7 Raised Bed Gardening Techniques to Maximize Your Results

21st Century Infectious Potato Disease

A really nasty seed-borne bacterial blackleg disease, Dickeya solani is causing concern to potato farmers. First identified in Holland in 2005, Dickeya solani is an aggressive form of another type of blackleg disease, Dickeya dianthicola that has established itself in several countries in Europe, including Spain, France and Belgium, as well as in Finland and Poland.

Gardening 101 – Tips For Growing Flowering Trees

Colorful and vibrant trees with flower laden branches are an asset to any landscape. They can transform the entire garden and make it more lively and bright. Flowering trees are great for landscaping the home garden as they add a lot of color and interest to the property.

4 Tips for Pruning Trees and Shrubs

4 tips for pruning trees and shrubs are shared with readers. The article was written for the new and experienced gardener, is to goes over 4 basic cornerstones of why pruning is performed, equipment upkeep, time of year, parts of plant that should be pruned, and pruning for shape.

Choosing Durable Long-Lasting Planters For Your Gardening Project

Would you like to find a planter that you don’t have to change out every year because it is broken or falling apart? Taking the time to choose the right planters for your project can fix all that.

Organic Rose Gardening Dos and Don’ts

For all we know, you may have already been using organic rose gardening, but you just don’t know it yet. This is one of the most effective and eco-friendly ways to grow roses. In layman’s terms, organic rose gardening simply involves application of ONLY natural, organic and biodegradable materials to be used as fertilizers and pesticides to your roses. To be successful in growing roses organically, you just have to know what to do and what not to do. Below are the dos and don’ts of growing roses organically.

Raised Bed Gardening Ideas

Using a raised bed garden is the perfect solution for areas with hard to work soil and poor drainage. There are many different raised bed gardening ideas available. Add in your own creativity to make your garden personal and stand out from all the others.

Basic Requirements for Aquaponics Commercial Farming

The idea of giving aquaponics a commercial value is its proven and tested benefits. Aquaponics is a combination of two farming methods for food production – aquaculture and hydroponics. The term is derived from “aqua” from aquaculture or fish farming and “ponics” from hydroponics or soil-less gardening.

Garden Types

Not every individual desires to have the same type of garden. This is why we have a variety of garden types to choose from; so you can find the one that meets your needs. Of course the type of garden one chooses will also depend upon the location a person lives and the space they have to work with. Some gardens work well to enhance your landscape which is often desired by those who have a less than perfect yard, or little to work with; more rocks than grass, or dirt, etc.

Ideal Aquaponics Fish For Your Aquaponics System

If you are new to aquaponics systems, you might still get confused on what kind of aquaponics fish that should be grown in the tank. There are lots of fish for you to choose from, including the kind of fish you like the most. Although you can just put any type of fish that you want, still you need to consider what type of fish can survive on the type of system you have put up. There is an ideal fish for your aquaponics system, and the most important thing to consider when selecting the best fish for your system is its ability to adapt to the environment they are in.

Using Herbs As Companion Plants

Companion planting is widely practiced in organic gardening. It is an effective and natural way to protect your garden from insect pests and promote healthy growth among all your plants. Some herbs in particular have a good effect on the growth, taste and health of other crops. Here is a guide to which plants some of the most common herbs are thought to be good companions for.

Wild Flowers That Help Attract Wildlife Into Your Garden

The definition of a wild flower is one that is native to the country and hasn’t been cultivated or modified by breeding. Wild flowers have long been important to us for their healing properties but are more important to maintaining a healthy eco-system. They attract beneficial insects into the garden which in turn then help to fertilise our crops and provide food themselves for other wildlife. If this is not reason enough to grow wild flowers in your garden, then consider how useful they are for parts of the garden that are difficult to cultivate conventionally such as steep slopes, overly dry ground, or areas where the soil is poor. Here are a few varieties of wild flower that are especially useful in attracting wildlife into your garden.

Easy Aquaponics

This article is about the many aspects of Aquaponics. The aim of this article is to inform individuals on making a good decision when considering sticking their fingers in the aquaponics pie.

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