Category Archives for "Vegetable Garden"

Tips To Consider When Moving Your Garden To Your New Home

Along with good use of space and excellent physical exercise, gardening can be a source of entertainment and can bring out the creativity in you. From planting various plants to nurturing and watching them grow, it’s undeniably a nice feeling to manage a garden in your backyard. However, what will happen to your plants if you decide to move to another home?

Well, you have nothing to worry because relocating doesn’t mean you need to leave your garden behind. Although moving it can be a bit risky, there are ways you can do to transport your plants and help them survive throughout the process safely.

If you’re planning to move your garden soon, below are the tips you should keep in mind from the get-go:

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Top 4 Reasons To Compost At Home

Composting is probably the most effective method to dispose of waste while ensuring the planet benefits from it. Composting occurs when organic waste can decompose naturally in the soil under oxygen-rich conditions. A simple example of this in nature would be a fallen tree. As time passes, a fallen tree decomposes and begins to encourage the growth of a variety of organisms and life forms.  The decaying material of the tree becomes a hotbed of growth for life.

All waste material decomposes eventually, but some waste is considered more favorable in case of composting- like fruit waste, eggshells, dry leaves, and more organic forms of waste. Composting is fun and easy to do, but before learning how to compost at home, let’s look at 4 reasons why you should compost at home.

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Spring Garden Tips You Should Know

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour…” - William Blake

This quote rings true in the sense of the limitless forms in which creativity manifests. Not all artists are painters or sculptors, necessarily. Some are gardeners. Their gardens are their easels and the many flowers are the colorful constituents that create their master pieces. Any artist, irrespective of his interest, knows that creativity is best expressed in forms of technique and structure. These spring garden tips aim to provide you the channels of these forms, through which your rivers of inspiration may flow. Let's take the first steps towards creating a gardeners dream...

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How to Keep Uninvited Animals away from Your Garden

If you don’t want anyone to destroy your front yard lawn, then you put up a “don’t walk on the grass” sign. However, when it comes to your beautiful flower or vegetable garden out in the back, signs won’t at all against “second kind encounters”, to put in those words.

Yes, are speaking of all the uninvited animals that visit your garden and leave behind quite a mess. From the playful neighbor’s dog, across moles, all the way to pesky flying insects, all these animals ruin your gardening efforts.

However, you cannot blame them for this because it’s in their nature. It is actually up to you to stop them and do so using nonlethal methods. Ideally, you shouldn’t any animal, yet manage to fend them of your petunia or cabbage. Here are 7 eco-friendly ways in which you can achieve this.

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8 Useful Tips to Manage a Sustainable Urban Garden

A sustainable urban garden is an excellent way to provide yourself with healthy food to eat while making a personal contribution to the conservation of the environment. Urban gardens are growing more and more common in many cities and are often seen in parks that have been abandoned, vacant lots, and terraces maintained by neighborhood associations. If you are considering the possibility of starting your own sustainable urban garden, the following tips will help you get off to a great start.

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Is Soft Water Bad For Plants?

Soft water comes with many benefits for your skin, hair, and even for better dishwashing. Hard water can leave mineral deposits on glasses, and even on your skin, so soft water offers many pros for uses in the house. But, with all the benefits of soft water for humans, can it be said that soft water for plants is beneficial, or harmful?

Watering plants with soft water can actually be harmful to the plants you are growing in your garden, and not knowing what kind of water you're using can be a reason why your garden is not flourishing the way you'd like it to. Water comes in different hardness levels, and the softer your water is, the more harm it could be doing.

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Sustainability at Home: Gardening with Less Plastic

Plastic has become such a normal element of gardening at home that sometimes it may seem that using it is not such a big deal. But it is. While indeed plastic is useful in farming and cultivation endeavors, it is far from sustainable, and actually comes with a price - damaging wildlife, polluting oceans, affecting animals’ natural habitat. In this post there will be ways for gardening with less plastic.

In a modern world where we are overly surrounded by plastic products and packaging, we have to be environmentally aware and aim at sustainability at home in any way we can. Why not start with your garden? It’s easier than you would imagine because there are many alternative solutions to horticultural tools like seed trays, hoses, fruit cage netting, bags, tags, labels, handles, pots, etc.

Applying sustainable practices at home is possible thanks to biodegradable materials like paper, bamboo, wood, coir, etc. There are some easy swaps you can make in gardening in order to minimize plastic use.

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Tips For Cleaning Your Garden

Maintaining a garden is a tedious task, especially when spring is about to come, and you need to clear out most of the debris and fallen branches. This post will provide some tips you should know about cleaning your garden.

But before you do any garden cleaning, check that the soil is no longer wet. You also have to clear out any old growth to make sure that fresh leaves and stems of new growth will not get tangled up. Here are some useful tips that you can do when starting your garden cleaning project:

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How To Fight A Mold Infestation In Your Garden

If you’re just starting to build your backyard garden, the sudden occurrence of plant diseases can be an overwhelming experience. The majority of these plant diseases are due to fungal infection. When you see mold on your vegetables, you have to treat it immediately, so it doesn’t spread to other areas in your garden or your home.

Mold can thrive in soil, attack your plants, live in your pruning shears, and even spread to your patio. Once these fungal pathogens exploit the weaknesses of your plants, it can also further deplete your plants’ minerals and encourage the proliferation of insects.

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