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Orchid Planting 101: Orchid Growing Supplies

Before growing an orchid, it is normally best to initially take some time to check out particular guidelines and ideas. Even if there are tons of hints to choose from, each will incorporate one comparable tip.

Winter Seed Sowing

Spring has come and gone. Winter Solstice is upon us. Now is the perfect time to start planning our gardens for next year. Winter gardening is the “Fix It and Forget It” of the gardening world, with the exception of an occasional peek just to check on things. I will walk you step by step through the process I use and have had success with.

A Short Discussion About Basil

Basil has been grown for thousands of years and today it is a well loved and respected herb plant. That has not always been the case however because it use was actually discouraged by some cultures.

Minimizing Waste With a Compost Pile

When you eat a diet that consists mostly of fruits and vegetables there is unfortunately a moderate amount of food that is typically thrown away. Pieces like the ends of carrots, the cores of apples, and the peels on potatoes or celery can be useful if you know a few simple tricks.

Some Useful Tools Professional Landscapers Use

Landscapers are professionals who use the tools of the trade to make their landscaping tasks easy and straightforward. If you are going to garden seriously work on your gardening tasks then use the following tools to make your job easier.

Making a Compost Bin: How to Build One At Home

Manufacturers have come up with multiple products these days to simplify the compost-making process. Many people choose to use garden tumblers or other composters to simplify the process. But you can do it the old-fashioned way and make a compost bin. Here’s how to build one at home.

Buying Bush And Cane Fruits

Look for varieties that have been certified, which means they have been inspected and approved as being of a certain quality. All types of currants should have three or four equally strong, well spaced branches of about pencil thickness so the plant forms a well balanced bush. Many red currants and white currants are sold on a short, clear stem, about four inches long, but all black currants shoot from the ground. For gooseberries, these plants are also sold on a short stem about four inches long. Choose one with a balanced head of three or four well spaced and equally strong branches.

Growing Trained Fruit Trees

Although free standing fruit trees look lovely, the best way to grow fruit trees in a small garden is as trained forms against boundaries and as garden dividers. Not only do they take up less room, but they are practical advantages to the method. A sunny wall or fence offers several advantages for training fruit. The trees are well supported and branches well spaced. Walls and fences help to protect the blossom from cold winds and frosts in early spring, and encourage rapid ripening of fruit in late summer. Another advantage is that all parts of the tree are within reach, making maintenance straightforward.

It Takes Good Soil to Grow a Great Garden!

When it comes to gardening, all dirt isn’t created equal. Find out what you need to do to make the soil in your garden the best for growing great produce!

The Basics of Spring Lawn Care

Does the spring weather have you itching to get out and work in the yard? Here are a few things you need to remember about spring lawn care so you can have a beautiful lawn all summer long!

Your First Vegetable Garden

Are you ready to start your first garden? Follow these simple tips to get your garden off to a great start!

Hardwood Cuttings

These cuttings are taken from current year’s shoots of deciduous woody plants that are fully ripe. When the plant has lost its leaves, you need to select vigorous and healthy stems of around pencil thickness. Trim them off the plant using pruners just above a bud or pair of buds. Prepare the cutting so that it is about ten to twelve inches long, making a horizontal cut at the bottom and an angled cut at the top. Wound difficult to root subjects and dip the cut ends in hormone rooting powder. Hardwood cuttings are usually rooted outside in a sheltered spot.

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