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How to Determine Which Seeds to Sow Outside

Many new gardeners think that all flowers start as seeds grown in pots, but in fact a large number of flowering plants can be sown directly into the soil. This is, of course, what happens in nature anyway.

Tips For Growing a Successful Perennial Garden

The best thing about perennials is that they come back year after year, with no effort on your part. All you have to do is plant them once, do a little maintenance every season and that’s it! To get you started, here are some tips to ensure that your perennial flower garden thrives year after year.

Garden Health Check

Mention the word spring to many people and the first thought that jumps into their heads is the concept of spring cleaning. There’s nothing like having a good tidy and clean up to kick start the new season and Feng Shui converts will testify to the benefits of clearing your clutter to encourage a feeling of well-being.

Growing Winter Tomatoes – You Can Too

As the temperatures start dropping, and the cooler months of winter approach, many people stop gardening and wait for the spring again. This does not have to be the case!

Growing Cherry Tomatoes – What You Need to Know

Did you know that there are many gardeners that have started out by growing cherry tomatoes? In this article, I will provide you with the three most important things you need to know before growing cherry tomatoes. They are small so can be grown indoors or outdoors, they have a great color, they taste nice and are very easy to grow.

Where to Sow the Seeds

Most directly sown annuals are down where they are to flower. The exception to this is the biennials, such as wallflowers or sweet Williams, which are usually grown in rows in a seedbed or the vegetable garden and then transplanted into their flowering place in the autumn.

Tomato Growing Containers – Making the Right Choice

When you are choosing tomato growing containers, there are a number of things that you need to consider. In this article, I will discuss some important factors that you need to consider when choosing tomato growing containers.

3 Container Gardening Ideas For the Beginner Gardener

If you have limited space at home, then I suggest you start with container gardening. Find out 3 useful tips in maintaining the high quality life of your plants.

Pot Herb Gardens

Many of you who are reading this article are already growing your own herbs… or at a minimum, enjoying fresh herbs in one fashion or the other. If so, by now you enjoyed the many benefits that Mother Nature’s hardest working – and least finicky – plants offer.

Deal With Those Pesky Weeds

Weeds are a nuisance, they appear quickly, push their way in beside plants and shrubs, and take over your whole garden. Take your garden back and keep those pesky weeds under control! Here’s how…

Four Great Flowering Vines

Vines can be a great addition to any landscape. They help cover empty vertical space to give your garden an overall beauty from the ground up. Vines can be trained over pergolas or arbors to provide shade. Here are some gorgeous flowering vines that you can add to your backyard.

Building a Greenhouse

Building a greenhouse has always been a dream of mine. I love growing flowers and I used to help my mother every spring when it was time to plant. The time planting new flowers that grew next to our perennials, was very special to both my mother and me. When I grew up and moved into a place of my own, I knew that that was going to be a tradition I started at my house.

Composting Grass Clippings

Composting grass clippings using freshly cut grass is an economical way to create nitrogen rich fertilizer. Fresh clippings have alot of moisture so you may want to let them dry out a bit before adding them to your compost heap. The freshly cut grass may stick together in clumps and this will inhibit the flow of oxygen in the heap. This can create a strong ammonia like odor, and the grass may develop a white mold. Dried out clippings aleviates these problems. At the bottom of your heap place a layer of browns. Browns are high carbon materials such as autumn leaves, broken up sticks, wood chips, even finely shredded newspaper. This brown matter will enable oxygen flow through the compost when added in layers between grass. You should alternate your layers, a layer of browns and a layer of grass clippings.Composting grass clippings using freshly cut grass is an economical way to create nitrogen rich fertilizer. Fresh clippings have alot of moisture so you may want to let them dry out a bit before adding them to your compost heap. The freshly cut grass may stick together in clumps and this will inhibit the flow of oxygen in the heap. This can create a strong ammonia like odor, and the grass may develop a white mold. Dried out clippings aleviates these problems. At the bottom of your heap place a layer of browns. Browns are high carbon materials such as autumn leaves, broken up sticks, wood chips, even finely shredded newspaper. This brown matter will enable oxygen flow through the compost when added in layers between grass. You should alternate your layers, a layer of browns and a layer of grass clippings.

Thoughts on Building a Greenhouse

It’s the time of year that many people start the process of building a greenhouse. You get towards the end of summer and realize that this is the perfect time to start this project since you can extend your current growing season and possible grow those wonderful vegetables you love all the way through the winter and I could not agree more!

Top 10 Tips on Growing Herbs

Growing herbs is such a wonderful hobby – these extraordinary plants can spice up our food, beautify our garden, scent our homes, and some can even deter pests and have healing power. Want to start your own herb garden right away? You may find these 10 tips on herb gardening useful.

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