Gardener Roasts Dumb “Indoor Gardening Hacks”

Examples of Features You Can Add To Your Garden

Many people looking to hire landscape gardeners are also in search of some ideas of what to do with their gardens. There are many things that you can add to your garden which will make it look very attractive and beautiful.

Why You Should Grow Disease Resistant Potatoes

The great Irish famine of the mid-19th century shows us how vulnerable potatoes can be when it comes to disease. Potato blight, caused by a rampant fungus caused a massive crop failure throughout Ireland, leading to famine and starvation. Many of those who survived the famine decided to emigrate to far-off lands like North America and Australia, leading to a drop in the Irish population of some 50%.

Plant Diseases – Fungus, Bacteria, Viruses and More

Plants are living organisms, and like any living organism, they are susceptible to disease. From fungal diseases to bacterial infections, there are many different diseases that plants can fall victim to. Even the most tightly run hydroponics garden can fall prey to root rot and powdery mildew.

Gardening – Good for the Planet, Good for Your Health?

Many gardeners feel that gardening is a great way to de-stress, and to get in a moderate amount of exercise while doing something they truly enjoy. There are many sites devoted to gardening, and within them you will find that avid gardeners are truly passionate about the process, as well as the outcome, of gardening. I am going to talk about some of the benefits of gardening.

Great Reasons Why Any Serious Gardener Should Make Compost

Gardening is as popular today as it has ever been and there seems to be no sign of this changing any time soon. It’s fair to say that this type of hobby does take work and whether you have a lawn you must attend to or a full allotment, there is no end of garden waste which must be disposed of one way or another. In short, this leads my onto the subject of today and the many reasons why you should take the time to make use of such waste in an efficient way through the use of composting.

Some Handy Tips on Dealing With Pests and Weeds in the Garden

As Thomas Fuller once said ‘a good garden may have some weeds’. No matter how lovingly we tend our garden, there will always be weeds. And, as our gardens are natural habitats for wildlife, there will also be those creatures that frequent our gardens that we would rather do without. Here are some useful and inexpensive ways of dealing with both those creatures in the garden we describe as pests and with those ever present weeds.

Growing and Using Scented Plants

Our sense of smell is probably one of the most important of all our senses for wellbeing. Scents can be very evocative, provoking emotions and memories, but more importantly, they make us feel good. Gardening provides many benefits to our health but one which sometimes gets overlooked is the power of scent in a garden. Growing plants that look beautiful is a joy in itself, but combine that with plants and herbs which are scented and you have something magical.

Heartland Sheds – A Great Solution for Your Garden Storage Needs

Creating a storage unit in your yard by yourself from scratch, can be a difficult task, but this job is made a lot easier with the assistance of Heartland sheds. They are extremely versatile wooden sheds, that can be used as a storage or recreational construction.

What Are Open Pollinated and Heirloom Variety Vegetable Seeds?

Over the past few years there is a large movement towards growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs from seeds. The top three reasons people gave in a recent study conducted by the National Gardening Association, were to put fresh produce on the table, save some money and to know that what they were growing was safe.

600 Watt HPS Grow Light – Putting Answers to Common Questions About HPS Grow Lights

What does HPS stand for? HPS stands for high pressure sodium. Sodium ions will start to emit light when electricity goes through the molecules. Under pressure, the light gets brighter and closer to true light in color. It is a popular option for those who want to light the outdoors at night.

How to Germinate Seeds in Your Hydroponic Growbox

You have your grow box set up and now it’s to time to begin life; for your seeds that is. Germination is the process in which a plant begins growth. In the grow box environment the indoor gardener has complete control over temperature, water and oxygen which are the three most important environmental factors for successful germination. By following the steps in this article you should get your valuable seeds off to a great start in their wonderful life!

Top Three Reasons Why Garden Sheds Can Improve Your Lifestyle

Below are three reasons why setting up garden sheds can improve your quality of life. You may insist that there is no reason to spend time learning about sheds and you could buy an off the peg shed kit if you’d like.

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