January Jobs in the Flower Garden

There’s always plenty to do even in the smallest of gardens and mid-winter is no exception. There are essential jobs that need to be done now in the flower garden and those that will ensure that you are ahead of the game come the beginning of spring. So put on your hat and gloves and get out into the garden.

January in the Vegetable Garden

There’s always plenty to do in even the smallest vegetable garden. There are some essential jobs to do in January as well as those that mean you will have a head start come the beginning of spring. Whether its getting ahead by planting early vegetables in the greenhouse or preparing the ground for this year’s crop, choose a dry bright day, wrap up and get out there.

Zen and the Art of Hedging

Hedges are important to a garden in many ways. Here’s an insider’s guide to the perfect hedge.

The Challenges of Keeping Your Lawn Green

Most homeowners dream of having a lush, green lawn. Unfortunately, it’s easy to fall short of that ideal. Brown patches and weeds seem to take over as spring turns to summer. Contrary to popular belief, a green lawn is within reach, and it won’t require breaking the bank or hours of back breaking labor.

Organic Gardening With Raised Beds

If you want to have a garden but are limited by the amount of space you have or even poor soil quality then gardening with raised beds could be the answer for you. This article covers all the aspects of gardening with raised beds while sticking to organic principles.

Organic Gardening Pest Control: Save Your Garden Today!

Gardening is very rewarding, but it can also be frustrating at times. One source of frustration is with garden pests which can ruin your garden in short order. Read on to learn about some organic gardening pest control techniques that you can employ in your gardens.

Choosing The Perfect Soil For Your Home Vegetable Garden

Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have the perfect soil for our home gardening endeavours? Is there such a thing as the perfect soil for your home vegetable garden? I, personally, have never had that experience and neither has anyone else I know! The reality of this situation is that some of us have very little choice about where our gardens are going to be because we don’t have lots of land. For example, we all know that full sunshine is ideal for a garden. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a successful garden where there is some shade. If you know a little about what you are doing, you can grow food almost anywhere.

Organic and Living Mulches

Using mulches in your garden is a great way to keep moisture where it should be, on the roots of your crops. They also help stop weeds from growing by blocking out the suns rays. If you are growing an organic garden you must rely on organic mulches. This article looks into organic mulches and takes an in depth look at living mulches.

Hydroponic Sytems Part 2 – Nutrient Film Technique NFT

A NFT system is probably the most simplest of any hydroponic system. It does not involve the use of timers to switch pumps off and on. The seeds need to be propagated first in a separate tray until they have a good enough root base to be placed in the system.

Re-Potting Fuchsia Plants For The Winter Period

Fuchsias are beautiful plants in understandably high demand. They tend to be quite vulnerable to frost though, so keeping them safely covered in the winter is essential.

Everything You Need to Know About Hydorponics

What is Hydroponics? While this form of cultivating and plant life has become quite popular over the past 20 years, many people are still unfamiliar with the process. It has actually been used for thousands of years, but the first documented study of hydroponics has been during this last century. It is the cultivation of plant life in nutrient rich water without the use of soil.

Mulching Season Begins

Mulching is a common and effective way of making a garden less cluttered and more productive. Though many subscribe to leaving winter gardens bare, it’s actually the perfect season so start mulching.

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