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Monthly Archives: February 2019

  • How to plant strawberries

    Strawberries serve many purposes. Some people look at them as a source of food while others regard them as beautiful additions in the outdoors. Whatever your reason for planting strawberries, it is evident that these plants have quite the mark on people. The great thing is that once strawberries start producing berries, they do so for five years and counting. That means you have about half a decade of red berries headed your way if you get this right. First things first, it is not common for people to grow strawberries from seeds. Most of the reasoning behind this is that it takes quite a lot of time and the chances of producing healthy plants in this way are quite limited. The best thing to do would be to use a runner or a plant from a nursery. In this way, it should only take a few month... (More)
  • How to take care of peach tree

    The Chinese have cultivated peach trees for thousands of years and have passed down numerous tips to subsequent generations as to how to take care of peach tree. These trees boast of fresh aromas, beautiful flowers, attractive hues as well as tasty fruits and all these factors make them quite attractive to gardeners. However, dealing with these trees is not always a peachy experience as they do have some downsides. For one, they are very vulnerable to pests and diseases, and you have to be on the lookout for any sources of attack. Something small could quickly put an end to your source of fruits. Also, they do not live long. Given that you have to wait about two to three years to harvest their fruits, it is a downer when you realize that the tree will serve you for only about fifteen year... (More)
  • How to plant a peach tree

    Peaches are very reliable trees. They not only grow fast but they also produce fruits within a few years of planting, thus making them an excellent addition to your outdoor space. Think of how attractive they would look against your wooden shed and the shade that they would provide on those hot summer days. There are two main ways in which you can grow these trees. The first method involves producing a tree from a pit. While this method is effective at most times and is an affordable option, most gardeners tend to shun it owing to the time taken for fruits to develop. If you go down this route, you should enjoy your first harvest in about three to four years, The other option involves getting a young tree from a nursery. Given that such trees have often established by the time they get tr... (More)
  • What plants can be grown for your garden in winter

    When winter draws near, most people rush to get produce from their garden as they prepare for the impending slowdown that is months away. However, you do not have to quit gardening during the cold months as there are many vegetables that you can comfortably grow during this period. Look at it as an extension of your seasons where you get to enjoy fresh veggies throughout the months. The exciting thing is that you are likely to harvest early crops owing to this move. For someone who started planting vegetables towards late spring or at the beginning of summer, your vegetables will be in excellent health and ready to survive in the outdoors come autumn. However, if you had not made such preparations, there is no cause for worry as there are many options available to you. Have a look: What v... (More)

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