Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening Basics!

A hydroponic vegetable garden means it is grown from a water-based solution instead of soil. One of the reasons why most people choose to invest in hydroponic gardening is that in liquid, nutrients are easier to be absorbed by the plant roots compared to regular soil. Hydroponics is quite difficult to setup but because of its many advantages, it is becoming a bit popular among gardeners.

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What Is Lasagna Gardening?

Lasagna Gardening is a super easy way to start a garden in your yard. it has absolutely nothing to do with the Italian lasagna dish, but it does have to do with layering just like you do in the dish. when you make lasagna for dinner, you layer noodles, meat, cheese and sauce and it basically melds together in a delicious dish.

This is exactly what you do to the ground in lasagna gardening. You layer materials to create a rich, fluffy soil that is so full of nutrients, you won’t have to fertilize a thing. Continue reading

Organic Rose Gardening

Roses are often thought of as being delicate and hard to grow and they do take a little more care than many other types of flowers. It is an old wives tale that you can’t grow roses without the aid of chemicals. They do take a little special care, and they can be grown without chemicals. Old roses are especially resilient, but the delicate tea rose can successfully be grown without any chemical products at all.

 

It is especially important to remember that any plant will resist disease and pests if it is healthy to begin with. Pests zero in on plants that might have a problem and disease hits plants that are not in the best of health to begin with. If your roses are healthy, they will be able to withstand any pest invasion and avoid disease. Continue reading

Soil Solarization For A Small Garden!

The soil is always filled with rich nutrients that can be able to nourish your plants and crops as they grow, but it’s not always a happy world in plant life. There can be weeds and other pests that might be eating away your soil and plant’s nutrition without your knowledge. To easily remove them, a method called solarization is usually done in small gardens. It’s similar to putting up a greenhouse but only on a smaller scale and with cheaper materials.

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Vertical Gardening Guide!

You have probably seen it from a couple of malls, public establishments and even a few city buildings – plants and crops hanging on layers of shelves. This is known as vertical gardening and it aims to be a space-saving type of gardening that can be done even in the city or metropolitan, urban areas.

Vertical Garden Crops.

There are a couple of plants that you can easily grow on a vertical garden. These include: tomatoes, gourds, melons, pole beans, peas, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash and many similar plants. Continue reading

Essence 8 x 12 Silver Greenhouse (Review)

Back in the day, most people thought that greenhouses were a luxury. But today, technology makes certain compact greenhouses available for an affordable price.

Measuring 8 by 12 by 8 feet, the Essence Silver Greenhouse is a great starter for your home organic garden.

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It has a galvanized steel base which makes it both durable and anti-rust. There are also rain gutters if you want to use rainwater for irrigation. Continue reading

Rain Barrel Tips for Organic Gardening!

Most of us are not so confident with using rain water to irrigate our home-grown plants, especially that they are edible. There could be a couple of natural and artificial pollutants in the rainwater, but according to recent scientific studies, it is quite safe to use rainwater by using a rain barrel to water the plants.

Many countries and localities use rain barrel water for watering their organic gardens because of the climate or season in their place. For instance, they have long summers or droughts and drastically need to water the plants. For starters, here are a couple of ways and tips on how to effectively set up and utilize a rain barrel for organic gardening:

Know your Roofing Materials.

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Make sure that your roofing isn’t made up of toxic materials or chemically treated to kill algae or moss, because this definitely means it will be toxic to plants. These roofing materials include wood-shake roofing, copper gutters and zinc strips. Continue reading

Organic Vegetable Gardening For Beginners!

vegetables-basket-organicWhat is an organic vegetable and can I grow them in my backyard? This is a common question today as people are becoming more aware of what they are putting into their bodies when they eat.

It is becoming more popular to avoid unnecessary chemicals, pesticides and other synthetic substances that stay in the vegetables regardless of how much they are washed. Continue reading

Seaweed Fertilizer with a Liquid Fish Extract

basic-seaweedAdding fertilizer to soil has been practiced for as long as gardeners have gardened! From our history lessons, we may remember that the American Indian taught the new settlers to add fish to the holes where they were adding corn seeds.

Since then, we’ve found more convenient ways to use this same practice. Only now we can find fish combined with seaweed which makes fish emulsion! Why a fish emulsion? Adding fish by-products to your garden brings a quick burst of nitrogen as a foliar feed. Continue reading