Do You Garden? (Or Maybe You Have A Black Thumb?)


How To Choose Seeds For Your Garden & a free garden planning guide! | Sew.Knit.CreateDo you consider yourself a gardener? Perhaps you are a novice gardener and are itching to learn more. Or maybe you have years of experience that you want to share!

Maybe you have a thumb so black that you’ve killed a cactus!

Anyone can garden! Even those who have killed cacti take it from someone with that experience! The latest blogging series is all about gardening and is aimed at encouraging beginning gardeners. Yes, container gardeners count! If you want to become a better gardener you should join us for the Project Garden Challenge! There will be giveaways, gardening tips, daily challenges, link-up parties, and more! It’s something you don’t want to miss.

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Proactive Garden Planning Get It Right This Year

Last week we discussed the importance of knowing what garden plants you will start from seeds, direct sow, or purchase from a nursery. If you haven’ t started seeds yet you still can start them but we are drawing close to being able to direct sowing in the garden. Let’s get the ball rolling and find out what we…

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Free Gardening Journal

See how to get this free gardening journal at the end of this post! Spring Gardening Holds So Many Memories How many of you have planted a garden before? Gardening holds so many memories for me. My grandmother always had a HUGE garden! I remember working in them when I was a kid. I loved…

Narnia: Mr. Tumnus Outfit by Sew.Knit.Create

Mr. Tumnus’s Red Scarf–Free Pattern

Yesterday I shared the Mr. Tumnus outfit that I sewed as part of the Project Run and Play sew-along group. As part of the outfit I also decided to knit a red scarf as it is an essential part of Mr. Tumnus’s clothing (Well, actually the only piece of clothing he wears in the movie!…

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Retro Kitchen Curtain DIY-Tutorial

Bring your kitchen out of the winter doll-drums with these fruity kitchen curtains! {Portions of this blog post originally appeared in December of 2013} Last year I found some amazing Fruity Retro Print that I knew would make the perfect winter curtains to brighten my kitchen. Here is the original window that I made the…

Organic Gardening magazine review | Sew.Knit.Create

Is Organic Gardening The Only Proven Method for Problem Gardens?

You’ve heard about GMO’s right? What about all the use in pesticides in modern farming? There are a lot of pros to organic gardening. Doing things like utilizing flowers and other plants characteristics to deter pests is a great alternative to using pesticides! And it works! I used marigolds last year around my summer squash…

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Dont Be That Guy! 9 Valuable Gardening Tools You Need To Make Gardening Easy

Have you ever started a gardening job only to find out that you didn’t have the right gardening tools to complete it? Maybe you got halfway through a project before realizing you were missing the right gardening tool. Crisis Scenario Picture this. It’s a Sunday and it is spring planting time. You’ve got a project list for…

This is a great vegetable gardening book review! | Sew.Knit.Create

Will You Love This Helpful Vegetable Gardening Book?

Thought VS Reality In Gardening The title of this book is what really caught my eye–The Kitchen Garden. I started thinking of that quintesential manicured english herb garden. Of course my first garden ended up a far cry from a manicured English garden! Think masses of green beans climbing all over sunflowers and 20 foot long indeterminate tomato…

Green leafy plant

Using Your Free Garden Planner-Part 1

We will be working out of your FREE Garden Planner in this post. You can work through these steps within the post if you would like but you will maximize your effort if you sign up for the newsletter and get your FREE garden planner. Keep It Organized With The Free Garden Planner Last year as I was…

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The Gardening Book That Changed My Life!

  I Found The Perfect Gardening Guide! There are many many gardening books out there but this one changed my life! Do you see it–the middle book there in the stack? Guide To Missouri Vegetable Gardening by James A. Fizzell. I’ve browsed through so many gardening books looking for the one. I’ve wasted so much time and money on my…

Winner of GYB Event

Here’s an official welcome to all my new followers! Thank you so much for taking the time to come by for this annual Grow Your Blog Event. Let’s hear it for Vicky who put’s this event together every year. It’s been a fun GYB 2015 hasn’t it? To my new followers: I hope that you enjoy this…

Essential plants to make it feel like spring. | Sew.Knit.Create

How To Use Plants To Liven Up Your Winter Decor

I’m sick of winter! This flip-flopping between snow and 50 degree days is really confusing! I’m ready for spring and gardening weather! So what can one do but bring a little spring indoors. Are you interested? Here is what you need to do. How To Step 1: Bundle up in your parka. This may or may…

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3 Seed Catalogs Gardeners Should Check Out Now!

Have you started planning your garden yet? Before I get too far into the post for today I just want to take a moment and welcome any new guests to Sew.Knit.Create. I’m so excited to have you join us! Spring is just around the corner! Didn’t you notice? We are, were, weren’t, are, are not, enjoying…

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