Pothos Care 101: Is This the Easiest Houseplant to Care For?

How To Cut Flowers For Display

Cut flowers in the early morning or late evening when it is cool and their stems are better able to take up water. Remove any leaves that would otherwise be under water in the vase. This helps to keep the water fresh.

Composting in Your Own Backyard – Do It Yourself

Composting drives the anti-garbage strategy moving across the country. Many businesses have started recycling as part of their business plan. Some have gone as far as removing the dumpsters from their property. There is ongoing development of packaging and eating implements that decompose themselves under certain conditions creating passive composting.

Climbing Plants – 30 Things You Should Know

These are the easiest to grow and most popular climbers. Try them yourself: actinidia, clematis, eccremocarpus, grape vine, honeysuckle, ivy, jasmin, nasturtium, passion flower, pyracantha, rose, solanum, tassle bush, wisteria. Try the Solanum family for climbers with decorative foliage, attractive berries and flowers in a range of colours from purple to white.

DIY Aquaponics

DIY Aquaponics has come quite a ways in the past few years. Part of the reason for this explosion has come from how simple a DIY aquaponics system is to setup and run. Many gardeners are simply tired of how much work needs to be done in order to get just a small amount of produce out of their gardens. The planting, watering, weeding, weeding again, watering etc. get them down. Now, you may have heard of hydroponics before. You know, the method that produces watery tasting vegetables. Aquaponics is similar to hydroponics, in the fact that plants grow without soil, but it differs in one very important way.

Blossom End Rot: Five Causes, Five Solutions

Blossom End Rot is not a disease, a pest or a fungus. It is a physiological condition that can be rectified. There are five main causes of Blossom End Rot in home-grown vegetables. Sometimes the problem is related to overwatering or over fertilizing, or both. Other times it is caused by an imbalance in the plants’ chemistry. The causes and solutions of blossom end rot are examined in this article.

Aquaponic Gardening

Aquaponic gardening is one of the hottest gardening subjects at the moment. There are a couple reasons why it’s become quite popular in recent years. Chief among them is the fact that you can grow up to 10x the amount of plants in the same area as a normal garden. The other reason that aquaponics has taken off is that unlike hydroponics (which produces very watery tasting produce) aquaponics produces rich wonderful tasting produce. The secret isn’t really a secret either.

Raised Beds Organic Gardening – How to Start One

There are many reasons why many people are going for raised bed organic gardening. Aside from being space efficient, it is also known to produce higher yield. Additionally, it is a good solution to important gardening problems like pest and weed control as well as not having ideal soil type suited for gardening.

How To Save Your Favorite Tree – Don’t Just Look at the Pest, Look at the Past

If one of your favorite trees is in decline and you want to know why, put down the magnifying glass and look into the past. The majority of tree health problems are caused by something other than pathogens, insects or mites. Most are caused by environmental conditions.

Bonsai – 26 Things You Should Know

Here are few basic bonsai tips to get you going: for the best drainage, use a basic potting mixture of equal parts of peat, loam, and sharp sand. For pines and junipers. Use a compost which is 70 per cent sharp sand, 15 per cent peat and 15 per cent loam.

How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

With the difficult weather that many regions have experience over the last year, the prices of many vegetables have hit peaks rarely seen before. This is bad news on the ‘hip pocket’!

Choosing a Lawn Aerator

Soils become compacted over time, either as a result of desiccation (drying out), or from the weight of overlying earth. This reduces the amount of open space between soil particles, known as the pore space, and leaves less room available for water and air. Not only does this make it more difficult for soil to hold water, it also prevents grass roots from properly absorbing the nutrients needed to feed shoots on the surface.

Home Aquaponics Systems

When you first start learning about home aquaponics systems you may come across some terminology that you don’t quite understand. Although aquaponics is very simple (even for a beginner) you should have a basic understanding of these processes.

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