Container gardening is a great way for those who live in condos, townhouses or apartments to have gardens right on their patios or balconies. They are also great for those who are renting houses and whose landlords aren't keen on a garden being planted. Container gardening … [Read more...] about What is Container Gardening?
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Next time you are making your morning coffee, make sure you keep those grounds for using out in the garden. Here are ways to use those grounds instead of tossing them out. Protect plants from ants & slugs Place coffee grounds in a ring around plants that tend to attract … [Read more...] about 6 ways to use coffee grounds in the garden
Some herbs can become quite invasive and literally seem to take over your garden. This is because the seeds spread easily and germinate readily, meaning you could have herb plants popping upo throughout your garden, and possibly choking off the vegetables and other herbs you are … [Read more...] about Which herbs are the most invasive in the garden
When you start planning your garden, especially when you have a small space to work with - you should be aware that some vegetables require a significantly larger space in the garden to grow. If you have limited space, it might make more sense to grow several other vegetables in … [Read more...] about Which vegetables require the most space in the garden?
While many gardeners remove the soil from garden containers during the summer - especially in colder climates where soaked soil could freeze and break the soil, if you don't, you have probably wondered if you can reuse the soil. You can reuse the soil, but you should introduce … [Read more...] about Can you reuse soil in container gardens?
Vertical gardening has become more and more popular in recent years, although many people don't understand exactly what it means. However, it can be a great solution for those with small garden spaces yet want to plant an abundance of vegetables. Vertical gardening means … [Read more...] about What is vertical gardening?
Container gardening is very popular for those who have a limited space and want to take advantage of patios and balconies for their gardens. But not all vegetables grow well in gardens. Here are vegetables you should avoid planting on containers - unless you are simply planting … [Read more...] about What vegetables cannot be grown in containers?
With droughts hitting more parts of the world, water shortages and restrictions are becoming more commonplace, especially in warmer climates. And water prices are soaring, costing you even more money to water your garden. Here are some tips for conserving water when you are … [Read more...] about How to conserve water when container gardening
When you are working in the kitchen and use a paper towel, can you toss it into your compost or into your kitchen scrap reccycle container? The answer is yes.... sometimes! If you are using regular paper towels, and they are only contaminated with water - such as used to dry … [Read more...] about Can you compost paper towels?
Growing your watermelons is a wonderful thing to grow in the garden because even kids will want to help. And what is better than eating your own homegrown watermelon on those hot summer days? You can grow watermelons from seed, you need to sow (plant the seeds) indoors unless … [Read more...] about How to grow amazing watermelons
If you are an avid avid gardener, you have probably discovered that simply using soap and water usually isn't strong enough to remove grass and gardening stains from your work in the yard or garden. But those specialty gardener soaps can be pretty pricey, although they get the … [Read more...] about Remove grass and gardening stains from hands
Are yo having problems with birds attacking your freshly planted garden? Here is an easy trick to keep your plants protected from becoming a birdie buffet. Save your plastic grocery bags. Then blow them up, secure with a twist tie and tie them to garden stakes about the garden. … [Read more...] about Inexpensive way to scare birds from your garden
Not only are gardening totes trendy, they are also very handy, keeping all your gardening tools nice and organized so you only need to grab your gardening tote to hit the garden, rather than hunting down each individual tool out of the shed or garage before you go out to pull … [Read more...] about Making your own gardening tool tote
Soaker hoses are handy for gardeners but soaker hoses usually cost significantly more than their hole-free regular hose counterparts. Fortunately, it is quite easy to make your own. If you have a hose that has sprung a few leaks and isn't really of much use as a regular hose, … [Read more...] about How to turn a regular hose into a soaker hose
If you live in a hot climate or you are concerned about how much water you need to use to water your plants, there are a couple tricks you can use to help your plants retain moisture so you do not need to water them as frequently or as much. In each of your containers, simply … [Read more...] about How to keep moisture in your plant containers