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Late Winter Gardening Tasks

Late Winter Gardening Tasks

Late Winter Gardening Tasks – In favorable areas late winter can be almost spring-like, especially in a mild period, but don’t be lulled into sowing and planting outdoors too soon. If the weather turns cold, seeds will not germinate, and seedlings and plants may receive such a check to their growth that they do not do as well as those sown or planted later. Concentrate your efforts on indoor sowing, but make the most of frames and cloches, too, for early crops.

One way of getting plants off to an early start (tomatoes and lettuces, for example) is to sow them in small plastic containers, clearly labelled, in a heated greenhouse. This means that when the spring temperatures do pick up, they can be moved outside, under cloches especially at night when the temperatures can suddenly drop.

Herbs For Indoor Garden

Herbs For Indoor Garden

Herbs For indoor Garden – When we think of starting a garden, the first location to plant that come to mind is the great out doors, usually in a back yard a small plot of land close to where we live. Surprisingly, gardens can also be cultivated indoors in pots or containers of various sizes. Window boxes or hanging baskets provide an excellent place to grow herbs indoors. Growing herbs in this way is just as comfortable as growing them in an outdoor garden. The same requirements are needed for growing an indoor garden as is for an outdoor garden.

When you get right down to it, all plants need three basic requirements to grow successfully; and they are sunlight, soil and water. Herbs are no different.

 

Urban Gardening Concept

Urban Gardening Concept

Urban Gardening Concept – Living in an urban environment or having just a patio or deck doesn’t mean you can’t be a gardener. Container gardens can give you the same sense of accomplishment and your vine ripe tomatoes will taste just as good as those from a backyard plot. Urban gardening requires planning and organization in a way backyard gardening does not. But that is part of the fun.

First, watch the space where your containers will go over several months. How much sun does the area get? Which way does the sun move?

Growing Cucumbers In A Greenhouse

Growing Cucumbers In A Greenhouse

Growing Cucumbers In A Greenhouse – People use greenhouses to grow a huge variety of plants and shrubs. European cucumbers grow very well in greenhouses and these variants are much longer than the other types of cucumbers. As a matter of fact they are longer and heavier. The skin tone of the cucumbers is forest green and the texture is softer meaning that many greenhouse owners cover their cucumbers individually to protect them from bruises.

Nowadays the trend of growing cucumbers in greenhouses is parallel to growing tomatoes. The reason for this is that the cucumber is a type of semi-tropical vegetable that needs moisture, temperature, humidity, high light and fertilizer.

Importance Of Garden Décor

Importance Of Garden Décor

Importance Of Garden Décor – Garden décor offers peace of mind and a superb escape from mundane lifestyle. It is also a rightful means for individuals to be in unison with nature, beautifying their surroundings in which they live and work. Tools used as décors for lawn area, assert positive feeling in the mind. Here are the few thoughtful reasons in support of décors:

1. Adds uniqueness. Embellishing your lawn with décors will give you natural feel, generates a kind of spiritual sense, and satiates a truly earthy appeal. With use of lawn decoration items, garden owners can show off their creativity and add uniqueness in the verdant spaces. These objects of garden decoration also enhance overall beauty.

Helianthemum

Helianthemum

The helianthemum (also known as Rock rose) is a vastly popular alpine sub-shrub, of which there are many named cultivars. They grow to about 15-30cm/6-l2in high, with a spread of 30-60cm/12-24in. Helianthemum ‘Jubilee’ has a mass of double pale yellow flowers, about 2.5cm/1 in across, held in terminal clusters, in early and midsummer. The leaves are small, elliptical in shape, dark green above and grey-green below.

Cultivation and propagation

Plant helianthemum in early fall or early spring in any well drained soil and in full sun. You will get a second flush of flowers if the plants are trimmed over in midsummer.