To Help Your Tomatoes Grow, Keep Out the Weeds
As you go about your tomato gardening, do not overlook weeding. Weeds must be controlled because they compete for light, water and nutrients with your tomatoes.Ornamental Grasses – Tips For Planting and Growing Ornamental Grasses
Getting ornamental grasses off to a great start. Their first year in the ground is the most critical.Common Herb Garden Plants
Herbs have different lifespan and grow in annuals, perennials, and biennials. An herb is never the same with another. Try to do your homework about what herbs there are and how they can be used before growing an herb garden. This article will provide you an overview of various herbs, along with the purposes they serve.Planting Strawberries – How to Plant Strawberry Plants For Optimum Production
Strawberry plants grow best in well drained soil that has been amended with organic matter. Strawberries should not be planted in or near soil where eggplants, peppers, potatoes, raspberries, or tomatoes have grown over the past 3 to 5 years because strawberries are susceptible to verticillium wilt. It is also advisable to move strawberry beds whenever verticillium wilt appears.Radishes to Warm Up Your Palate!
Radishes are a colorful, tasty and quick growing addition to any garden. Mind you that is where they should remain too! If you want a vegetable for the kids to grow, radishes are ideal because of their very fast-growing habit – but, like me, they probably won’t like them – so couch your enticement to grow them in terms of they are doing it for the rest of the family.Spinach – Not Just For Popeye
One good thing about being an adult is that you do not have to eat the despised vegetables that your parents made you eat as a kid. You can always get the right nutrients from other veg so there is no loss there. Although I dislike them and have discarded them from my eating preferences, many folks do like veg such as radishes, cucumbers and spinach and, as this series is to hopefully provide information for home vegetable growing, they are included.Home Grown Cucumbers
Cucumbers are fairly prolific fruiters so you will only need 3 or 4 plants, unless you really like to eat them. They can be planted on a small mound, or if you have limited space, try a good climber that can be attached to a trellis. Plant about 18 inches apart as this will also help pollination.A Taste of the Tropics – Sweet Potatoes
They will grow well in almost any soil as long as water doesn’t puddle in the soil after a rain. If the soil is not well drained, it can be worked into ridges or mounds. Some people add compost to the ridges and mounds before planting. They require little or no fertiliser, relatively drought tough, and cope with weeds.Understanding Soil pH
For healthy plant growth nutrients must be available for them to take in. A critical factor that aids and abets this is your soil pH. Without being too technical, basically soil pH refers to the levels of alkalinity or acidity in the soil.The Versatile Celery
Celery has so many uses it is truly a versatile vegetable: from a swivel stick for your ‘bloody mary’ to salads, to soups and stews and casseroles it adds a distinctive, yet not over-powering flavour and texture. Nowadays, it is easier to plant celery from seedlings – in May or June. Older varieties had a reputation for being difficult to grow, but the new varieties are easier as they are self-blanching and do not require a layering of soil to make them blanch.Hydroponic Gardening – What is It?
There is gardening, organic gardening, and now hydroponic gardening. What does it all mean? Find out about hydroponic gardening and it’s benefits so you can grow great produce at home!Growing Bermuda Grass
Is your grass constantly being overrun by weeds? If you have fescue or another type of true grass, it is quite easy for weeds to overtake your yard.Gardening With Kids With Some Fun and Innovative Ideas
Gardening and kids may not seem like a good idea. But wait! Gardening with the kids can be a wonderful experience worth every minute of your time.Preventing Powdery Mildew in Grapevines
You should begin sulfur spraying grapevines for powdery mildew prevention soon after bud break and continue on a regular routine of about every ten days. You may find it easier to keep track is you spray once each week. You can purchase the sulfur in powder form at just about any decent nursery and mix as directed. I mix three gallons at a time for use in a back-pack sprayer for application.