Vegetables Storage: Shelf Life Of Vegetables

The biochemical processes in a fresh vegetables have not stopped after being vegetables harvested, which means that changes in them can be positive (ripening) or negative. Period of vegetables storage depends on More »

Fruits Storage: Shelf Life Of Fruits

Fruits Storage: Shelf Life Of Fruits – Shelf life is the time how long a product can be stored before it becomes unusable. Term ‘shelf life’ refers primarily to the quality of More »

How To Increase Your Harvest?

How to increase your harvest? It is essential that you have an appropriate garden plan with you and you plan ahead before you start the process of gardening. You should ideally find More »

Harvesting And Storing Apples

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Applications For Your Hedge Trimmers

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Enjoy The Rich Foliage Of Hostas

Enjoy The Rich Foliage Of Hostas

Growing Hostas is a sure bet for fabulous, foolproof foliage that will enhance any garden. Hostas are the most popular perennial in the US and it’s easy to see why – these undemanding, easy-to-grow plants will thrive almost anywhere with a minimum of care. There are so many varieties of Hosta that they can fill just about any need you have in your garden. Hostas range in size from 6 inches to 3 feet tall with foliage that ranges from green to gold to blue-green. There is also a large selection of leaf textures to choose from. Smooth, seersucker, and crinkled are just a few of the many choices.

The flowers are very fragrant and include colors ranging between white, lavender, and blue. Although Hosta’s are virtually maintenance free, if you follow the subsequent guidelines when planting your next Hosta you will amazed with the outcome.

Exacum

Exacum

Exacum (or Persian Violet) is a small and neat plant which is only a few inches high when offered for sale. Its flowers, pale purple with a yellow center, are also small, but this plant still has several points in its favor. The blooms are abundant and fragrant, and the flowering season extends from mid-summer to late fall.

Keep reasonably cool and in good light. To ensure the maximum flowering period, pick a plant which is mainly in bud and not in full flower. The colors of flowers may be blue, purple, white. Raise Exacum affine from seed or buy as a pot plant. An easy-to-care-for plant but it does dislike draughts. Remove dead flowers regularly to prolong display.

Growing Organic Rice In Your Garden

Growing Organic Rice In Your Garden

The most modern and convenient way for people now to enjoy fresh crops without worrying about chemical toxins in the body is organic gardening. Organic fruits and vegetables are becoming popular for vegetarians or people with green thumb. But then, it doesn’t stop there! Aside from eating a fresh and healthy salad, enjoying organic rice in your dining table is now possible!

Just like growing organic fruits and vegetables, the same gardening principle applies with organic rice. Using of synthetic or artificial fertilizers and pesticides are prohibited. Aside from that, soil fertility should be maintained. Lastly, the importance of natural alternatives in tending is valued.

Hebe – Beautiful Summer Shrub

Hebe – Beautiful Summer Shrub

Hebes are mostly native to New Zealand though frequently grown in the British Isles, parts of western Europe and the west coast of North America. This shrub can be seen in flower in some supermarkets and garden centers in July or August – a plant for the conservatory although it can be kept in a large room for a few years. The problem is that it flowers from summer to early fall and this is the time it should spend outdoors.

The floral spikes are made up of tiny flowers which fade to white with age. Hebes are easily recognized by their bottle-brush flower spikes usually produced in large numbers. Hebes leaves are noted for their beautiful appearance throughout the year and usually come in numerous colors including silver, green, grey and red, which serve as a great attraction to butterflies, bees and other insects.