Growing Grapes – Care of Grape Vines

Growing Grapes – Care of Grape Vines Grapes can be grown quite successfully out of doors in the southern part of the country, preferably given the protection of a warm wall. Plant between October and February in a rich, deep soil. Plant firmly and immediately after planting, prune the young plant to within 30cm (12in) from its base to encourage […]

How Would You Get Your Garden Ready For Spring?

Come the summer, your garden should be an abundant lush place, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. Spring is the time the garden comes back to life after its winter hiatus and with this handy gardening guide, the time you spend getting your garden ready will certainly pay off. Maintenance tips and more The guide covers everything you need […]

Garden Guides on Bulbs

Fall planted bulbs for Spring Beauty Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Crocuses … the bulbs of spring … are plants in miniature, having within them the flowers, leaves, etc.. waiting only for warmth and moisture to start rapid growth toward a complete blooming plant. WHERE TO PLANT BULBS: Bulbous flowers can be used in. many places in the garden on the lawn, […]

Currants, Black & Red Currants – Ribes

Black Currants & Red Currants – Ribes Currants Of the three kinds of currants, black currants derived from Ribes nigrum are grown. more commonly than red currants (derived from the intercrossing of three Ribes species) or white currants (derived from red currants). All three are self-fertile, fruit prolifically and take up only a relatively small area. Red and white currants […]

What is a garden bulb, corm and tuber

Bulbs, corms and tubers are the specially modified resting stages of certain plants which enable them to live, dormant (e.g. not actively growing), through some adverse climatic condition (usually drought). They all contain a store of concentrated food, and dormant buds, some of which in the bulbs and corms may have embryo flowers already formed inside them, so that when […]

How to Prun Pear Trees – History and How to Grow

Pears The pear grown in Britain is the European Pear which derives from Pyrus communis, native of the temperate parts of Europe and the western part of southern Asia as far as the Himalayas. In America some varieties are grown which are hybrids between the European Pear (as represented by ‘William’s Bon Chrdtien’, known in America as ‘Bartlett’) and Pyrus […]

How To Have An Energy Efficient Home While Traveling

Perhaps one of our biggest worries when going out of town is making sure our home is secure. This goes way beyond remembering to close that one window or making sure none of the faucets are dripping, but rather that we’re not going to come back from vacation with a hefty energy bill. And whether it be a trip across […]

Pumpkin Hybrid Varieties

  Pumpkin Hybrid Varieties Information only   The maturity days are specifically targeted for North-Eastern USA.   Please Contact Howard Dill to purchase commerical quanities. Variety Days Diameter Height Weight Skin Vine Features Pumpkins: Giant Prizewinner 120 ? 50-200# Orange Very Large An excellent display pumpkin with superior shape and color to Atlantic Giant. Big Moon PVP 120 Large 40-200# […]

World Heaviest Pumpkin Records Page

Welcome the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page for identifying Worlds heaviest pumpkin records. If you have a pumpkin record, and you don’t see your country, please send me an e-mail and I will address several questions. Please question me on these records. I even had one person submit a record for some Island that I thought […]

7 Best Things to Consider Before Buying Gardening Tools Online

Gardening can be a great hobby for people of any age group, and it can be a good therapy for maintaining a positive state of mind. Gardening, when done on regular basis or on weekends, can be highly satisfying and fun-filled too. Your mind and soul can turn refreshed while cajoling the seeds and grooming the small plants with the […]