You may wonder whether vegetable crop rotation is even important in a normal backyard garden. However, long years of trial in organic gardens has shown vegetable rotation to have many benefits, many of which cannot be calculated. Probably the...
This guide looks at the some of the best plants to use for hanging baskets and how some of the factors that will influence your choice depending on the seasons and conditions. The first thing to say about choosing plants...
I love to garden so I am always on the lookup for free plants or gardening products. Here's a few ideas to get you started. Another tip: Join a plant and seed exchange group for more free garden products.
The long, sunny days of summer are returning, and that means it's time to dust off those gardening tools. But if you experience long-lasting body pain, yard work might be easier said than done. Gardening and weeding involve a wide...
Hemp was well known to Colonial Americans, but not for the same reason the plant would make headlines more than two centuries later. Today's debate, which centers on the legalization of marijuana is not the first time that cannabis has...
Scarecrows were first invented as a way to keep birds, especially crows, out of gardens and fields. While scarecrows are still used for that purpose, they are also used as decorations at Halloween or to decorate a yard for...
Companion planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to on another so as to symbiotically compliment the progress of each other. It's important to select two plants that have similar light, soil and water requirements....
If you are one of the many who were not born with a Green Thumb, there are ways to get your garden off to a glowing start even though you were not voted 'gardener of the year' in your...
When starting a new plant from a leaf or stem cutting, the cutting will be more likely to form roots and create a new plant if a rooting hormone is used. While commercial rooting hormone can be used there...
Like most people who grow deciduous fruit trees (apples, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, etc.) I used to do lots of serious heavy pruning every winter. Each winter I would head back dozens of those long, tall canes that had...