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Hydroponics for Beginners

Hydroponic gardening is an excellent way to maintain your garden of fruits and vegetables all year round. It also ensures that the produce you grow will not be subjected to pesticides, chemicals and the rigors of being shipped over great distances – all of these are factors that can impeded the nutritional content and taste of vegetables and fruit. The efficiency of hydroponic gardening is perhaps only surpassed by its relative ease of use, both in terms of understanding how hydroponics actually works and the ease with which, once suitably informed and prepared, you can start your own garden.

Liquid Organic Fertilizer

There are many decisions the home gardener, or professional farmer for that matter, has to make; which types of plants and vegetable to grow, when to plant, and what sort of fertilizer to use. We have already looked at the differences between a chemical and an organic fertilizer, but even after that choice is made, it is still important to know when to apply the fertilizer to maximize yield. The general rule of thumb is that fertilizing should be done well in advance of sowing, but if you fail to do so, then application can take place once the…

Benefits of Water Features for the Garden

The sound of running water features for the garden brings life to any size patio or area that needs a little life. The range of water features or fountains that you choose means you can enhance your mood within almost any location. Some opt for something such as an ornamental fish pond while others prefer a calming reflection pool.

Growing Asian Greens Outside of Asia

Asian food has become incredibly popular worldwide, so it is no surprise to find that an increasing number of people are keen to grow their own Asian greens. But what are Asian greens?

Potatoes Are a Cleaning Crop

In some parts of the world, particularly Europe, potatoes are considered to be a cleaning crop. This is something to take into account, particularly when it comes to crop rotation, and in gardens where weeds are a problem.

Three Reasons To Put Out Wild Bird Food in Your Garden

Most home owners desire to have a garden full of different wildlife, especially birds. Here are three reasons why you might want to start putting out wild bird food in your garden.

Organic Gardening – A Beginners Guide

Organic gardening is really popular these days because many people want to avoid using pesticides and other harmful chemicals. If you grow your own vegetables, for example, it is incredibly satisfying knowing that you are producing delicious home-grown food that hasn’t been sprayed with anything. So let me introduce you to the concept of organic gardening.

Incredible Edible Garden Plants

There is a resurgence of home vegetable gardens and people interested in growing their own food. A few reasons for this shift are higher food costs, environmental awareness and stewardship, plus the amount of chemicals being used on our food. These factors have contributed to the trend and new innovative way of thinking about landscaping, called Edible Landscaping.

New Garden Designs

Most new gardening designs now focus on the ‘useful’ garden design. Aquaponics has the potential to add to this concept by incorporating fish and plants which grow together. The FishPlant system is one such design which shows how aquaponics could be fit into any new garden design.

Wholesale Flowers Today

Wholesale flowers are a large industry in the United States and elsewhere throughout the world. Over 5,000 species of commercially grown flowers exist in the world today. Half are used for sale in supermarkets, florist shops and local wholesale stores. Do you know some of the flowers sold today?

Want to Grow Food in Your Backyard?

Is a backyard garden worth it? It depends on what your objectives are, and what you’re willing to grow. It’ll be more rewarding if you start with crops that are easy to grow and easy to store.

Weeding Your Lawn With a Fiskars Weed Puller

Weeds are the pesky little plants that grow in your garden without any initiation or invitation. They take up the valuable space in your garden, but more importantly they compete with your precious plants for water, light and nutrients and in some cases this results in stunted growth of the plants that you planted.

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