Farm to Table: Tomato and Basil Tartlets

Choosing The Right Ground Cover

Low growing ground cover plants are an ideal way of covering the soil between shrubs and trees in the border. Choose plants that are ground hugging and can cope with the occasional trampling; you will need to tread on them to carry out maintenance to other plants. Try to select plants with foliage that will contrast with the other plants, so that they set one another off. An under planting of bulbs will provide seasonal variation and interest, tulips, spring flowering dwarf narcissi and autumn flowering colchicums are suitable. Some plants such as heather also have flowers to enhance their appearance.

Garden Fever in Zone 5

Avid gardener suffers first bout of “spring or garden fever” as the snow melts, robins start to show up and first potting of the season. Suggestions to enhance spring planting by giving seed or plant starts a “head start” by potting indoors. Tips on organic pest management for indoor starts.

4 Tips In Choosing Tomato Pots

To successfully grow tomato plants, there are a lot of factors involved. One of these is choosing the right tomato pot and tomato container. The right pot is a crucial factor if you want to produce healthy tomato plants with big and juicy tomatoes.

Soil Microorganisms – The World You Can’t See

When it comes to gardening (or farming) microbes are often overlooked…probably because they can’t be seen! What do the microbes do in the soil? How does one do to increase beneficial populations in the soil?

Ghost Orchids

One of the rarest orchids that you can run into in the wild is probably the infamous ghost orchids. These plants are normally not in your average backyard and are only found in hot humid climates such as swamps and bayous. The search for these flowers has never been greater since these plants have found themselves on the endangered species list.

Prune Your Tomato Plant To Prevent Disease With Good Air Flow

Last season I bought a dwarf tomato plant and the leaves were so compact that you could not even see the stems of the leaves or of the plant itself. Fungal diseases find it difficult to get established if the leaves are kept dry so find out more about leaf trimming of your tomato plant.

Greenhouse Gardening – Extend Your Season

With all of the talk about the quality of our food, and the concerns for the availability of fresh produce, more and more people are starting to grow their own food. A greenhouse is an excellent way to extend your growing season. There are several ways to garden in your greenhouse.

Repotting Orchids: An Orchid Care Guide

One of the most intriguing features of orchids is they require repotting dissimilar to other plants. Other plants need repotting as soon as they have matured and have grown larger than their pot or when improper soil is applied or a disease has occurred. Although, regarding orchids, the demands differ.

The Effect of Flooding in Soils – Part 4

Soil management is very important after a flood. It’s important to drain excess water, restore nutrition and condition your soil to return it to a healthy state, otherwise you will have long term difficulty growing healthy crops in this area. In this article we discuss what to do and how to do it.

Suncast Storage Cabinets Help Keep Your Garden Tidy

Remember that open space at the back of your house that used to be your pride and joy? Yes, you got it, the garden. Well, what you need to do is invest in some Suncast storage cabinets to help restore your garden’s former splendour.

Garden Rubbish Removal: Why Hire a Service Provider

Maintaining a garden can become a tiresome job, if you do not know what to do with the garden rubbish. The leaves and flowers, grass and weeds, clipping and twigs, piled over the corner of the garden can spoil the joy of gardening.

Top 7 Tips For Growing Healthy Tomato Plants

If you are unhappy with the taste of the tomatoes you are getting at the supermarket, you can grow your own sweet and succulent tomatoes at home. Tomatoes need a lot of sun and special care to become the best they can be.

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