Growing vegetables in the desert is a challenging process. High temperatures, burning sun, wind and lack of moisture can make for difficult circumstances. Still, it is very possible to build and maintain a successful garden in the desert with just a few considerations.
Desert soil is not conducive to planting or growing. It is often sandy, rocky, salty and very hard. Planting soil needs to be moist, full of nutrients and light and airy. It is essential to make proper soil available in desert areas and the best way to do that is to create a raised bed. Continue reading
Use the power of the sun to light your garden, to run irrigation systems, run fountains, and more. Solar power can be utilized for decoration and practical purposes and although the equipment might be a little expensive, you will reap the benefits when comes time to pay the electric bill.
Solar lights have been around for quite some time. They soak up the sun’s rays on small solar panels during the day and at night comes, they automatically come on to light up garden edges, walkways and driveway. Plastic or metal spikes secure them in the ground and they take care of themselves.
New solar lights have recently come on the market that are much brighter than the older types. Some look like balls of light, some like lanterns, others like flowers and even some that flicker like flame. Continue reading
Upside down gardening is a viable alternative for those with very limited space in which to garden and for those that might have a little trouble getting down to ground level to weed and tend plants.
No garden tilling is necessary and those plants that must normally be staked, don’t have to be anymore. None of the harvest will ever touch the ground, giving gardeners another benefit to upside down gardening.
In an upside down garden, plants are suspended and hang down while they grow. You don’t need special pots but need to modify what you can get in a garden store.
It is hard to not see a tomato hornworm because of their color and size. This worm is not one you want around your garden.
It will strip the leaves off a tomato plant in just one afternoon. Although they are hard to get rid of, it is not impossible and organic methods work very well to free your garden from these voracious worms. It just takes a little work on your part.
Tomato hornworms are also called tobacco hornworms they also eat tobacco leaves. They consume foliage from some peppers, eggplant and potatoes (members of the nightshade family). Hornworms are a striking-looking caterpillar that turns into a moth gray and brown moth. Continue reading
Gardening plans are an important part of maintaining a successful garden. Just throwing some seed on the ground is not a good way to have a bountiful harvest. Plans on location of vegetables and flowers are necessary to ensure healthy plants.
Rotation of vegetables helps prevent disease and plans ensure that companion plants are placed together and those that inhibit growth will not. \
Plans also help remind gardeners of activities that must be performed all through the year to keep your garden bountiful.
The following is a monthly plant for those gardeners in colder climates. Southern gardeners may or may not experience some of the conditions that are listed in this plan. Continue reading
It is a proven fact that the honey bee population is dwindling drastically. Pesticides are being used more often and that kills bees along with other pests.
Beekeeping is not hard and if anyone who had the land, resources and minimal time would keep bees, there would be less of a shortage. It is important to note that if there are no pollinators to pollinate gardens and farms, we, we will not have food. Continue reading
The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Ultra LED Pod Kit is a neat way to plant indoors. It has an innovative hydroponics design and it’s intent is to make growing herbs, vegetables, and more from home easier so you don’t have to run out to the garden every day and deal with outdoor pests.
Is it a must have for those who do not have a lot of space and want to try indoor gardening? Let see.
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It is unfortunate that some people think all insects are harmful to the garden. Many are, but just as many are beneficial to the garden. They eat other harmful insects or their eggs and save the garden from being eaten alive.
It is important to know which insects you want to attract and keep in the garden and those that can do harm. Using beneficial insects to control problems in the garden is an organic method and it extends to the flower garden, vegetable garden, fruit trees and lawns.
Benefits Of Using Beneficial Insects
In this guide we will discuss how to make money from herbs and vegetables you grow from home.
Front yard farmer’s markets are a common sight in rural areas. Just travel a few miles out of town in late summer and find two or three selling fresh tomatoes, peppers, corn and other vegetables. The owners of these little stands are making money selling their home-grown produce and today, locally grown food is making a big comeback. Continue reading
Not only are there flowers and vegetables that can be planted in the fall for beautiful viewing and harvest that same season, but also for prep for beauty the following spring.
You can also make sure your garden is ready for the next seasons as well when the chore list around the garden is dwindling down for the cooler, end-of-year months.
Gardening organically doesn’t have to change what you plant or when, although it will help if you do some prep work for the next year. You also want to keep in mind what types of pests you will be encountering so you know how to head them off easiest.
There are certain flowers that grow from seed you want to plant in these cooler fall months. It will lay dormant for the cold winter and sprout in spring and summer, used mostly for ground cover in larger gardens. Continue reading