9 Tomato Growing Myths to Avoid!

Culinary Herbs Rule – Throw Those Stale, Dried Herbs Out!

If you love to cook you may already know what a difference using fresh herbs, instead of dried ones, can make to a dish. Fresh herbs can take an average meal and make it a tasty and aromatic sensation!

Dymondia Margaretae – An Excellent Ground Cover Plant For a Mediterranean Climate Garden

Finding a niche ground cover plant that is both drought tolerant and easy to maintain, is not easy. Dymondia margaretae is one such example that the dry climate gardener should consider.

The Greenhouse and the Edible Garden in Early September

Lilies usually at their best in July and August, are a sumptuous joy if brought into the house, but they should be returned to the greenhouse after flowering. Tomatoes must make way for chrysanthemums. The tomatoes can be ripened in the house.

Flowers and Shrubs in Early September

In the flower border the roses now burst into their second flush, the dahlias are heavy with bloom while golden rod and Michaelmas daisies, hungry trespassers, take over the neglected go-as-you-please garden. At this time with autumn breezes just beginning, Michaelmas daisies, heavy with bloom, may need extra support. Sweet pea lovers can start a new cycle by sowing in the open ground late this month, afterwards covering the seedlings with cloches.

So You Want to Take Up Gardening

When you decide to start a garden there are things you should consider. First, start small. Using an area of about twenty five to thirty square feet should be just fine. It gives you enough room for approximately thirty plants. This is good starting point to see if you will enjoy it.

Vegetable Gardening Guide – To Help You in Having a Simple But Productive Garden

Vegetable gardening can be very stimulating. If you are just planning to have you own organic garden, here is a vegetable gardening guide to help you along with the new pastime and get you started. First you need a space at your disposal, if you are an apprentice it is advisable not to start with a big space. You must begin with a single raised bed of 9’x12′. Then as you learn all about organic gardening, you can add number of beds to dwell upon.

How to Grow Venus Fly Traps

I’ll be the first to admit that venus fly traps are not the easiest plants in the world to look after and many people, including me, have managed to kill one in the past through lack of knowledge. However luckily these fly traps aren’t actually as difficult to look after as you may first think, if only you adhere to these few golden rules.

Starting Your Garden With Plug Plants

For the everyday gardener, one of the hardest things to do is get their garden started in the springtime. The early stages of a garden are the most delicate and require an experienced hand or a green thumb. So much can go wrong when the plants are young, it is important to give yourself any advantage that you can.

Getting Started With Carnivorous Plants

The attraction of carnivorous plants is easy to understand. They are are unlike any other plants out there when you consider the uniqueness of plants such as the venus fly trap or the pitcher plants. For obvious reasons these unusual plants are very popular indeed as house plants, and yet many people report having problems with them.

Shade Loving Houseplants For the Home

Houseplants simply make a home more attractive and more welcoming as well as cleaning the stagnant air often found in modern homes. Clearly, windowsills are the obvious location for house plants so they can get as much light as possible. But what happens when your windowsills are full up, or even these don’t receive much sunlight?

Mid-August in the Flower Garden

Autumn-flowering crocus, ordered earlier, should be planted as soon as they arrive as they have a habit of rushing into flower. If you have an orchard or wild garden where their lilac cups can spread themselves, then a drift of colchicums (a size or two larger than the crocus and rather more showy) should be added.

Kids Herb Garden – Boost Your Child’s Gardening Enjoyment

A kid’s herb garden is a great way to give with no previous exposure to gardening the opportunity to see how things grow. For a child who has grown up doing gardening chores, it’s a way to share the joy of planting and caring for a garden of their own.

The Basics of Residual Current Devices in Your Garden

This is where residual current protection comes in. A residual current device (RCD) monitors the currents flowing in the live and neutral wires of a flex or cable and acts like a switch to cut off the electrical supply if it detects even a tiny difference (perhaps because some of the current is trying to flow through you).

Are You Making Any of These 5 Composting Mistakes?

As a certified master composter, I do a lot of troubleshooting with people who have just started composting and have questions, or have run into trouble. Here are the top five composting mistakes that I run into. Are you making any of these mistakes yourself?

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