How to Grow Dandelion Microgreens the IHG Method

Top Three Tips for a Healthy Backyard Vegetable Patch

There are many people who go about things the right way and these people usually experience good success in their backyard vegetable patch. Other people fail to think things through first, and consequently fail. The key to success in your vegetable patch is to first get good advice, a step-by-step guide that will keep you on the right track. Not researching what to do, or for that matter how to do it, will bring you very poor results come harvest time. You might finish up with a less than impressive crop and in-turn, perhaps even give up after your first attempt goes pear shape.

Greenhouse Accessories

Building and running a greenhouse can be more than just a fun recreational activity you do in your spare time – it can benefit you financially (if you sell the plants or produce) and health wise (by eating healthy foods). Installing certain key accessories can ensure you get the maximum return and efficiency from your greenhouse.

Your Own Indoor Greenhouse

So, you have always hoped to have your own indoor greenhouse. Making one in your own residence is easier than you think. With today’s grow light technology, and a great grow room setup, you can have your very own successful and stunning greenhouse. All you need is a suitable space in your home where you can control the temperature for your plants to grow.

Organic Farming Differences and Bans

Organic farming and its products are a huge market these days. Thanks to such shows as TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8, more families are realizing that they can enjoy organic foods while remaining on a tight budget. Even the USDA is advocating that more farms try going completely organic.

Grow Room Odor Control – Checklist to Keep Your Grow Room Odor Down

The first item on your list must be a keen eye. One of the secret culprits lurking in any grow room is plant debris. This plant debris may be minimal. However, as it accumulates and starts to decay, it gives off an odor.

Orchid Lighting 101

This article is about orchid lightings. To give your orchids the best possible condition under which to grow to its full potential, different light sources should be considered. These include natural sun light, filtered light and artificial lighting. When using natural sun light as direct light source, it should be noted that too much direct sun light can harm your orchid. Find out why filtered light is your next best alternative. But for indoor orchid growers, what is the best artificial light sources? Find out how to choose between fluorescent bulbs and grow lights.

Mutant Bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country

I’ve written about the Native American legends and medicinal uses of Texas Hill Country wildflowers and also about the most prevalent of the flowers; this year I will swallow my pride as a UT grad and talk about the creation of the maroon bluebonnet some call aggie bonnets, as well as the other mutant colors whose birth has paved the way for bluebonnets to become a multi-million dollar domesticated bedding plant. Domesticating bluebonnets was the initial brainchild of terminally ill Carroll Abbott who wanted a Texas flag made entirely of multi-colored bluebonnets for the 1986 Texas Sesquicentennial. Abbott aka Mr….

Indoor Gardening Offers An Entirely Doable Process Once You Become Aware Of Hydroponics

Maybe you’ve read the term “hydroponics gardening,” and found it appealing but need to know more before signing on to it. This kind of gardening is especially appealing to those who want to grow plants or vegetables and may not have the outdoor space available to do it in. An intriguing aspect of this sort of growing is that it is accomplished without the aid of soil, and that’s a plus for many gardeners. The idea that you can grow virtually any variety of flora without soil makes this kind of gardening ideal for indoor implementation, and it can even be performed in your home.

Items You Need For Your Own Indoor Garden

If you are starting your own indoor garden for the first time, you will need to be prepared. Indoor gardening can be a fantastic hobby, and a great way to grow flowers and plants all year long. With advancing technology, gardening indoors is easier than ever before. Getting the right materials for your garden, and learning the whole process will be key. Finding guides and researching indoor gardening books to get you started will help you learn how to raise gardens indoors. Fertilizers, pots, starter packages, and the best lighting will be just a few of the items you will need to start.

What You Should Know About Honey Fungus in Layman’s Terms

You should be taking action now before next years growth season as advised by both the Forestry Commission and The Royal Horticultural Society. This is with reference to the very real threat of a fungal attack to your gardens mature trees, plants, and shrubs. Removal of tree stumps is imperative to the control of an attack of honey fungus. Pickers of wild mushrooms are combing our forests this time of year, so it would seem obvious to minimise fungal growth within our own gardens. Those of us who live around the Thetford Forest area are accustomed to the sight of row upon row of uprooted tree stumps within a harvested sector of the forest. The Forestry Commission incurs great expense with this activity which is unique to the Anglian region owing to the endemic regional persistance of fungal attack to saplings and indeed mature trees. Further The Royal Horticultural Society also advises stump removal for the self same reasons. Ignore this professional advice at your gardens peril.

Spa in the Garden – Growing Fragrant Plants

The use of aromatic herbs and plants for medicinal purpose dates back to the early Egyptian era. Romans and Greeks also constructed aromatic gardens in the early years for their timeless beauty and fragrance. Aromatherapy therapy is quite effective and popular till date and people do not mind spending money for the therapeutic effects of fragrant herbs, flowers and essential oils.

9 Fun Ways to Stretch Your Bird Feeding Dollar

Have you seen the price of black oil sunflower seeds?! In our neck of the woods the cost has more than doubled since last year.

Growing Wild Flowers in Your Home Garden

Native and wild flowers are a treat to the eyes and can be easily spotted in meadows and valleys amidst the mountains. The beauty of these flowers surpasses everything in the surrounding area and you cannot help but wonder how intricate yet amazing God’s creation is…

Hydroponics: The Future Of Farming

Hydroponics is the method of growing virtually any plant without embedding it in soil. A few centuries ago, botanists realized that plants absorb nutrients via the water that soaks the soil around their roots.

Garden Furniture

Dressing one’s garden is a thing that people love to do. The way we dress our garden will always depend on the style of the garden, the ambient weather, whether we seek shade or sun and of course our budget.

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