Winter Protection for Plants

Winter Protection for Plants In winter, low temperatures as well as too intense light, lack of water (when the soil is frozen the moisture in it cannot be absorbed by the roots), and wind may cause damage. Some harm is directly due to the effects of below freezing temperatures on the tissues of tender plants; other damage is indirect—for example, […]

Top 10 Largest Pumpkins in the World & Country Records

Welcome to the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page identifying the heaviest pumpkins in the world per country. This is the current 2022 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date.  The majority of these pumpkins were grown in Europe and the UK, but only 4 of the pumpkins were grown in the USA.  Europe […]

COMPOST FEEDING YOUR PUMPKIN

COMPOST FEEDING YOUR PUMPKIN By: George Brooks Although this season isn’t even over yet you should start planning for next year to improve your chances of growing a big one. The following article is about one method that has given me excellent results over the last three seasons. This is not the only good method out there but is one […]

10 Pumpkin Poems

Pumpkin Poem or Two by Tony Hickman All poems are copyrighted. Request to publish any poem requires permission from Tony Hickman. If you would like to see how my pumpkin patch is doing this 2001, please stop by. WHO Who’s got the biggestAnd who’s didn’t bustWho’s telling liesAnd who can we trustWho’s keeping secretsAnd who’s helping outWho’s filled with confidenceAnd […]

Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

Carving Pumpkins for Halloween Now is the time to consider about the great pumpkin you’ll be carving this Halloween. As you know, Linus would wait all night for the Great Pumpkin, but I wouldn’t take a cue from Linus. I’d head directly to the patch with the kids in tow. Once there, after your children have moved, rolled and lifted […]

How to plant Dahlias and care for them through the season

Growing Dahlias for fun and prizes! Other than an important place in perennial borders and beds, dahlias have a definite place of their own … grown In gardens by themselves, carefully staked, fed, watered, and disbudded with extreme care, they will produce relatively few flowers of overwhelming size and perfection. They have become known as the Man’s Flower. – Today’s […]

Lawn Care Tips: How To Prepare For The Upcoming Cold Season

Never let all the hard work on your lawn go to waste this upcoming cold season. By winterizing your lawn, you can provide proper lawn care prior to the cold weather. Winterizing is a simple process, which involves several steps that can help your lawn grow back in full force when spring comes. As a matter of fact, preparing your […]

How to properly take care of a lawn

Every house owner wants his lawn to be healthy and good-looking. But a healthy lawn is not just a sight for sore eyes. A healthy lawn helps cool the air and enrich it with oxygen. A novice gardener may think that caring for a lawn is a hard and energy-intensive job. The truth is, with proper technique and good timing, […]

Best Tips on How to Dethatch a Lawn

Thatch is a combination of living and dead materials that forms an organic mulch. It is located between the soil surface and green grass blades. Organic matters such as mulched leaves and grass clippings break down quickly. However, other materials such as twigs and stems take a longer time to decompose. When the build-up outpaces the breakdown, then the thatch […]

Planting a New Lawn

A good lawn is the starting point for any successful home garden. New lawns can be made almost any time during the growing season though spring and fall are preferred, with fall considered the best season in northern sections of the country. However, no matter when you make a new lawn, there are certain steps that must be followed if […]