Spring, specifically the middle of April onwards, brings about the gardening season for USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5. I look forward to these times of the year when I can start to plant seeds and cool-weather crops. Spring is the time for you to prepare your garden beds and soil, plant your vegetables and crops, and look forward to the warmer, summer weather that brings a bountiful harvest. So planting in zone 5: what to plan in spring that I will share more details on this post.
Did you see pretty, white butterflies around your garden? Those pretty butterflies turn into cabbage worms and destroy your crops. Cabbage worms feed on cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts, eating the base of your plants or the heads of broccoli. These pests love to munch on foliage, eventually destroying all of your plants aside from the stems and large veins.
Don’t fret; there are several, natural methods for getting rid of cabbage worms in your garden.
Fertilizers are necessary for your garden. Soil frequently needs a boost in nutrients throughout the year. Plants deplete the nutrients each year as well. The great thing is that you don’t need to run to the store to get fertilizers. Your pantry and backyard are full of materials that make for perfect organic fertilizers. In this post we will discuss about homemade fertilizers that can save you money and also those fertilizers are good for your plants.
All fertilizers in the stores are labeled with their content of the three major plant nutrients. Nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (N-P-K) are all necessary for proper plant growth. Organic, natural fertilizers have lower levels of N-P-K, but that allows you to change how much you apply and the frequency of applications.
Are you looking into growing mushrooms for your own personal consumption or to start a business? Are you unsure about what mushrooms you should grow as a beginner?
Although mushrooms seem to pop-out on forest floors or dead logs, it can be challenging to grow them especially when you are trying to grow different types of mushrooms.
There is a way to increase your chances of growing mushrooms at home or in your own backyard. This is by selecting specific types of mushrooms that are easy to grow. Below is our list of the easiest mushrooms to grow.
Zucchini plants are a classic summer addition to the garden. Almost everyone adds a zucchini plant or two to their backyard. Even those with a black thumb seem to have success with zucchini plants. Growing zucchinis is relatively easy.
I chose to grow zucchini plants in our very first garden. I didn’t think it would be too hard. For the most part, zucchini plants grow faster and produce a large harvest. I remember my parents growing zucchinis along the fence near our driveway. They grew so large that my dad couldn’t drive to the end of thedriveway without damaging the plants. My mother made him park in the front of the house until fall!
Zucchini plants take up a long portion of your garden with their sprawling leaves. If you have a garden with limited available space, you have to worry about the zucchini vines taking over other plants. Surprisingly, you can learn how to use a zucchini trellis to conserve space and keep your plants healthy.
Zucchini plants require air circulation and maximum sunlight. Zucchini trellis allows the plants to stay healthier. Plants that are off the ground are less prone to diseases, mildew and rotting. Taking care of your plants are easier when they are on a trellis. When you want to economize your garden space, training your vines to grow vertically in the earlier stage of development makes sense. However, training a zucchini plant to grow up a trellis does take some time.
Zucchinis remind me of summertime. As a child, I remember picking zucchinis with my mother in our large garden, along with harvesting huge pots of green beans. Now, as an adult, I take my kids outside to harvest zucchinis. Zucchini plants tend to grow rapidly, which always made me wonder when to harvest zucchini.
Everyone has a different answer. My plants allowed their zucchinis to reach massive sizes. As a kid, I remember using them as bats. My husband’s parents prefer to pick their zucchinis when they are smaller. Everyone has a different preference. Do you?
Zucchini is different than other plants in your garden. Once established and the flowers start to blossom, the fruits grow rather quickly. It isn’t strange for a zucchini to grow a foot in only a few days. Blossoms appear quickly!
Zucchini is a popular choice for home gardens across the country. Even if you don’t have a garden, you are likely to be gifted a few zucchinis. These plants are known for being prolific growers. However, there are some zucchini growing problems you may face with your plants.
Despite the normal ease of growing zucchinis, pests, diseases, and other issues still plague these plants. Once the problems start, it can be hard to determine the exact cause and way to fix them. Let’s take a look at what you might face when growing zucchini in your vegetable garden.
Once you start learning how to vegetable garden, it is time to know about tips for increasing harvest in your vegetable garden with your succession planting. Even if you live in an area with a shorter growing season, utilizing quick growing crops helps to keep your garden busy all season long.
Gardening is an empowering and relaxing hobby and practice for adults, as well as kids. While you might be tempted to tell your kids to move along and find something else to do, some of my best memories come from spending time gardening with my children. They are beautiful memories that I will cherish throughout my lifetime.