Home garden 101: Easy ways to grow fruits and veggies from seeds




Organic Vegetable Garden Mulching – Do’s and Don’ts

Not every mulch is good for your garden. If a mulch is high in carbon it will tie up most of the available nitrogen and not be available to your plants. Low carbon mulches are straw, dried grass clippings, and well-rotted manures. High carbon mulches are wood chips, shredded bark, paper products, and sawdust. If you buy bags of mulch ALWAYS LOOK AT IT FIRST! Open a bag and look for lots of wood chips. If you see this than don’t buy it as it will tie up all your nitrogen in the soil and your plants will suffer. The preferred mulch is oat or wheat straw. NOT HAY, as hay has too many seeds in it. Spreading 2-3 inches of stray mulch over your raised beds will not tie up all your nitrogen. Bark mulch works exceptionally well between the rows of your raised beds. If you don’t have raised beds, than use straw as your mulch between the rows.

Unique Benefits of Planting a Garden

Our garden along with our kitchen can make a difference in our lives. What we eat defines us. It’s for that reason to consider the most important things that can improve the way we look and the way we feel. There are many vegetables and fruits out there with secret properties that will help us to feel better when consumed. We can make better choices knowing the benefits of these fruits and vegetables.

5 Reasons to Choose Artificial Grass for Gardening Purpose

Artificial grass is considered one of the best options when you are considering of giving your garden a makeover. Whether you are thinking to use it for your personal space or for huge commercial parks, these fake grasses will always stand up to your expectations.

Gardening With Carnivorous and Insectivorous Floras

Growing plants and flowers is an exciting endeavor that provides relaxation and peace. With thousands of plant species, carnivorous plants may be a wonderful addition to that dream garden.

How to Pick Sod for Your Yard

In this article I will go over different types of grass sod and what you need to consider about them. This will allow you to pick the sod best for your yard.

Dances With the Daffodils

Of daffodils outfitted in the vibrant yellow hues, emerging after long winters to capture every eye with their bright yellow trumpet. Causing excitement for they come but once a year and but so briefly stay. One must be ready; ready to behold, to enjoy, to savor, their time brilliant, memorable, but always far too short. So here we have their story to capture and hold their glory for a wee bit longer. Enjoy!

Tips to Create Your Own Japanese Garden

Everyone who’s seen a Japanese garden would like to emulate the feeling of calm and relaxation it brings into their own homes. After all, Japanese gardens are created to invoke meditation and reflection, and are meant to be havens of Zen.

Why Tree Pruning Or Lopping Is Best Done In Winter

Winter is the perfect time of year to prune your trees. This is because trees are dormant and changes you make to them will be slowly introduced to the tree as it “wakes up” coming back into spring.

Beat the Summer Heat by Planting Vegetables and Flowers in May

Summer is almost upon us. May is when to plant vegetables and flowers so they are well established before summer heat takes hold.

Elegant Azaleas – Stunning Impact in Your Garden

Elegant azaleas can add a stunning impact in your garden. I have a faint pink azalea with darker markings on the petal edges that is gorgeous with prolific blooms from the bottom of the plant to the end of every branch. I bought this evergreen azalea last spring and transplanted it this winter into a larger container where it busted out in a plethora of new growth filled with blossoms for the spring fashion show, the only thing missing is fragrance. The good news: azaleas can bloom for several weeks.

Flowering Plants That Attract Butterflies

In this article, I want to talk about plants, but not all kinds. I want to mention some in particular that every outdoor lover enjoys. These plants bring about not only beauty, but also a sincere meaning behind them. They come in different types and in an array colors. I’m talking about the ones that attract butterflies to them. Truly, flowering plants and butterflies are made for each other.

All About Composting

In order to avoid purchasing expensive humus or substratum for flowers or great harvest, residents of villages or garden communities can make valuable compost from garden waste. Once the waste is put in the pile, the right temperature and amount of oxygen and humidity, green mass disintegrates thanks to the micro organisms. Adding additional mineral fertilizer results in valuable compost, which is perfect for flowers and vegetables. But in order to make the most out of compost, you need to know a few things first.

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