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Spinach All the Year Round

Growing your own Spinach and eating it all the year round. How to grow, cook and eat.

Lean-To Greenhouses – Portable or Permanent Structures

Hobby and serious gardeners are always using some form of greenhouse environment for their seeds or seedlings. The amount of gardening or types of plants grown determines the consideration for a portable or permanent structure. The greenhouse is an essential tool for any type of vegetation.

Aquaponics Indoor Gardening

Aquaponic farming which is utilizing fish and plants in an aquarium setting is very popular worldwide and many home gardeners are using this system for growing their family needs for fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish. People enjoy the benefits of eating these organically grown foods.

How to Deal With Dandelions

History: Dandelions are herbs and have been around for millions of years. The Chinese mention this herb in the early 7th century and the Arabian doctors did not get around to the Dandelions until the 10th century. The dandelion is classed as an herb and for centuries was part of herb gardens.

Types of Greenhouses

Are you a passionate gardener? Are you considering installing a greenhouse, but do not know the differences? Learn about cold frame boxes, lean-to and free-standing greenhouses to help you make a decision as to the type of structure which will fit your gardening passion.

Growing Mint

Round leaf, Apple, Hairy or Horse, Middlesex, or Spearmint and Bergamot,to name but a few of the many species of mint that are used today. Mint is one of the oldest herbs and comes from around the Mediterranean area, however the plant has been found everywhere expect the Poles. As far as I know there are well over 30 varieties of Mint.

The Popular Wooden Garden Shed

There are wooden shed kits or traditional construction materials for building a garden shed. This type of shed may be a simple box shape or designed to be a more elaborate structure. How the shed will be used is the major determination for construction. The neighborhood location or the architecture of the home determines the style.

How to Deal With Cucumber Bitterness

Latin Name: Cucumis sativus, part of the gourd family. In the Middle Ages the plant was called the cowcumber. Many people will not eat or grow Cucumbers because they are bitter to the taste. This is true of older varieties and is caused by a bitter gene which is part of the make up of Cucumbers.

Green Thumb is Not Necessary When Planting in May

Just about every vegetable and flower will do well when planted in May so even novice gardeners will experience success. This is especially true in Southern California where the weather is perfect for spring gardens. Plant Warm Season Flowers: Some flowers just do better when the weather (and soil) is warm.

Typical June Gloom Provides Ideal Conditions For Garden Growth

June in southern California usually means overcast mornings that transform into mild sunny afternoons making it an ideal month to spend time in the garden before summer heat takes hold. Thin Out Fruit Trees: By June, trees should be bursting with small fruit such as apricots, plums and peaches. The weaker fruit will start to drop this month.

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