Feed the Soil, Not the Plants When asked how to grow good vegetables, many gardeners and farmers will say “it starts with good soil.” Soil is the foundation of your garden, it’s what feeds & aerates your plants. Good soil is not just dirt, it is is a microcosm filled ….
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Leaves that have fallen after the fall foliage season of colors, whether collected and composted during the fall or spring, are a great food source for your organic garden. By recycling them and turning them into compost, you have a constant source of natural plant food. In this article you ….
Oh, the ease with which we can stop off at a home improvement store or nursery for plants that have been growing for weeks or months and transplant them very quickly to our backyard gardens. While you won’t hear from us that this is bad for the environment, there is ….
When it comes to making your own compost one of the key things to remember is aeration. This is because the bacteria that will break down the materials you place in yours need oxygen to carry out the process of aerobic respiration. If they are unable to do this then ….
Pruning lavender helps you keep the plant’s proper shape, encourage the right type of growth and get more blooms out of your plants each year. This type of cutting if different than harvesting your lavender’s flower heads for various uses, and it is an important management tool to keep your ….
What are the best plants for honey bees? What are the plants that bees love? And why should we care? Why should we make sure we plant bee friendly gardens? Because thanks to a mystery illness called Colony Collapse Disorder, Bees need all the help they can get. Worldwide honeybee ….
How do you choose the best backyard greenhouse for your garden? Here in the UK, a greenhouse is a necessity for many gardeners if they want somewhere to protect non-hardy plants from the damage that can be wrought by winter frosts. However, thanks to the huge range of greenhouses that ….
The first thing you want to have for your garden endeavors, is a good quality set of garden tools that help with your day to day gardening tasks. Whether indoors or outdoors, there are certain tools that make your work much easier. The types of tools you need, will depend ….
During the Winter, many a gardener, like me, enjoys bringing a bit of the outdoors in, to brighten up and give a feeling of warmth to our indoor atmosphere. Many flowering garden plants can be potted and taken in during the winter, like impatiens, geraniums and begonias. These are plants ….
Although there are many different types of corn such as ornamental, miniature and popcorn, this page is about growing sweet corn. If you’ve never tried it, let me tell you that there is nothing better than the taste of an ear of corn, pulled straight from your garden. The most ….