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  • Gardener Monica: How To Plant Ginger

    Ginger is a great herb which comes in handy when making concoctions to treat common colds and adding a spicy taste to foods and teas. As such, it is an excellent plant to have in your garden. Growing it is quite a simple process and what you need most is adequate water and patience in the process. Both edible and ornamental gingers exist, and they all require the following steps during growth. The Planting Stage Suitable conditions The time at which you plant your ginger determines how well it does. Ginger does not grow well in cold conditions, and it is thus crucial that you start cultivation towards the middle of spring. If you live in the tropics, the best time to begin planting would be at the beginning of the wet season. Supposing you live in an area with a limited growing season, yo... (More)
  • Gardener Monica: Growing Vegetables Indoors

    There are a couple of really great things about growing vegetables indoors during the winter. First, these fresh, home-grown veggies supplement your diet. Second, they provide good bacteria for your gut. Finally, it can be nice to have a bit of greenery inside during the snowy, darker months of the year. A bit of nature improves your mood! If you think you might be interested, stay tuned! We will cover everything you need to know about growing vegetables indoors during this inhospitable time! What Vegetables Can You Grow? Easier   * Potatoes   * Broccoli   * Spinach   * Kale   * Lettuce   * Tomatoes (the smaller the better)   * Onions   * Carrots   * Garlic   * Beets   * Cauliflower   * Herbs   * Peppers   * Beans Harder   * Cucumbers   * Pumpkins   * Sq... (More)
  • Interior Design Ideas For Everyone

    Everyone has a slightly different style. The concept of one size fits all doesn’t work for clothing and it doesn’t work for interior design ideas, either. Luckily, we have put together a list of our top ideas for home interior design! 14 Interior Design Ideas for Everyone Idea #1: Use Your Own Stuff If you’re like most people, you have a ton of old stuff stored around your home. Attics, basements, and back bedrooms can be sorted through to find old treasures! As you find things you like, sort them into piles as to if they would look good together. You’ll be amazed to realize how much cool, decorative stuff you already have. This is great for anyone on a budget! Idea #2: Hit Up Estate Sales Although wooden garage sales are great, estate sales are even better if you’re looking to ... (More)
  • How To Plant Basil On Your Windowsill

    There are times when outdoor conditions prove to be unfavourable for the growth of basil, and this is where indoor options come into the picture. By planting your herbs on your windowsill you get to extend the period in which you can plant them, and you also get to regulate factors such as temperature and moisture. As such, growing your basil on a windowsill holds an array of benefits for you. One of the factors you need to look into when going down this route is to choose a location which has adequate sunlight such that your herbs can grow into healthy plants. You also need to make space considerations such that you use big pots which will allow you to plant many basil crops. In this way, you can harvest fresh herbs from your indoor garden on a daily basis without running out. What are s... (More)
  • Raised Garden Bed Soil – Tips And Tricks

    People choose garden beds for many reasons. For one, the soil in raised garden beds tends to warm and dry out in early spring as compared to that in standard garden beds. In this way, you can start your planting ahead of people using regular beds. Secondly, you get to avoid having to deal with roots and stone, because the soil remains fluffy throughout the seasons. As with any planting, gardening in raised beds also comes with some drawbacks. When the temperatures get high, the soils in such beds tend to dry out faster than those in regular beds. Another thing is that the roots from nearby trees can gain access to your bed if left unchecked. Cats can also choose to use your garden for many reasons. However, these issues are easy to deal with provided you follow the following tips: Do Not ... (More)
  • Gardening On A Slope - Things You Need To Know

    Though it seems like a challenging task, planting on a hilly site is quite easy. There are numerous possibilities available to you such as the building of retaining walls and terraces as well as the creation of rock gardens. All these methods help you get the most out of your garden and thus help you in utilizing your space to its optimum capacity. All you require to do is choose the best method applicable to you and a crop of your choice. Selecting A Crop Before you make any changes to your garden, it is essential that you decide on what crop you intend to grow. This choice will affect the subsequent steps and is thus very crucial. You can start by visiting your local nursery and seeing what they have. A chat with gardening experts can help you narrow down on some choices as they will he... (More)
  • Beautiful Trees To Plant In Your Garden

    There are multiple reasons why people plant trees in their yards and it is because of their many benefits. For one, trees provide shade which is useful for those warm seasons when people are looking to laze around on the lawn. They also equip people with privacy such that they can hang out in their backyards without the neighbours having a clear view of their activities. On top of these, they also brighten the appearance of one’s garden such that it becomes more appealing, giving one the feeling of being at one with nature. As such, planting trees in the garden is an excellent idea. The question thus becomes, what are the best trees to plant in the garden? Saucer Magnolia If you are in need of a beautiful tree for aesthetic appeal, then this is an excellent choice. This tree is as a res... (More)
  • How To Plant Thuja

    Thuja is a native plant to North America and Eastern Asia; it also goes by the name Green Giant Arborvitae. There are several varieties of Thuja, some of which grow to heights of two hundred feet, making it an excellent tree for use when trying to achieve privacy. Planting and maintaining Thuja is quite easy and you can either do this by seeds or by way of vegetative propagation. It does best in soils pH in the ranges of six to eight. Choosing The Species There are three primary species of Thuja that you are likely to come across when looking for this plant. The first type is the Thuja green plant which is a combination of the Thuja Plicata and Thuja Standishii. This hybrid is an excellent option when one is looking for a fast growing Thuja species that can reach heights of between eighte... (More)
  • How To Plant Begonias

    Begonias appeal to gardeners because of their ease of maintenance as well as their beautiful appearance. They are annual plants which can reach heights up to fifteen inches at their point of maturity. They also tend to spread out concerning their height and are a great way to add some character to your garden. How can you get started? Preparations Without adequate preparations in place, the planting process can quickly go wrong, and it is thus essential that this step comes into play. The type When it comes down to what kind of begonia you should plant, you will find two main options: seeds and tubers. Growing a begonia from the seed stage can be very tricky as it tends to take an extended period and the results are often smaller than what one would achieve when using tubers. Tubers too a... (More)
  • How to Build A Raised Garden

    There are lots of reasons why one would consider planting crops on a raised garden bed. For one, the yields from their garden may not be in line with their expectations. For another person, they may lack adequate space in which to conduct their gardening. Raised beds come with benefits such as a need for less space and higher productivity regarding yields, and as such, they have become quite popular over time. Below you will find tips on how to build a raised garden suited to your gardening needs. Fast Methods If you can’t wait to get started on gardening and are looking for a quick solution to your farming troubles, you can use materials available to you for free or at cheap prices. Have a look at some great alternatives to farming on the ground. Old wooden boats Using a boat is one of... (More)

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