Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips for Beginners

New to gardening? Here are fresh gardening tips for you: 1: Start small. The surest way to become frustrated with gardening is to bite off more than you can chew. Of course, small is a relative term; in an area of, say, only 100 square feet, you can plant a lot more than you might…
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February Gardening Tips – What to Plant in February

February Gardening Tips - What to Plant in February Get your garden planning started. In some warmer locations you can begin sowing your vegetable seeds outdoors. For cooler areas, February is a great time to get your tomatoes and peppers started indoors! Start drawing out your garden for all the vegetables you want to grow.…
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How to Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms

Getting these mushrooms started in your garden isn't difficult at all. You'll need a log, a shady spot and some patience. Foraging for mushrooms in the woods is never a good idea unless you know for sure which mushrooms are safe to eat. For those who like the taste of wild mushrooms, though, there’s a…
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Seed Sowing and Germination – Common Mistakes

A handy guide to problems with seed sowing, germination, general growing pains and how to avoid them next year! Why didn’t my seeds germinate? There are many reasons why seeds may fail to germinate, and not all of them are your fault! Most problems are related to the sowing conditions and once you know what…
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How to Use a Greenhouse

How to Use a Greenhouse Growing plants in a greenhouse can be a gardener's dream come true. However, you need to know how to maintain optimum conditions in your greenhouse if you want your plants to thrive. Beginner's Guide to Using a Greenhouse There are many advantages to having your own greenhouse. You can: Start…
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Outdoor Vs. Indoor Growing

Outdoor Vs. Indoor Growing Whether you have acres of gardening land, a small greenhouse or a single, sunny windowsill in a tiny apartment, you have the means to grow plants. Regardless of the size of your garden space, the physical and psychological rewards of gardening are numerous. Weeding, watering and raking provide exercise, while the…
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4 Friendly Medicinal Herbs for Your Garden

It’s wonderful to grow your own medicinal herbs, but if you’re environmentally-conscious and have a busy schedule like me, you’ll want ones that need minimal watering and attention. Feverfew (Tanacetum spp.) Feverfew is fairly easy to grow from seed and can be grown indoors or outdoors in pots or in your garden. It loves sunlight,…
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How to Grow a Coffee Plant

How to Grow a Coffee Plant Growing coffee at home is not so difficult, learn everything you need to know on how to grow a coffee plant in this article. We dedicated this article to Arabian coffee plant (Coffea arabica) as it is a source of best quality aromatic coffee tree grown in the world.…
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How to Grow a Pineapple Top

How to Grow a Pineapple Top Rooting and growing pineapple tops is easy. Did you know that the leafy top of store-bought pineapples can be rooted and grown as an interesting houseplant? Pineapple is one of the world's most unique and exotic tropical fruits, yet it is possible to grow it in a temperate zone…
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10 Common Houseplants Problems (and Solutions)

Indoor plant problems are common. Many problems are similar to those experienced by you plants outdoors - too much water, too little water, insects, plant disease to name a few. It should not surprise you then, to realize that treatment is also similar. For many problems, like too much or too little water, both problem…
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Your Pruning Calendar

Your Pruning Calendar Here’s a cheat-sheet on when to prune your trees and shrubs to keep them healthy for decades to come. Fall Pruning With exposed branches and a crisp October sun shining, reaching for those pruners is often tempting. It’s better to take a deep breath and focus on other chores. Pruning deciduous or…
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How To Regrow Celery Indoors

How To Regrow Celery Indoors We've figured out how to literally re-grow organic celery from the base of the bunch we bought from the store a couple weeks ago. I swear, we must have been living under a rock all these years or just not be that resourceful when it comes to food, but we're…
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How to Know When Your Compost is Ready to Use

How to Know When Your Compost is Ready to Use Learn how long it takes for your vegetable scraps to compost and become useful fertilizer. Everyone knows that composting your fruit and vegetable scraps and other biological material is much better than sending those scraps to the city dump, where they would turn into methane…
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Apple Tree – Planting, Growing, Pruning and Harvesting

Apple Tree - Planting, Growing, Pruning and Harvesting Ever wish you could have an apple orchard in your backyard? You can—in the space of a single tree—if you plant a hedge of dwarf apple trees or an apple espalier. To get started, let’s talk about selection criteria first: Look for disease-resistant trees that give you…
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What to do in the Kitchen Garden in October

What to do in the Kitchen Garden in October Potentially one of the best growing months of the year, October is a great time for planting, a great time for harvesting and a great time for enjoying the garden. These are the seeds/tubers you could consider sowing in October: Pretty much anything: Basil Beans Beetroot…
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How to Build Your Own Mini Greenhouse

How to Build Your Own Mini Greenhouse Gardeners looking to extend the growing season into winter can do
 so with a cold frame. These handy mini greenhouses trap heat and keeping cool-season veggies growing in spite of frosty weather. Cold frames are inexpensive to build and don't consume a lot of energy. They yield fresh,…
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