Looking for more Writers

Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce that The Growing Patch is looking for more writers. Check out the site at www.growingpatch.com.  If you are interested in becoming a writer for TGP, please send me an e-mail at growingpatchblog@gmail.com.When you send me an e-mail, please include answers to the following questions:How often can you write?Why would you like to write for The Growing Patch?Are you interested in doing reviews for companies if offered?...more

Dangers of Pesticides and Gardening.

   Pesticides can pose a great risk to  you and your family. Not using pesticides can cause great risk to  your crops. What is it that you can do to make the right choice for you and your family? First off we have to look at what a pesticide is....more

How to make your own Peanut Butter

Wanting to be healthier has led me to look into all sorts of different things. Some of my friends have told me that making my own Peanut Butter would be easy. For the past few days I have been trying to find the best price for peanuts....more


Reduce – to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc. - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/reduce...more

Green Your Kitten

Have you ever thought about being "green" with your cat? This is actually a very realistic possibility. Everything from your feline friend's food to its toys can be ecologically responsible....more

Smart Saltwater Aquarium Stocking

When you go to a pet store and see clown fish or anemones elegantly on display, do you consider their origins? As for almost all freshwater fish, they are bred in captivity, which is harder for some species than others. However, saltwater fish are a completely different story....more

Warm Season Vegetable list

I had mentioned before that making a garden plan is a good idea. While you still have time to make a plan for you warm season vegetables, it is always a good idea to plan ahead....more

Plot Early: Make a Garden Plan

With winter dragging on, and the days slipping by quickly, being prepared may just give you the biggest yield of your garden. If you are a first time gardener, or your past few years have been difficult, you will need to make a garden plan. You do not need to have a complex garden plan, just a simple outline of what is being planted, where at in the garden, and around what time....more
Great post! I have a community garden plot, and I love it. Granted, it is always a work in ...more

The cost of being Vegan.

  Yesterday I went to stock my pantry for my new Vegan diet. Many people think that being vegan will cost an arm and a leg, this is not the case. You will need to shop around to find the best store. I shop at  Family Fare....more

Raised beds in your garden.

Raised beds are a wonderful use of land. Maybe you only have a small backyard and you want to grow fifteen pounds of tomatoes. Perhaps you have poorly draining soil. Or maybe you just do not like weeds in your garden. A raised bed can help you do all of this....more