• Trees Near A Log Cabin - The Things You Need To Know

    A log cabin adds natural beauty to your outdoors and trees help you enhance this aesthetic. Knowing what trees are ideal for planting near a log cabin and where to place them affects how well the trees blend in with your home. If well done, not only will the result be a breathtaking landscape, you will also add value to your cabin. Additionally, trees provide shade for those days when the temperatures get uncomfortably high. They also offer privacy, allowing you to enjoy your outdoors without fear that someone could be watching you. Furthermore, they serve to break the speed of the wind, thus minimizing the adverse effects of strong winds on log cabins. Birds too will flock to your outdoors in numbers, and if you enjoy bird-watching, you can do so from the comfort of your own home. How be... (More)
  • Beetroot Juice Benefits

    If you are going to grow your own beetroot for juicing, there are a few key things you need to know. Once you have your own delicious produce, we offer some simple instructions to follow to get the most nutrition out of your beets. Planting Beets Choose Your Season There are two different times of the year when people sow their beetroot: spring and autumn. The autumn crop will stay in the ground during the winter and sprout in the spring. The spring crop will grow later in the season. Seeds vs. Seedlings Both seeds and seedlings are available at your local garden center, nursery, and online. Beetroot seeds are very easy to take care of, so we recommend you save some money and buy a packet. However, if you have missed the early portion of the growing season then seedlings will be your bes... (More)
  • How To Grow Beetroots

    Beets, beta vulgaris, beetroots, we have lots of names to describe this plant which we have all grown to love, either for its sweetness or immense nutritional benefits. It boasts of antioxidant properties and currently ranks as one of the best vegetables to grow in home gardens. The great thing about it is that you do not need much space to do so and you could plant beets inside your garden shed where you lack adequate room for them. Also, you can plant the beets outside the wooden shed, and this will not bar the garden room from getting sufficient sunlight. If you wish to plant beets, the steps are quite simple. It starts by selection of seeds, planting and caring for them before harvesting the beets and storing them. Let’s get started on this: Planting When it comes to many vegetables... (More)
  • How To Plant Shrubs

    People plant garden shrubs for many reasons. Whether you are considering these plants for beauty or more practical purposes, there is no denying that they are a welcome addition to your yard. They are also sure to make your wooden shed stand out as you cover up unsightly features in your compound. Additionally, they will provide you with privacy as you go about your activities both indoors and outdoors. Planting a shrub is quite easy, and once it takes, it will grow into a sturdy plant that will serve you for decades on end. The method used depends on whether you use bare roots or a burlap rootball. Also, if you plan on replanting the shrub, you will find that there will be some variations to the planting. However, even with all these variations in play, planting a shrub is quite an easy ... (More)
  • Six Tips On How To Prepare Your Garden Lawn For Spring

    Why do you need to prepare your garden lawn for spring? For one, it reduces the amount of time, energy and money that you spend on your yard in the coming months. Secondly, you get to enjoy a beautiful lawn for a considerable period without the need for maintenance. Thus, if you have been wondering how to prepare your garden lawn for spring, here are some tips that are sure to come in handy. Let’s start with the good news. You may find that there is little you need to do when it comes to preparation, owing to the excellent state of your lawn. In this case, you are sure to have to have an easy time. Also, you may find that you can delay some of the listed processes without damaging your lawn. For this reason, be sure to keep an open mind as you decide what you need. Raking It seems like ... (More)
  • Gardener Monica's tips: How To Grow Cucumbers

    Cucumbers are relatively easy to grow, a factor that has made them attractive gardening options over the years. In addition to their ease of planting, they also produce high yields during harvest time, and you are sure to have a continuous supply over time. If you do not have enough space in your garden, you can opt to plant them in containers, a porch or a wooden shed. For the latter options, you need bush varieties as they grow well under these conditions. As long as the plants have adequate access to sunlight and water, they should grow fast and healthy. Here’s what you need to do: Prepare The Soil Select a Location One of the things that you will notice about cucumbers is that they do well when they are in optimal conditions, including access to sunlight. For this reason, you have t... (More)
  • Gardener Monica: How To Plant Clematis

    Clematises are perennial vines which come in an array of colours and blooming stages. The good thing about these plants is that you get to enjoy them in the summer and the spring before they die in the winter and autumn. They can grow up to heights of six metres, and you can enjoy their beauty for as many as eight decades. When planting these crops, you should keep in mind that their blooms require sun while their roots require shade. It is only with this combination that you can achieve healthy clematis. What other tips come in handy when planting this crop? Preparation Before getting to the sowing stage, it is essential that you ensure that you are ready for the task ahead by carrying out the following steps. Picking a species Thanks to their growth in popularity over the years, there a... (More)
  • Pumpkin For Dogs

    They key to creating seasonally inspired, healthy treats for your dog is growing the pumpkin yourself. In this article, we will teach you how to plant, grow, and take care of this delicious edible vegetable. All it takes is a little bit of pre-planning, and you will have a garden full of pup treats ready in the fall. How To Plant, Grow, And Take Care Of Pumpkins Know When To Plant The key to having big and nutritious pumpkins is knowing when to plant. In most 4-sesaon climates, it is safe to plant in the late spring or the early summer. This will give you an earlier fall harvest, because pumpkins take 95 to 120 days to fully develop. In order to have pumpkins for Halloween, the latest you can plant is the end of July. Pick A Planting Location Where you put the seeds is going to affect how... (More)
  • Fermented Vegetables

    The health benefits of fermented vegetables are undeniable. But did you know how easy it is to grow and ferment them yourself? If you are a beginner, you will benefit from what I learned after days of research. Fermenting Vegetables There are a few vegetables we are going to focus on for fermentation. These are: carrots, shell or snap peas, kohlrabi, and green or red cabbage. We recommend the edibles on this list as the easiest to plant, grow, harvest, and ferment at home. Carrots Carrots are great, because you can technically grow them year around. If you want to ferment 20 pounds of carrots, grow 20 row feet. The 1:1 ratio can be applied if you want more or less. After fermentation, you can dry them, pickle them, refrigerate them, or freeze them. Shell or Snap Pea The key to fermenting ... (More)
  • Wooden Ornaments For The Home

    This is the perfect time of year to begin making wooden ornaments to hang around your home. These could be put on the tree, hung from the fireplace, or included in a wreath. In fact, there is nothing to limit you besides your imagination! Our 3 Favourite Wooden Ornaments Wooden Frame Ornaments This is one of the easiest on the list, making it perfect for children and adults. Making a wooden picture frame as an ornament is a touching gift or stocking filler. Who doesn’t like receiving photos of themselves and their loved ones? Materials   * Acrylic paint   * Paint brushes   * Photo(s)   * Bells for jingling   * Ribbon   * Mod podge (or glue)   * Eye hooks   * Wooden plaques (you can find these at any craft store, and even supercenters) Instructions 1. Choose a festive paint colou... (More)

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