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Greenery always attracts Arthur Kunkle. He has a big garden where he plants many fruits and vegetables. His passion for gardening motivates him to write and share different tips on gardening.

How to Use a Greenhouse

How to Use a Greenhouse

The green house would provide the plants with a sheltered and covered (i.e.) a protective environment. They are used for the special types of plants. Some of the plants would require certain growing conditions, this would be impossible when compare with the local climatic conditions. In these situations, we can go for the green houses […]

How to Use Soaker Hose

How to Use Soaker Hose

Gardening is a popular hobby. There are ways to say money and cut costs and time significantly. One of the se ways is to find and purchase a soaker hose. The soaker hose leaks water and vital h20 directly to your plant’s root system.  The leaves of your plants will remain dry. When using a […]

How to Kill a Tree

How to Kill a Tree

There may be plenty of reasons you would have to kill a tree. You may use Roundup (or Glyphosate) to help you with this process. Roundup is actually a herbicide that is used by professionals and consumers. The product is readily available and has great results in achieving the ultimate goals. This product is extremely […]

How to Grow Watermelons

How to Grow Watermelons

Watermelon is one of the best summer foods. There are many varieties now that range from miniature to seedless. Watermelon eating and spitting of seeds has been a great past time for families for many years now. The sweet treat has brought lots of happy moments and satisfied bellies. People love watermelon no matter what. […]

How to Grow Poppies

How to Grow Poppies

Poppies are an undeniable gorgeous flower. They improve the beauty of any garden or landscape. There are so many varieties of this beautiful flower, one can hardly choose which is the better of them all. You can grow Poppies from you garden or home. Here is how you can grow Poppies. Read the instructions for […]

How to Grow Grass

How to Grow Grass

Landscaping is an essential part of loving your home.  If your grass isn’t appealing to you it can take away from the value of your home and the overall good feeling and satisfaction you may get when you are enjoying it. Grass may turn yellow, brown or stop growing in places if it isn’t healthy. […]

How to Grow Cantaloupe

How to Grow Cantaloupe

Melons are a huge favorite for even the choosiest of eaters. Cantaloupe and the melons related to it are sweet fruits that need warmth and time to mature. Cantaloupes will flourish in USDA zone 4 and hotter. North of zone 7, the short season types can be grown but needs protection from the cold. Instructions […]

How to Grow Butternut Squash

How to Grow Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is known for its mild flavor. Even if you are new to gardening, this squash is a great starting point for you because it is easy to grow. The flavor of this squash is popularly used in various recipes. It can be paired with other items, or eaten alone. Continue reading for information […]

How to Grow Bell Peppers

How to Grow Bell Peppers

Do you like bell peppers? These peppers are a great vegetable to grow, even for beginners. These little veggies are indigenous to North and Central America. The green pepper is actually a pepper that has not ripened. When it has ripened, it will have turned colors to a bright red. The texture changes with maturation, […]

How to Grow an Aloe Vera

How to Grow an Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is known for its healing properties. People keep Aloe Vera plant around in their households to help soothe injuries like burns, scraps and even incisions. Aloe Vera is also gaining a steady reputation for assisting in weight loss. It has a laxative effect in the body and can help rid the system of […]

How to Make a Place for your Organic Herbs in your Garden

How to Make a Place for your Organic Herbs in your Garden

You may decide to grow a few herbs in the flower garden and this is very suitable if you want them mainly for their edible flowers, such as heartsease, bergamot, calendula or nasturtium. The shrubby, aromatic herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme, savory and lavender also fit in well, particularly if kept clipped back. Or you […]

How to Sow Indoors in your Organic Garden

How to Sow Indoors in your Organic Garden

With sowing indoors you are much more in control of the growing conditions but that means the seedlings are much more dependent on you. Hygiene is important so make sure the trays are clean. Ideally they should be cleaned before putting them away the previous year, and then washed before use with a citrus-based disinfectant. […]

How to Make a Good Compost Heap in an Organic Garden

How to Make a Good Compost Heap in an Organic Garden

The compost bin is at the heart of the organic garden. Every garden should have one, no matter how small the area. As you will see, you could even have a worm bin in the kitchen.  There is great mystique attached to the making of compost and the composting process is complex, however, what you […]

How to Grow Your Own Vegetable Organically

How to Grow Your Own Vegetable Organically

One of the best reasons for growing your own vegetables is that you can be absolutely sure how they have been grown and what has been sprayed on them. The aim of organic gardening is to work with nature, rather than trying to control it. So relying on natural predators to keep down pests plays […]

How to Keep Records Effectively in your Organic Gardens

How to Keep Records Effectively in your Organic Gardens

Keeping a record of what you actually did is even more important than the original plan. Noting down what you have sown, where and when, prevents you from hoeing it up, re-sowing before it has emerged, or forgetting to sow it altogether. The record can be a simple layout of the garden, large enough to […]

How to Take Advantage of Critical timing for Pest and Disease Control in your garden

How to Take Advantage of Critical timing for Pest and Disease Control in your garden

Maximum resistance Several vegetable varieties have a degree of resistance to pests or diseases so if you suffer from a particular problem in your garden it is worth selecting your variety for both this as well as for taste or keeping qualities. Look for blight resistance in potatoes. The variety “Valor” for instance is described […]

How to Warm up the Soil to Sow Outdoors in your Organic Garden

How to Warm up the Soil to Sow Outdoors in your Organic Garden

Warming up the soil Having selected the seeds to be sown outdoors, the major mistakes to be avoided are sowing too early, too deep and too thickly. Trying to steal a march on nature may only result in the waste of precious seed as it rots in the cold damp ground. Nature usually catches up […]

How to Save the Seeds of your Plans in your Organic Gardens

How to Save the Seeds of your Plans in your Organic Gardens

You can also harvest for next year’s crop, and seed-saving can become a fascinating and satisfying part of your gardening. It saves money and the number of seeds you save from just one plant will probably be enough for your neighbours as well. Seeds saved from plants that have grown well in your garden are […]

How to Grow Vegetables in the Greenhouse

How to Grow Vegetables in the Greenhouse

Greenhouse, insulated with bubble polythene, used for raising seeds and growing tender crops A greenhouse is not essential for growing vegetables, but if you want to grow a wide range of crops in reasonable quantities, it certainly makes life a lot easier. Buying a greenhouse Buy the largest greenhouse you can afford and can fit […]

How to Grow Summer Radishes

How to Grow Summer Radishes

Summer radishes are very easy to grow and will fit into the smallest garden, or even a patio container or window box. They are quick, too, taking only 4 to 6 weeks from sowing to harvest. By sowing small amounts in succession through the summer, you can have a constant supply of radishes for adding […]