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Aquaponics Garden: Growing Organic Vegetables

Aquaponics Garden: Growing Organic Vegetables

Aquaponics Garden: Growing Organic Vegetables – As a grower of organic vegetables you are obviously a person who believes in sustainable farming. However, most organic farming methods are very labor intensive and they also are rather low in productivity since there are many restrictions on the kinds of fertilizers and pest control methods you can use. One way that you can increase the yield from your garden is by switching to a system of farming called Aquaponics.

This system combines Hydroponics and Aquaculture and involves growing plants and fish in the same system without any soil. This is one of the best systems of sustainable farming available because it is possible to get an immense amount of produce out of a limited area.

How To Choose Your Pond Color?

How To Choose Your Pond Color?

How To Choose Your Pond Color? The colors you choose for several things, the clothes you wear, the walls of your house and even the armor color you select for your pond can speak volumes regarding your character. Competition blue is the most popular color amongst pond owners and there is a justified reason for it. Blue has a soothing influence on people as seeing it secretes soothing chemicals in the brain. You can expect that this is the exact reason a beach or an island has a relaxing influence on us. Many claim blue as their favorite color.


Blue is also the color of the sky and thus it serves as a natural choice for the color of a pool or a pond. Even on cloudy days these small bodies of water will appear clear and blue. For koi pond owners, the blue backdrop of the pond makes the beautiful oranges, pinks and reds of the fish stand out against the backdrop.

Garden Screens And Dividers

Garden Screens And Dividers

Garden screen and dividers – Provided a garden is of an appropriate shape and size, division of the space into a number of smaller areas can dramatically increase the apparent size of the overall composition. It may also provide a feeling of mistery and surprise, engender an element of movement, and create opportunities for a series of different themes. This kind of space division can be achieved either in a straight-forward way, by using a solid barrier such as a wall, hedge or fence, or by using some kind of open garden screen that partially blocks a view but beckons you on with a glimpse of things to come.

Divisions of this kind do more than just block or deflect a view; by encouraging you to follow a planned route, interest is created in the different spaces along the way.

Planning A Landscaping Project

Planning A Landscaping Project

Planning a landscaping project – Collect landscaping ideas from home and garden magazines. These magazines often showcase the most beautiful homes, and the most beautiful gardens. Though you might not be able to completely copy the look that you find in the magazine, you can gain inspiration which will help you to end up with a finished product that you are proud of.

When planning a landscaping project use contrast to bring interest to your landscaping. Try to plant items that are very different from each other in color, form and texture. Look at a color wheel, select the colors that are opposite each other and then pair plantings of those colors together. This variety will give a better look to your landscape.

Create A Wildlife In Your Backyard

Create A Wildlife In Your Backyard

Create A Wildlife In Your Backyard – Birds and small animals need water for drinking and keeping themselves cool during hot summer months. If you have enough space in your backyard, try creating a small backyard pond that could provide them the water they need. Another alternative is to install a small bird bath where birds could gather around.

Bird baths – A bird bath could be as simple as putting a small pie tin somewhere and filling it with water. If you want something fancier, you could buy a pre-fabricated one or create one using cement and fiberglass.

Growing Plants In Hanging Baskets

Growing Plants In Hanging Baskets

Growing plants in hanging baskets is one of the best garden projects, and they are very popular these days. Begin by buying a large hanging basket, into which you can pack plenty of plants. Sit the basket firmly on a large pot or bucket, and then line the inside of the bottom half of the basket with one of the many types of liners available, such as sphagnum moss, and half fill with potting compost (soil mix). Then carefully insert the roots of the chosen plants from the outside, in.

When the bottom half has been planted, firm in the root balls with more compost, and then add sphagnum around the top inner half of the basket. Continue planting up in this way.