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Compost

Why Compost Is The Perfect Growing Medium

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener We all know that composting is essential to any organic and sustainable gardener’s routine. More than simply reducing waste, composting produces the nutrient rich soil needed to grow a strong and healthy harvest. However, some of the benefits of composting might not be so obvious. Here are the ways […]
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The Best Choice for Container Gardening: An Intro to Grow Bags

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener The move towards more efficient gardening practices has been around as long as gardening itself. In the 70’s the grow bag was introduced. Grow pots were a new way to plant, and a better tool for transplanting than classic terra-cotta pots. Grow bags were originally imagined for home use, […]
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Garden Fresh Craft

3 Garden Fresh Craft Ideas F.Y.I. (For Your Inspiration)

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  It’s winter, and in the midwest that means one thing: d.i.y. season. If you live in a wintery northern region, it can be difficult to combat the winter blues when it comes around each year. As we wait for spring to welcome us back into our gardens, it’s only […]
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Only Night Owls Will Witness These 4 Amazingly Fragrant Flowers Bloom

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener During a long day at work, your flower garden is mostly enjoyed by strangers and passers by. The bright beautiful flowers you’ve worked hard to plant are drinking up sunshine all day long, giving a welcoming fragrance off for others to enjoy. The time that it takes you to […]
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Garden Robots

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Garden Workload with Gardening Robots

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener The robots are definitely taking over. We have robots in our phones, homes, and cars that are ready to answer our many questions and even play us our perfect song. Sci-fi movies have led us to be suspicious, but in reality these robots are some of the coolest and […]
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Wedding Trend of 2019: The Garden Wedding

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Garden themed weddings are a thing! Who knew? From bouquets to centerpieces, people are translating their love for gardening into inspirations for their big day! Wether you’re set on a vegetable theme, looking to save a couple bucks in the process, or just looking for rustic inspiration; a veggie […]
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Drop Your Gym Membership and Garden!

Guest Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener Gardening is good for us, inside and out! Today, we’re going to look at all of the ways working in the garden can benefit our overall health. From lifting, to squats, there are many movements that occur naturally in gardening tasks that help us stay in shape. It’s […]
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Dogs in the Garden

Gardening With Dogs – 5 Ways Your Dog Can Help Your Green Thumb

Guest Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Every dog owning gardener is familiar with this scenario: being greeted at the door by your energetic, loving, joyful, compost-covered man’s best friend! Normally our energy towards our dogs as gardeners is focused on keeping them out of the garden. Today, we’ll be learning about how having a […]
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Garden Barefoot With These 5 Amazing Living Ground Covers

Guest written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Imagine never having to cut the grass again. What if your lawn could double as an herb garden, or even a meadow of flowers made for frolicking? With these five walkable ground covers, you can transform any outdoor space into a whimsical wonderland.   Herbs: Corsican Mint – […]
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Moon Phase Gardening

Intoduction Into Gardening by The Lunar Phases

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener    Before fertilizers and pesticides it was only us, our gardens, and our awareness of the natural world. Many gardening traditions have been passed down over the years. Today we are going to look at the wondrous world of moon phase gardening. For generations, people all over the world […]
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Boost Plant Growth By Watering Your Seedlings With Club Soda

Do you have seedlings that are growing, look healthy, but are just taking their sweet time? We got a late start this year due to winter sticking around longer than normal so I was trying to find ways to get my plants to grow faster. I thought a while and I remembered back to my […]
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4 Things To Do Now, For A Lush Garden Later

Hey pro-gardeners and aspiring gardeners. Mrs. MIgardener (Sindy) here. Today I would like to share with you 4 ways to work on your garden without being in the garden yet. For many of us here in the North, we are still getting snow and cold. Brrr. But even when the plants are sleeping we can […]
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10 Tips to Getting Kids Hooked on Gardening

Guest Written by – Whitney from MIgardener Gardening with Kids! What kid doesn’t like to play in the dirt? I know mine do! I take advantage of this by getting them involved with our garden. Getting kids excited about gardening The following tips will get your kids excited about the gardening bug, and once they […]
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4 Tips I Learned From Experience For Any Beginning Gardener with Whitney from MIgardener

Hello there! My name is Whitney Carnecki. I am a wife, a mother to four awesome kids and a part of the MIgardener team. My husband Joe and I have had many different hobbies throughout our 22 years of marriage. Gardening and raising our own food is something we enjoy doing together. As a mother, […]
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Reuse Cardboard Gift Wrap Tubes to Protect Young Trees

Is this happening to you? There is a surprising way to prevent it and it is FREE! Young fruit trees need to have their tender cambium layer protected or they risk being girdled. When a tree is girdled it will not ever heal from the damage causing it to be stunted and more prone to […]
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The Difference Between GMO, Hybrid, Organic, and Heirloom Seeds

There is a lot of concern about where our food is coming from, and now where our seeds are coming from. How can we feel safe in our own gardens with so many people shouting out hit words like GMO-free seed, and hybrid seed, F1 hybrid, Organic seed, Heirloom Organic seed, and many other terms […]
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Use Egg Shells and Coffee Grounds In The Garden To Maximize Success & Minimize Waste

Eggshells – The egg shell. I like to think of it as the unsung hero of the garden. Every year we throw out thousands of egg shells, and those shells go right into the land fill where they set and contribute nothing to society but build up the ever growing pile of trash. Let’s change that! […]
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Picking the Right Seeds For Your Location To Maximize Success

Choosing seed might seem like an easy thing to do, but the difference it makes to having a successful garden is everything. In this blog post we will discuss the importance of selecting the right seed and how to determine what seed is good for your region.  1. USDA Zone Hardiness – This is a […]
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Different Gardening Methods and The Pros and Cons of Each

After realizing where you want to plant your garden, which we covered last week on how to design your garden..naturally it is important to explore what method you would like to apply to your garden. Luke and I created a chart that weighs out the pros and cons of many popular gardening methods. What we […]
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How To Design Your Garden

Mrs. MIgardener here!  We are excited to share with you a series of blogs to help you create the garden you have been dreaming of. I look forward to share our growing tips, share our stories and lessons from the garden. Gardening is something that has always brought us together. Before we drop a seed […]