Category Archives: Gardening basics

What Is Organic Companion Planting?

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 together. To simplify how this works, let’s do a little experiment. Imagine you are a plant. Living in the plant world is a lot like living in the human world. There are some people you like, some you don’t, and some relationships you have are one-sided. It is the same way with organic companion planting.

Why Husqvarna leaf blowers are a great choice

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 lot of trees in your backyard. And there’s nothing that could speed up this task than with the use of leaf blowers. But with the many choices in the market, how do you know which one to buy? Well, look no further because a Husqvarna leaf blower is the right tool for the job.

Clipping Plants: Pleaching, Pollarding And Coppicing

Clipping Plants: Pleaching, Pollarding And Coppicing

Clipping Plants: Pleaching, Pollarding And Coppicing – Pleaching is a method of planting trees in rows and training the side branches to meet in horizontal, parallel lines. Other growth is cut back or interwoven to form a vertical screen. Beech, lime, hornbeam and plane trees are all suitable for pleaching. This technique is  particularly effective in a formal setting and often used to line paths or avenues in larger gardens. 

Composting Increases Organic Crop Growth

Composting Increases Organic Crop Growth

Composting Increases Organic Crop Growth – If you have been gardening for very long, and especially if you are an organic gardener, you know one of the best mulches or soil amendments that you can add to your garden is natural compost. One particularly good kind of compost is created in worm bin where red worms are added to a mixture of bedding and organic waste. One of the best ways to do this is with what is called a composting bin. Here are a few tips on how to use these special bins in order to get top quality compost every time.

August in the flower garden

August in the flower garden

August in the flower garden can be a bit of a challenge. Summer is well under way and many herbaceous plants have reached their optimum flowering peak. You could be forgive for thinking that this month is a month of tidying up. However, with a bit of forward planning and some gentle encouragement you can design a planting scheme that will ensure that you have plants that flower well into the fall as well as encouraging those earlier flowering ones to produce second flushes. So in-between relaxing and enjoying summer in your garden, take a moment to check this short reminder of things you should be doing in the flower garden during August.

Grow Your Organic Garden Using Aquaponics

Grow Your Organic Garden Using Aquaponics

Grow Your Organic Garden Using Aquaponics – Organic produce has become a huge seller in our local supermarkets. These products however come at a price. What if you could grow organic products easily in your own garden?

Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. It’s actually quite simple – the balance with nature. How does it work? Basically, it turns normal gardening on organic super drive as it feeds rich alive natural nutrients to your plants – 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.