Growing Strawberries (Part 1): Planting Bare Root Strawberries, Sun, and Soil

Easy Wild Flowers

Detailed article with regards to low maintenance Native Plants. Often times in my thirty year career, I have often been asked various questions that leave me lacking for an honest and sincere evaluation and without sounding critical at the same time, regarding garden plants and flowers that have few demands for continuous maintenance and care, be it pruning, division, watering and insect control.

Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Growing cucumbers in containers is the next best thing when ground space is not available. They can be grown in containers, hills or raised beds, in well drained soil generous in organic matter.

What Is Aquaponics: Facts That You Should Know

With the advancement of farming technology today, you might have encountered the word “aquaponics”. So what is aquaponics? It is a term being used for the symbiotic process in which both plants and fish have mutual relationships. It means that both of them can benefit with each other. It is a kind of environment where plants use the waste of fish as a means to live and survive and in the same way plant’s waste are used by fish to live.

Really Basic Gardening Tips

A beautiful garden does not need to have the best design and space to be profound. Simple planning and the right implementation can already make a home garden stunning.

Four Key Points to Successful Window Sill Organic Garden Growing

Window sill organic garden growing is growing in popularity with more and more growing kits being introduced onto the market. The crops are mainly salad based with short sowing to cropping times. Growing on the window sill is a great way for children to be come involved and will probably encourage them to eat salads thus providing them with the fresh organic nutrients that they require to grow up healthy and strong.

Growing Scented Geraniums

Geraniums are actually members of the Pelagonium family of plants. Pelagoniums are perennials native to Southern Africa. Because they are drought and heat tolerant, they can only withstand very minor frosts and so are normally grown in Britain as annuals unless they are kept in a conservatory or on a sunny window sill. Scented geraniums are extremely popular garden plants and come with a surprising variety of fragrances. Here is a short guide on how to grow them and some of my favourite varieties.

How to Set Up a Wormery

A wormery is a purpose built container that uses special types of worms to help break down organic matter and produce compost. As well as producing compost, the worms also create a nutritious liquid fertiliser which drains down through the bin and collects at the bottom.

What Composting System Is Right for You?

What composting system is right for you? There’s a number of different systems out there, and they all have their pros and cons. Let me show you what these composting methods are all about and help you decide what will work best for your needs.

How to Grow Aubergines and Varieties to Try

The aubergine is a member of the potato family. Native to India, it is commonly known as Eggplant and is widely used in cooking. It is a delicate perennial and as such is often grown as an annual. Here is a short guide on how to grow aubergines from seed and some varieties to try.

To Shrub or Not to Shrub

Having a shrub wall on the patio or balcony is perfect for adding privacy and seclusion. It’s a great way to shut out the noise and craziness of the city life, allowing you to sit back and relax in your own space.

St Augustine Grass: Some Problems and Solutions

St Augustine grass is primarily of tropical origin and is native to salty and fresh water marshes, sandy beach ridges, the outskirts of swamps and lagoons, and limestone shorelines. Though it will survive in most types of terrain, it does best in moist and reasonably fertile soil. Two things it will not stand are waterlogged areas and very dry areas, so watering St Augustine correctly is an essential dynamic to its general health.

Growing Sunflowers From Seed

Originally from the Americas, the sunflower is an annual with large round flower heads whose shape is often used to depict the sun. Indeed, indigenous American peoples used the sunflower as a depiction of their sun god. In Britain the sunflower has also become synonymous with all that is summer, either grown in borders or as a magnificent cut flower. It is so easy to grow that it has become a favourite plant for children to grow. Here is a short guide on growing these stunning flowers from seed.

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