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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…

An English Urban Garden
Gardening Basics

Additional Tips for Fall Planting

Planting in the fall offers numerous advantages. Above all, it’s the cooler weather, which can help many plants. As you probably know, there are many vegetables and other plants that do not tolerate hot weather, so planting in the fall…

Root Fertilization
Gardening Basics

Deep Root Fertilization

Deep root fertilization is often recommended and very useful for your plants. However, many gardeners do it wrong. It’s not enough to simply inject fertilizer into the soil a few inches deep. It’s very important to do it correctly. Along…

Soil Quality
Gardening Basics

How to Improve Soil Quality with Fertilizers

To understand garden soil, it’s important to know that the soil fertility largely depends on the bacterial activity. The greater the bacterial activity, the more fertile soil is. Other elements determining soil fertility are sun, water and food. It’s also…

USDA Florida planting zones
Gardening Basics

Florida Planting Zones

If you wish to do gardening in Florida, it is important to know which plants can grow in Florida’s climate. This is why it’s so crucial to learn about USDA hardiness zones in Florida. Since Florida is very diverse in…

Gardening Basics

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…

Starting Seedlings
Gardening Basics

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…

Gardening Basics

How to Make a Mini Greenhouse

There are many different ways to grow plants. One of the most effective methods is to use a greenhouse. However, not everybody has enough space or money to invest into a huge, commercial greenhouse. Luckily, you can make a small…

Peat Moss Bucket
Gardening Basics

Peat Moss: Benefits and Disadvantages

People interested in gardening will probably encounter references to peat moss. Peat moss is very common in gardening so it is important to understand what it is, how it works and how to use it to make your plants thrive….

Gardening Basics

Many More Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda (bicarbonate soda) is very effective and it can be used in numerous ways inside and outside of the kitchen. It can also help a lot in the garden and in the house. A great advantage is that it’s…

USDA Planting Zones
Gardening Basics

USDA Planting Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map is an important resource for all gardeners. This is a reference you should consult when choosing plants for your garden. It is crucial to pick only those plants that can grow in your climate,…

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