Category Archives: Gardening Tips

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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Greenhouse Gardening Benefits

Greenhouse gardening is actually the next level of gardening and many gardeners doubt to build their own greenhouse due to the cost. The question here is that whether the benefits that you can get by building a greenhouse will match the money you pay to build it. Greenhouse Gardening – Next Level Gardening Method As…
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DIY – Wood Greenhouse

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to know before starting the project. If you pay attention to the location of the wood greenhouse and use the right materials, you will build a nice…
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Tree Roots: Facts and Protection Tips

Tree maintenance helps you grow large, beautiful trees. These facts about trees tell you how they grow and how to nourish and protect them. Tree Roots in the Lawn and Landscape When you think about tree roots you may think of a large root system going far down into the ground. That is the case…
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Colors in the Garden – Basics

Colors in the garden typically elicits the most emotional response, those gasps of appreciation that are music to a gardener's ear. And everyone has colors he or she is partial to. But there's more to working with colors in the garden design than just throwing everything together in hopes of achieving a "Pow!" effect. By…
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