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  • Best Grass Trimming Tools

    Keeping a healthy garden lawn enhances the appearance of your outdoors and adds value to your log cabin home. It is thus essential to use the best grass trimming tools on which you can lay your hands. But how can you know what is right for you with all the options out there? The key lies in knowing what different tools can do. Let’s get into it: One of the options you are likely to come across in this quest is lawn shears. The downside to using them is that they are heavy and will thus strain your back and neck. What’s more, they are short, and you, therefore, end up bending a lot to get the work done, and this hampers your efficiency. Luckily for you, there are tons of long-bladed and light options which you can use. Take the example of electric grass trimmers. If you have a small la... (More)
  • Straw Bale Gardening: Instructions On How To Do It

    Alternative vegetable gardening has recently become an entire craze as people actively seek ways in which they can make use of the materials available to them. This system of cultivation has especially appealed to people who are short of space as well as those whose gardens have poor quality soil. The good thing about this form of gardening is that you can achieve it with anything that can hold some soil or other elements that work to promote the growth of plants. People are even growing plants successfully in what was otherwise known as the concrete jungle, and it is therefore not surprising that straw bale gardening has now entered the fray. Unlike in the traditional form of cultivation where people rely on soil to grow their plants, in straw bale gardening people use straw bales. In th... (More)
  • Onion Varieties Which You Can Grow In Your Garden

    The most common onion type that you are likely to come across in many a home garden is the Allium cepa, which is quite a favorite vegetable. The main reason why people grow onions is because of their adaptability, in that they can withstand the varying weather conditions associated with each region. You can also alter the growing conditions by having them grow in a wooden shed where you can provide them with the required nutrients, water, and sunlight. Another reason why people love onions is their versatility when it comes to meal preparation. From stews to salads, there is always something that one can do with these fantastic vegetables. Onions come in different species which call for varying exposure to sunlight. In many plants, you will notice that exposure to adequate sunlight works ... (More)
  • How To Grow Patisson And How It Can Be Fermented

    It doesn’t take much for patisson to grow and it is quite easy to create the ideal conditions for its growth. All you need is a lot of sunlight and well-draining soil in your garden. And the good thing about patisson is that both the summer and winter varieties call for the same requirements and you thus don’t need to change much when alternating between the two. You can also create the right conditions indoors where you plant patisson in a wooden shed or other suitable space. As long as the location you choose has adequate access to sunlight for at least six hours or more each day and the pH is in the right range, your plants are sure to thrive in no time. Here is how to grow patisson and how it can be fermented: Site Selection It is all about ensuring that the conditions in play are... (More)
  • Hay Bale Gardening: An Alternative To Growing In Soil

    In the past, gardeners relied on the use of vegetable gardens to grow their vegetables and while this method worked it proved to be unfeasible for people who did not have adequate space to house such uses. Many people thus had to do away with the notion of gardening or had to plant the little they could. Many years later, a solution to this problem has come in the form of hay bale gardening which is a boon to people with limited space, such as those in urban dwellings. Many people are not quite sure how this gardening works and the best way to describe it would be a situation where you plant your seeds and plants in straw bales, rather than in the soil which has been the conventional way of doing things. The good thing about hay bale gardening is that it allows you to grow flowers, herbs,... (More)
  • How To Grow Soybean

    Soybeans have earned themselves quite an excellent reputation over the years, owing to how nutrient-rich they are. Not only are they high in fiber, protein, and calcium, but they also boast of high levels of iron, magnesium and other minerals and vitamins. For this reason, gardeners favor them as one of the best edible legumes to have in the backyard. And that’s not all. These plants are also useful in many a scenario as you can use them for milk, tofu, flour, and other products which makes them great for commercial farming. If you wish to derive the health benefits of soybeans, you can easily do so by planting a few in your outdoors or wooden shed. The great thing about them is that they grow quite quickly if they have adequate access to water, sunlight and nutrient-rich and well-draini... (More)
  • How To Grow And Take Care Of Sweet Potatoes

    People who are new to gardening are often advised to take up sweet potato farming. Not only is this venture less tasking when it comes to maintenance practices, but farmers can also enjoy bountiful harvests once the plants mature. The steps required are pretty simple to follow, and it all begins with the making of slips. These plants do well in sunny climates where they have adequate access to water. You can thus plan your propagation around the sunny seasons, or you could grow them indoors where you can easily regulate the conditions. Let’s get into how to grow and take care of sweet potatoes: Slips Unlike other plants where the best form of propagation is through the use of seeds, with sweet potatoes, the planting begins with slips which are small sprouts attained from existing plants... (More)
  • 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)
  • Builder Eric: Gaps in the log cabin

    Log cabins can be installed at any time of the year. We are still busy in Autumn and Spring as well as Winter. Then it comes to the summer and the hottest months of the year like July and August. This is when we might see the occasional customer comes back to us about their cabin. Now our cabins are made from wood. We purposefully aim to choose timber from the heart of the length of tree. This is better quality and less prone to shrinkage and indeed it does not shrink much in length.  However, it can shrink in height from the installation to the summer. You might ask where these gaps are coming from and why are there complaints coming from customers? Well it is an easy question to answer. What you do with your log cabin during installation can truly affect the way it performs later. You ... (More)

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