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Composting: It’s All about Changing an Attitude

Composting: It’s All about Changing an Attitude

For gardeners across the globe second week of the month of May is special in one sense. It is the “International Compost Awareness Week”. We are at the hinge of entering this second week now. Composting at home, composting yourself, making your own compost or in whatever terms you may take it but in the core it is about owning a responsibility by composting. Use of home generated waste adds to your garden and soil…

Maing A New Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Maing A New Sustainable Vegetable Garden

For a sustainable vegetable garden the first step to making your vegetable garden is sodbusting. Cover the lawn with a removable covering such as a tarp for four or more weeks, which kills the lawn by blocking sunlight. Alternatively, cover it with a biodegradable covering such as newspaper or cardboard topped with layers of finished compost, lawn clippings and leaves. Finish with a layer of garden soil on top of the organic materials. The effect…

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Our ecosystem is in trouble. The land we live on has been poisoned by fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide use. Urban sprawl is destroying millions of acres of unique habitat, separating animals from their breeding grounds, and polluting the air and water we breathe. Invasive species of exotic plants and animals have wiped out many species and unprotected areas are threatened with forest fires, landslides, and floods. The natural balance has been disrupted by human activity,…

14 Good Gardening Tips

14 Good Gardening Tips

Wooden plant markers are a great way to keep track of your seedlings and transplants. They look fresh and neat and can be used from season to season. If wooden markers are too boring, try making signs from polymer clay and armature wire, old silver spoons or smooth stones, labeling with paint pens or markers. Recycled glass cloches make interesting decorative accents for a garden. They are mini terrariums that hold in heat and humidity…

Grow Your Own Organic Food and Veggies

Grow Your Own Organic Food and Veggies

In years past, gardening success was measured by harvesting the first tomato, biggest watermelon or most cucumbers, but not anymore if synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are involved. Spurred by the increasing passion for healthy, locally grown food, many grow-it-yourself vegetable gardeners opt for organic techniques that support nutrition, environmental sustainability and social good. Having the confidence to give organic gardening a try just takes education.People think it’s difficult to grow organically, but it’s not. They…

4 Basic Spring Gardening Practices

4 Basic Spring Gardening Practices

Spring is the time of the year when your garden needs a serious tidy-up. Work done now means not having to look out at a brown depressing wasteland full of dripping, rotting, sludgy, garden detritus during the cold, wet months ahead. Here is a summative list of jobs that may need doing. Start With Pruning Trees Pruning is the first activity and you should prune out heavy limbs or remove spent trees. This can let in some…

An Edible Landscape Needs Good Soil

An Edible Landscape Needs Good Soil

An edible landscape can be as elegant and decorative as a flower garden. Spring is the best season to turn the garden beds where you plan to plant vegetables. You should preferably have a well choked out vegetable plan for an edible landscape or a vegetable garden. If properly planned and with your efforts you will sure get a lot more nutrition. The most important thing to a bountiful veggie garden is the soil. Begin with getting a soil test…

Good Gardening Practices For Spring Gardening Season

Good Gardening Practices For Spring Gardening Season

Every season brings a different set of chores in the garden. Spring is an exciting time for gardeners as preparations are made for the bounty and beauty of the garden as it awakes from winter hibernation. It can also, however, be a bit overwhelming to know how to prioritize your gardening time at this time of year. Here is a helpful list of gardening practices that should be tended to in the spring ; Pruning For…

Ten Good Gardening Practices To Make It Easy and Adventurous

Ten Good Gardening Practices To Make It Easy and Adventurous

Gardening is an adventure complete with heat, rain, droughts, insects and diseases.  The following are some of basic and good gardening practices and tips for every gardener that will help making this adventure a little less stressful. 1.  Have Your Garden Soil Tested and Improved  The foundation of your garden is your soil. Loose, fertile, well-drained soil will make your gardening experience a good one. If you are a new gardener have your soil tested. A…

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