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The Secret Bonsai Techniques

Bonsai techniques make a fascinating study. Two outstanding plants for bonsai are Sargent juniper and Japanese white pine. Both plants are discussed here, as is planting bonsai on stones.

How to Grow and Care For Summer Tomato Plants

After many failed attempts we have our first crop of beautiful tomatoes. Living in a townhouse we have grown our tomatoes in pots on our relatively small balcony. So don’t feel you have to have a large garden to grow beautiful and tasty tomatoes.

Tomato Growing Steps – Steps For Growing Your Tomato Plants Indoors

Like most people tomato lovers are happy to see summer when it comes around the bend and they feel sad when the summer dies down because they know they will have to buy their tomatoes from their local grocery market. There are ways to grow your tomatoes indoors though and if you follow some simple steps you will be able to enjoy your own tomatoes year round rather than the chemical sprayed kind at the market. The hard part is knowing where to begin.

Organic Garden Insecticides

I am an avid organic vegetable gardener. I take pride in my garden and all the vegetables that it produces for my family. Organic Gardening has saved me money and my family is eating healthier. My one problem is the bugs that eat my veggies. Finding natural, organic gardening insecticides to rid your garden of these pesky buggers is simple and easy.

Growing Herbs in Pots

Growing your own herbs will save you money, add fresh flavors to your meals, beauty and aroma to your surroundings, and provide you with a strong sense of achievement and peace. Even better it’s a terrific hobby for “black thumbs” (a club I belonged to for many years!), because herbs are among the least finicky and most tolerant plants in the world! So, put your disappointing experiences with dainty and/or difficult plants such as fancy orchids, temperamental roses, or tropical ferns behind you and enter into the wonderful world of herb gardening.

Unusual Uses For Your Summer Greenhouse

We tend to think of greenhouses as spaces devoted to growing plants, but they have other uses as well. If plants aren’t growing in your greenhouse during these hottest months of the year– or if there’s extra space among plants that are there-why not utilize this sheltered place in other ways?

How to Grow Summer Heirloom Tomatoes

Growing summer heirloom tomatoes can be both fun and exciting at the same time. You want to make sure that you choose a nice assortment of these tomatoes to grow in your summer garden. Green Zebra, Watermelon Beefsteak and Cherokee Purple are great varieties to start with because it gives you the color and taste that you will enjoy.

Rose Garden Bedding

Once roses are thriving they require very little maintenance. To get roses to this point takes careful preparation, But it will be worth the effort. Space for your rose bedding is a critical factor; how you hope to use the space is also important. It is not a good idea to stuff roses into a small bedding area as this will limit their growth. Different species and varieties require different rose spacing and if you don’t want to kill you plants before they have a chance to reach their full potential, it is important that your bedding provides sufficient room. Once this has been ascertained, you need to check your soil. Preparing your rose bedding will require…

Home Vegetable Gardening – Recycling Food Waste

San Francisco, California recently enacted a law where people will put their food scraps in a red container and have that container picked up by the local municipality waste collection department. The idea is to separate the food waste from other garbage so the food wastes can be recycled into compost. Here is how you can use your leftover dinner to add nutrients back into your garden’s soil, letting the underlying ecosystem do all of the work for you.

Vegetables to Plant During Mid Summer

During hard economic times more people turn to year round gardening. How ever small your yard, utilize it to grow your own food. Forget watering your lawn unless you plan to eat a lot of grass.

How Green Can You Be?

Are you really concerned about the environment? Maybe you should consider a veggie patch.

Worm Composting – What to Feed Those Critters

Worm Composting is catching on in the USA, helping green up the cities and countryside. Worms have dietary needs and we cover them in the following article. Turn your trash into healthy organic matter that can be used to fortify the soil in your vegetable garden and increase plant production.

Fall Vegetables and Greens

The best time for planting vegetables and greens to harvest in the fall and early winter is mid-summer. Most of the crops mentioned are fairly easy to grow and yet these are only some of them.

Gardening Fall Vegetables

Our summer vegetable garden will be coming to a close soon and it is time to think about planting crops for harvesting in the fall. Many of our salad greens, if planted now, will be ready to enjoy in mid-fall and some also into winter. There seems to be many more vegetables we can grow for fall than for summer.

How to Have a Fantastic Summer Garden

When we think of summertime one of the first thoughts to cross our minds is outdoor activities. Doing things out of doors doesn’t have to mean strenuous physical activities. Caring for a garden can give you that feeling of exhilaration. If you are a first time gardener there are certain steps to follow to create a great gardening experience. In this article I will give you some tips on how to get started.

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