Gardening Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) to nearly everything in life, and the garden is no exception. Whether it’s growing questionable plants, using a different gardening technique, or even choosing mulch for the garden, both the good and bad points need to be carefully considered so that you can make the best decision possible, based on your situation. While your stand may be on a specific side with little thought to other views, it never hurts to learn from the side of another opinion. Here are some commonly debated topics that explore the pros and cons of gardening.

The soil you choose for your plants can impact their health and the rate at which they grow. Not all soils are created equal. Should . . .
Flat, horizontal gardening is so boring. Liven up your garden with vertical growth. The benefits of a vertical garden are plentiful, from greater visual interest . . .
Row gardening is a style of growing vegetables that people have been using for hundreds of years. It is literally a tried and true traditional . . .
Weed control is a tiresome but necessary part of every gardener’s life. However, many gardeners are hesitant to use commercial herbicides on their plants. It . . .
Deadheading – this common practice has been utilized by gardeners for years, but why? There are many reasons for deadheading spent blooms in the garden, . . .
Flat, horizontal gardening is so boring. Liven up your garden with vertical growth. The benefits of a vertical garden are plentiful, from greater visual interest . . .
Issues with growing mint aren’t rooted in difficult care or growing conditions. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Mint is tenacious, and it spreads quickly . . .
Ok, so having fowl in the garden may not be for everyone, BUT there are a number of reasons for keeping chickens in your garden, . . .
The benefits of starting plants from seed are numerous, including the sense of accomplishment and joy you get from growing an entire plant from just . . .
What are the pros of planting bamboo in the garden, and are there any reasons not to grow bamboo? That is what’s at question here, . . .
By Amy Grant and Teo Spengler Are there advantages to straw bale gardening? Putting in a temporary garden in straw bales is riding a wave . . .
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