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Gardening For The Novice

Gardening for the novice is not always as simple as black and white there are a lot of questions unanswered and confusion about different aspects of growing plants. This is common and nothing to be ashamed of because everyone that gardens started at this point.

Beekeeping Becomes Hard In The Winter Months

The most inactive time for beekeeping is the winter; the bees cluster together to save heat and energy which heats up the hive well. Normally in extreme winter queen reduces or completely stops egg production and tried stay at the center of the cluster of bees for heat. The work of the females continues as far as taking care of the queen. During this time the colony is comprised of females only as the males have been eliminated.

Community Gardening

What is a community garden and what is community gardening all about. That question has been asked of me many times.

How to Grow Geranium As an Indoor Plant

Geranium (Geranium spp.) is an annual, biennial, and perennial plants with 422 species. Its name was derived from the Greek “geranos” meaning “crane”. The name cranes bills was derived from the fruit’s appearance of the fruit capsule of other species and from the shape of the unsprung column which looks like the bill of the crane in some species, hence the name cranes bills.

How to Grow Pechay in Containers

Pechay (Brassica pekinensis L.) also known as bok choy, Pak choi or Chinese white cabbage is an annual vegetable crop grown for its foliage for used in soup, salad, solo vegetable dish and many other oriental cooking. It can be eaten as cooked or delicious raw as a single dish or mix with other vegetables. It is rich with Vitamins and minerals which is ideal for body conditioning and supply of needed minerals in our body. Vitamins found in pechay are the following; Ascorbic acid, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B2, Niacin, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, Vitamin A, and also beta-carotene, and Vitamin A.

How to Grow Petunias for Flowers

Petunias (Petunia x hybrid) an native of South America, specifically Argentina and a member of the nightshade family with a variety of shades of white to red purple, mix hues and yellow flowers that blooms throughout summer. It is an annual plant but are also considered as tender perennial that grows to a height from 6 to 18 inches in its normal growth. It requires low maintenance and tolerates well in full sunlight and partial shade location.

The Recycled Garden

The recycled garden is starting to be all the rage in this era of trying to live greener. A large part of green living is not only conservation but recycling and re-purposing things.

Gardening The Year Round

Gardening is something a lot of people only do during the growing season. That is alright because that is what they enjoy or what it takes to maintain their yard.

Winter Bird Feeding

After Halloween and with the approach of Thanksgiving the weather has a way of letting you know that it is about to change. It is also a reminder that while birds have been visiting your garden all summer the food they were enjoying is about to be very scarce.

Sweet Basil – A Culinary Herb

Sweet Basil is one of the most popular herbs for cooking. The clove like flavor of basil is used in Italian cooking for pizza, sauces, pasta dishes and salads.

Tips for Growing Plants in Hanging Baskets and Pots Indoors

Hanging baskets are another way of having a garden when you have no garden, like window boxes and pot plants. There is a variety of types of baskets on sale, but the best ones for using indoors are the self-watering plastic type.

Hydroponic Gardening Indoors

Hydroponic gardening is the method of growing plants without soil. Plants are fed with the chemicals they require in shallow tanks of water instead of having to take up chemicals which are in a solution in soil. Thus, plants are provided with essential elements in a more readily available form.

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