What Is Organic Companion Planting?

What Is Organic Companion Planting? Organic companion planting is the process of grouping certain types of plants together to achieve better results. Other times, it’s better if certain plants were not placed More »

How To Prepare Your Grounds For The Spring Planting?

How To Prepare Your Grounds For The Spring Planting? As this extended winter bleeds into spring, many homeowners are upset that they have had to put spring gardening plans on hold. With More »

It Is Time For Early Spring Gardening!

It Is Time For Early Spring Gardening – For most parts of the country it seems like winter is coming to a close. With warmer weather finally in sight, the urge to do More »

Why Husqvarna leaf blowers are a great choice

Anyone with a backyard has had their share of piles of leaves waiting to be cleaned up. Gathering leaves into a pile can be a tiring task especially if you have a More »

Gardening In February

Garden In February – If you look carefully you will start to see the first signs of spring in the garden this month. Catkins appear on trees, the first bulbs start to poke More »

 

Snakes In The Garden

Snakes In The Garden

Snakes In The Garden – To have a snake or two in the garden is good. Non-poisonous snakes, such as the common garter snakes, are beneficial creatures because they eat pest insects, mosquito larvae, slugs, snails, crickets, rats, mice, voles and even other snakes which may be poisonous.

But if you really don’t want snakes in your garden, here are a few tips to eliminate them without hurting or killing them:

– Keep the lawn neatly cut and clean. Be careful using weed eaters because the sting from the fast moving string can kill them.

How to Grow Bush Beans?

How to Grow Bush Beans?

How to Grow Bush Beans? The bush bean family has a lot of options to choose from. Bush beans range in different shapes, sizes and even color. Bush beans make for a nice addition to the home vegetable garden because they are fairly easy to grow, do not take up that much space and are determinate plants meaning you know exactly how much space each plant will consume. Here are some steps you can follow to add these great tasting vegetables to your home garden.

The first step is to always make sure the site where they will go is at its optimal condition. Since it’s not recommended that you start bush bean seeds indoors, we want to pay extra special care to our soil.

What To Plant To Attract Beneficial Insects?

What To Plant To Attract Beneficial Insects?

What To Plant To Attract Beneficial Insects? If you are one of those vegetable gardeners that think the non chemical means is a harder more labor intensive way to grow vegetables, you would be right. Well sort of. The labor will come from all of those beneficial insects, bacteria, worms and other creatures you are going to attract to your vegetable garden, and they will be the ones that actually do the work.

For instance, if you bury your left over supper in your ground (at least 18 inches deep), there is an underlying ecosystem beneath the soil such as microbial, bacteria, and worms that will break that dinner down into useable healthy compost. All you had to do was dig the hole, drop your left overs in, cover the hole and walk away. Not very hard now was it?

Blueberries In Your Home Garden

Blueberries In Your Home Garden

Blueberries In Your Home Garden – Blueberries add a nice flavor to almost everything. They are a good texture and very sweet. If you are a home vegetable gardener and a fan of blueberries, then you really should consider adding a bush or two. The species have different growth habits: blueberries form a substantial bush, while the two related species are creeping shrubs, sometimes used as ground-cover plants. Established high-bush blueberries should be pruned in winter, removing some old branches to ground level and all side branches growing in a sideways or downwards direction.

Before you get started growing blueberries you must understand that you will need to put a couple of seasons in before you can reap the benefits of a bountiful blueberry harvest.

The Clovers

The Clovers

Clover is a major headache for many lawn owners. During the dry days of midsummer the bright green patches stand out against the dull and pale grass. This patchy effect is an eyesore, and control was difficult until the discovery of the newer-type selective weedkillers.

The clovers you are most likely to see are white clover (Trifolium repens) and the smaller yellow-flowering species known as lesser trefoil. As with all clovers, they are encouraged by both water shortage and nitrogen shortage. So wherever clover is a problem you should feed with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every spring – never use a phosphate- or potash-rich fertilizer at the start of the season.

Ways To Secure Cucumbers In The Garden

Ways To Secure Cucumbers In The Garden

Ways To Secure Cucumbers In The Garden – Cucumbers are the second most popular vegetable grown in a home vegetable garden. They are a great vegetable to eat and easy to grow. They have but one drawback. They require a lot of space if you just let them grow and vine out.

Cucumbers will grow wherever you direct them and if you are limited with horizontal space that means you can send them vertically. Here are four ways you can use to make sure you have plenty of room for all of your other vegetables.