growing your own food gardens and the rewards can be tremendous. People all around the world have been gardening for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians kept records of how they created their own gardens and they are still able to grow crops that are delicious to eat today. The…

Fill Raised Bed With Just Compost?

What can I do to add nutrients to my soil that my plants can use? This is one of the most common gardening questions. Most gardeners’ reply: “fill it with compost.” While this is true, it isn’t the best answer. In fact, it isn’t even sustainable or beneficial! Composting your garden waste on your own…

How Do I Get Rid of Ants?

You have probably read all kinds of things about getting rid of ants in your garden. The grocery store and garden center shelves are replete with organic garden tips and tricks, each claiming to be the best at getting rid of that pesky problem. Organic garden pest control can be expensive, especially if you need…

What Can I Plant in My Edible Garden?

Your garden might at first be a blank canvas. You’ve got your flowers, your herbs, and your vegetables, but you can’t seem to create the right atmosphere for any of them. If you are like most gardeners, you then start researching about what kind of plants you can grow and where in your garden you…

What is the Best Type of Fertilizer?

Have you ever wondered what exactly is organic fertilizer? Do you know if you should be using it and what type would work best for your garden? With so many different types of fertilizers on the market today it can be confusing as to which one will work best for your garden. Organic fertilizers are…

How Do You Manage an Edible Garden?

Learning how to manage an edible garden can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying gardening experiences that you can enjoy. It can also be a difficult and time consuming task. There are some simple garden tricks that you can use and apply in order to have a better garden. This article will give…