5 Tips For Planting Roses

Here are some tips that you need to consider in order to successfully grow roses.

Catch Orchid Fever

These affordable mini-blooming machines make perfect "living gifts" for Mother's Day, birthdays, housewarming and teacher gifts, college students, and your boss and colleagues. In other words, give an orchid to someone -- even if it's to yourself.

Growing Catnip for Your Cat

The vast majority of cats go crazy for the catnip. Moreover, they particularly enjoy fresh catnip. So, why not try growing your own? It is simple and your cat will be very grateful.

How to Grow Potatoes in a Barrel

While most gardeners grow potatoes in open ground, an alternative, (especially for those with limited or no open ground), is to grow first early potatoes in a barrel or similar container.

Tips on Growing Lettuce

Here are some tips to grow lettuce all summer long, even when temperatures soar.

Troubleshooting One-Cylinder Engines

Living on a farm, homestead, or just a small country estate, we often find much of the repair work falls on us. Home repairs, appliances, and oh Lord, that ever-present one-cylinder engine.

Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind

Trees and shrubs can give such a variety of powerful scents that it is a shame that most of us don't have the space to use more of them in our gardens.

How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

While commercial rooting hormone can be used there are organic homemade versions that work as well.

Summer Pruning: Pinch an Inch

Most of us gardeners have done some pinching of geraniums, begonias, and especially fuchsias, trying to make them bushier. It works pretty much the same with fruit trees, too. The more often you pinch, the more bud breaks you get and the bushier your tree becomes.

Wildflower Seeds

Wildflowers will require less water and fertilizer than other plants. Equally wildflowers have a natural resistance to pests and diseases and so will reduce the need for sprays and pesticides.

Preserving Your Harvest

Canning, drying, and freezing, are good ways of preserving your crops such as beans, corn, peas, peppers, summer squash, and tomatoes.

Organic Gardener’s Toolkit

For anyone contemplating the switch to organic gardening, here are a few ingredients that should be in every gardener's toolkit.
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