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Growing Your Own Herbs – No Garden? No Problem!

With the local food movement pushing its way to the forefront, growing your own fresh consumables is as good as it gets. In fact, an increasing number of both rural and urban chefs are choosing to use local or home-grown ingredients. However, when you...

Mulch Mulch and More Mulch: Mulch your garden to reduce weeds and other problems

Mulch Mulch and More Mulch: Mulch your garden to reduce weeds and other problems Mulching the garden is the final project to be completed after the planting is done. Placing a three to four inch deep layer of organic material on the ground surrounding your...

Is a Concrete Shed Base What You Need?

If you're planning on building a shed, you may be mapping out the project. One key consideration should be which foundation to select. If you do choose a concrete shed base, you will be choosing a method which is effective, but slightly old-fashioned. Concrete shed...

How to Grow Mushrooms in Your Garden and Home

How to Efficiently Grow Mushrooms in Your Garden Growing mushrooms often sounds unappealing and time consuming especially considering you didn’t preplan space for it in your backyard. In actuality, mushroom cultivation is pretty easy and can be done with very little space in your backyard....

Best Homemade Organic Pesticides

I think you don't need to be introduced to pesticides. Billions spent using them, billions spent to fight against them, and a billion conversations spent talking about them. Today I will talk about pesticides good brother - organic pesticides. What does "organic" mean? Most people think...

Planning for Perennial Crops – Fruiting Bushes: Guidelines for Success in Planting Shrubs and Bushes as Food Crops

Not only do fruiting bushes provide delicious food to eat, but many of them offer ornamental beauty as well when they're laden with berries. Elderberries are beautiful when they're in flower. Some types of blueberries have brilliant autumn foliage, and red canes throughout the...

Planting Basics: Make Basic Potting Soil for Indoor Gardening

Planting Basics: Make Basic Potting Soil SOIL I was chugging along, putting together an article about the basics of planting plants, specifically woody plants, because that's what I've been doing lately, albeit not exactly at the prime time for doing it. Suddenly, I realized Whoa There!...the...

How To Grow Grapes in Greenhouse in Cold Climates

Grow Grapes in Greenhouse in Cold Climates Vine-ripened grapes are sweet, juicy and a bit crunchy. Although northern gardeners expect to be denied the pleasure of cultivating their own grapes, grapes can be grown in climates where winter temperatures plummet to -40C. Choose hardy varieties...

Gardening Tips to Avoid Fungus During Summer: Pest free garden

Gardening Tips to Avoid Fungus During Summer: Pest free garden Garden Control of fungus pests can be one of the most frustrating aspects of gardening. Fungus can infect your garden turf, fruit trees, and ornamental plants. But there are ways that you can diminish your...

A DIY Backyard Pollinator Garden

A DIY Backyard Pollinator Garden
A DIY Backyard Pollinator Garden Historically, beekeeping has been related most times to farm settings, but in recent times beekeeping has moved in a more urban and modern direction. These days, being a beekeeper doesn’t have to be a lifestyle, it can be easily fit...