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Growing Victory Gardens: The History and Future of Food Security

We've always taken a lighthearted tone on our gardening blog, and we've even poked fun at growing vegetable, herb, and fruit plants for the Zombie Apocalypse. But as the world battles COVID-19 and prepares for the inevitable economic after-effects, we're not messing around. 

Can Herbs Help You Lose Weight?

You know that there's no single, straight-up bottle of unicorn dust that's going to help you shake off that booty before your next class reunion or Tinder hookup. But based on current empirical research, each of these herbs has shown promise — if not proof — of helping the body shed excess weight.

Friend or Foetida? The Great Earthworm Controversy

Most of us grew up with the belief that earthworms are the superheroes of soil health. We're going to dig beneath the surface to unearth the pros and cons of earthworms in North American gardens so you can make your own informed decisions.

Plants for the Diabetic's Garden

Not all fruits and vegetables are healthy for everyone. Some contain more carbohydrates and sugars than a person can metabolize. High blood sugar levels, such as those experienced by people with diabetes, lead to serious long-term conditions. Let's dig in.

How Do Herbs and Medicinal Plants Lower Blood Pressure?

We know that regular exercise and diets low in saturated fats reduce arterial plaques and improve overall cardiovascular health. We're more likely to reach for low-fat dishes if they're elegantly seasoned and prepared. But can herbs and other plant-based foods directly prevent hypertension?

Passionate About A Good Night's Sleep? Passiflora Can Help!

If we were to ask you how you think passion flower "helps out" in the bedroom, your first guess doesn't count. Some species in the Passiflora genus offer a restful sleep every night. Stay awake long enough to learn about history, care, and the species most frequently used for medicinal purposes: Passiflora incarnata.

Trending Medicinal Plants: Turmeric and Ginger

We love to cover all types of popular plant-based medicines on our popular gardening blog, even if they're not typically grown from seed. Dive into these oh-so-trendy plants and you'll come off as cleverly resourceful once you learn more about their role in herbal medicine. Plus, we share our favorite DIY recipes!

Growing Bulbs for a Well-Rounded Garden

We're seed retailers. So what's the deal with us writing an article on growing bulbs? Well, we've covered everything from lawn flamingos and bathtub Marys to attracting birds and bats, so why not? Every balanced garden includes plants grown from seeds, bulbs, cuttings, and saplings so we're not threatened by tulips and daffodils, folks. There's enough love to go around. 

Repelling (and Exorcising) Rabbits and Squirrels from Your Garden

Bunny rabbits and squirrels are adorable, up until the point when they bring Armageddon upon your garden. Here's what you can do to discourage squirrels, rabbits, and other fuzzy entities from your backyard. You don't even need to call a priest.

Explore These 7 Traditional Italian Herbs

Grow your own herb garden to have access to fresh herbs in season and just enough home-dried seasonings to make it through the winter. The most popular herbs happen to be standards for Italian cooking, so that's where we'll start.

How to Make Gardening Easier on Your Back, Body, and Mind

The only reason you should feel uncomfortable after a day in the garden is if you didn't put on your eatin' pants while enjoying the benefits of delicious dinners cooked with home-grown herbs and vegetables. Follow these tips to make gardening more efficient and enjoyable...and easier on your back, body, and sanity.

Quick Facts about Hybrid, Heirloom, and GMO Plants

We encounter these questions from beginners and experienced gardeners alike, so we decided to tackle the topic here on our gardening blog. We'll start with this: The main differences between the three are the method by which they're "bred," and how their genes are carried through generations. Now, on to the specifics.
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