Saving Seeds Using the Ancient Winnowing Technique

5 Easy to Grow Herbs That Make Great Recipes

If you are thinking about growing some herbs in your home garden but have no idea on what herbs to grow, start by researching on some easy to grow herbs which would do well in your area. There are a number of reasons for cultivating herbs, here are a few: 1) They save on grocery costs. 2) Herbs improve the appearance of your garden and landscape in general if well tended.

How to Deal With Tomato Plant Diseases

Tomato plants are very vulnerable to disease, most of which are fungi-based and almost impossible to get rid of once a plant has become infected. The best way to save your plants from tomato plant diseases is with adequate care and preventative measures. But here is how you can identify a disease and deal with it in the best possible way. Most diseases will cause spots or dark patches to appear on your plant leaves or on the fruit itself.

Growing The Orka Plant

Want a nice plant that grows flowers and edible parts? Then growing okra is for you!

Simple Tips to Care for Miniature Roses

Miniature roses can make wonderful additions to any garden. They are relatively hardy, but there are a few guidelines you need to follow to really ensure a happy mini rose. This article provides information on how to effectively care for your miniature roses, both indoors and outdoors.

Backyard Aquaponics

Backyard aquaponics is rapidly becoming the “in thing” for thousands of health conscious, ecologically aware folk who want to do something to help protect the environment. It is the simplest way to produce delicious vegetables, fruits, and low-fat, high-protein fish, in a totally healthy environment. This article considers why aquaponics has become so popular.

Stachys Byzantina – Growing Lambs Ears

In the summer months one of my favourite plants to enjoy is Stachys byzantina, otherwise known as ‘Lambs Ears’. This wonderful silver leafed plant is fantastic throughout the year for the border due to is highly touchable and furry leaves in the shape of, you’ve guessed it, lambs ears. However, as the summer sun reaches high into the sky you’ll find that this wonderful plant puts furry columns into the air with small pinkish flowers creating small rings of colour around the stems.

Managing Gall Wasp in Citrus, Especially Lemon Trees

This articles explains the life-cycle of this annoying pest, the gall wasp. It mainly attracts lemon and orange trees. It gives several Integrated Pest Management methods to control it as there are no chemical sprays.

Enjoying the Vegetable Bounty From Your Home Garden

There are no fresher vegetables than the ones you grow in your home garden. With a little bit of patience and and a desire to learn a vegetable garden can be something the entire family can enjoy from planting seeds to enjoying home cooked dishes.

The Art of Crop Rotation

It is a proven fact that one type of vegetable cannot be grown in the same field or garden bed year in year out. This is because specific plants suck certain nutrients out of the soil. If you don’t rotate crops, you will find that the soil will deteriorate rapidly in terms of both structure and the nutrients contained in it. However by rotating crops, and growing particular vegetables after others, you will economize on the resources in the soil, and add to them.

Urban Garden Design

Living in a city presents a number of difficulties when you want to have a garden. Small spaces, concrete slabs and busy lifestyles all make gardening a challenge. However, having an urban garden is possible when you have a clear idea in mind about what you want and what you need to do.

Heirloom Seeds – Are They Really Worth It?

There was a time not too long ago when consumers had access to a greater variety of produce than they do today. Many people grew their own fruits and vegetables in home gardens until about around 1950. Family farms were individually owned and operated and many different types of crops were raised. For the most part, the seeds used were heirloom seeds. The seed source was an open pollinated plant and it could be expected to develop into a plant that was identical to the parent. After World War II, hybrid seeds and the consolidation of farmland revolutionized the American agriculture industry. Now there are even bio-engineered seeds being used to grow various crops.

Orchid Growers: Mistakes Made In The Garden

Nobody’s perfect, especially in gardening. Beginner and expert growers alike experience certain mistakes or blunders that can sometimes lead to the death of their plants. But there are certain mistakes that can be avoided if we just do our research well.

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