How to Deal With Cucumber Bitterness
Latin Name: Cucumis sativus, part of the gourd family. In the Middle Ages the plant was called the cowcumber. Many people will not eat or grow Cucumbers because they are bitter to the taste. This is true of older varieties and is caused by a bitter gene which is part of the make up of Cucumbers.Green Thumb is Not Necessary When Planting in May
Just about every vegetable and flower will do well when planted in May so even novice gardeners will experience success. This is especially true in Southern California where the weather is perfect for spring gardens. Plant Warm Season Flowers: Some flowers just do better when the weather (and soil) is warm.Why Is an Aquaponic System Better Than a Hydroponic One?
Hydroponic gardens are already highly popular among people of all ages. They require little space, are easy to take care of and give satisfactory results. However, because you will need to supply the water with necessary nutrients, which are most of the times chemical, the taste of the crops is not quite the ones people expect. Also, people trying to switch to organic products have a hard time in coping with the chemical additions from the hydroponically-grown vegetables. Fortunately, a new type of gardening is available. It is called the aquaponic system and can help you grow organic food in your home.Growing Mint
Round leaf, Apple, Hairy or Horse, Middlesex, or Spearmint and Bergamot,to name but a few of the many species of mint that are used today. Mint is one of the oldest herbs and comes from around the Mediterranean area, however the plant has been found everywhere expect the Poles. As far as I know there are well over 30 varieties of Mint.Types of Greenhouses
Are you a passionate gardener? Are you considering installing a greenhouse, but do not know the differences? Learn about cold frame boxes, lean-to and free-standing greenhouses to help you make a decision as to the type of structure which will fit your gardening passion.Spinach All the Year Round
Growing your own Spinach and eating it all the year round. How to grow, cook and eat.Lean-To Greenhouses – Portable or Permanent Structures
Hobby and serious gardeners are always using some form of greenhouse environment for their seeds or seedlings. The amount of gardening or types of plants grown determines the consideration for a portable or permanent structure. The greenhouse is an essential tool for any type of vegetation.Aquaponics Indoor Gardening
Aquaponic farming which is utilizing fish and plants in an aquarium setting is very popular worldwide and many home gardeners are using this system for growing their family needs for fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish. People enjoy the benefits of eating these organically grown foods.How to Deal With Dandelions
History: Dandelions are herbs and have been around for millions of years. The Chinese mention this herb in the early 7th century and the Arabian doctors did not get around to the Dandelions until the 10th century. The dandelion is classed as an herb and for centuries was part of herb gardens.First Full Month of Spring Offers A Multitude of Garden Options
For most, the gardening bug only hits in spring. That means gardens have been given minimal attention during fall and winter.Two Perfect Additions To Your Garden
What’s your favorite Florida native plant.? If you’re drawing a blank, then we can help you. Not only are these native plants a beautiful addition to any garden, they provide a sense of place.Horse Tail: The Weed of Nightmares
Given the nature of this plant; if left unchecked in your garden and in the extreme it will destroy your house. As I write this, it is early March and Horse Tail is deep down in the ground abiding its time to burst forth and plague you one more time.