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Organic Vs. Natural – The Big Gardening Debate

Organic Vs. Natural – The Big Gardening Debate 626 352 Eco Garden Systems

Thinking about starting a garden? You may be wondering how to make your garden organic or even natural. These terms are used interchangeably, especially regarding food, even though they are not the same. We explore the differences and which method is better for a raised garden bed.

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Ten Ways To Make Your Backyard Garden Something To Be Proud Of

Ten Ways To Make Your Backyard Garden Something To Be Proud Of 974 547 Eco Garden Systems

The concept of gardening isn’t just about nurturing nature. Your house equally needs to be beautiful. Gardening ensures that your spare time is useful. And a backyard garden is a great place to start.

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5 Important Things to Consider When Making Your Vegetable Garden Plans

5 Important Things to Consider When Making Your Vegetable Garden Plans 1000 668 Eco Garden Systems

Making vegetable garden plans isn’t hard, especially if you consider these 5 important things first! When the sun is shining on a cold winter day, it’s easy to close your eyes and imagine being in your garden again. Now that you’re thinking about getting back in the soil, how about making some vegetable garden plans? There’s no better winter activity if you love growing your own plants. In fact, once you have your vegetable garden plans in place, you can start your seedlings indoors – another excellent winter activity for gardeners – and move on to other things like doing an inventory of tools and supplies. Now, grab your graph paper and pencil (or, if you prefer, you can use the Eco Garden Systems Planner) and let’s get planning. Here are 5 important things to consider when making your vegetable garden plans: 1. Garden Size How big do you want your garden to be? If you have a lot of space, this leaves you with many size options. But maybe you have a smaller space and have to get more creative (an Eco Garden is perfect for smaller spaces – plus you can double the per square foot production). If you don’t have a lot of time, start with a smaller garden. You would be surprised at how much you can grow in a smaller space, especially when employing strategies like square foot gardening. 2. Garden Location Where will you put your garden? Some things to think about: Sun: Make sure your plants will get at least 8-10 hours of sunlight each day. Pick a day when you are at home and watch where the sun hits your yard the most; don’t forget to take notes and make it part of your garden plan. Water: Is your garden going to be…

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Eco Garden Maximizes Vegetable Garden Space

How to Effortlessly Maximize Your Vegetable Garden Space

How to Effortlessly Maximize Your Vegetable Garden Space 785 785 Eco Garden Systems

Do you want to start a vegetable garden, but don’t think you have the space? Maybe you live on a small city lot, in a condo or apartment, or have too much hardscape near your house to conveniently garden. There are many ways to garden that can work for you, and help you maximize your yield. Gardening in a small space can give you more produce than you would have ever imagined. Even if you have a lot of space, try these steps for maximum vegetable garden growing success! Container Garden: From planters to buckets to other small structures, a lot of people find the container method a great way to test out their green thumb. Containers can be quick and easy but can also limit the amount of produce you can grow in your vegetable garden. Raised Garden Bed: While you can grow food in just about anything, the best part about raised beds is that you control the soil, especially if you live in an area with soil that is hard to grow in (like clay or sand). You can purchase soil from the garden center and amend it with compost and natural fertilizers to make it even better. This is an easy and safe way to grow food. An Eco Garden System takes raised bed gardening to the next level by elevating it to a height where you don’t have to bend down. This makes it easy for anyone at any age to start a vegetable garden. It can be placed anywhere you want to grow food and is made of food-safe material instead of wood so that nothing can leach into your soil. Incorporate the Square Foot Gardening method: This method saves a lot more space than traditional row gardening, making it the perfect match for…

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Nature is Calling Us

Nature is Calling Us 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Trends come and go with each changing year. Gardening trends do the same with many different focuses on edible flowers to wall gardens to what to plant and not plant. The gardening world is no different than the fashion world with the “What’s hot, what’s not! However, one thing for sure never changes and that is the focus on nature and environment. One focus is loud and clear and that is how do we improve our environment? Each year there is a list of trending gardening ideas and the list for 2019 is not disappointing for the environment. There is one clear message in all the trends: We all can get out there and grow something green! It is possible!  Here are some remarkable trends predicted for 2019: Urban gardens Urban gardens are on the rise and should be. With all the possible products and devices out there to choose from everyone should grow something. Small place complaints don’t mean anything with the new and improved pots and raised garden beds available on the market. You do not need land to garden anymore. Small and middle size gardens are available and can be landscaped around or accessorized for aesthetic appeal. If you have acreage it does not mean you have to go big or go home! Pick a location and start small. Community gardens are a nice way to contribute as well. Restaurant gardens Who doesn’t want to eat at a restaurant that brags we grew it ourselves. The popularity of sitting among your food is on the rise just like the trendy restaurants that used to display meat as you walked in to ensure you knew right where your food was coming from. Rooftop gardens are popping up all over the world as the #farmtofork becomes a trademark. Growing…

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