Category Archives: Gardening

How to Control Earwigs Naturally

They do feed at night and do seek out dark, cool, moist places to hang out during the day. Some common hiding places are under organic matter such as mulch, pine straw, leaf litter, and other debris, loose wood chip mulches, decaying matter, rotten fruit on the ground, wood, boards or tree branches that are...
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September in The Flower Garden

September is the month to start tidying up in the garden and preparing for both the winter ahead and also for the next year. As well as clearing away dying annuals and tidying spent perennials, there is also propagating to be done to ensure you have more of those plants you love for next year....
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September in The Vegetable Garden

Although there is still much to harvest in the vegetable garden, September is the month to start tidying up, prepare for the winter ahead and plan for next season. From planting for winter and spring vegetables to harvesting remaining crops, there is still plenty to do even in the smallest vegetable garden. So before you...
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Autumn Edibles: Tips for Fall Gardening and Second Plantings

People choose to garden for many reasons: Food is fresher and tastes better. It's a healthy hobby that exercises the body. It saves money. Numerous reports show an increasing number of homeowners are growing their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. As summer's end nears, you may think gardening season is over. The good news is with...
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Jobs to Do in The Garden During September

September can be a rather frustrating month for the gardener. Summer flowering perennials and annuals are beginning to go over and the garden can on the whole look a little sad. However, now is not the time to dwell on the fading days of summer, but to turn your mind to autumn and tidying up...
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Keep Growing with Season-Extending Gardening Tips for Fall

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables – and personal satisfaction – from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to...
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What Are the Benefits of Beetroot and How to Buy and Store it?

What are the Vitamins and Minerals in Beetroot?

Beetroot is related to sugar beet and has a high sugar content, as high as that of an apple, in fact. It also contains potassium, calcium, sulfur and chlorine along with a moderate amount of vitamin C and folic acid. The beetroot has been recognized as being good...
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Growing Organic Pumpkins

If you use floating row covers, you can transplant pumpkins to your garden a couple weeks before the last anticipated frost. Growing organic pumpkins is simple... learn how in this post. (more…)...
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Growing Organic Zucchini

Zucchini is a "summer squash" and therefore doesn't store long term like winter squash such as butternut or acorn squash. Learn great tips on growing organic zucchini in this article. (more…)...
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