Rudbeckia, Golden Petals With a Dark Heart
An easy to grow a beautiful eye catcher in your garden can be the Black-Eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia. The flowers of the Rudbeckia have a beautiful sunny yellow color and they are so nice and bright that it makes the flower a valuable addition to your border.Growing Vegetable Transplants
Few things are a bigger waste of money than buying vegetable transplants. This is especially true if you’re buying quick annuals, like lettuce, spinach, or arugula. Buying 4 lettuce transplants for $2 is barely cheaper than buying fully grown heads in the store, and when you consider the soil, fertilizer, and time that goes into raising those heads of lettuce, you might break even – but you’ll probably end up paying more for those four heads of lettuce, and spend a whole lot more time tending to them.Echinacea or Coneflower
Echinacea is one of the eye catchers in your garden. The flowers are beautiful and look a bit like a sun with leaves around it. Because of these looks it is also called coneflower. The flowers blossom from June to October and are really a joy to look at.What to Grow in Your Intensive Garden After the Frost-Free Date
Plants that are spaced 6″ or less apart and will be planted after the frost-free date: onion sets, garlic, peas, radishes, green onions, spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, turnips, parsnips, beets, carrots, etc., planted in succession. Unless you have a long season green onions shouldn’t be planted later than two weeks past the frost-free date or they will not get big enough to use.Why You Should Grow Tomatoes In Containers At Home
If you wanted a couple of tomatoes, you’d probably just go to the supermarket and pick up some of those red ones. I think of this as more of a hassle, though. You have to get dressed, drive or walk over to the supermarket, spend a great deal of time picking out the best tomatoes out of a pile that doesn’t even look so good, wait at the long lineup, pay, and finally haul your groceries back home. But what if you could grow your own tomatoes in the convenience of your own home without traveling back and forth from the supermarket?Getting Started on Your Intensive Garden Plot
If you have a good idea where you can locate your garden and how much space you can use for your garden beds, the time of year that you are reading this article will determine how to continue with your garden’s preparation. Beginning your project in the summer or fall of the year before you plan to plant your garden will be the best time to start.What Does Worm Composting Mean? How Can I Get Started?
If you have heard about worm composting, you are probably wondering what it actually is. It certainly sounds like we are planing to make compost from worms doesn’t it, but don’t worry they are just our little helpers.How To Properly Prepare Your Organic Garden
The old adage of “a job well begun, is half done” is well suited when it comes to organic gardening. Properly preparing the soil can mean the difference between a good producing garden and a poor one. This article will give you some tips on how to properly prepare your soil so you can get the most benefit from your organic gardening efforts.Tips On Growing Tomatoes Organically
The tomato is not only the most popular vegetable grown, but one of the easiest to grow as well. There isn’t a lot of extra work involved in growing tomatoes organically or not organically. The main thing you want is to make sure the soil is properly balanced, the right amount of light and water, and pest control.The Art of Using Herbs As a Flavoring Ingredient
One key point to consider when looking at a new recipe is the flavoring elements (herbs and spices) are just beginning points. Each creator of a delicious recipe has probably started out with too much or too little of the flavoring elements. Through trial and error the final quantities are decide upon. However, you as the cook executing the recipe should realize you have the ability to turn up or tone down any flavoring in the recipe.Artisan Charm at Chelsea
Come May to July our horticultural appetites are indulged by the two dominant flower shows in England, and the first is the subject of this week’s editorial – the Chelsea Flower Show. However, rather than attempt a complete synopsis of something so grand and overwhelming, I’ve decided instead to focus on a new addition to the event’s proceedings. Setting a precedent this year is the introduction of the ‘Artisan’ design category.Which Pests Like Eating Potatoes?
Growing your own potatoes can be a lot of fun, and very rewarding too. But we aren’t the only creatures that like potatoes, and you need to take steps to ensure that pests don’t eat your potato crop before you get a chance to harvest it.