Spring is a superb time for you to start a vegetable garden or new garden beds, or alternatively spruce them up with new additions. Now will be the time to start planting your vegetables and seeds so they are prepared for summer time!
The next time you eat an avocado or use one in a recipe, save the stone or pit. Planting your own avocado tree is fun and easy. It is perfect for all ages – for the garden, for indoors and it also makes a great project for class or at home. Continue reading
Container gardening isn’t only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don’t even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they’re done, just tip the container over!
After extensive research to plan my own potatoes in a barrel, I’ve boiled all of the recommendations down to 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest. Continue reading
- a tiny plant; moss can’t stand direct sunlight, so choose a shadow-loving plant. I have used baby ferns, grass and another lovely plant with violet flowers, the name of which I can’t recall.
- a 7:3 ratio of peat soil and akedama, or bonsai soil
- dry sphagnum moss (you can buy a whole bag at most plant shops)
- cotton thread
- nice packing string like twine, hemp or sisal.
- a jar of water
- moss, which you can either buy in a large box or pick yourself in the woods Continue reading
Why do you love having birds in your garden? Some are fascinated with their colorful feathers while others love their chirping sounds. But for me, I just love how they make my garden more alive. On my previous post, How To Make Your Garden Attractive To Birds, I discussed on how to make your garden more attractive to birds but some gardeners often get frustrated on their failure on attracting them. So if you are planning on attracting birds or one of the frustrated gardeners, consider the following common mistakes gardeners often create in attracting the birds.