Red Wiggler Bin: Horizontal Migration & Harvest Update

Red Wiggler Bin: Horizontal Migration & Harvest Update

How To Grow Peas Easily!

Peas are a wonderful addition to your garden and very easy to grow. There are a variety of peas so be sure to take some time and learn about the different ones you can grow in your garden!

Growing a Grape Vine In Your Own Backyard

Growing grape vines can be a great fun, especially when you do so as a hobby. If you have an inclination towards vegetation and growing plants at home, then why don’t you take benefit from this passion of yours?

Homemade Compost: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

Making compost may seem a little complicated and involved. There are ratios, temperatures, sizes, and allowable inclusions to consider. There is also hot composting versus cold composting to consider. What’s hot and what’s not when it comes to homemade compost? Here are some answers.

Tips To Remember When Planting Tulip Bulbs

Tulips are a popular flower that can be easy to grow if a few tips are followed. Recommendations on how to buy bulbs, where to plant them and how to care for them can result in beautiful springtime blooms.

My Greenhouse Kit Has Arrived – Now What?

I receive many calls from proud new greenhouse owners. My greenhouse kit has arrived and I don’t know where to start.

More About Invasive Plants In Our Gardens

From all the research I have done the problem of invasive plants in our gardens has become a lot clearer. The consensus definition of all the different research I have done is an invasive plant is one that has the ability to thrive and spread aggressively outside its natural range.

How to Grow Beautiful Orchids

Growing orchid plants is a hobby and an income for others. This is because of the uniqueness of the plant with its vibrant colored flowers as well. Enjoy reading.

General Care For Strawberries

Keep strawberry beds free of weeds at all times. Hand weeding is best, so as not to disturb the roots. Keep plants watered until they are established. Water strawberry plants as necessary when the fruits are swelling and in the autumn when the following year’s flower buds are formed. Apply a general fertilizer, at the rate recommended by the manufacturer, either side of the row in midsummer. Strawberries are vulnerable to a number of pests and diseases. If you do not wish to use chemical controls you will need to remain vigilant at all times and clear fading foliage and rotting fruit as soon as they are noticed.

What You Should Know About Growing Strawberries

To get a reliable crop of strawberries it is important to choose a good variety and grow them well. There are several excellent varieties, which can give a succession of fruit over a long period. Strawberries should be planted into soil that has not been used for growing them for at least the last five years. Choose a sunny, sheltered site with well drained soil and add plenty of well rotted manure before planting. You need to plant the bare root strawberries on a slight ridge at the same depth as they were in the field. Container grown strawberries should be planted slightly deeper so that the root ball is just covered with soil.

Growing Cane Fruit

Raspberries, blackberries and hybrid berries such as Logan berries are easy to grow. Black berries will even produce decent crop if they are grown against a north facing wall. Raspberries crop needs a sunny, sheltered spot and a well drained but moisture retentive soil to do well. Raspberries dislike winter wet, so grow them on a ridge of top soil if your soil is heavy. Space plants 15 to 18 inches apart in the row. After planting, cut back the stems to about 12 inches, cutting just above the bud. The following spring cut back the old stem to ground level as new shoots emerge.

General Care For Fruit Gardening

Apply a general fertilizer at the rate recommended by the manufacturer around each fruit bush annually in spring. You need to mulch each spring with loose organic material, such as well rotted garden compost. Bush fruits are largely trouble free, although American goose berry mildew disease can be devastating if it is allowed to take hold. If your bushes show symptoms, powdery patches on young leaves, prune back affected branches by about a third before spraying the rest of the bush with a suitable fungicide. The variety is resistant to mildew.

Cymbidium Orchids

Would you like to grow an orchid plant that blooms during winter season and displays its fine beautiful flowers for several months? Then, your choice is called Cymbidium orchids.

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