June 14th, 2013 by admin
A greenhouse is useful even for casual gardeners. The more you enjoy the hobby of gardening, the more you will enjoy the benefits of a greenhouse of any size. However, there are some techniques for getting the most out of your greenhouse gardening experience.
Having a greenhouse, even if it is just plastic film stretched over PVC or metal conduit pipes, gives gardeners a jump on the growing season. No matter where your planting zone is, the solar energy of approaching summer heats up the greenhouse long before the soil outside is suitable for planting.
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June 10th, 2013 by admin
All you really need is some dirt and a few plants to create a wonderful vegetable garden, but using a few of the best gardening techniques can help immensely when growing your own vegetables. Pick a location that is sunny, near your water source, and protected from wind and frost. Fertilize carefully. Organic matter such as shredded leaves, compost, or animal manure is best.
Use the space efficiently. A huge garden is not always necessary. You can grow several vegetables in a Read the rest of this entry »
June 8th, 2013 by admin
This upcoming spring, any gardener can turn his or her garden into paradise. All it takes is a few steps to make a garden more attractive and ready for the spring. To get started in making a garden more beautiful, one step that gardeners should always take is to get rid of dead flowers. Dead flowers add weight to a garden, and it is important to get rid of this extra weight and make room for the new growth of flowers.
Also, gardeners should pay attention to trendy colors for spring and incorporate Read the rest of this entry »
June 6th, 2013 by admin
How do you keep thirsty plants content on hot summer days? These drought-resistant gardening tips will help your garden easily survive a dry spell this summer.
Weed your garden frequently. Weeds compete with your plants for water and nutrients, so remove them regularly to provide your plants with better access to moisture.
Aerate and add nutrients to your soil. Aerating hard clay soil allows the moisture to sink into the earth more easily and reach your plants’ thirsty roots. Adding organic matter like compost slows water seepage into the soil, giving your plants more time to absorb the moisture.I Read the rest of this entry »
June 4th, 2013 by admin
As temperatures dip and days grow shorter, there is still enough gardening to be done to keep you busy well into winter.
Soil is still warm in fall, much more than in early spring. So this is a good time to transplant trees or shrubs, plant bulbs, and divide perennials. The warmer soil will promote root growth, and young plants won’t have to face a long, dry summer.
Prepare for next year’s growing season. Take advantage Read the rest of this entry »