Gardening improves the outside appearance of your living space, cultivates healthy living habits through growing and eating your own produce, and has positive benefits from the exercise you get while planting and maintaining your own garden. The following guide provides the latest tools and resources you need to learn about gardening to fit your lifestyle. Adults, seniors, and children can find gardening a healthy and exciting hobby to pursue.
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Want to avoid a few trips to the supermarket? Consider planting a few herbs and veggies of your own. To help you make sure that, come dinnertime, your parsley or peas are ready to eat, we've put together some sites to help you start a vegetable or herb garden.
- Herbs are great garden plants as you can use many of them in cooking. Don't have an outside garden? That's okay—many herbs will do well grown indoors in pots.
- Heirloom vegetables and fruits are older varieties that have been around and weathered the test of time. Often they are no longer grown because other varieties come along to replace them. Sometimes, after many years, they are cultivated again and reintroduced by growers due to their excellent taste or use.
To grow an herb garden ...
is presented by the University of Illinois Extension, and lists common herbs along with the conditions in which to plant them. Most of the herbs listed come with photos and links to more details on how to grow them. The site also offers tips on how to preserve herbs through drying and freezing. This is a good site for the beginner who wants basic information on the art of herb gardening.
in the Home Garden, a site created by the West Virginia University Extension Service, provides articles on herbs for beginners, herbs to grow indoors, how to cultivate herbs outdoors, drying herbs, and harvesting techniques and uses.
To grow a vegetable garden ...
Veggie Garden Info
is a visually appealing and informative site with photos and content in blog format on many different types of vegetables. Scroll through the categories on the right to find topics like companion planting, composting, salad crops, vegetable gardens, watering tips, and more.
The Heirloom Vegetable Gardener's Assistant
defines what heirloom vegetables are and provides a list of the 10 easiest heirloom vegetables to grow in your garden. Looking for heirloom seeds? Seed vendors are listed by state and seed exchange organizations across the country are also included. The site contains a list of public gardens that grow heirloom plants with contact information and links to their Web sites.
is hosted by Cornell University, and offers a "Vegetable Growing Guide" with over 58 varieties of vegetables. Detailed information on planting and growing vegetables is provided, along with fact sheets and articles.
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