Posts Tagged ‘plants’

How To Use Drip Irrigation In The Garden

Installing drip irrigation takes a little time to set up but will save you many hours later. It is also nice to be able to leave for the weekend and not have to get someone to water your garden for you. Watch this video to learn more about how to plan and install drip irrigation.

Happy Gardening!

Why Should I Stagger Planting My Vegetables?

farmers_market, harvesting vegetables from the garden, why should I stagger planting my garden, when do I harvest, when should I plant my garden, When planning and planting a garden, why is it said to stagger planting some of my veggies? There are some vegetables that produce lots and lots of fruit and keep producing for a good portion of the year. Like tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini. However there are some Continue reading

5 Tips ALL Gardeners Need To Know

Here are 5 small tips that anyone just starting to get into gardening should know, for some of us it is a good reminder.

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  1. Know your zone and average last frost date. Planting varieties and plants for your zone will ensure a better harvest. But it also helps you to know when you can plant all the different plants in your garden.
  2. Plant veggies in a location that gets 8 hours of sunlight. Some can tolerate some shade, but for most of them to have enough energy to produce the fruit or veggie, at least 8 hours of sunlight is essential (more is good).
  3. Tomatoes are fair weather plants. Tomatoes need a fairly long growing season, but if it gets too hot during the summer (85 degrees or more), they will stop producing. They also do not like the weather to be too cold. Boy do they grow well when the weather is good! Pretty much when I don’t like to be outside- neither do they…
  4. There are many flowers and herbs that are beneficial to plant next to plants in your garden such as: marigolds and tomatoes, chives and carrots, mint and cabbage family plants. This is called companion planting. They not only keep some of the bad bugs away when planted together, but some help to make the veggies taste even better.
  5. Do not add manure that hasn’t aged properly! It contains too much nitrogen at that point and will burn your plants. Adding nice compost and manure to your garden every year will greatly improve the soil in your garden. Your plants will thank you.

It’s that time of year…  Happy Gardening!

5 Easy Tips For Growing Better Tomatoes

The Tomato: A Vegetable or Fruit? tips for growing bigger better tomatoes, how to plant tomatoes to maximization the harvest, fertilize tomatoes, clipping leaves on tomatoes, choosing tomato plants, mulching tomato plants, trellising tomato plants, tomato cages Growing tomatoes can be so much fun, but wouldn’t it be nice to get more from fewer plants? Here are a few tips when planting and growing those tasty tomatoes.

  1. Chose small Tomato plants– If you are buying a tomato plant from a nursery or if you have grown your own, you might want to choose the smaller less established plants because they do better being transplanted, and will most likely produce better and get  bigger than those gallon sized tomato plants!
  2. Clip the lowest leaves off the tomato– When you are planting the plant, dig the hole extra deep and clip Continue reading

Some Fun Ideas For The Garden

Here are some fun ideas for the garden!

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Attract Butterflies

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Black Pot Scarecrow

using stones to make a path in your garden, making your garden more decorative, how to lay stone for a garden path, planting moss between stones for a garden path,

Garden Path with Stones

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Teapot Nest

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Milk Jug Watering Can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your garden can be allot of fun with a little creativity! It doesn’t just have to be for growing your fruits and vegetables, but it can be fun and have many decorations.

Happy Gardening!

 

3 Common Garden Planning Mistakes

There are many different mistakes that we all make when planting and planning our garden. But wouldn’t it save us money and time to learn how to avoid some common mistakes made by even experienced gardeners? Here is a short video that will tell you about 3 common mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Happy Gardening!