Epic FAIL or Major WIN? Sweet Potatoes in the Greenhouse.

Organic Gardening – Soil Mix For Seed Propagation

Soil mix for seed propagation has it’s own unique qualities from other soil mixes. It is one that has to cater to the needs of the root systems of tender seedlings and it is one that doesn’t need any nutrient value for the seeds to germinate.

Stop! – Garden Slugs Persecuted Here

Somehow little signs posted that say “Hands Off My Hostas, Sluggo!” just aren’t much help. Bugs and slugs don’t read English. There are several good, effective ways to rid your plants of slug damage. Learn how to stop slug damage without harming your plants….

What is Soil in the Victory Garden?

It’s the little things that matter. Healthy food comes from healthy plants. Healthy plants come from healthy soil. What is healthy soil?

A Vegetable Garden For a Birthday Present

Last year my parents decided to do the “Round the World” – envious at their itinerary, India, UK, USA, Canada, Hawaii, I wished they had enough room in their suitcases for me! While he was away, my Dad would celebrate his 77th birthday. We put our heads together to see what we could give him. It is very hard to know what to give a person in their later years, most will tell you that they’d like time with you, but you see we live with my parents so they probably wished they had less rather than more…

Michelle Obama’s Victory Garden

Michelle Obama has planted a vegetable garden on the White House lawn. Her objectives are twofold. One, to teach Americans the importance of eating locally grown, organic vegetables. Two, to share with us ways of cutting expenses in these difficult financial times.

How to Plan a New Vegetable Garden

Even the best plans for a new garden can be foiled by mother nature. Follow these simple tips to make your new vegetable garden flourish and learn from the mistakes of fellow gardeners.

Victory Gardener

In the northern hemisphere this is the perfect time to get going. Spring is the time to be sowing peas, beans,leeks, onions, broccoli, cabbages, spinach, potatoes, sweetcorn, carrots, beets, chard and more. So choose your favorites and enjoy free food in your very own Victory Garden.

How to Protect Corn From Weeds

Corn not only has to fight insects but also has to fight off weeds. Growing corn takes a lot of weed control because weeds can kill your plant easily. There are a number of things you can do to protect your corn crop.

Butterfly Garden Plants

Attracting butterflies to your garden begins with growing the correct plants. With this guide you can create and maintain a butterfly garden in your backyard.

How to Build a Garden

A garden brings to mind lush green grass and plenty of trees and bushes. Green is a color that is associated with growth and positive energy. A patch of green in the house or on the road or anywhere else gives a feeling that we are one with Nature. Nature has indeed bestowed upon us all her bounties in plenty. Basically a garden consists of plants, flowers, fountains, long winding pathways, ponds and not to forget green grass. A lawn with neatly trimmed grass is a pleasure to the sight as well to walk on. It is believed that kids should walk on the grass barefoot as this helps in circulation of blood in the body. It’s a kind of acupressure for the feet.

Learn Azalea Bonsai Growing Tips and Tricks

Azalea or Rhododendron is a very commonly pursued tree variety by bonsai enthusiasts all round the world. It is very popular amongst bonsai lovers in Japan, and there are many species of azalea bonsai, the most ubiquitous being satsuki and Kurume azalea. These are flower bearing plants, and are very beautiful to look at.

Peonies – Two Real Problems and One You Don’t Need to Worry About

Peonies are easy-care perennials, but every once in a while you may encounter a problem. Here are two real problems and one you don’t need to worry about.

Tips and Tricks on How to Grow Tomatoes in Cold Weather

This article is meant to introduce you to the subject of growing tomatoes in cold climates. We will go through buying and installing greenhouses or setting up a small place for your indoors garden with fluorescent lights as a major part. While growing tomatoes in a cold weather areas another crucial factor will be low temperature. We will address this issue as well. Enjoy!

7 Tips on Gardening With Bulbs

As soon as the earth is workable, begin planting late spring and summer bulbs. Always plant bulbs six to eight inches below the ground to prevent spring freeze damage.

Growing Your Organic Vegetable Garden

You must start with clean soil. You should test the soil before you plant a single seed. After all, if your soil is contaminated; all the benefits of having an organic garden are nullified. The seeds you plant must also be derived from plants grown organically. If your seeds do not come from organically grown plants; the plants you grow will already be contaminated. The seeds would be carrying traces of the chemicals used to grow the non-organic plants.

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