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Vertical Onion Garden – Fun Kid’s Gardening Project

Growing onions vertically

This Vertical Onion Garden is a fun project that the kids will just love.  They will enjoy helping you put it together and watching as the onions start to sprout and grow out the sides of the bottle that you have set up for a container.   Growing food from scraps and pieces is a…

DIY Hose Guides – Easy Gardening Project

DIY Hose Guides

Protect Your Plants with the DIY Hose Guides I have really large garden beds in my front and back yard. Some are easy to manage as far as the hose goes and others have paths in them that really require hose guides to keep the hose off my plants.  I priced recently and found them…

Amaryllis Bulbs Forcing – Easy Gardening Project

Forcing Amaryllis Bulbs indoors is an easy and fun gardening project that the kids will love. They grow so quickly and are huge. Find out how to do it at https://thegardeningcook.com/amaryllis-bulbs/

Amaryllis Bulbs are one of the easiest bulbs to force indoors.  I ended up with one from a Yankee swap party last Christmas and planted it early in February to add to my collection of indoor plants.  It was not long before the bulb was in full bloom. Having a splash of color indoors in…

Share your project, DIY, Gardening Tip or Recipes

  Share your Stuff Do you have a creative photo, project or recipe?  Why not share them with The Gardening Cook?I love to share the work of other creative people who have blogs online.  I also love to share the home crafter who is simply proud of their project and wants to show it off.…

Best Gardens – Creative Gardening Ideas

creative gardening fun

Here are some of my favorites gardening ideas from the best of the internet.  The ideas range from soup to nuts.  There is something for all gardening styles here.  My only requirement for a recipe to land on this page is that it must inspire me and have something to do with creative gardening. Searching…

Succulent Bird Cage Planter – Super Easy DIY Garden Project

Succulent Bird Cage Planter

I just love using household items in my garden in a creative way.  Today’s project is going to be to transform an old birdcage into a succulent birdcage planter.  If you love succulents as much as I do, you will want to check out my guide for buying succulents. It tells what to look for, what…

Musical Planters – Creative Gardening Ideas

Great selection of Creative Musical planters

Creatively Gardening with Musical Planters My major in college was music, so I am drawn to anything that uses musical instruments, whether it be gardening projects or DIY ideas. Musical instruments make great garden planters. Most of them have an opening in them somewhere that a plant can fit. And when done, they are unique…

Easy DIY Garden Projects

DIY Indoor Garden projects

Spruce up your indoor space with one of these Easy DIY Garden Projects. These DIY gardening projects make the perfect home decor projects for indoor plants. They are simple to do and add so much appeal to a bare indoor space just crying out for some TLC. The beauty of these projects is that they…

Easy DIY Garden Projects

DIY Garden Projects

These easy DIY garden projects are all simple to do but have an elegant look when finished.  Most require just a few tools and can be done in a few hours on a weekend. Time to make some easy DIY Garden Projects. I love to craft, but never have much time for intricate projects.  I…

Forcing Paperwhites – How to Force Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs

Forcing paperwhites indoors

Spring is right around the corner and flowers on a breakfast table are always a lovely sight. Forcing paperwhites indoors will give you a delightful splash of spring color in just a few weeks. The project can be done in soil or in water and the kids will love to help. My bulbs have been blooming…

Regrow Your Food From Kitchen Scraps

Vegetables that will re-grow

I love to save money and I don’t like to waste things that can be reused or recycled in another way.  Did you know that many common vegetables are very easy to regrow from ordinary kitchen scraps?   I love the idea that you can use to regrow your food. What a great way to…

Growing Onion Bottoms in Pots

Growing Onion Bottoms

Onions are such a versatile vegetable. I use them almost every day in recipes.  I always seem to have onions growing in various places in my house and garden. Growing onions indoors can be done quite a few different ways.  Growing onion bottoms is a great way to use parts of the onion that would…

Why do Onions Make you Cry?

Why do onions make you cry? The answer may surprise you, and it starts in the soil.

Peeling onions is something that many cooks do on a daily basis but the job brings along tears. Do you know why onions make you cry?   There are many types of this versatile vegetable and most will make you cry when you chop them. Find out about the onion varieties here. For years, I wore gas…

My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

See what made the list of the most famous posts of 2016 for The Gardening Cook. This year, household tips, gardening tips and one great recipe made the top 10!

Each year, at the end of December, I take stock of what worked (and what didn’t!) on my blog.  Sometimes, I am surprised when a blog post makes my top 10 list for the past year when I wasn’t expecting it.  Other times, I think “not you again” when a tried and true favorite post…

DIY Newspaper Seed Pots

DIY newspaper seed pots

These DIY newspaper seed pots cost almost nothing and make perfect containers for your seeds. They are a fun budget garden project that the kids will love. Starting seeds indoors in the late winter and early spring really increases the time that you can enjoy your vegetable garden in the growing season.  Doing this gives…

DIY Wooden Spoon Herb Plant Markers

DIY Wooden Spoon Herb Plant Markers

Growing herbs adds a ton of flavor to all your recipes, but keeping track of what is growing can be challenging. These wooden spoon herb plant markers are both functional and decorative. Herb Identification might seem easy but those tiny seedlings have a frustrating way of looking the same! I have a large group of herbs…

Free Herb Plant Labels for Mason Jars and Pots

Free Printable Labels for Herb Plants

Looking for a pretty way to dress up the pots that you use for growing herbs, and label them at the same time?  These cute herb planter labels can be just printed off and then added to your pots in no time at all. Herb Identification seems at though it would be easy but you…

Guest Post Policy

Are you Interested in Writing a Guest Post on The Gardening Cook? I am currently accepting a limited number of guest posts on my site, but I am very specific about the topics for which I accept content.  (I also charge for guest posting and all links are nofollow. See my fees below.) Guest posting…

The Garden Charmers Interviews

Meet the Garden Charmers

Meet the Garden Charmers The Garden Charmers on Facebook is a Diverse group of ladies who have widely diverse interests, but one great love…that of gardening. One of our recent projects was to do About Me pages for our blogs to introduce ourselves, and to let our readers get to know more about us. The…

Growing Ginger Could Not be Easier

growing garlic

It seems that I am on a growing from scratch kick today. This time it is a short tutorial on growing ginger.  If you’re looking for an easy plant to grow indoors Ginger is the one for you. Growing Ginger is a fun DIY gardening project for the kids. All you need to grow ginger…

Growing Green Beans – Bush Beans vs Pole Beans

If you are looking for an easy to grow vegetable that ranks right up there in popularity with tomatoes, try growing green  beans.  Find out which variety is a good choice in your vegetable gardening project this summer – bush beans vs pole beans, and also when to plant, how to nurture and tips for…

Growing Onions indoors – 6 Ways to Grow Onions in Containers

Grow onions indoors

This article shows you how to use onions as indoor plants. Growing onions indoors is a fun project and one that the kids will love to help with.Onions are easy to grow both outdoors and inside.  They are one of those vegetables that we use often and the demand for this means that they are a…