How to plant Artichokes

Artichokes The flavors of these vegetables are acquired tastes and are not every gardener’s choice. Jerusalem and Chinese artichokes are easy enough to grow and yield a good crop, taking up little space, but the globe artichoke is rather wasteful of space and it does require a little extra skill to grow it well. Chinese artichokes (Stachys affinis) The tuberous […]

Common Problems with Vegetables

Divided the vegetable crops grown in gardens into the following headings for ease of reference them in this order: Root crops Legumes (peas and beans) Brassica crops (cabbage and related crops) Potatoes Salad crops Other crops General problems—planning (a) ROOT CROPS Beet Q. A lot of my beet roots ‘bolt’, i.e. run to seed before the roots are properly developed. […]

Turf Alive!

Turf Alive!® III Brand Grass Seed Grows slower, stays shorter! Turf Alive III Brand grass seed mixture needs less mowing because it grows slower and stays shorter than other tall fescues. It needs much less watering and weeding than bluegrass lawns! And it’s tough! Our two Turf Alive! Brand lawn seed mixtures have so many advantages, we don’t know why […]

How to Design a Water Pond

Once you have settled on a potential site for your pond, you need to decide on the size. If you want fish and a variety of plants, it would be best to have a larger in-ground pond. This doesn’t mean you would not be successful with a half-barrel or other type of patio-deck water container garden. Now is the time […]

Planning a Kitchen garden

It is far easier to plan a kitchen garden where the garden is a new one. The gardener who takes over a garden used by previous occupiers may first have to remove shrubs and trees. Not only do trees, shrubs and hedges rob the vegetable garden of plant foods, but they cast shade over the growing plants. Few of the […]

March Gardening To Do List

Provided is a list of tasks you need to perform in your garden during March. Please understand your gardening zone which is identified in the menu above. Look for Hardiness Zones. Zone 1 Order indoor seed starting kits and seeds Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants) Water indoor cymbidium orchids weekly until theybloom Sow seeds indoors […]

Melbourne Gardening Tips For Beginners

When you show interest to start gardening, the amount of information you need to understand could be overwhelming. It seems difficult where to start and if you should seek guidance on the internet or should you ask your neighbors or read a book. Unfortunately, most beginner gardeners make countless mistakes without even knowing that this is the case. This is […]

Growing Dahlias as border plant.

Dahlias, especially small flowered kinds, have great possibilities as border plants. They may be used in masses or planted in combination with annuals and perennials. Most of the small Dahlias are early and profuse bloomers, starting to flower in July and continuing right through till frost. Dahlias in combination with other flowers should be planted as early as the ground […]

Spring Clean-Up

Lately, I have been reminded of the classic German chorale melody that organists know as “Schmuecke Dich”.  Johann Crueger composed it in 1649, and in some Christian hymnals the first line of the hymn sung to the old melody is “Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness.” When I go outside to do a spring clean up in my garden beds […]

How to Use Grow Lights for Indoor Garden

No matter whether you have a small home growth chamber or industrial-scale production, grow lights are the things you cannot do without. However, it is rather difficult to select the most appropriate lighting and learn how to use it properly. Anyway, if you wish to get high-quality products, you should pay attention to Redbud grow lights. Then, all you need […]