Recycled Seed Starting Containers: Budget Gardening Tip

If you’re gearing up to start some seeds this spring, you might want to start saving some containers to plant them in. Using containers that can’t be put in the recycling bin is a great way to save money and make use of something that might otherwise get tossed out. Empty yogurt or pudding cups, […]

Cooking Grease: Recycle This

Have you ever played the game of “favorites”? It’s a great ice breaker or dinner conversation. (Fans of the movie The Way We Were will remember this game!) The game goes like this, “Name your favorite X.” Simple, right? Of course it takes time and mastery to come up with really thought-provoking “favorites.” So you […]

Decoding Plant Labels: Budget Gardening Tip

So you are thinking about planting something, but the tag has you confused. What does it mean when the packet says the plant requires partial shade? Should the area receive more shade than sun, more sun than shade or equal parts? And what is “dappled” shade? Here’s a quick primer to decode the messages on […]

Clever Uses for Packaging: Green Home

When JCPenney announced their new Simply Green Collection, we were excited. As we perused pieces from the new collection, we were further excited by green tips from JCPenney’s eco-expert, Danny Seo. Seo goes a step beyond simply supporting sustainable products, he also looks to packaging for storage solutions and finds clever ways to use environmentally-friendly […]

Early Spring Gardening To Do List: Budget Gardening

March 20th marks the first day of spring. As such, it’s time to start thinking about your spring garden. There are several things you can do now to get it ready for planting. Following are some tips to get your garden ready to grow. Clean up last year’s garden soil. If they’re not covered with […]

Moving Boxes: Recycle This

Ahhhh…the joys of moving! All those boxes, the newspaper, the packaging peanuts! It’s enough to make an Eco Warrior go mad! We’ve previously posted tips on how to recycle and reuse packaging peanuts. But let’s face it, from an environmental perspective, packaging peanuts are, well, peanuts in terms of the bigger picture. Moving boxes…now that’s […]

Environmentally-Friendly Painting: Go Green

Spring is here (yeah!). Quick: what thought does spring conjure up? If you’re like us, the beginning of spring is synonymous with cleaning and organizing. Perhaps you’ve had painting on your long overdue to-do list, but you’ve been worried about the whispers of “environmental repercussions” and “health concerns”. If so, print this post and consider […]

Keeping a Gardening Journal: Budget Gardening Tip

A garden journal includes important information to help you get the most from your gardening efforts. It’s your single best source of growing and gardening tips for next year. First, decide what medium to use. Find a notebook or binder that strikes your fancy, or go paperless and use a computer document or start a […]