Where to Plant Oriental Poppies
Growing Oriental poppies is a fantastic way to include perennial poppies in your garden to offer beautiful flowers through the spring months. However, unlike many other poppy varieties which suit a range of aspects, Papaver orientalis is a little more specific to its favorite growing spots. This means that before you start germinating any of these lovely poppy seeds, you should first consider just where you will place your mature specimens.4 Ways To Prevent Yellow Tomato Leaves
Essential advice on dealing with yellow leaves on your tomato plant. Includes if the life of your plant is threatened? The five main causes of yellowing leaves, how to prevent it and how to solve the problem and get your plant back to top health.Greenhouse Kits: Are They Worth the Money?
If you have never designed a greenhouse, or built one, then you probably don’t have a clue how to even begin. There are people who would like to build a greenhouse but just don’t have the skills necessary to design it and draw up the plans for an efficient, well-built structure. They’re the kind of people who want to skip this phase and go right to building the greenhouse. And for the most part, that’s why there are professionally designed greenhouse kits on the market.Controlling the Varroa Mite
Some beekeepers do not like to use chemical pesticides around their bees. This article suggests a couple of methods of controlling the Varron mite using non-chemical means.Agnus Castus
If you are looking for the information about agnus castus, please read this article. Here I would like to describe and introduce it in several aspects, such as description, distribution, uses and characteristics.What Is A Poor Man’s Greenhouse And How Can It Help Me With My Gardening?
Cold frames are sometimes called “poor man’s greenhouses” because they are so cheap and simple to build. These cold frames don’t have to be any specific size, but I usually stick to 3 feet by 6 feet. This is not too wide enabling me to reach all my plants.Discover Aquaponics
Aquaponics is the new discovery of an age old method of farming fish and plants together in a beneficial environment. By combining aquatic life with vegetation, a win win balance is created where you grow wonderful organic vegetables and also have a clean source of fresh fish in a backyard aquaponics situation. A terrific way for you and your family to eat green!The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Herbs in Pots
A couple of the greatest advantages to growing herbs in pots in the kitchen are the cozy look and the heavenly fragrances they impart to your kitchen. And, isn’t it wonderful to have your herbs so handy when cooking! Without having to put on a sweater to go outside on a chilly day or having to bend or stoop to gather herbs from an outdoor garden, you can have all of your favorite herbs at your fingertips.Polycarbonate Greenhouses
I must confess, polycarbonate greenhouses are my choice every time over a glass greenhouse. I love the looks of a glass greenhouse, and I understand that they have their place and purpose. But, I am more of a form follows function kind of grower.Greenhouse Roof Styles
There are several greenhouse roof styles available. I am always asked what the difference is. Well, some will give you a little bit more head room, and some may give you a little bit more room to hang plants, but really the basic difference is just the looks.Inorganic Mulches
Loose inorganic mulches are particularly useful in certain areas of the garden. Pea gravel, for example, is ideal around alpines, which like well drained conditions and would rot if surrounded with a loose organic mulch. Similarly, stone chippings are often the best choice for covering the soil in planting pockets and between paving slabs in and around the patio. Pebbles, on the other hand, are ideal for mulching around plants, such as clematis, which like to have a cool root run, or as an attractive finishing touch to containers. If you are planting a new bed or a specimen tree or shrub, specially made sheet mulches are an option worth considering.Glass Greenhouses
Glass greenhouses have been around for many, many years. They are most frequently seen with an aluminum frame, but there are some wood framed ones available. They are available in a curved eave, or a straight eave configuration.