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Monthly Archives: June 2018

  • How to Make Compost

    When you think about compost, what comes to mind? If you are like most people, you are probably thinking about a stinky, fly infested pile of leftovers. While there is some truth to this, your pile doesn’t have to smell bad, and you can easily hide it out of immediate sight. In this article, we will discuss how to make compost. Even though the process is pretty simple, there is a process that must be followed. Below, we will teach you how to make compost in a variety of situations and locations. Let’s start doing good for our garden and our world! Types of Compost There are two different types of compost: hot and cold. Cold compost consists of throwing your organic materials in a container. This method will take about a year before it yields garden-ready results. Hot composting requir... (More)
  • Everything You Need to Know About Tomato Growing

    Tomatoes are undoubtedly one of the most popular crops to grow. However, that doesn’t mean they are easy. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth time growing, there are always new things to learn. In fact, that’s why we put this together. The following article is a comprehensive cheat sheet that includes everything you need to know about tomato growing. Use this as a reference for tips and tricks throughout the growing processes. If you do, we guarantee you will have ripe, plump, flavorful tomatoes! 14 Tips and Tricks for Tomato Growing Here is a list everything you need to know about tomato growing. #1. Choose the Right Variety The first thing you need to know is how to choose the right variety of tomatoes for your garden. You have the option of choosing heirloom or hybrid seeds. The... (More)
  • How to Grow Asparagus

    So, you want to grow some asparagus because you like the way it tastes. Who doesn’t? Unfortunately, this vegetable is not as easy to grow as it looks. Fortunately, if you persevere, you will have a delicious perennial vegetable gracing your garden year after year. What a reward! Not to mention that edibles from your own yard taste much better than anything you could buy from the store. In this article, we will walk you through how to grow asparagus from crowns. You will be much more confident by the time you’re through. Easiest Varieties of Asparagus If you are new to growing this delectable delight, you probably want to try the most simple to grow types. The following is a list of popular choices by other aspiring asparagus gardener: Purple Passion Brock Imperial Princeville Jerse... (More)
  • 10 Vegetables that Need to be Grown in a Greenhouse

    If you have a greenhouse, there is no need to let it go to waste in the summertime. Yes, it does get extremely hot. However, there are plants that thrive off of high heat and humidity. Greenhouse owners everywhere need to take heed and utilize the sub-tropic environment! The 10 Vegetables that Need to be Grown in a Greenhouse #1. Tomatoes One of the best vegetables to grow in your greenhouse is the tomato. In fact, you can have ripe tomatoes in as little as 100 days! They need sun, so be sure to keep the crop in a full sun area. Additionally, keep plants a good 24 inches apart for ample room to produce blooms! If you want to sell or give away your tomatoes as gifts, there are certain varieties at the top of their market. Some of those are cherry, beefsteak, grape, and tomatoes on the vine... (More)
  • How to Protect Your Log Cabin and Garden from Ants

    In this article, we are tackling the difficult question of how to protect your log cabin and garden from ants. Anyone that has ever gardened or owned a log home knows how pesky these particular insects can be. Even worse, the carpenter variety eats wood! If you have neglected taking care of insects in the past, now is your opportunity. It is always best to nip any action in the bud before it becomes an infestation. This goes double for untreated logs on your home. Just give yourself a weekend, and you can have an ant-free summer! How to Protect Your Garden Not all ants are bad. In fact, some can work well within the ecosystem of your garden to do good. Unfortunately, they begin to do harm when they begin eating your plants and their fruits. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to get r... (More)
  • How to Protect the Yard from Weeds

    The battle with weed happens every summer. It’s inevitable. At some point, you will have to stop ignoring the unsightly plants growing in sidewalk cracks and begin destroying them. Even if you had little luck in the past, there is no time like the present to take control back! #1. Stick to a Schedule The most difficult part of protecting your yard is sticking to a schedule. Weeds don’t take a day off, but you can if you stay dedicated to your plan. If you have a larger yard, it can be helpful to section off areas into different days. If you are in your first year, you may be tempted to underestimate the power of weeds. When making your schedule stay realistic. Stick with mowing your lawn if you don’t think you can keep pesky plants out. Be honest with yourself or your garden will be... (More)
  • How to Take Care of Garden Plants in the Summer

    Each passing season affects your garden in different ways. Summer is no different! This time of the year can be an especially difficult time for your garden plants. The heat and humidity, longer daylight, and decreased rainfall are all potentially harmful effects of summer. If you are new to gardening or want to develop a green thumb, stay tuned! In this article, we will give some tips and tricks to help you figure out how to best take care of your garden in the summer. #1. Add Mulch Hopefully this isn’t your garden’s first layer of mulch this year. However, if it is, don’t worry too much. You have the opportunity to redeem yourself! Mulch is important to replenish. Ideally, you want to have a 2-inch cover at all times. Including potted plants! Mulch serves the vital purpose of fend... (More)
  • 10 Summer Activities in your Garden

    Summer is officially upon us. This is the time of the year when temperature, humidity, and fun are all on the rise! We admit, it can be nice to get away from home for your summer activities. However, it is equally nice to be able to stay home and have fun in your own backyard. Summer activities in your garden can mean different things to different people. Some prefer to relax, while others are more interested in pursuing physical activities. Not to worry! No matter what you love to do this time of year, you can find something to love on the list below! The 10 Best Garden Activities for Summer Fun #1. Croquet No longer is croquet a game for the wealthy! In fact, croquet is a fun backyard activity the whole family can get behind. Even kids love to play! If you have never tried yourself, it ... (More)

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