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How to Grow Lavender

How to Grow Lavender

Growing lavender is not difficult, but you have to ensure there is sufficient root development before the winter arrives. For…

A Beginner’s Guide to Herb Gardening

Although herb gardening is quite feasible even for beginning gardeners, you will need to know something about herbs. So, do a little investigating. Are they biennials (two-year life cycle) or annuals? Will they transplant well? Which of them can tolerate shade? If you are not growing them yourself, do you buy seeds, seedlings or plants?…

A Guide to Getting Started with Winter Gardening

Winter gardening preparation means planning what plants and when to grow them so that you can have both color and beauty and some fresh vegetables all year round. Gardening Zone If you want a winter garden, you need to know your gardening zone. That means that when planning your vegetables, shrubs, trees, and other garden…

Winterizing Plants: How to Help Your Plants Survive Until Spring

Winterizing plants start with knowing the climate in your area. Cooperate with Mother Nature, know the needs of your plants, and you can have more success in helping them endure through the winter. Plant Hardiness Zone Maps When consulting plant hardiness zone maps, as in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, realize that their figures…

How to Get Started With Balcony Gardening

With balcony gardening, you will have to think vertical. This means growing plants upward and downward, whilst minding weight restrictions, weather exposure, irrigation, and drainage. Basic garden rules as planting depth, plant compatibility, pest control, etc., all apply. Balcony Gardening and Vertical Planting         You can effectively use your limited space for deck or balcony gardening…

4 Ways to Cook Spaghetti Squash

If you want an excellent substitute for potatoes, pasta, or rice that has fewer calories, learn about cooking spaghetti squash. Cooked, it looks like vermicelli or thin spaghetti. Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, one cup equals about 40 calories with 2 g of fiber. Procedure for Cooking Spaghetti Squash Choose firm spaghetti squash with no…

7 Types of Natural Fertilizer Your Plants Will Love!

Successful gardening commences and ends with clean, healthy soil. Test it for nutrient content, alkalinity, acidity, and pH levels as part of your pre-planning. Add natural fertilizers per the soil report, and you have the perfect aid for harvesting healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables. Acid-Loving Plants If cultivating acid-loving plants like gardenias or rhododendrons, your soil pH…