Plant Hardiness Zone Map

What are hardiness zones? It seems every gardening book and nursery catalog refers to plant hardiness zones, also known as climate zones or growing zones. If you’re new to gardening, you may be wondering what all the fuss is with these zones, and how to find out which zone you are gardening in. Basically, plant hardiness zones are a guide […]

How to protect Plants from sun, heat and winter.

Many cultural practices have as their objectives the protection of plants from conditions and enemies that are likely to harm them. Among the most important of these are excessive cold, too high temperatures, sun, snow, water and wind, as well as diseases, insects, birds, animals, humans and weeds. Plant protection from “us’ or your neighbor is usually best achieved by […]

Setting Up a Vegetable Garden: What Should You Consider?

Just because you stay in a small area doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the health benefits of fresh vegetables. A small garden space shouldn’t restrain you at all; instead, it should make you more creative. The small garden can still give you enough vegetables to feed your family. You can bring out your creative side by coming up with a […]

Grow your own herb garden

No matter your gardening capabilities or experience, herbs are the perfect plant to grow. With very little space needed and no need for specialist gardening equipment or tools you can grow your own fresh herbs to help liven up your cooking and freshen up your kitchen space. If you don’t want to grow herbs inside however the hardier varieties like […]

How to choose an orchid pot

Choosing a flower pot for ordinary houseplants, the only thing we usually take into account is the size and taste preferences. This principle does not work with Orchids. You need to know certain rules of care to make orchids please you with its beauty. One of the main rules is the choice of an orchid pot which serves as a […]

How to grow big pumpkins

Do you want to learn how to grow a BIG PUMPKIN? Keep reading, I’ll provide you what’s required to get the job done. Remember, LUCK and a lot of extra work are required to grow a giant pumpkin. Yes, you can do it. I knew of a grower who grew a 70 lbs. pumpkin his first year and second year, […]

Soil Conditions for Select Trees – Tree

Soil Conditions for Select Trees – Tree Hardy trees are surprisingly tolerant of soil conditions provided drainage is good. Many come from mountains where soil is not deep, except in the river valleys. Where the soil is well drained, the limiting factor for a number of species is the amount of lime present. Many trees growing naturally on acid or […]

How to Plant Trees – Tree

How to Plant Tree Trees are the most long-lived growing features in any garden. Once they are well established, it is very difficult to move them; pruning them if they become too big is difficult, needing skilled workmanship, and is never a permanent solution to the problems of excessive roots and over-extensive shading that arise. Since the early 1900’s the […]

Planting a Tree – How to plant

Planting a Tree A tree will normally outlive its planter. However, if it is given a good start the planter will be rewarded all the earlier by vigorous growth. Do not attempt to plant a tree in unsuitable soil. The choice having been made, you should assure yourself that you are buying stock of good quality. Broad-leaved trees (deciduous or […]

How to Prune a tree

Tree Maintenance and pruning The area round the base of the tree should be kept weeded until it is well established. Watch the tie regularly and keep it from becoming too tight, ie, allow a little play. Strangulation may cause great damage. Remove the stake only when the tree is absolutely firm-this will take at least three -years. To keep […]