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Cover Crops in the Gardens

Using cover crops as a way of adding organic matter to the soil is often seen as only method large farms can use. Using cover crops and green manures, though, can be equally beneficial in the garden, though, and the benefits are great. Not only will you be adding organic matter, but also nitrogen, increasing overall bio-diversity in your soil. Your plants will only benefit from regular cover cropping.

Wollemi Pine, 200 Million Years in the Making

The actual Wollemi Pine tree was stumbled upon in August 1994 due to David Noble, a National Parks and Wildlife Services Official who, while hiking and rappeling with buddies, seen the unusual looks of the pine and acquired a small fallen branch for identification. Trees planted in Japan and the United States have survived temperatures as low as 20 degrees F and as high as 110 degrees F.

Treatment Options For Japanese Knotweed

Ridding yourself of Japanese Knotweed should be No. 1 priority if you have land you want to protect. The appearance of this plant can lead to structural damage and falling property values.

DIY Homemade Hydroponics Systems For Growing Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Generally the plants are grown with their root systems suspended in the nutrient solution or in an inert medium. DIY hydroponic gardening is not that difficult once a person understands the different systems and works out which system will suit their capability and/or their needs.

Flowers or Veggies for My Backyard Garden

People planning a backyard garden will often be confused on what to grow. Although flowers make the backyard more beautiful, they do not have the same benefits that a vegetable garden brings. However, it does not mean that you cannot combine both flowers and vegetables in your garden. Doing so may give you more benefits.

Generally Geranium, Possibly Pelargonium

Geraniums come under the heading of easy to grow, fool proof and useful for plant lessons. While called geraniums the plant we know as a geranium actually comes under the name of pelargonium.

Passive Hydroponic Systems Are Very Popular For Home Growers

The most common hydroponic method that is used at home is the passive system. Under this system, the nutrients are available to the roots of the plant most of the time in a reservoir and are not drained away as in an active system. This system is easy to maintain and one of the least expensive to set up. Find out more.

How to Plan a Vegetable Garden

You may have been pondering how to plan a vegetable garden, if you want fresh vegetables this year. You do not have to restrict yourself to the customary straight orderly rows. There are other options available.

Getting Started With Compost

With summer now arriving, many of us are looking at our back gardens mournfully, knowing its time to begin tidying them up to allow us to enjoy the warmer months. Lawns, plants and flowers can often look rather lacklustre after a hard winter, so ensuring they are kept well-fed throughout the summer is essential for a healthy and blooming garden. Composting is by far the best method of feeding and ensuring a healthy back garden, and while many people are put off by the mess and not knowing how to begin; however, composting is neither messy nor difficult and…

Adding a Wooden Bench To Your Garden

Building wooden garden benches is not hard, and is a satisfying way to enhance your garden. You will need to consider size and design – for instance a bench with a back and sides is quite a different animal to one without.

Aquaponics 4 You Review – Is It a Legitimate Product?

One of the questions that came to mind as I was working on this Aquaponics 4 You review is that whether or not you can truly get organic vegetables from the system. I know there are so many factors in 100% organic gardening that it made me wonder about it.

How to Safely Use Garden Chemicals

Garden chemicals, most commonly known to us as pesticides, are chemical substances that are meant to prevent pest manifestation or kill currently present pests. There are different types of garden chemicals such as insecticide, fungicide, bactericide, rodenticide, and herbicide, among others.

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