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Gardening Advice, Tips and Tutorials for All Your Garden Questions

The Gardening Cook has you covered for every gardening topic. These articles will help you learn how to garden like a pro with information and advice on all gardening topics.

Browse my how-to articles and tutorials for all your growing tasks, plus get tips to help you manage your botanical interest through the year, both indoors and out.

Discover how to make gardening easy. From learning how to make your own fertilizer, to tips for propagating plants and finding out why your tomatoes won’t turn red or have curling leaves, we aim to answer all your questions and problems.

Whether you have experience with growing plants for many years, or you are a beginner, just starting out, these articles will answer your questions and give you loads of inspiration to improve your garden space.

Gardening tips, advice and tutorials

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Bird's Category Birds Bee eating nectar Bugs Garden bulbs in flower Bulbs
Butterfly collecting nectar from an orange flower. Butterflies Gardening waste in a compost bin.Composting Hydrangeas in containers. Containers
Yellow bicycle filled with baskets of purple petunias. Creative Ideas Garden lettuce in newspaper pots. DIY Ideas Trumpet shaped purple garden flower. Flowers
Blue striped chair with the words Gardening Tips. Gardening Tips Beautiful garden with a circular walkway. Garden Tours Fresh garden rosemary herb in a white container. Herbs
Small striped haworthia in a black pot.Indoor Plants Wooden bridge through a field of green. Landscaping Beautiful backyard garden with statue and urn. Outdoor Plants
Two purple coneflowers in a garden. Perennials Purple rose with green leaves. Roses Cacti and succulents in planters on a windowsill. Succulents
Cacti and succulents in planters on a windowsill. Succulents Tomato and lettuce harvest. Vegetables  

The Gardening Cook has an extensive library of pages related to all aspects of gardening.

Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner….whether you love flowers, or veggies, or herbs, I have tried to cover every category for you.

If you are looking for articles on the site which deal with wildlife, you will find them here too. I am a life long gardener and am always happiest when I am digging in the dirt.

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Friday 8th of September 2023

Gardening is such a wonderful and fulfilling hobby. It's amazing how nurturing a plant from a tiny seed can be so rewarding. Not only does it bring beauty to our surroundings, but it also offers a sense of calm and connection to nature. Plus, the satisfaction of harvesting your own homegrown produce is unmatched. Keep up the green thumb! 🌱🌸🍅


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Friday 24th of September 2021

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Marilyn Putz

Friday 26th of June 2020

I have a "Fluffy Ruffle" (Nephrolepis Exaltata) fern which has gone from winning blue ribbons to a very poor looking fern. It is about 35 yrs. old and has never been repotted. Can you tell me how to go about this? This fern is my pride and joy and I do no want to lose it. My ferns go outside every June-Sept. (I live in Chicago area) and when I brought them in last Sept. the fern had lost many fronds, esp. on one side and was half of its previous size. Now one whole side is nothing but brown "sticks".

Carol Speake

Friday 26th of June 2020

Boston ferns should be repotted every 2 or three years. They have a tendency to get pot bound. To repot, remove the plant from its container. Choose a new pot about 2 inches larger then the old one and add some soil on the bottom. Place the fern on the soil so it sits as the same level. Add soil to the sides around the roots. Trim off any lower dead leaves and water normally.


Thursday 11th of August 2016

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Thursday 11th of August 2016

Hi Moh. Thanks for the kind words. I am glad you are enjoying my site. Carol