2nd feeding of Vermihut indoor worm bin & view of how composting worms travel up through trays

2nd feeding of Vermihut indoor worm bin & view of how composting worms travel up through trays

The History of Gardening

Gardening for food has been an essential part of human life since before recorded history and the earliest forms of garden were created out of peoples basic need for food, so they grew vegetables and herbs. Gardening for ornamental purposes has also been apparent for centuries and there are many famous examples in history, such as the hanging gardens of Babylon, where gardening for a decorative purpose has been recorded.

The Humble House Leek

The common house leek, also known as “hens and chickens” has an interesting history as house insurance! It also is a wonderful first aid plant, easy to grow, and pleasing to the eye.

The Benefits of Tree Pruning

I suppose I am one of the lucky Londoners because I have a back garden. And while it looks like the secret garden with its chaos and overgrown vines, it is in fact quite charming. That is until yesterday when a tree surgeon came to the house and cut back all of the excessive foliage – and then some. I returned home from work to see an almost unrecognisable garden. It was as if the sky had opened.

Where to Store Your Garden Supplies

So you’ve shopped around and collected all of the garden supplies you need to keep you going. You have the spade, fork, shears, trowel, string, canes, netting, seeds, baskets, pots, wheelbarrow – the list is endless, and will continue to grow. But where will you keep all these garden supplies?

Are Non Hybrid Seeds Really That Good For You?

At one point or another everyone who has an enjoyment for gardening has most likely grown a hybrid seed without even knowing it. On top of that, it’s not well known how nutritional void the produce from there is.

Best Rose Gardening Tips

There are almost one hundred varieties of roses which you can choose from when setting up a rose garden. If you love these flowers, you have maybe thought, at least for a split second, that you would like to have a garden comprising all varieties of roses existing in the world. Yet, reality is different, unfortunately not all of us have neither the resources, nor the sufficient space for such a “rosary”, so we would have to choose those varieties of roses which would best adapt to the conditions in our garden. Of course, making a selection can be difficult, but, in order to ease your task, we would like to present to you a short enumeration of the different types of roses and some advice concerning the main elements which you would have to consider.

Flower Boxes and Window Panes

Our houses, small or big, are our prized possessions. For it, we work hard to provide our family a cozy and comfortable place to be nurtured and protected.

Prices Don’t Rise in the Home Vegetable Garden

At the time I wrote this article, according the GasBuddy.com, the national price average in the United States for one gallon of regular gasoline was $3.55. The price has been recently fluctuating to the point where the up and down motion makes you feel like you are on a boat heading through a hurricane.

Several Orchid Pots for the Beginner Enthusiast

For many young enthusiasts the one element of orchid growing that is often overlooked and misunderstood is the different kinds of orchid pots that you should use. There are various types that are at your disposal to help you with properly caring for these amazing flowers.

Which Type of Roses Would You Like to Grow?

Understanding what it is that you really value about roses is the first step to picking the focus for your rose garden. Almost all of us will go close to any rose, hoping to detect that divine scent we associate with roses, while others are perfectly happy with the beauty of the more recently developed hybrid roses that may smell of nothing at all!

Popular Garden Vegetables for a Fall Harvest

There are several popular garden vegetables that you can plant during the summer months for harvest in the fall and winter. Planting some of these popular garden vegetables will extend your garden growing season to enjoy throughout the year.

Pruning Rose Bushes Creates More Beautiful Blooms and More of Them

Pruning rose bushes stimulates fresh vegetation and creates new and more beautiful, shapely blooms. Pruning also assists in disease and pest prevention through eliminating weak areas of the stems that might allow the entry of dangerous organisms. The overall shape of the bush can be tailored to your preferences as well, creating the kind of plant that makes you proud.

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