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Growing Grapes At Home: Caring, Pruning, Insects and Animals

Growing grapes at home is basically the same process than for the large vineyard. The commercial vineyard is just bigger. The caring process or tending, consists of helping the vine growing in the better health possible. Doing so will assure good productivity at the end.

Great Gardening Tips for Tomatoes

Nothing beats getting your own tomatoes from your garden. You must make sure your soil is at standard in order to plant your tomatoes and choosing tomato types is important as well. Tomatoes are very beneficial for your health, it has e.g lycopene (a powerful antioxidant), it is a powerful inhibitor of the growth of breast, endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) and lung cancer cells.

Growing a Bumper Crop

I think that it’s ever ones gardening daydream to growing a bumper crop, how many people have really accomplished this dream. I would like to think that all that read my articles will be growing a bumper crop if not this year then next. For you see it’s not luck, it does not take an over abundance of work, all it takes is consistence and dedication to the feeding of your family.

Army Grub

Army Grub has other Common or Vernacular Names depending on where it is a problem. Their Common Names are Rice Army Worm, Lawn Army Worm, Army Grub, Lawn Grub and Paddy Armyworm. The Latin or Scientific Name (Genus & Species) for the common army worm is Spodoptera mauritia. Army worm symtoms include damage done to lawns such as eating off leaf tips, leaf margins and the whole leaf. Other plants they attack (besides turf grasses) include rice plants in farm regions. Other factors that are favourable to army worm populations are the availability of host plants (including just about all lawn turf grasses), and warm dry weather followed by heavy rainfalls.

Army Grubs and Lawn Grubs

Army Grubs and Lawn Grubs are a real problem for any lawn lover. Army Grubs – otherwise known as Lawn Army Worms, Lawn Grubs or just ArmyWorms – are leaf eating caterpillars that wreak havoc on your lawn in late Summer and early Autumn. Can you hear the drum beats of the army worms? They are on their way to a lawn near you, or maybe even to your lawn. So what do you do when they arrive?

Choosing The Right Flower Style

The sun technique is used for when buying flowers that grow within the sun, and blossom through the late spring or summer season. Sterilize any crockery, bottles, and pruning shears you’ll be using. Choose a perfect “blue-sky day.”

Looking After the Serissa Bonsai Tree (Serissa Foetida) – A Basic Guide to Caring for Bonsai

Serissa are a popular indoor bonsai tree that is also known as the ‘Tree of a Thousand Stars’ due to the large amount of white flowers they can produce. Some people have problems with Serissa bonsai trees yellowing or dropping their leaves but our easy to follow guide should help prevent that.

Powered Tools For Gardening

This article talks about the types of powered tools that can be used to maintain the garden. These tools are generally powered by electricity or petrol. The petrol powered tools tend to be more powerful, but can be more expensive purchase and to run.

It’s Winter Gardening Again!

Don’t stop picking your fruit until they no longer ripen, something a lot of us forget when winter gardening. Aerate your lawn and brush sharp sand into spiked holes, this is also about your last chance to give your lawn an autumn feed, don’t forget, you will have to continue to mow your lawn but you may have to raise the blades a little in your mower.

Ways to Ensure Potted Plants Last Throughout Winter

For those who don’t know which potted plants will endure the cold winter months, here is some helpful advice to see you through to spring. Potted plants can bring colour to a yard or interior that looks bare. Porches, patios and empty spaces in the garden, could benefit from container gardening.

Storing Herbs

Some herbs, such as thyme, can be dried with no loss of flavor, but others are best stored in infusions to retain their distinctive taste. Soft leaved herbs can be frozen. When drying, hand up sprigs of individual herbs in bunches in a well ventilated, warm, dry, dark place, such as an airing cupboard linen closet. Root herbs should be cleaned and cut into small pieces and dried in the oven at a low temperature on a baking tray. You should store dry herbs in airtight containers. Herbs should be kept in the dark, so store in a cupboard closet or, if herbs will be kept on open shelves, place them in opaque containers.

Too Much Harvest, Not Enough Time

If you are like me at the end of the gardening season each year I vow that next year it will be different and I will plant a smaller vegetable garden. I make plans for it and then after winter drags on forever I can’t wait for the first day the soil is able to be worked.

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