How to Attract More Earthworms To Your Garden (& Why They Matter)

Nifty and Thrifty General Garden Tips!

It’s easy these days to be blinded by horticultural science and bewildered by the array of new and complicated products on sale for the garden. But look back a few years and use some good old practical know-how and you’ll find some amazing money-saving, nifty alternative ways of growing plants and maintaining your garden.

The Garden in January – Jobs to Do and Plants of Interest

Now that Christmas is over, us gardeners are resigned to a couple of months of dark cold days when the garden looks very sparse, before new plants and shoots begin to appear. However, there is always something you can do in January, even if it’s indoors.

A Cup of Tea and a Seed Catalogue

Christmas is over and a new year beckons with the promise of spring around the corner. However, the garden is still gripped by winter weather – winds and rain, or frozen in the stillness of a hard frost. As a gardener you are itching to be out there, frustratingly waiting for the first bulbs to poke their heads through the hard ground. Not much to be done in the garden, but you can console yourself with planning for the year ahead in your garden with a nice cup of tea and a seed catalogue. There are an abundance of good seed catalogue companies and it is both enjoyable and enlightening to peruse new varieties in either hard copy catalogues or online.

How To Make A Stealth Grow Room Inside A Little House

You may want to construct your own grow room in your home or apartment, but the area of your place makes it a bit difficult. If you live in a tiny place, you can still order a grow tent or chamber to start a stealthy operation to mature any type of plant you wish inside your home. One of the beauties of making an indoor grow room is that any area inside a home can operate as a growing environment, from the walk-in closet to a cupboard in your kitchen; all you need is the creative genius and equipment to make it happen.

Hydroponics 101 – Hydroponics Systems Explained

Hydroponics gardening is the method of growing plants without the use of soil. You can use this method of gardening to grow almost any plant, from flowers and herbs to edible vegetables and fruits. There are many different types of hydroponics gardening. Ebb and flow, aeroponics, continuous-flow solution culture, and deep water culture are just a few of the systems in use today.

Seasonal Lawn Care

While winter has arrived for many of us, the weather is somewhat unpredictable anymore. With warmer seasons the autumn weather seems to last a bit longer in some regions nowadays. That said, fall lawn care is essential to a healthy turf. Just because it is getting cooler out, doesn’t mean the work is through. Autumn is one of the best times to fertilize. If you only fertilize your lawn once a year then this is the ideal season to do it.

Garden Planning 101

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. We have all heard this saying but one may wonder what that has to do with gardening. Gardeners who do not plan run the chance of producing too much, too little or creating a garden full of problems. The planning process should never become a chore but instead a time to revisit the past, evaluate the present, and plan for the future.

5 Household Items That Can Be Reused In the Garden

Landfills are filling up and prices on everything are escalating. You can do a few small things to help keep things out of the landfills and reduce your cost of gardening. You can save money and reduce landfill waste by taking some common household items and finding alternative uses for them. Here are several suggestions: Egg cartons, plastic containers, soda bottles, vegetables, and newspaper.

Creating Different Types of Farms For Homegrown Food

Many people enjoy living off the land by growing their own vegetables or raising their own livestock. There are many types of farms in the US that utilize the land to live or run a business.

Facts About The Vanda Orchid

The vanda orchid covers about fifty species in the Orchidaceae family. The flowers that fall within this genus are considered to be some of the more important species of orchids. The characteristics of vanda orchids make them especially valuable in creating hybrids that are then sent all over the world.

Open Pollinated Heirlooms

Heirlooms are plants that have been grown for years and their seeds have been passed down through generations of farmers and gardeners. The seeds saved from heirloom plants can be planted again the next season and the resulting plants will demonstrate the same characteristics and traits from year to year.

Hydroponics for All

I have always loved gardening, but until a few short years ago, due to marriage, children and other things, it was mainly confined to pot plants and the odd tomato or pepper plants. How many of us have done this? Now, having the time and the garden space I am returning to this area, also with my tunnel house, hoping to move into hydroponics.

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