Put W-O-R-D to work and create a marvelous garden. Author Edward C. Smith is the brains behind this concept practiced throughout the chapters in The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edtion. W-O-R-D is an acronym for the WORD System:
O – Organic
R – Raised
D – Deep Soil
The current edition of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible shares what the author and his wife have learned over 30 years of living close to the earth growing their own vegetables. Their life choices are tied closely to nurturing and harvesting from their own garden or from nearby resources. Their home is built from lumber sourced from nearby forests, they heat and cool their home with electricity produced from solar power, and grow most of their own produce. Continue reading
You might know that studies have shown that gardening is a great way to reduce stress. But you don’t particularly relish the idea of working in the soil. Or maybe you have allergies that prevent you from gardening outside.
The good news is that you can still enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of gardening from inside your home without the use of soil thanks to the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden, which has LED lighting and a gourmet herb seed kit.
This kit is specifically designed to meet the needs of the plants so that they grow well and grow fast. In fact, the kit can help you speed up the growing process by five times the speed than they would grow if they were planted in ordinary gardening soil.
You can grow whatever you want with these great kits – even if you’re the type of person who’s never really had a green thumb. The kit takes the guesswork out of growing things. Continue reading
There’s nothing like working in the garden to find the stress rolling off your shoulders. The sound of the birds singing, the gentle breeze blowing, the sweet scent of flowers and the sight of vegetables growing is enough to make the anxieties melt away.
But there is something you do have to be on the lookout for when you’re gardening. You must be on your guard and protect yourself from getting a nasty sunburn.
Most people are careful enough to make sure they use a sunblock on their face – especially on the nose area, which is sunburned most often. However, what some people fail to realize is that being out in the sun and sweating can quickly negate the protective effects of any sunblock. Continue reading