Take December Off From Gardening Chores-Or Not
Tending to a garden is not necessarily high on the list of things to do in December, but if gardening is your passion, there is still plenty to keep you busy. Turn Leaves And Branches Into Mulch: Fallen leaves and branches make good much. Cover a pile of the material with a waterproof tarp to hold in heat and keep rain from washing away nutrients.Backyard Habitat
We know that creating bio-diverse yards not only increases property value and so reduces energy costs and dust – but it also reduces noise and gives us a little more privacy. Becoming certified with any organization is a great way to help out, they use the funds raised in these programs to help run a wide variety of services. At the time of registering the property, it is a great opportunity to add a tax-deductible donation.The Expandable Garden Hose: Veteran Gardener Secret Weapon
What separates The Grow Worm expandable garden hose from the competition? Its simple. It starts with a double layer of latex – the same best quality as used in weather balloons & fire hoses, which means it won’t rip or burst.Raised Bed Gardening Trumphs Over Poor Soil Conditions
Think that the poor soil where you live means you’re doomed to a life of gardening disasters? Think again. You can beat your soil problems by taking raising your plants out of the ground. Raised bed gardening means you never have to worry about poor soil conditions and that you can have a healthy, thriving garden no matter where you live and what your soil type. Even if you have the world’s best soil for growing, doing your gardening in raised beds still have some advantages. Find out more about the pros and cons of raised bed gardening and see if it is right for you.Why Is Purple Loosestrife a Threat?
Lythrum salicaria or Purple loosestrife is a tough perennial that is characterized by its spiky pink-purple flowers. The plant was brought to the north-eastern United States in the 18th century by early settlers for their flower garden. Since then, it has spread aggressively across the United States and Canada.Summer Management For Potatoes
From the time that the plants show through the soil, the best thing that you can do for quick and healthy growth, is to use the hoe between the rows every time that the soil is dry enough. The reason for this is that the hoe will keep the weeds in check, and at the same time conserve water by forming a fine tilth.Know Your Onions:
The onion is perhaps the most respected crop in the vegetable patch as well as the highest priced in the market. Producing a fine crop of onions takes work and care, for there are many problems along the way like mildew and onion fly. However, I will lead you down the right path to avoid these troubles by growing your onions with the correct cultivation.Make Your Runner Beans Thrive
Runner beans are a very profitable crops for the grower to grow. You will see them in practically every vegetable and allotment plot that you come across. However, like everything else, to get the best yields there is a right way to cultivate. In this article, I will try to point you in the right direction.Autumn Sown Onions:
The idea of sowing onion seeds in August is a very good one, because it is a known fact that seeds sown at this time of year are not affected by onion fly. However it is not always possible to do so because some land might be exposed to cold north or easterly winds which will prevent the seeds from taking off.Planting Potatoes:
April is, of course, the best month to plant potatoes, and the main crop should be in the ground from between the 1st of April and the middle of May. I always put mine in the ground on Good Friday.