5 Tips to building your own garden

We all love to have a small place where we can go and plant our vegetables and fruits for our own use. For those who enjoy gardening, many will tell you how refreshing and fun it is to get to see your vegetables and fruits grow right before your eyes. Establishing a garden is not an easy task and it will require some essential tips to make it a success. Gardening can offer one a very good avenue to relax and enjoy the free time that comes by. Therefore in this article, we will look at the essential tips to help you build your own garden and have a good gardening experience. Continue Reading

Basic Lessons About Gardening

Basic Lessons About Gardening – If you’re seriously interested in knowing about gardening, you need to think beyond the basics. This informative article takes a closer look at things you need to know about gardening.

Planting methods. There are several methods for planting. Choosing any of these methods depends on the vegetable, the size of your garden, and your preference. Three methods of planting, namely, single rows, wide rows, and hills are explained as follows: Continue Reading

8 Great Reasons to Quit Your Job and Become a Full-Time Independent Gardener

Working in as an employee in acompany is a rewarding experience that allows one to learn and grow their career while earning a steady income. However, with time, many desire to break free from their employer and work independently. Making the transition from an employee to an independent gardener has a number of benefits, but it can be a hard decision to make.

If you are thinking about quitting your job, below are some of the reasons why it may be a viable option and the benefits you will reap when running your own business.  Continue Reading

How To Improve Your Soil By Adding Lime

How To Improve Your Soil By Adding Lime – Rain steadily washes lime out of your soil at an average rate of ½ oz per sq. yd. Slowly the land becomes more sour, and neither humus-makers nor the majority of fertilizers are of any help in correcting this condition. The answer is to apply lime – the oldest and still the best soil conditioner.

– Lime neutralizes sourness. Very few garden plants grow well under acid (sour) conditions. Continue Reading

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding – A graft is a union between two plants, the roots and lower stem (the stock or rootstock) of one plant uniting with the shoot of another plant (the scion), so that they grow together as one. The main role of grafting in horticulture is the propagation of trees and shrubs where one or more of the following difficulties prevent easier means of producing planting material: 

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Planting In Hypertufa Containers

Planting In Hypertufa Containers – Hypertufa is a mixture of cement, sand and peat that you just mix up and slap on. A coating of hypertufa is a great way to make a whole lot of tatty old pots instantly match. Turn a grotty dark damp garden into a romantic grotto in just a few hours by coating a breeze-block wall with craggy hypertufa and teaming it with a collection of tufa-clad containers –  looks lovely planted up with a few fern and hostas, for example.

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