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Raising Blueberries and Other Crops – Simple Strategies for Going Organic and Green

Seven simple strategies are presented for going natural grown, organic, and green. Using organic methods, you can grow and market delicious, natural grown blueberries blueberry plants and other produce. Strategies for growing using green natural grown methods in your life are discussed.

Greenhouse Kit – So Many Options, Where to Start?

There are a lot of options available when it comes to finding the “right” greenhouse kit. Here are a few of the different options available: Aluminum Greenhouse – one of the original hobby greenhouse kits available on the market. Another great option is to make your own greenhouse from scratch.

Spring Gardening Techniques

For a lot of gardeners, spring is the most thrilling time of the year. This is the time when vegetation begins to demonstrate signs of new life and the backyard is filled of promise. It is not long before the first spring flowers make their spectacular appearance. Prune early flowering shrubs as soon as flowering is over. Prune grey leaved shrubs, such as lavenders, to keep them compact and bushy. After pruning shrubs apply a slow release fertilizer on the ground during mid spring to give them a boost. Protect up-and-coming shoots of defenseless plants, such as hostas, from the attention of slugs and snails.

Grafted Vegetables and Tomatoes

Grafted vegetables are created when the top part of one plant (the scion) is attached to the root system of a separate plant (the rootstock). The rootstock contributes vigor and disease resistance while the scion is chosen for fruit flavor or quality.

Organic Gardening 101: Principles of Sustainable Agriculture

As more consumers become aware of some of the hazards associated with synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, organic gardening is surging in popularity. By applying basic principles of sustainable agriculture, anyone can learn to grow organic vegetables in their own back yards. Here’s a brief introduction to Organic Gardening 101, for beginning gardeners.

Pruning and Protecting Your Soft Fruit Bushes

This time of year is perfect for pruning your soft fruit bushes to ensure a perfect crop of fruit and reduce the chance of disease. Before you start, make sure you have a good, sharp pair of secateurs otherwise you won’t get a clean cut and could encourage disease. If your secateurs are a bit old and worn out, why not treat yourself to a new pair? Also, make sure you choose a dry day – preferably with a bit of a breeze to encourage the newly cut stems to heal.

Cheap Brussel Sprouts

This can be a very expensive vegetable during the season, and you rarely see it sold cheaply. Understandably, as it requires a long growing season, the commercial growers have to recoup their losses for having their land tied up for four or five months with one vegetable. Grown easily in a home garden it is interesting to grow, so if you have space, grow it.

Keep Your Deck Flowering All Year

Suggestions for keeping a deck or patio looking attractive. The seasons bring changes to the plants on patio and decks.Then its time to have a change of flowers, shrubs or bulbs.

Growing Sunflowers From Seeds

Ah, sunflowers. The sight of sunflowers brings a sense of summer, warm air and of course all of the wonderful tasty seeds they produce. Their popularity has grown over the years, due in part to their ease of growing, minimal space requirements and of course because baseball players chew sunflower seeds as opposed to tobacco.

How To Make Sure You Are Using Good Greenhouse Soil In Your Backyard Greenhouse

Building a greenhouse for plants is something that all serious gardeners consider doing eventually. Having the right soil mixture for your seedlings is an important step in growing plants in your greenhouse. Good greenhouse soil is more than just taking dirt from your backyard. You can buy good soil for your greenhouse seedlings or you can make your own greenhouse soil easily and inexpensively.

Growing Tomatoes From Seeds Will Put You In Complete Control

If you’re a “purist” about your gardening like I am, you appreciate the satisfaction of growing your tomato plants from seeds so that you can be in full control of the gardening process from start to finish. Here is a complete rundown of the entire tomato growing process from seeds to delicious tomatoes on your table.

Choosing The Right Lawn Mower

It is a widely accepted fact among industry experts that grass is one of the highest maintenance plants you will ever grow in your garden and the time and effort you put into your lawn will have a direct impact on the quality of the turf. You only have to look at some of the top level sports pitches to appreciate the standard that can be achieved with the right maintenance regime. So what does it take to achieve a healthy lawn?

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