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What You Should Know About Growing Strawberries

To get a reliable crop of strawberries it is important to choose a good variety and grow them well. There are several excellent varieties, which can give a succession of fruit over a long period. Strawberries should be planted into soil that has not been used for growing them for at least the last five years. Choose a sunny, sheltered site with well drained soil and add plenty of well rotted manure before planting. You need to plant the bare root strawberries on a slight ridge at the same depth as they were in the field. Container grown strawberries should be planted slightly deeper so that the root ball is just covered with soil.

Growing Cane Fruit

Raspberries, blackberries and hybrid berries such as Logan berries are easy to grow. Black berries will even produce decent crop if they are grown against a north facing wall. Raspberries crop needs a sunny, sheltered spot and a well drained but moisture retentive soil to do well. Raspberries dislike winter wet, so grow them on a ridge of top soil if your soil is heavy. Space plants 15 to 18 inches apart in the row. After planting, cut back the stems to about 12 inches, cutting just above the bud. The following spring cut back the old stem to ground level as new shoots emerge.

General Care For Fruit Gardening

Apply a general fertilizer at the rate recommended by the manufacturer around each fruit bush annually in spring. You need to mulch each spring with loose organic material, such as well rotted garden compost. Bush fruits are largely trouble free, although American goose berry mildew disease can be devastating if it is allowed to take hold. If your bushes show symptoms, powdery patches on young leaves, prune back affected branches by about a third before spraying the rest of the bush with a suitable fungicide. The variety is resistant to mildew.

Cymbidium Orchids

Would you like to grow an orchid plant that blooms during winter season and displays its fine beautiful flowers for several months? Then, your choice is called Cymbidium orchids.

Copper Rain Chains – Eco and Pocket Friendly

Available with the feature of durability, rain chains offer an elegant look to the garden and its surroundings. They are easily washable; hence, they maintain their charm quite easily for a long time.

Invasive Plants A Serious Problem

All over the country invasive plants are becoming a problem. To define what an invasive plant is I like this description best.

Understanding Composters and Composting

Composting is a natural occurring process in the world and plays a pivotal part in the circle of life and the environment. Composting is derived from the word ‘decomposition’ or to decompose, which is the process that involves the decay and recycling of bio or living material into nutrient rich and useful soil. Indeed any natural organic waste will eventually return nutrients back to the earth it came from.

Electric Lawn Mowers – The Things You Need to Know

Garden and lawn owners would agree that without a lawn mower, cleaning the lawn would be a tiresome task to do. Imagine cutting grass in your lawn using a manual cleaning tool like gas cutter. It will take you some time to finish your task and it will make you really tired, right?

Are You Ready for Garden Planting?

Spring is the best season for sowing. And the Garden could be well prepared, and waiting for the arrival of spring. There are plentiful things you should to do before planting, just as work the soil, clean garden tools and buy seeds. Those would help you a lot as spring comes.

Trimming Grape Vines – Two Common Mistakes Made

Trimming grape vines sounds so easy but why is it that there are some people who get it wrong? Take note this is a very crucial component of grapevine care and making a few mistakes on it can spell the prosperity or doom of your grapevine.

Creating a Gorgeous Garden When You Are Renting

This article give readers a few simple tips on how they can make a gorgeous garden when they rent their house without spending a lot of money. There are tips on growing plants in pots and how to move your plants without damaging yourself.

Flower Box and Others for Yuletide Decoration

I have used my glass terrariums at home not only for Christmas but for most of the events that we annually celebrate like Thanksgiving and Halloween. I am also using terrariums for just because days.

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