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Improve Your Garden Soil This Spring

Improve Your Garden Soil This Spring

Improve garden soil with the the right nutrients, it’s vital if you want to grow anything from flowers to vegetables in your garden.
Acid Loving Plants That Like Acidic Soil

Acid Loving Plants That Like Acidic Soil

Learn about the abundance of acid loving plants such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees, that grow well in acidic soil.
Tropical Hibiscus and Hardy Hibiscus 

Tropical Hibiscus and Hardy Hibiscus 

Hibiscus are hardy perennials, while others are annuals, shrubs, or tropical plants. Hibiscus plants are grown for a variety of uses.
Planning A Garden Wisely: How To Avoid Garden Planning Mistakes

Planning A Garden Wisely: How To Avoid Garden Planning Mistakes

Growing a garden is a great way to make your yard look beautiful while adding to nature. Plan your garden to get the most out of it.

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8 DIY Gardening Hacks You Must Know for 2021!

With spring are all around us, we’ve put together a useful list of DIY gardening hacks that will make your gardening life a lot easier!

How To Grow And Care For Bromeliads Plants

A comprehensive overview of the types of Bromeliad plant and the unique and diverse needs in terms of growing medium, watering and light.

Shipping Containers and Sustainable Food Production

There is a growing need for new ideas in sustainable food production. Shipping container gardening getting attention.

How To Grow And Care For Geranium Plants

Geraniums are a plant that is easy to care for and will produce flowers from spring until fall. In most zones, geraniums are an annual plant.

Companion Plants – Increase Biodiversity

An informed appreciation of companion plants plays an importabt role in choosing the best plants for a vegetable garden.

Care Requirements For Shrimp Plant

The shrimp plant Justicia brandegeana earned its well deserved name from its normally arching, bronze-coppery flowerheads. It can display masses…

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Silver Maple

Silver Maple

The silver maple is very similar to the red maple. The difference is its leaves turn yellow or brown and…

Chokeberry

Chokeberry

Chokeberry berries are used in jams or jellies. Leaves turns red and orange in autumn. As it is seen as…

Canada Anemone

Canada Anemone

Canada anemone is an easy to maintain and hardy perennial ground cover that produces lovely white buttercup flowers. Because of…

Gardening Basics

Gardening 101: How to initiate and expand your business

Gardening 101: How to initiate and expand your business

A gardening business is one of the most fruitful endeavours and is guaranteed to reap good profits however there are a few limiting factors.
What Is A Composite Flower?

What Is A Composite Flower?

The daisies, sunflowers, asters, thistles, and others , we can hardly glance anywhere without seeing composites.
Quick And Easy Ways To Transform A Garden

Quick And Easy Ways To Transform A Garden

Things got a bit overgrown in your garden. No worries, there are plenty of simple ways you can transform your garden and outdoor space.
Epsom Salts For Overcoming Transplant Shock

Epsom Salts For Overcoming Transplant Shock

When transplanting, the shock might make the plants become weak and wither. With the use of Epsom salt, the shock is minimized considerably.
Gardening Hand Tools for Planting and Cultivating

Gardening Hand Tools for Planting and Cultivating

Just how important are garden hand tools? Well, you wouldn’t have much of a garden…

On fertilizing your vegetable garden

On fertilizing your vegetable garden

New gardeners and even some veteran gardeners add far more garden fertilizer than their vegetables need, maybe causing plants to struggle.
5 Essential Garden Tools For Every Gardener

5 Essential Garden Tools For Every Gardener

The right gardening tools will make cultivating your plants easier. Here are the 5 essential garden tools to help you work on any garden project.
Reasons to Revamp Your Garden Every Season

Reasons to Revamp Your Garden Every Season

Whether you have a small plot, backyard, or balcony, revamping your garden regularly will enable you to make the most of the space.

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Diatomaceous Earth Keeps Insects Away

Diatomaceous Earth Keeps Insects Away

Diatomaceous earth is an organic substance that is effective at keeping insects away from crops and keeping soil and plants healthy.
Five Easy Ways To Get…

Five Easy Ways To Get…

A quick guide to getting rid of fungus in mulch. Learn about yellow fungus and artillery fungus, how you can get rid of them.
10-10-10 Fertilizer: Use And Benefits

10-10-10 Fertilizer: Use And Benefits

Generally, you won’t go wrong applying 10-10-10 all-purpose, complete, balanced fertilizer. Explore usage, mixing with water and precautions.
FERTILIZER FOR GROWING COFFEE AT…

FERTILIZER FOR GROWING COFFEE AT…

Knowing about the best fertilizer for growing coffee plant becomes necessary for the plant to reach its fullest potential.
A Guide to Organic Lawn…

A Guide to Organic Lawn…

Looking for good ways to fertilize your lawn? We’re breaking down everything related to organic lawn fertilizer and how it works.
Improve Your Garden Soil This…

Improve Your Garden Soil This…

Improve garden soil with the the right nutrients, it’s vital if you want to grow anything from flowers to vegetables in your garden.
It was March 2020

It was March 2020

But spring didn’t know. The flowers gave way to fruit, the birds made their nest, the swallows had arrived …
Giving and Getting: Why we Volunteer

Giving and Getting: Why we Volunteer

Gardeners are specialists in growing things that enrich the soul and the body too.
Bringing Vegetables Outside

Bringing Vegetables Outside

While I am trying to encourage my vegetables to get started, I am still reluctant about bringing vegetables outside.
Cilantro – Love it or Hate it

Cilantro – Love it or Hate it

Cilantro is a wonderful herb to grow because you get two herbs in one. It matures as seeds to Coriander. Their flavours are very different.
What is ‘Extra Virgin’: Demystifying Olive Oil

What is ‘Extra Virgin’: Demystifying Olive Oil

The terminology of ‘Extra Virgin’ was coined by the Romans to stop the practice of throwing hot water onto the olives before, and during crushing.

Guest Authors

On Backyard Birding, Bird Watching, Attracting, Adventures

On Backyard Birding, Bird Watching, Attracting, Adventures

Bird watching is enjoyable for people of all ages and physical abilities, even relieving stress! Discover more joys of backyard birding.
Veggie Bites – A Egg!

Veggie Bites – A Egg!

As I opened up their enclosure, I noticed something that made my day. An egg!! They had not laid any eggs since late November.
How to Care for Succulent Plants in Your Home

How to Care for Succulent Plants in Your Home

Succulent plants are by far my favorite. More so than any animal or other green thing, I really enjoy care for succulent plants.
Bringing Lantana Indoors, Raspberry Royale, Red Malabar

Bringing Lantana Indoors, Raspberry Royale, Red Malabar

We cover simple tips on bringing Lantana indoors for the winter, on how to propagate Raspberry Royale and on harvesting Red Malabar Spinach.
Cucumber Companion Plant and Canned Salsa

Cucumber Companion Plant and Canned Salsa

I like growing cosmos as a cucumber companion plant. The orange cosmos in particular I found seems to be a real bee magnet.

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