Sparrow and Finch Gardening GARDENING ARTICLES


We’ve put together some categories for gardening to help you explore your chosen topic. You can’t find the information you need here? Check out our sister site, There’s a lot more gardening information, including videos and e books. Joe’s podcasts are also available.


Plant disease will eventually invade your garden. There are ways to prevent or reduce plant disease. You can manage this gardening challenge by knowing how to determine if a particular plant is healthy.

Plant diseases can be caused by fungus or bacteria. Stunted growth, yellowing, wilting and spotted leaves are signs of trouble. Some diseases cannot be treated but other can be controlled using organic or synthetic methods


Eco-Friendly ideas

We can all practice environmental stewardship in our little corner of the globe. Every day, eco-friendly suggestions and ideas are brought to the fore. Many of these ideas can be used in gardening. We will be sharing these ideas as we work to provide smart resources for better gardeners.



Gardening is a science and you need to make sure that your plants are getting the right nutrients. Fertilizers are essential for any garden, whether you prefer to grow organically or in a traditional way. Understanding the numbers printed on fertilizer packages will ensure that your plants get the right balance.

It is also important to balance the use of chemicals on your garden in order to combat pests. You can choose to only use organic methods of pest control, or you can incorporate botanical insecticides and apply synthetic pesticides.


Flower Gardening

Flower gardening is a whole world in itself. From annuals and perennials, it can be an entirely different experience. If you want to start flowers from seeds, add flowering plants for a splash or personality to your landscaping, or simply understand the differences between annuals and perpetuals, check out these flower gardening tips.


Garden Gear

Growing a Greener World takes “Smart Resources for Better Gardening”, a search for better gardening resources, very seriously. We are always on the lookout for new and innovative products to improve your gardening experience.



Insects & Pests

A beautiful garden is more likely to impress a neighbor than a friend. Pests may be just as interested in your garden within hours of planting.

There are many things you can try to reduce the amount of pests in your garden. Many pest deterrents are available, including Integrated Pest Management, botanical insecticides, synthetic and organic pesticides and insects, and barriers.



It can seem impossible to create a beautiful landscape. There are many simple ways to increase curb appeal, even though some landscape designs require a lot of time. Here are some design ideas that will make your yard the envy in the neighborhood.


Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is based on the use of natural products for soil improvement and to fight pests and diseases. You can create a biodynamic and safe garden by eliminating synthetic and man-made products. Discover why natural soil amendments such as compost, manure, and organic fertilizers are the best choices.


Seasonal gardening

Gardening is a great activity to do all year round, no matter where you are. Even in areas where snow blankets the ground during winter, gardeners plan for spring by tending to seedlings or plants indoors.

Fall colors are just as beautiful as a spring border. Summer, when gardening is at its peak, presents its own challenges. No matter the season, these gardening articles are sure to inspire and teach you.



Trees and shrubs are a great way to add color, fragrance, fruits for your table or just a visual treat. A well-balanced yard is incomplete without trees and shrubs. They can add height, depth and punctuation when required. There are evergreens as well as deciduous types. The care and maintenance of these plants can differ from that of your veggie garden or landscape plants. These articles can help you make the most of your trees and shrubs.


Vegetable Gardening

It’s not necessary to have a green finger or to dislike store-bought vegetables to grow your own vegetable garden. You’ll never taste anything better than a homegrown heirloom tomato, or any other vegetable. You’ll find a wealth of information, whether you are just getting started with a garden or want to go deeper. This includes organic vegetable gardening techniques, harvesting methods, pest and diseases control, and more.

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