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Tomato Growing - Heirloom Tomatoes

A look at Heirloom Tomatoes, what they are and why should you grow them. Remember, if they were good enough for your Grandpa then they must be good enough for you to grow.

Lobelia Plant Information

The Lobelia is an annual and sometime biennial herb, native to the Eastern U.S. The flowers are usually violet-blue with pale yellow interiors.While the Latin name for the plant is "Lobelia inflata," the English names for this herb include asthma weed, Indian tobacco and the far more des

How to Grow Zucchini the Practical Way

If you want to start a vertical garden, learning to how to grow zucchini could be the first practical step to do so. Not only does Zucchini grow nicely into a vine, it doesn't take too much trouble to grow as well.

Utility Cart - How to Make

A utility cart is useful around your home, especially to carry plants, fertilizer, firewood, compost/dirt, stones/rocks, hay or straw. My older cart gave out after a few years. The 1/2" plywood bottom used in the original garden cart is not strong enough to handle heavy work. The bottom of the

Enjoy Greenhouse Hydroponics Gardening

When it comes to greenhouse hydroponics gardening, there are a variety of great advantages. Hydroponics is a type of gardening that you can easily customize, especially if you are doing it inside of a greenhouse. If you are not overly familiar with this type of gardening, you may not be aware of all

How Do I Care for a Cylindrica Plant?

The cylindrica plant is a member of the Agave family. It is a cultivar of mother-in-laws tongue or snake plant. Cylindrica is a narrow-leaved succulent species. These plants like arid conditions and can grow in sand or rocks. The long whip-like leaves are cylindrical and grow in a fan shape. They ar

Grape Vine Landscaping: Delightful Beauty

Grapevine landscaping is a great way to beautify your home because not only does it give a unique appeal, it can also provide continuous supply of this delectable fruit. Not many people really practice this type of design but that is not because they do not find it attractive, the reason is more due

Greenhouses - Our Guide to Living Better?

Well, everything changes today, including the climate. With increased greenhouse gases, more and more people are practicing farming under the greenhouses. Well, what makes greenhouses great for farming? Well, most of the vegetables, fruits and ...

Encourage the Growth of Sun-Loving Plants and Flowers

Certain plants are more tolerant of arid and drought conditions, which makes them perfect for growing in full sun conditions. Any plants introduced to an area of full sun need to be heat and drought-tolerant to ensure they can survive.

What Kind of Fertilizer Do You Use on Apple Trees?

Apple trees require nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K) and trace minerals. For home growers, fertilizers should have a higher nitrogen ratio. Common 20:10:10 fertilizer is suitable. A rule of thumb for small orchards is one pound of fertilizer per year of tree age, to a maximum of 6 pounds p

Adding a Wooden Bench To Your Garden

Building wooden garden benches is not hard, and is a satisfying way to enhance your garden. You will need to consider size and design - for instance a bench with a back and sides is quite a different animal to one without.

Will a Green Pumpkin Ripen Off of the Vine?

If it is getting close to Halloween and your pumpkins are still green, there are a few things you can do to ripen them in time for trick-or-treaters. Pumpkins are like any other vegetable or fruit; they can ripen off the vine after they are picked.

Organic Gardening Tips And Tricks

In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources availa

Contemporary Back Gardens And You

Staying in your garden, it suddenly dawns on you how you would like to have the contemporary back garden design in your home instead of the old-fashioned look you see each time you spend time in your backyard. But then the problem is, you know little about garden designing and you worry that the bud

Plant Gift For Christmas Flower Box

My next design is the flower box. Typically, flower boxes are gardening design and usually placed outdoors but some people who got no backyards enjoy the designer container box in their living space.

Water Features - Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden

Did you know that you can attract wildlife using a water feature in your garden? It's easy when you have the right things in place. Animals need food, water, and shelter and when you provide those things you'll have your own wildlife sanctuary.