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Propagating Summer Vegetables

Don’t spend money on seeds – propagate your own seeds from your favourite summer vegetables so you can have free salads next year! Learn how to propagate tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, capsicum and rocket in simple, easy to follow steps.

Highlighting Your Garden With Solar Accent Lights

Enjoy your garden long after the sun has set by installing solar accent lights in your garden and around your patio. Highlight special features in your garden and create a more inviting atmosphere for your evening enjoyment.

How to Start the Creation of a Bonsai

Creating a bonsai requires some thought and planning. It is not a venture to start unless you are willing to accept the responsibilities, such as the training and maintaining needed. There are various questions you need to ask yourself. The first question is: Do I have the time and the desire for this long-term commitment? Yes? OK, now the journey begins.

Important Steps For Maintaining A Tree’s Health

You can buy tomatoes, peaches and pears in the produce department at your nearby market, but nothing beats the pleasure of growing your own produce at home. When you grow veggies or fruit plants, you must apply special insecticide to keep the leaves crisp, green and free of any insect bite marks. Any amateur grower who decides to grow a fruit tree will have a new set of issues to face because of the different upkeep that’s required to keep a fruit tree looking healthy and free of diseases. A person will also have to understand what times of the year to trim a tree and how to prune it to keep it healthy and growing at a set pace.

Designing a Vegetable Plot

Even as a gardener, I find there is something different and special about growing my own vegetables. As much as I marvel at producing beautiful plants for my garden from seed or cuttings and seeing them take their place in the flower bed, there is an added something that really seems to complete this process when you grow vegetables. For me that is picking, cooking and eating the plants I have produced -complete satisfaction. You don’t need a huge piece of land to create a successful vegetable plot and there are many different ways of vegetable gardening. But first there are a few points to consider when designing a plot.

What Can You Grow in a Hydroponics Grow Tent?

Those who are experienced in indoor gardening know that there’s no limit to what you can cultivate in one of these interior grow systems, but for some beginners, there might be questions about the limitations of a hydroponic grow tent and what kinds of plants can be nourished inside it. More detail on these kinds of high design hydroponic grow systems will show that these tent containers work much like a traditional garden in the sense that gardeners can choose any kind of plant for indoor cultivation.

Gardening How To: Growing Organic Tomatoes From Seed

Learning to grow organic tomatoes from seed is easy. Gardening how to step by step.

What Exactly Is a Bonsai?

Bonsai is an art form that originated in China. It became popular in the west through the influence of the Japanese culture. The term, bonsai, literally means ‘a plant in a tray.’ The commonly accepted meaning today is ‘a tree in a pot.’

Do I Really Need To Buy A Kitchen Countertop Compost Bin?

If you think having only a few kitchen food scraps each day eliminates the need to buy a countertop composter. Here is what might happen.

Plants for a Shady Garden

For most gardeners an important consideration when choosing a house is the aspect of the garden. Ideally we would all like a south facing garden with an open sunny aspect. But this is not always possible. It is true to say that everyone has a bit of shade in their garden, either from a fence, a building or trees. However, don’t despair. If you do have a shady garden or an area in your garden that stays sunless for most of the day, there are plenty of plants you can choose that will thrive in such conditions. Here are just a few.

Xeriscape: Attracting Butterflies to the Garden

We all like to have butterflies in the garden, but you may be thinking about re-landscaping your yard using the water conservation principles of Xeriscaping and worried that the new plants in your landscape will no longer attract the swallowtails, sulphurs and gossamers you love. In this article we will look at what plants attract which butterflies and how to incorporate them into your landscape design.

Grasslin Timer – Control Is All Important in Any Indoor Garden

For the optimal results, you need to have full control over all aspects of your indoor garden. Plants need certain conditions to grow healthy and hardy. In addition, unless you spend every moment of your day in the grow room, you need to use automation to keep those conditions ideal. One way to do it is to use a timer.

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