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  • How To Grow Oregano And Where You Can Use It

    Oregano is a medicinal herb that belongs to the mint family. For a long time, people have relied on it as a way to impart flavor in foods as well as for medicine. Studies show that it boasts of numerous health benefits which continue to make it popular. The naming of this herb is owed to two Greek words: oros and ganos. Together, they refer to joy. Oregano grows to a height of about half a meter, and it produces purple leaves that range from two to three centimeters in length. The leaves have various chemicals ranging from pinene to thymol which give it its distinct scent. Additionally, they have antioxidant as well as anti-bacterial properties. If you need information on how to grow oregano and where you can use it, here goes: Uses This Mediterranean herb comes in handy in cooking as wel... (More)
  • How To Plant Asparagus

    The presence of asparagus in the market indicates the start of spring. This vegetable is among the first you will see as winter comes to an end and its green, tender, and nutritious stalks make it an ideal garden veggie. The good thing about it is that you can start it from seeds or crowns, depending on how fast you wish to see results. If you go about it the right way, you should enjoy fresh spears every spring for up to twenty-five years. How amazing is that? If you need details on how to plant asparagus, you have come to the right place. Here are the steps as to how to proceed: Preparation You need to start by figuring out the climatic conditions in your region as asparagus will thrive in certain areas. Suppose you have cold winters, the plant will do well. Where your summers tend to b... (More)
  • How to Grow Artichokes

    Did you know that artichokes are thistles? This discovery comes as a surprise to many people. However, that is not to say that they are not tasty. These plants do best in mild climates such as those present in the Mediterranean, and they have a hard time surviving in cold weather. Thus, you will find that in some places growth takes place annually while in others, their growth is perennial. The good thing about having a wooden shed is that you can regulate the temperatures to make the conditions suitable for the healthy growth of artichokes. The one thing that farmers have to do, regardless of the climate, is frequent fertilization of these plants as they require many nutrients to thrive. They also require lots of water during germination and aftercare. What else do you need to grow these... (More)
  • How To Take Care Of Garden Trees

    Trees are essential additions to your living space. Not only do garden trees beautify your compound but they serve many other purposes in relation to your wooden shed. They break the speed of the wind, thus ensuring that foreign objects do not bang into your wooden shed, thus reducing the chances of damage. They also protect the wooden shed from getting too much exposure to UV rays, which are known to cause cellular damage. Having them around is therefore a sure way of protecting yourself from having to incur costs related to repair and maintenance over the lifetime of your shed. If you want to know how to take care of garden trees so that they can provide their services for decades on end, read on: Watering When you plant a tree, it is vital that you take good care of it in the first yea... (More)
  • Home Garden: Things Everyone Needs to Know

    Tending a home garden is an enjoyable pastime enjoyed by many around the world. It provides a sense of autonomy, as well as delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs! Do you want to start your own garden at home? Here is our list of things everyone needs to know. 11 Tips for Your Very Own Home Garden   Tip #1: Know Your Plant’s Personality What does your plant need? Before doing anything, it’s important to research the conditions under which your favourite vegetable grows! Just as important, make sure you can meet these conditions! If you don’t, you will most likely end up with disappointing results. Tip #2: Sunlight is Necessary The key is knowing how much sun your plants need, and how much you can give. This usually depends on the time of year, position of your home, and placement... (More)
  • 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)

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