Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Planting Arrangements

Planting Arrangements Arranging vegetable plants within your garden area depends mainly on the amount of space and time you have available and the types of crops you choose to grow. You can maximize your garden space by planting several rows. Use this spacing to separate plants in the same row and between rows. Plants will…
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Top 10 Tomato Growing Myths

Tomatoes are by far the most popular vegetable to grow in the United States. There is nothing like a tomato ripe from the vine! Many people started gardening by way of the tomato. They were the very first vegetable we grew. Many gardeners have the techniques they swear by to get the biggest and best…
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Growing Fruit and Vegetables in June

Tips for Growing Fruit and Vegetables in June Tomatoes Plant out any remaining outdoor tomatoes that have not already been transplanted. They need warmth and sunshine, and will benefit from the extra protection of cloches or open-ended plastic bottles. Vine or cordon varieties will need stakes or strong canes for support. Aubergines Plant out aubergines…
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How To Make Natural Garden Pesticides

Natural Garden Pesticides Garden pests are one of the few things that can make the otherwise enjoyable task of gardening frustrating. Whether it's snails taking over your lettuce or aphids sucking on your roses, a pest infestation is definitely disappointing, but it's not a reason to reach for harmful, toxic sprays. The sprays might eliminate…
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Growing Cloves

 Tips for Growing Cloves The Myrtaceae family, botanically known as Syzygium Aromaticum, is a tree comprising of the aromatic flower buds called Cloves. These herbs are indigenous to the Maluku Islands situated in Indonesia. The general uses of these herbs are as a spice. The Cloves are harvested commercially in India, Indonesia, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Srilanka,…
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How to Grow Moringa Tree

Moringa tree has been called the “Miracle Tree,” and for good reason. It has an incredible assortment of attributes in its favor. From cleaning water to fending off malnutrition, it’s a tree of many uses. Fast-growing, easy to grow and containing complete proteins in its leaves, the Moringa tree is a must-have for Florida gardeners.…
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Growing Ginger

Growing Ginger Root The ginger root plant is also known as Common Ginger and Chinese ginger. It is a very common herb and used by peoples in many countries. Cardamom, galangal and turmeric are notable members of this plant. India is the largest producer of Ginger. It is also an Ayurvedic medicine. It is an…
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What Is An Heirloom Plant?

There’s nothing better than buying some fresh tomatoes from the grocers and mixing up a batch of your famous homemade salsa — or is there? With the increasing popularity of farmer’s markets, the demand for not only organic, sustainable produce has leapt, but also the push for heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits. Keep reading…
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How to Grow a Cherry Tree

Want to try planting a cherry tree? Growing a cherry tree will not only give you pretty spring blossoms to brighten up your garden but also summer fruit that is expensive to buy. 2 Types of Cherry Fruits There are two types of edible cherry fruits: sweet cherries, which you can eat straight off the…
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Organic Weed Control

Organic Weed Control Tips Newspaper is a highly effective way to snuff out established weeds in the garden. It creates a biodegradable barrier so that sunlight cant reach weed and grass roots and doesn't allow them to grow. Put it on thick and overlap well! Place 8-10 sheets of newspaper in your garden bed, keeping…
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Brussels Sprouts – Growing Guide

Brussels sprouts are slow-growing, long-season vegetables belonging to the cabbage family. The sprouts look like miniature cabbages and form where the leaves meet the stems. Freshly harvested, lightly steamed sprouts are a delight. About Brussels Sprouts Even though Brussels sprouts have been a mealtime tradition for hundreds of years, many people dislike them. You may…
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How to Create a Wildflower Garden

Tips How to Create a Wildflower Garden Wildflowers can be an excellent low-cost and low-maintenance option for your garden. Like any garden, some set up is required at first. But with some basic planning and preparation, you can create a beautiful wildflower garden that will flourish for years to come. Why go wild? In order…
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Garlic – Growing Guide

The last crop to go into the garden, garlic is planted in fall and harvested the following summer. Flavorful, nutritious, and helpful for warding off vampires, garlic also is easy to grow as long as you plant varieties suited to your climate. Fertile, well-drained soils with a near-neutral pH between 6.5 and 7.0 are best…
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Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring

Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring You may have heard general guidelines for starting vegetable gardens, such as "don't plant until after Mother's Day". Although some of the common guidelines are acceptable for summer gardens, gardeners in several U.S. regions miss out on extended planting times if they follow that type of advice. Early-spring planting…
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How to Grow Strawberries

Tips - How to Grow Strawberries These are probably the most rewarding of all fruits — there is nothing like the taste of your own first fresh-picked strawberry, or the second, or the third . . . Strawberries need a very rich soil, full of humus, and benefit from slow- release sources of phosphorus, such as…
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Planting the Rock Garden

Planting the Rock Garden It is the marvellous range of suitable plants that is the reason for wanting a rock garden, then the answers will be different from those already outlined. The rocks will now be less important. They may set the scene or provide desirable niches for certain plants to nestle into but they…
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