Typical June Gloom Provides Ideal Conditions For Garden Growth
June in southern California usually means overcast mornings that transform into mild sunny afternoons making it an ideal month to spend time in the garden before summer heat takes hold. Thin Out Fruit Trees: By June, trees should be bursting with small fruit such as apricots, plums and peaches. The weaker fruit will start to drop this month.How To Grow Shiitake Logs In A Home Garden
Shiitake logs that are grown at home have superior taste along with appearance and texture when compared with the commercially available products. With a bit of knowledge about growing logs and effort, you can grow this product in the home garden.How to Choose the Best Garden Design
The garden is one of the most beautiful and peaceful parts of a home. It brings us closer to nature, gives us a glimpse and feel of greenery with the comfort of our lawn. You can spend a perfect afternoon in your garden reading a book or unwind after a tiring day enjoying the beauty of green, all these will bring you such solace which you cannot find even if sitting in a fancy decorated room. But in order to get peace and happiness in the garden, its look and design should be pleasing. If you are not happy about the look of your garden then you will hardly find any peace there over all the grumping. The design of garden plays an important role in your outlook towards it. So choose the design carefully.Top Tips for Spring Foraging
Spring is a great time to forage for wild foods. Find out some helpful tips to guide you on your foraging journey.Growing Aubergine
What wonderful plants these are. The plant has two common names. Here in the UK we called it: Eggplant and in the rest of the world, They are known as; Aubergine. The plant is a member of the nightshade species and as such related to the potato and tomato. Asia in origin and first written about in China in 544. I think of it being Greek because they use it in many of their dishes, however in China, the fruit is in daily use.The Popular Wooden Garden Shed
There are wooden shed kits or traditional construction materials for building a garden shed. This type of shed may be a simple box shape or designed to be a more elaborate structure. How the shed will be used is the major determination for construction. The neighborhood location or the architecture of the home determines the style.How to Deal With Cucumber Bitterness
Latin Name: Cucumis sativus, part of the gourd family. In the Middle Ages the plant was called the cowcumber. Many people will not eat or grow Cucumbers because they are bitter to the taste. This is true of older varieties and is caused by a bitter gene which is part of the make up of Cucumbers.Green Thumb is Not Necessary When Planting in May
Just about every vegetable and flower will do well when planted in May so even novice gardeners will experience success. This is especially true in Southern California where the weather is perfect for spring gardens. Plant Warm Season Flowers: Some flowers just do better when the weather (and soil) is warm.Why Is an Aquaponic System Better Than a Hydroponic One?
Hydroponic gardens are already highly popular among people of all ages. They require little space, are easy to take care of and give satisfactory results. However, because you will need to supply the water with necessary nutrients, which are most of the times chemical, the taste of the crops is not quite the ones people expect. Also, people trying to switch to organic products have a hard time in coping with the chemical additions from the hydroponically-grown vegetables. Fortunately, a new type of gardening is available. It is called the aquaponic system and can help you grow organic food in your home.Growing Mint
Round leaf, Apple, Hairy or Horse, Middlesex, or Spearmint and Bergamot,to name but a few of the many species of mint that are used today. Mint is one of the oldest herbs and comes from around the Mediterranean area, however the plant has been found everywhere expect the Poles. As far as I know there are well over 30 varieties of Mint.Types of Greenhouses
Are you a passionate gardener? Are you considering installing a greenhouse, but do not know the differences? Learn about cold frame boxes, lean-to and free-standing greenhouses to help you make a decision as to the type of structure which will fit your gardening passion.Spinach All the Year Round
Growing your own Spinach and eating it all the year round. How to grow, cook and eat.