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Growing a Bald Cypress Bonsai

Many cypress varieties are perfect for beginner bonsai artists. This article introduces the Bald Cypress and two other popular cypress species in the world of bonsai.

Aquaponics – Key Elements For Success

Aquaponic gardening is a unique method that needs some research, training, skills and management to be successful. It is not the same as the traditional method of container gardening with a potting soil or media, or the traditional methods of hydroponics.

The Best Composter

Okay, so you’ve decided to make your own compost. You like the idea of reducing your footprint on the planet by reducing the amount of garbage you throw out. You want to turn your trash into fertilizer, for free, and improve the health of your soil, and get wonderful fruits, vegetables, plants, and flowers as a bonus. What is the best composter to use? Here are some tips.

Secrets of Indoor Growing

Indoor growing is an art, put mildly. The requirements are high yet the produce is even higher time after time. Indoor growing has its secrets that many growers will not share with others and quite often the grow shop guy wont tell you as your wasting money in his or her grow shop trying to get the process correct.

Tomatoes In The Border

Tomatoes in the border is the best method of growing tomatoes for the beginner or anyone else who finds routine watering a chore. The plants will have a lot more space for their roots to roam, so they will be less dependent on you for food and water. You will need to improve the soil with well rotted organic matter before planting and to incorporate a general fertilizer at the rate recommended by the manufacturer. You will still need to water the plants thoroughly every couple of days during the height of summer. The main drawback of border planting is that soil borne problems build up after a few years, so once every few years it is a good idea to dig out the soil and replace it with fresh from the garden.

Growing Tomatoes – What You Should Know

There is nothing quite like the flavor of a freshly picked, home grown tomato. To get the best crops, choose a good variety and do not neglect it at any stage. Let me explain the growing methods for tomato. Tomatoes are easy to raise from seed but need to be sown early in the year and require a high temperature to germinate. This means you will need a propagator set to 18 degree Celsius to get them started and somewhere heated to 21 degree Celsius to grow them on. On the other hand, you could buy plants that are ready for planting out much later in the year saving you time, trouble and money.

Backyard Habitats for the Birds – More on Nest Boxes

I’ve been thinking about bird houses, excuse me, nest boxes. I even saw some for sale on the Net. Let’s look at what Scott Edwards says about building a nest box in “Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard Habitat.” I also have some helpful hints from Don and Lillian Stokes. No paint needed The nest box should be undecorated. Certain paints and stains might be toxic to the birds. The wood should be untreated as well. Scott has a list of nest box dimensions for different kinds of birds that includes the mounting height, the house height, the entrance hole size, the distance from the hole to the floor and the floor size. Oh gosh, now I’m intimidated.

Gardening A Life Long Learning Experience

Gardening is truly a life long learning experience. Everyday I seem to learn something new,which makes gardening all the more fun and interesting.

How To Grow Strawberries at Home!

Strawberries are a favorite fruit of young and old alike. I remember going to the strawberry farms as a child with my family and picking many strawberries. Many never made it to my container as I couldn’t resist eating them on the spot.

How To Grow Broccoli at Home Easily!

Broccoli is a vegetable that is easy to grow and grows best in cool seasons. When considering growing broccoli, be aware that it can grow to about 3 feet, so it is not wise to grow plants close by. It is advisable to plant broccoli seeds 6-8 weeks after the last frost of the season.

Growing Cucumbers At Home Easily!

When growing cucumbers keep in mind that they will need a lot of sun to grow. You can grow them directly in your garden or you can grow them on raised beds to allow for proper drainage. Here’s how…

Growing Garlic Easily!

Garlic is very easy to grow and is a great addition to recipes.  Garlic has been known for centuries to have medicinal value which is why many people like to eat it raw or add it to many delicious dishes. Garlic is made up of cloves which you must separate before planting.

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