Category Archives: Gardening Tips

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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How to Grow Mustard Plants

Home gardeners love this easy, fast growing, cool weather crop. As you would expect, the leaves have a sharp, mustard taste. Greens are great raw, in salads, or as a cooked greens. They are nutritious, and healthy for you and your family. Mustard is cool-season leaf crop. Sow mustard as early as 4 to 6…
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Create a Container Garden

Planting in containers is a perfect option for those with limited space or time. Container garden is also ideal for apartments, rental houses, balconies and patios. Planting in Containers Planting in containers has several advantages. Containers allow you to: Use your landscape space more efficiently. Containers can be spaced closer than plants in the ground, allowing…
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How To Grow Scallions

Slender, tender scallions are easy to grow in even the smallest of garden spaces or even in a beginner's container garden. Their thin white or ruby-colored stalks and pungently flavored, emerald leaves provide the perfect accompaniment to baby lettuces, spicy arugula, curly endive, and other greens—both in the garden and in the salad bowl. Preparing…
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Crocus: Planting and Care

A sure sign of spring, crocuses have low-growing, colorful, cup-shaped flowers that are a welcome sight in garden beds and lawns. About the Crocus Mass plantings of colorful crocuses herald the start of spring, sometimes poking their flowers right up through the snow. Because the plants flower so early, crocuses adapt well to planting in…
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15 Deer-Resistant Plants

John Van Etten, former grounds superintendent at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York, recommends 15 Deer-Resistant Plants; your experience, of course, may differ. For a list of deer-resistant plants in your area, contact your local extension agent. PERENNIALS AND ANNUALS [caption id="attachment_11060" align="alignnone" width="750"] Angelonias (Angelonia angustifolia cvs.), annual[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11055" align="alignnone" width="750"] Basket…
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Edible Flowers – Flowers You can Eat

While edible flowers are growing in popularity, flowers have graced our plates for centuries. Yes, everything has been done before. And, if you count buds as flowers, they’ve long been a staple in our diets. Broccoli and cauliflower are immature flowers or buds. Since we eat with our eyes first, add flowers to your food…
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