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Planning a Garden

A pretty garden is a wonderful thing to behold, but it takes careful planning to get it that way. By following some simple advice, anyone that wants to can have a beautiful garden in their home.

Ornamental Cabbage – Plant in Midsummer For Fall Floral Arrangements

Ornamental cabbages are one of the last spots of fresh color in the landscape in late autumn. Although they are edible, ornamental cabbages are grown for their colorful leaves. They come in shades of red, purple, pink, and cream or white, with ruffled foliage that is much fancier than regular cabbage.

Understanding Garden Zones Colors Your Thumb Green

Knowing the length of the growing season by using information gleaned from the USDA Hardiness Zone Map and the AHS Plant Heat Zone Map is very important to successful gardening. This enables the gardener to make wise choices when choosing fruits, flowers, trees and vegetables for their specific geographical area.

Home Vegetable Gardening – Concentrate on Planting

There are all kinds of great ways to get the most out of your garden with some additional efforts and concentration is one of those ways. With concentration efforts you can yield more vegetables in less space.

Natural Insecticides and Fertilizers

Summer is finally here, time to enjoy the garden, relaxing while the kids and pets run around the yard. Till its time to do some actual yard work of course. I was planning to fertilize the lawn this weekend and do something about those aphids on the roses so went to my local superstore. As always they had a wide range at the best prices. But everything had warnings on it, even something as simple as potting soil warned to use gloves when handling. When did gardening become so dangerous?

Self Watering System For Tomato Plant Care, Yes Or No?

Everyone knows that tomatoes need to be watered properly to extract the best and juiciest fruit. But what exactly does that mean and what is too little or too much water for a tomato vine? There is a happy balance to be struck when watering tomatoes and one way of achieving that balance in a very effective way is to employ the use of a self watering system for getting exactly the right amount of water to your tomato plants, don’t agree, well read on to see why.

Tomato Plant Care and Essential Tips For Growing Tomatoes

Tomato plants are one of the most popular plants for any gardener. They are a ready source of food for the family, they are an easy grow plant and depending on your climate you can grow tomatoes in greenhouses or in the garden. Other options are to grow tomatoes in pots or in a hanging tomato planter. Whichever option you decide on you will still need to take proper care of your tomato plants to have a successful crop.

Hanging Tomato Plants – An Option For Small Gardens

Tomato plants are one of the easiest and most popular vine plants to grow but, as with all homegrown vegetables and fruits, it pays to do your homework up front to make sure you can successfully grow your own tomatoes or any other vegetables. Selecting the right location and using the right soil or compost mix will set you on your way to successful tomato crops.

Easy to Make Bucket Garden and Compost Box Ideas

Backyard Gardens are popping all over the country, as people look for ways to save money and grow fresh food. A cheap bucket garden is simple and can be very inexpensive way to get started…Essentially a small bucket garden can be created with little to no expense. Whether it is a tin garden bucket, plastic garbage can or old cardboard box, any container you come across can fulfill the basic requirements and act as a container for your garden. When deciding to begin your bucket garden, it is more important to spend your money to get the best bang for your buck; seed, plants and potting soil etc.

Metal Garden Decor – For Form, Function and Fun

If your backyard is looking a little drab and lacking in character, it might be time to add some metal garden decor. Metal garden decor can be fun or functional. It can be used to add structure and form to a flat landscape or to add an eye-catching focal point to your yard. Metal garden decor is an easy way to enhance your outdoor living space and add your own personal touch.

Compost Bin Plans

If you want a healthy garden, then you need to add compost to your soil. The compost adds rich nutrients that your plants need in order to thrive. Making compost is a very simple task. To get started very cheaply and easily, I recommend using these compost bin plans to make a bin that will contain your compost.

The All Natural Way to Controlling Your Weeds

If you have an organic garden, no doubt you are concerned about protecting it from weeds. Fortunately, there are some all natural ways of controlling weed that are effective as well as environment friendly. Here are some of the easiest all natural methods you can use to control weed in your garden.

Soil Preparation For Planting

If you are considering growing a garden or planting crops, soil preparation is one of the most important aspects to consider. The quality of the soil will decide how well your plants will grow.

Planning the Perfect Garden

If you are growing and planting an organic garden, starting a chart for crop rotation is a very important aspect of it. Crop rotation ensures that the fertility of the soil does not diminish.

The Top 8 Most Common Perennials

Perennials are plants that live for more than two years. The plants will grow during the warm season, appear to die during the winter and amazingly, will start to grow again from the plants roots or base the next season. Some perennials are better known than others. Here is a list of the most popular perennials, and their characteristics, that you will find in gardens everywhere.

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