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Reviews of top Gardening articles this week

Here is a list iv made up of the top 5 gardening articles this week

The Pesticide Problem | Organic Gardening Guru

The Pesticide Problem In today's modern society, it is common to use chemical pesticides to control insect pests. In fact, their use throughout the world has increased by 50% over the last 30 years, and 2.5 million tons of commercial pesticides are now applied annually.

Broken Pots Turned Into Brilliant DIY Fairy Gardens

A new trend in gardening has gardeners creating all sorts of creative garden arrangements and fairy gardens out of broken pots, proving that even a broken pot can be useful and beautiful. They're small, so they give people with limited space and green thumbs a great opportunity to do some gardening.

DIY Wooden Spoon Herb Plant Markers - The Gardening Cook

I have a large group of herbs in pots on my deck. I am lucky that they are producing here in NC from early spring until well into the fall. The rosemary and chives even stay green all winter for me. I thought it would be fun to make some plant markers for the herbs.

Container Gardening: JoParrott picture (I am so proud of my new pyramid!)

ideal  for  growing  strawberries  in  

These folks feed their family with a garden in their swimming pool -- and you can, too

Dennis and Danielle McClung have turned a broken swimming pool into a self-contained ecosystem that pumps out veggies and fish. Beat that!

How to build unheated greenhouses for winter harvests & year-round gardening (Video)

American organic farmer Eliot Coleman explains how his innovative winter gardening methods work, allowing growers to harvest veggies year-round.

7 uses for diatomaceous earth

Looking for a good cleaning scourer that doubles as a great ingredient for facials, pest control and shoe deodorizer? Diatomaceous earth is here for you.