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Organic Gardening – “Ouch”

Gardening and growing your own healthy food is becoming an essential part of family life. There are a million myths and legends as to how to go about it and you may guess that Organic Gardening is too complicated. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here are 10 key do’s and don’t s that when understood cover the major elements of Organic Gardening.

Keeping Cats Out of the Garden – Cat Repellent Plants

Cats can and are a problem in your home vegetable garden whether anyone wants to admit it or not. No matter how much you love your cat, you must admit that when a cat uses your garden as a big public washroom, plants will no longer grow there, and furthermore, who wants to reach into that mess with or without gloves?

How To Grow Tomato Plants – Growing Tomatoes At Home

Tomatoes are great for the health. What will make them even better is if they are grown at home in your own yard. It is not difficult to plant them if you know the proper steps.

How to Make an Aquaponics System Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for a way to unite the family towards one common goal? Why not make an aquaponics system right in your own backyard? You will not only enjoy the fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, you will also enjoy how it brings a family closer together.

How to Grow Grape Vines in Cold Weather

Just because some people live in a colder climate, it does not mean that they can’t grow grapes successfully. If you were wondering how to grow grape vines in cooler temperatures, you can relax because we have given you some wonderful tips on how to do just that.

Gardening in Extreme Weather

Recently gardening experts have concentrated on the problems associated with gardening in drought conditions, prompted by the issue of global warming. However, maybe as a further consequence of global warming, the last couple of summers in the UK have been unusually wet. As with dry conditions, extreme rainfall during the warmer months brings its own unique set of problems. What follows is a short guide on problems to look out for in the garden during a wet summer and how to combat them.

Alliums and How to Grow Them

Alliums belong to the onion family which also includes garlic. In fact the generic name allium is the Latin word for garlic. As suggested, many of the allium family are used as food, but the perennial varieties we grow in our gardens are grown not for their edible bulbs but for their colourful pompom flower heads. The taller varieties provide height and structure in the herbaceous border, while the smaller varieties mix well with plants such as grasses. Even when the flower heads have died they look attractive in a border or can be cut for an indoor display. There are many varieties of allium in colours ranging from different shades of purple/blue to white. Here is a short guide on how to grow them and a few varieties to try.

How to Build a Compost Tumbler

This is the question. Unfortunately the answer is similar to the answer given to the question, “How long is a piece of string?” There are many different ways to build a tumbler and you can go larger than life or simply functioning. Better. Faster. Cheaper. A couple important prerequisites come to mind before framing the project and beginning construction.

How To Create A Beautiful Garden

Landscape gardening is such an enjoyable experience. Unique, picturesque and breath-taking gardens are certainly everyone’s envy. Think outside the box to make your garden unique in your neighborhood. Besides, landscaping your garden can be enjoyable and rewarding. Reveal your personality in your garden.

Hydroponics For All – Return to the Fold

In hydroponics as in our own world, life does go on, which is something I have learned this year. After all, does life not return through the ruins, or compost formed by the remains of, the old and often, if we learn from our mistakes, even better than before?

Planning an Allotment – Crop Protection

Crop Protection ion your allotment plot can be important once your seedlings are planted out. Getting the right covering to suit your conditions and pests can be tricky, but here is a guide to crop protection selection.

Growing Vegetables in Pots

Growing vegetables in pots is not all that different then growing vegetables in the ground. With just a little bit of gardening know-how you can quickly and easily begin your container vegetable garden. Keep reading for tips and ideas for growing vegetables in pots.

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