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Why You Should Grow Tomatoes In Containers At Home

If you wanted a couple of tomatoes, you’d probably just go to the supermarket and pick up some of those red ones. I think of this as more of a hassle, though. You have to get dressed, drive or walk over to the supermarket, spend a great deal of time picking out the best tomatoes out of a pile that doesn’t even look so good, wait at the long lineup, pay, and finally haul your groceries back home. But what if you could grow your own tomatoes in the convenience of your own home without traveling back and forth from the supermarket?

Getting Started on Your Intensive Garden Plot

If you have a good idea where you can locate your garden and how much space you can use for your garden beds, the time of year that you are reading this article will determine how to continue with your garden’s preparation. Beginning your project in the summer or fall of the year before you plan to plant your garden will be the best time to start.

What Does Worm Composting Mean? How Can I Get Started?

If you have heard about worm composting, you are probably wondering what it actually is. It certainly sounds like we are planing to make compost from worms doesn’t it, but don’t worry they are just our little helpers.

How To Properly Prepare Your Organic Garden

The old adage of “a job well begun, is half done” is well suited when it comes to organic gardening. Properly preparing the soil can mean the difference between a good producing garden and a poor one. This article will give you some tips on how to properly prepare your soil so you can get the most benefit from your organic gardening efforts.

Tips On Growing Tomatoes Organically

The tomato is not only the most popular vegetable grown, but one of the easiest to grow as well. There isn’t a lot of extra work involved in growing tomatoes organically or not organically. The main thing you want is to make sure the soil is properly balanced, the right amount of light and water, and pest control.

The Art of Using Herbs As a Flavoring Ingredient

One key point to consider when looking at a new recipe is the flavoring elements (herbs and spices) are just beginning points. Each creator of a delicious recipe has probably started out with too much or too little of the flavoring elements. Through trial and error the final quantities are decide upon. However, you as the cook executing the recipe should realize you have the ability to turn up or tone down any flavoring in the recipe.

Artisan Charm at Chelsea

Come May to July our horticultural appetites are indulged by the two dominant flower shows in England, and the first is the subject of this week’s editorial – the Chelsea Flower Show. However, rather than attempt a complete synopsis of something so grand and overwhelming, I’ve decided instead to focus on a new addition to the event’s proceedings. Setting a precedent this year is the introduction of the ‘Artisan’ design category.

Which Pests Like Eating Potatoes?

Growing your own potatoes can be a lot of fun, and very rewarding too. But we aren’t the only creatures that like potatoes, and you need to take steps to ensure that pests don’t eat your potato crop before you get a chance to harvest it.

Wild Rose Varieties

The bright yellow blooms of the elegant Golden Rose of China have a rarity value among wild roses, and certainly many have had a sure eye for its beauty. Together with Rosa moyesii, also from China, it is the most frequently sought-after wild rose.

Growing Swiss Chard From Seed

Up until about seven or eight years ago, I was simply a traditional home vegetable gardener. I, like a lot of other people, grew the basics such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and various greens. As I started to expand my vegetable gardening horizon I learned about so many new plants that offered up great tasting and healthy options for my family’s dinner table. One such vegetable is Swiss Chard.

An Introduction to Container Gardening

Join the ranks of the many thousands of gardeners who have take their gardening experience to new heights by getting involved in container gardening. Learn to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit in pots and other containers and you can enjoy the delicious flavor of fresh food all year.

Top Issues Relating To Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed may not be a problem in its native country, but in the United Kingdom, there are no known enemies, and the plant is allowed to grow with no deterrents in place. The speed at which Japanese Knotweed has been able to spread across England, Scotland, and Ireland has been alarming. It is capable of choking out other forms of plant life and tipping the ecosystem in its favor.

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