Gardening Basics

Gardening Basics

Growing Plants with Straw Bales

More and more people choose to grow their vegetables and other garden plants in straw bales. Straw bales offer numerous advantages to all gardeners who wish to grow strong, healthy plants. While some people may say straw bales are an…

Spinach Plant
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Ideal Soil Temperature for Your Plants

Seed planting is fun and rewarding. Not to mention it can be a great educational experience for the whole family. Many beginner gardeners are scared of staring their plants from seed, but the good news is that the process doesn’t…

Lawn Over-Fertilized
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Problems with Over-Fertilization

All people wish to have beautiful lawns, but proper lawn care is a long term commitment. It’s not unusual for home owners to wish to achieve quick results. Some of them use too much fertilizer in hopes of achieving that…

Healthy Soil
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Understanding Soil Elements

Many gardeners do their best to keep their plants healthy and strong. However, one often overlooked aspect of good gardening is healthy soil. The importance of healthy, great soil can’t be ignored. Some people think it’s enough to simply add…

Storing Seeds
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How to Store Garden Seeds

Many people buy a variety of garden seeds every spring. They process to plant what they can in their garden and save the remaining seeds. These seeds often ended up wasted. There is a good question to be answered: are…

Leaf Sunlight
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Three Dimensions of Plant Light

There are three dimensions (or qualities) of plant light. You will enjoy your plants more and you will be able to provide a much better care to them if you understand these lighting dimensions, types of plants grown and how…

Garden Compost Bin
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How to Make Compost Quickly

Many gardeners are familiar with compost. There are also many people who choose to make their own compost heaps. Compost can add great value to leaves so this is one important use for old leaves in your garden. Compost is…

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Beneficial Animals and Organisms

Another strategy to combat pests is to encourage beneficial organisms, insects and other animals in your garden. A healthy garden depends on a strong, interconnected ecological system. In such a system, everything is in order, from sun and water to…

Winterized Balcony Garden
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How to Winterize Your Garden

Winterizing your garden before the cold months is an essential step you should make for your plants. A proper winterizing procedure is important because it can help plants successfully handle cold winter days and long nights. Also, winterizing will make…

Starting Seedlings
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Seed Starting Tips

Starting your plants from seed is not always easy. You need to know how to plant the seeds and care for the new seedlings. Not to mention you should also know how to transplant your seedlings, plant and grow the…

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