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Prepare Soil For A Spring Garden By Composting In The Fall

Autumn colors are giving way to falling leaves and with eco-friendly fall upkeep ideas in mind, the leaf blowers are tucked away and the rakes are handy. Even if there is curbside pick-up available in your area, it is still beneficial to save those leaves to make your own compost pile.

The Transformation From Fluorescent Bulbs To LED Lights And LEDs’ Importance In Electrical Equipment

Bright, durable and utilized in most electronics and even to help plants mature, they are known as Light Emitting Diodes or simply LEDs, and these small lights have changed the electronics industry. Computer systems and small electronics were the first products to use LED lights as electrical components, and helped pave the way for these lights to be used to help plants grow. Fluorescent bulbs once ruled the market for electrical components and acted as the main source of light for electrical equipment for computer systems and small home electronics. Even when the earliest LEDs were introduced, they were restricted to the color red, as red was also the cheapest color for companies to order.

Eco Friendly Disposal Of Wood Ash

Those fortunate enough to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a fireplace or wood stove know this wonderful benefit comes with a drawback. The drawback is after the wood burns it becomes ash and must be disposed of. Read further for a way to benefit from all that ash.

Planting Your New Garden Bed

You put a lot of work into preparing a new garden bed. Now it’s time to start planting. There are still a few more things to do before actually planting your flowers, vegetables, or flower bulbs.

What to Get a Gardener for Christmas

If you are a gardener yourself I bet you can think of a thousand and one things you would like on your Christmas list. However, for non-gardeners, buying the perfect gift for the gardener in their life can be a daunting prospect often resulting in a useful if unimaginative garden centre voucher. So, if you have a garden related gift to buy this Christmas and you aren’t sure where to start, here a few ideas that are both practical and imaginative and also won’t break the bank!

The Scented Garden – Suggestions

We all love natural perfumes in the wild or enjoyed in our own gardens. An inhalation of sweet scent is elevating to the spirit or a comfort to our soul.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Aquaponics

Some of the questions that will be answered are: Is there a setup that is similar to a solar pond but still works like an ebb-and-flow aquaponic system? Is there any way to get the same results with the plants without having to raise the fish? Why is an aquaponic setup needed to cultivate plants without soil?

How To Grow Aronia Berries – A Super Fruit

Aronia melanocarpa, or Chokeberry is a hardy plant that is easy to grow. Your best buy is usually 2 year old plants. The optimum pH level to grow aronia is slightly acid (6-6.5). Typically two years after planting, Viking and Nero aronia varieties shrubs produce about two pounds of berries per bush. By the third year after planting, berry production is about 12 pounds per bush. Production levels off at around 35 pounds per plant by the fifth year.

Orchid Care Instructions – How To Keep Bugs From Bugging Your Orchids

I was reading a post over at “The Good Thing – About Gardening” called “Keeping Bugs Out of Your Garden”. It was discussing organic approaches to prevent pest problems instead of controlling them after the fact. My mind went to how this could apply to orchids, of course. My curiosity is your reward with these pest prevention tips.

Super Charge Your Compost and Organic Garden With Biozome

Every organic gardener, even the neophyte, knows about composting and how good it is for your garden. What most gardeners are not aware of is that by adding Biozome to their composting efforts, they can maximize the bio-availability of all those nutrients within their compost material.

Different Types Of Outdoor Garden Furniture For Relaxation

Outdoor garden furniture will improve the looks of your garden so that you can relax and at the same time you will enjoy the time you spend in there. Gardening is the most relaxing activity you can and that most people do it during their extra time. Although you can choose different types of furniture for your garden there are things you need to think about and not just because you want the certain furniture.

Orchid Propagation In The Wild: Love, Sex And Lies

Most plants out there are self-pollinating, meaning they can reproduce without the help of anyone or anything. Orchids, on the other hand, cannot. In the wild, orchids rely on insects to spread their pollen and reproduce. Discover their clever ways to get the attention of the right insects.

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