Gardening in a Crisis: Survival Gardening 101 and What I am Planting




Why Do Tomatoes Split?

You may find tomatoes with large cracks that form concentric circles around the stem. This splitting is caused by moisture stress, when the fruit becomes too plump too quickly and literally bursts through the skin. This typically occurs after a heavy rainfall that follows a dry spell.

Steps to Designing a Great Garden

Gardening is making a comeback. It has been a source of food for ages. One of the main advantages of having your own vegetable garden is being able to eat fresh vegetables right out of your own garden without going to the shop where much of the vegetables are shipped from hundreds of miles away.

Reasons Why a Well-Maintained Garden Is So Important

A sense of beauty and joy fills your heart when you are surrounded by greenery. But we should appreciate a garden’s maintenance in the same way we appreciate its beauty.

Growing A Vertical Garden

If you have small children or pets, growing a vertical garden may be just the thing for you. Mine started on a brick ledge in my back yard and has now moved to the fences. Keeping things up off the ground, away from wrestling toddlers or destructive pets is one way to achieve this.

Connect With the Earth, Receive Her Gifts

It’s easy to connect with Mother Nature and Planet Earth every day, if we can just remember. Try it, and enjoy the gifts the planet gives you in return!

Growing Medicinal Plants in Your Kitchen Garden

Greens, vegetables, fruits and nuts are great sources of nutrition that empower the body with all the vitamins, minerals, fibre and water. Green herbs especially can fight a lot of disorders and keep you away from impending health dangers.

Build Your Own Greenhouse – How to Figure How Many Polycarbonate Sheets and Profiles I Need?

A lot of people have a difficult time figuring how many sheets of polycarbonate and what profiles they need to build your own greenhouse. This article breaks it down into small manageable steps that make this an easier task.

Gardening Tips – Reasons Why Going Organic Will Be The Best Choice For You

Many people like to create and maintain beautiful backyards and curated garden in their homes. Whether you hire a professional gardener to work on the space or actually believe in getting your hands in the soil – you must be aware of the concept of organic gardening.

Pick the Right Worms for Your Vermicomposting Bin

Vermicomposting is gaining ground as a simple and cost-efficient method to create nutrient-rich manure for your pots, yards and gardens. The benefits are twofold as you can get rid of all your organic waste and reduce your carbon footprint, and secondly get a natural fertilizer for growing healthy plants and trees on the other.

7 Myths About Grow Lights

Most likely it’s the many myths, some started by the light manufacturers themselves, which have given LED grow lights such a bad reputation with indoor gardeners. It seems as if many LED lighting manufacturers don’t actually grow with their lights: their leadership team usually consists of a lighting engineer, plus an entrepreneur with an interest in gardening. Neither of them has much indoor gardening experience, if any.

Choosing the Right Shed for Your Garden

Whilst you may not live in your garden shed, you will use it to store important tools and outdoor machinery. Investing wisely in your shed, whether you choose the shiplap style or the tongue and groove style, has its own benefits including the price, is the best protection you can give your outdoor tools.

17 Essential Gardening Tasks for Summer

With June almost over, now is the time to prepare for the gardening tasks which face us this summer. Whilst you may think a lot of the hard work in terms of planting and preparation has already been done during Spring, you’ll be surprised at how much there is still to do in the summer. Find out some of the most important tasks, below.

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