Free Gardening Tips, Food Recipes and More

by Seasonal Wisdom on May 3, 2013

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With the gardening season fresh upon us, these helpful resources may come in handy now. Here are free gardening tips for growing foods — from arugula to winter squash — as well as ornamental plants. You’ll find recipes for using edible flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables in your kitchen.  There is advice for the best burning woods for fires, and an invigorating bath oil infused with aromatic pine needles, plus more…

These resources will get your garden, food and seasonal lifestyle off to a good start.

Food recipes and gardening tips to help you recreate this pretty table scene outdoors with flowersRecently, I realized that many Seasonal Wisdom readers weren’t aware of the gardening and food articles I’ve been writing as one of eight members of the Fiskars National Garden Authors Team.

These articles address the same types of organic gardening tips, healthy lifestyle projects and food recipes that we do at Seasonal Wisdom.  Below are stories organized by various topics to make them easier to find.

Gardening tips for growing foods, like these lettuces, as well as other edible and ornamental plants.

I hope you enjoy these gardening tips, healthy recipes and seasonal lifestyle resources. And – as always – let us know what you think! Happy gardening…

Growing Plants from Seeds

Six Questions to Ask Before Buying Seeds

Easy Plants to Grow from Seeds Sown Outdoors

Growing Poppies from Seeds

Growing Edible and Ornamental Plants 


Begonias Indoors


Chive, Rose and Viola Flowers to Eat

Fabulous Plants with Fall Flowers

Fall Foliage Plants for Containers

Heirloom Vegetables (4)

Ivy Indoors

Peace Lilies

Salad Greens

Six Xeric Plants (herbs and flowers)

Winter Squash

Seasonal Recipes and Food Advice 

Arugula Pistachio Pesto with Asiago Cheese

Delicious Flavored Butters

Fall Fruit Cobbler

Freeze it! Quick Tips for Freezing Foods

Fun Ways to Freeze Flowers and Herbs

Fruit Liquors

Garden-Fresh Recipes for Kids

Healthy Sauteed Greens

Herbal Infused Honeys

Hungarian Apple Soup

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Three Ways to Serve Peppers

General Gardening Tips

Compost This, Not That

Gardener’s Winter Survival Guide

Getting in Shape for Gardening

Help a Hungry Neighbor, Share Your Harvest

How to Read a Fertilizer Label

New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

Seven Ways to Save Water in Garden

Ten Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

The Language of Flowers

Thomas Jefferson and Why Garden Journals Matter

Unusual and Fun Container Garden Ideas

Miscellaneous Resources

Best Burning Woods for Fires

Christmas Tree-Infused Bath Oil (beauty recipe)

Making Place Cards for Thanksgiving


Susanne Drazic May 10, 2013 at 5:22 am

Wow. Thanks for all these links.

Harry May 10, 2013 at 9:49 am

Great tips, be sure to plant vegetation in a way that plants near to one another require similar water drainage! You can get so much out a small garden even, it makes good sense to maintain one each year!

Seasonal Wisdom May 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Hi Susanne and Harry: Thanks for your comments. I’m delighted you found them helpful. Great tip, Harry, about planting things with similar water needs together. People can learn more xeric gardening tips in the article Seven Ways to Save Water in Garden, mentioned above.

Steve Young November 17, 2013 at 3:15 am

During gardening season we have found different types of green marks in our surrounding, gardening is the best practice through which we are able to develop our environment; gardening is the best solution through which we can get green foods and recipes.

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