Amazingly Simple and Cheap Garden Plant Resources
By Doreen Whitelock
Did you know here are some amazingly simple resources to get the best organic plants and seeds for your own organic victory garden? Interesting isn’t it and it may not cost you another penny… But what should you be looking for?
First of all you want to grow organic Heirloom, Non-Genetically Modified (Non-GM/GMO) or Non-Genetically... [Read more of this article]
Tips for a Healthy Vegetable Garden
The healthiest and best way to save money in today economy is to plant a garden for you and your family. Fruits and Veggies can get expensive, but with a little time and effort you can have a garden full of your favorites at a fraction of the cost and very little work. In fact, you’ll probably end up with more than you can possible eat in... [Read more of this article]
With all of the talk these days about the chemicals being used on our produce it’s no wonder more and more people are leaning towards Organic Gardens.
Organic gardening starts with the soil, it takes approximately 7 years to be able to deem produce organic. This means that no pesticides or chemicals were used either on the plants or in the soil... [Read more of this article]
Very different from western or American sty gardens, japanese gardening is a cultural form of gardening that is meant to produce a scene that mimics nature as much as possible by using trees, shrubs, rocks, sand, artificial hills, ponds, and flowing water as art-forms. The Zen and Shinto traditions are both a large part of Japanese gardening and,... [Read more of this article]
Flower gardens are becoming more popular every year. The colors and variaties, not to mention the scents make for a wonderful and relaxing hobby. Flower gardening is simple, inexpensive, and loads of fun.
There are some decisions that have to be made before even flower gardening can be started. You must decide if you want annuals that live for... [Read more of this article]
Planet Enemies – Keeping them at bay
There are two basic ways to keep your plants enemies at bay:
Mechanical protection for the plants.
Applying insecticides and fungicides.
The first and most useful is the covered frame, such as a greenhouse. It consists usually of a wooden box, some eighteen inches to two feet square and about eight high, covered with glass, protecting cloth, mosquito... [Read more of this article]
Which Plants are Best for Your Garden?
Before buying plants carefully examine your garden to see how much sun and shade it gets, whether the soil is well drained or water logged and whether your land is sheltered or windswept. Once you have done this you’ll be better able to find the best plants for your situation; shade-loving plants for the sheltered areas, sun-lovers for the warm... [Read more of this article]
Your Fall Garden
There are gardeners who don’t even consider fall gardening because of the winter frosts that might make an early appearance. On the contrary, fall gardening will result in excellent vegetables and will extend crops long after spring plants are finished. Vegetables produced from fall gardening are sometimes sweeter and milder than those grow... [Read more of this article]
How to care for your house plants
There are just a few simply steps to ensure a healthy houseplant.
Looks can be decieving, so to see if your soil is dry enough to water, try the finger test. Insert your index finger up to the first joint into the soil. If the soil is damp, don’t water it.
Slow release fertilizers can be mixed with the compost, however,... [Read more of this article]
Tips for Container Gardeners
Container gardens are wonderful for city dwellers who don’t have the land to garden. Whether you arrange your pots in a group for a massed effect or highlight a smaller space with a single specimen, you’ll be delighted with this simple way to create a garden.
Container gardening allows you to easily vary your color scheme, and as each plant... [Read more of this article]
Safe Pest Control Tips
Pest control while an important step in any healthy garden must be done with utmost consideration to safety; safety in terms of the plants, animals and humans. This holds especially true for those with vegetable and organic gardens. The main purpose of growing vegetables organically will be defeated if they become tainted with pest control chemicals.
Here... [Read more of this article]
Landscaping your Garden
Landscaping is usually a fairly big task, consuming much time and energy. But before you hire that professional, here are some tips that could save both time and money.
Your first decision should be what type of garden you would like to have:
a. Formal. This style uses lots of straight lines and perfect geometrical shapes. Orderly arrangement of plants... [Read more of this article]
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