A Short Primer on Hydrophonics
One of the branches of agriculture that has piqued the interest of gardening enthusiasts and hobbyist is known as Hydrophonics. To simplify it is the practice of growing various species of plants without using soil. In the absence of a dirt medium, a water solution that contains the nutrients plants need is put in place.March Means Spring Planting Season Begins in Southern California
March 20th is the first day of spring, but southern California gardeners can start planting their spring garden earlier in the month as warmer weather and longer days take hold. Prep Soil in Raised Garden Planters: The success of vegetables grown in raised garden planters has much to do with soil than almost anything else. Look for soil blends made specifically for planters, usually a blend of compost and peat moss rich in organic nutrients.Potting Your Tomatoes? Pot Your Peppers Instead
For green-thumbed gardening pros and novices alike, there’s always more to discover when it comes to growing your own veggies. Read about the types of plants you should be potting, and how you can grow a variety of peppers and tomatoes to last you all year!Growing Japanese Maples From Seed
Although Japanese maples thrive best in zones 5-9, they can be successfully grown in colder climates. An established Japanese maple can withstand temperatures down to zero degrees Fahrenheit on exposed parts. The roots can withstand temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.Is Bad Soil The Answer To Your Gardening Failures?
Bad soil is the natural enemy of any healthy garden. Many areas of the United States suffer from poor soil conditions, making it a challenge for gardeners to produce healthy and thriving plants that can survive difficult climates.Mike’s Secret Potting Soil Recipe
A good potting soil recipe and a good building building recipe are interchangeable. A good potting soil recipe is an absolute must. You can’t fool around and get a potting soil recipe wrong. A poor potting soil recipe will stall, if not completely kill the plants that you are attempting to grow in it.Turn One Rose Bush Into Many Rose Bushes!
You are going to love this article on how to grow roses from cuttings. This is a really simple process that works and takes all the mystery out of rose propagation.Gardening in February – Preparing For Spring
Many amateur gardeners see the winter as a time to take respite from their garden, away from the cold and wet weather that freezes our hands and damages our plants. After all, what is the point in spending our time and efforts in the garden if Jack Frost is going to take it all away in one harsh, cold night? In actuality, gardening in winter is crucial if you want to keep your garden healthy throughout the year.Thai Basil Growing Tips
Thai basil is by far a favorite of gardeners everywhere. Colorful, fragrant, tasty and ornamental, they add much to your tastiest dishes and the beauty of your garden, alike. Learn how to grow, harvest and use this herb in your own garden.The Ficus Bonsai – The Adaptable and Ever Lenient Bonsai
The Ficus bonsai, is a hugely popular bonsai tree species that is extremely tolerant of over-watering, low light conditions and beginner’s mistakes. You may know it by its other more common name, the fig tree. Some other features are its surface roots and aerial roots which hang down from its branches, giving the tree an interesting look.Early Spring Pond Tips
Spring is rapidly approaching your pond. You may be enjoying the view of the crisp spring sunrises shining on your winterized pond or project. This is a time for action.Growing Mushrooms Successfully Enough to Share With Your Friends and Acquaintances
Mushroom growing on a small scale is relatively easy, as everyone knows. All you need is a little growth medium and some spores, and the mushrooms virtually grow themselves. These days you even have kits which allow you to grow mushrooms even more easily