What are the different types of Soil in Iowa?

Soil is important in the agriculture industry. In the United States and Iowa has been blessed with these. Here are some great facts about the 4 different types of soil found in Iowa:   1.INCEPTISOLS   These are young soils that lack in layers. It is common in watersheds, sloping mountain regions, forest, and recreational…

USO – Metro Hospital Resiliency Gardening Program

A team of GSMG is supporting  USO-Metro Hospital Resiliency Gardening Program at Fort Belvoir with gardening information in the context of their treatment. Each week a group of 16 active duty service members leave their hospital treatment to learn about the many benefits of gardening.   The team stresses  “resilience” as that quality that allows some…

How to grow a Deck Balcony or Patio Vegetable Garden

If you are one of those people who love the idea of growing a garden but have limited space — then this is the article you have been waiting for.   A Short Intro to Gardening   Space is vital in gardening. There are people out there that are lucky enough with space but how…

7 Common Challenges In Plants

Sometimes, killing a plant accidentally is inevitable. It’s true, we’re just being honest. Most plant owners have been in that situation. Especially if you’re new in gardening, it’s almost impossible for you to avoid it. So if ever you’ve had your own murder (of a plant of course!) and feel ashamed, don’t hesitate to try…

Odd and Entertaining Yet Informative Gardening Facts

Do not underestimate gardening. You may think its a bore (for those who are not into it) but this list might be something you haven’t heard about gardening. So read on and be surprised!   Here they are:   1. “Victory Garden” campaign’s concept started while WWII was on. It was created to encourage people…

Benefits of A Community Garden to Our Environment and Neighborhood

Public Gardens Week has just passed. But raising awareness towards the promotion of community garden should not stop there. We should do it regularly as it brings several benefits not only to our environment but also to our neighborhood.   Why a community garden?   A garden is not just a resting spot or an…

Some of the Participating Gardens in the National Gardens Week

National gardens week is your chance to treat your mother this May! No need to worry about the expenses because there will be free admission everywhere! Whoa! Good thing right! You will be able to enter over 500 botanical zoos, museums, arboreta, and gardens with special events, festivals, and tours.   Check here the list…

What Is National Public Gardens Week?

Hey fellow gardeners!!! Have you heard? This is a special week every gardener should celebrate for us to celebrate!   What is National Public Gardens Week?   National Public Gardens Week started in 2009 in partnership with Rain Bird.  Since then, this has been a week dedicated to show the significance a lively garden can…

How to Start Your Own DIY Vertical Garden

If you think that gardening is not for you because you live in a confined area, then you are definitely wrong! Nowadays, even if you don’t have a backyard, you can still enjoy gardening.   Here are ways on how you can start gardening via the vertical garden method:   1.Pocket Gardening   As the…

5 Ways You Can Start A Vertical Garden In The City

Living in the city doesn’t mean you can enjoy gardening. Nowadays, you can become an urban gardener and enjoy fresh produce even with limited space and we are here to show you how easy that can be.   What is vertical gardening?   This is a technique that is now gaining popularity, especially in urban…

11 Affordable Vegetable Garden Hacks

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments” – Janet Kilburn Philips   Love gardening but still want to consider your expenses? Come and check out some of these affordable vegetable garden hacks just for you!   #Coffee Filters Out coffee filter at the bottom of your pot before your soil. This will prevent over draining…

Healing Kitchen Herbs to Grow This Summer

Do you love to cook? Then you must be familiar with different herbs and spices. But are you aware that many of these herbs can easily be grown, even inside your kitchen?   Yes! You can have an herb garden in your kitchen even with very little space. Simply put these into a pot or…