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Making Your Own Compost

Making your own compost is a great way to help the environment while helping your own garden! What can I compost? Almost any kind of rubbish that was once alive can be composted. This includes grass cuttings, leaves, fruit and vegetables and their peelings, tea bags, egg shells and coffee grounds. Don’t use dairy products, fats, meat, bones, cooked food, disposable nappies or cat litter – or anything that might attract flies or animals.

How to Start a Community Vegetable Garden

Not too long ago I had the privilege of instructing a class on the basics of home vegetable gardening at my local library. During this class we went over such things as getting your garden ready, enriching your soil through composting, organizing the layout and of course managing the garden once it was all put together.

Elephant Watering Can – A Gardening Reminder For You And Your Children

Why would you need an elephant watering can? Well for starters it’s just fun, and that’s what gardening should be. But an elephant never forgets, and you’ll get a friendly reminder that you need to water every time you look at it.

How To Create A Buttterfly Habitat In Your Garden

On of the greatest benefits a gardener receives from all of their labor is not only the ability to view beautiful plants and flowers whenever they desire, but to study the creatures that are drawn to them. Creating a butterfly habitat in your garden not only serves the purpose of amusing adults, but kids and grandkids will be mesmerized by the quantity and diversity of the butterfly species that are easily attracted to a well planned habitat. The work associated with making your garden butterfly friendly is minimal, the rewards tremendous, and the effort a good learning experience.

Planting a Butterfly Garden

Have you ever been to a butterfly sanctuary? The little winged creatures are all around you, fluttering like silk angels. You have to look down when you walk lest you step on them. They light on your hair and clothes. It is a most awesome experience.

7 Keep It Simple Secrets to Houseplant Success

Most of us gardening enthusiasts, love the magnificence we see outdoors and truly want to bring this green living beauty into our homes and onto our patios. But how do we do this? Read on for Seven Secret “Keep it simple” tips to help you nurture and grow your houseplants…

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Patio

Attracting hummingbirds to your garden or patio just requires a little planning and understanding of the needs of this fascinating little bird. Knowing the right plants, feeder and nectar and mister will make your patio a destination the hummingbird will return to each year.

How to Create an Accessible Garden

An accessible garden needs to have easy access for wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility issues. Steps, if they exist, should be wide and have handrails. Ramps should slope gradually and path surfaces should be smooth. There are also gardening practices that can make gardening easier.

The Best Fish for Use in Aquaponics Systems

Selecting the right fish for your aquaponics system may be the most important decision you make. Read this article to learn the basics of choosing the right fish.

The Modern Home Organic Garden – The Easy Way With Aquaponics System

Today there’s a growing trend to eat organic food, it is becoming a known fact that organic food is much better for our health. Even though many farmers are leaning towards growing food organically still organic food is significantly more expensive than regular food. You can spend a lot of money on food that is claimed to be organic but you’re actually getting food which is lower quality than the regular food growing with pesticides and other chemicals. The only way to really know the quality of the food you’re eating and make sure you’re eating organic food is to grow the food yourself.

Planting Large Trees – Don’t Forget to Mulch

Are you looking for advice on planting large trees in your garden? Here are the basics on how and how much to mulch, so that they have the optimum growing conditions.

Why People Garden

By eating food grown in your own back yard you know what chemicals – fertilizers, pesticides, hormones – went into the production of that food. The danger of contamination of food by bacteria, pesticides and pollutants found in the soil, air and packaging plants has any people frightened. Organically producing food, understanding and avoiding contamination and knowing where the food comes from is one reason some people grow their own food.

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