Alpine Container Gardening

Listing of Alpine Plants and how to use:: There is a rich tradition of European and American alpine and rock gardening using containers, raised beds, alpine houses, and open gardens. “Trough” gardening, or the use of stone troughs for miniature gardens, is the most popular, yet only one of several alpine gardening forms. This article explores growing alpine plants in […]

Planting flower bulbs

Ornamental bulb plants, commonly known as flower bulbs, are charming plants that are admired by gardeners. They owe their popularity to their vivid colours and the magnificent scents they excrete. Parallel leaf venation and limited branching of the overground shoots are characteristic for this group of plants. The majority of bulbous flowering plants bloom in the summer, although there are […]

Organize Your Garden to Start a Vegetable Garden

One of the activities that you have most to gain from is growing your own vegetables, but for first-timers, the complex procedure of planning and organizing the veggie garden can feel like an impossible task. What’s even more stressful is that a single mistake can cost you everything as you won’t have what to harvest, all of your work being […]

Vegetable Gardening

The work of planning the garden in as much as it consists in deciding what and how much we shall plant and where we shall plant it-may very well be done long in advance of the season of active operations. Indeed, it is a distinct and pleasurable advantage to make the long winter evenings supplement the long summer days by […]

10 Steps to a Giant Pumpkin – by Don Langevin

For many of us, fall means a bounty of pumpkins for pies and jack-o’-lanterns, along with a gathering in of the rest of the autumn harvest. But for thousands of backyard gardeners, fall is the time of reckoning and – for a lucky few – glory. These are the growers of the heavyweights. For them, pumpkin growing is a competitive […]

How to weigh a giant pumpkin

How to weigh a pumpkin To calculate your pumpkin weight, you need to obtain three measurements. If you have a large pumpkin, get a measuring tape longer than 100 inches. If you only have a metal measuring tape, be sure to get some string to be used as your measuring tape. Now let’s begin. Be sure to use the graphics […]

Common Gardening Habits That May Attract Termites 

Are you one of the many people who have discovered how relaxing and soothing gardening can be? Horticultural hobbies are enjoyed not only in warmer months, but commonly throughout most of the year. However, while you are planning to create an amazing natural space for yourself and your family, you may be also unwittingly creating an ideal environment for termites. […]

Starting the Giant Pumpkin Seedling

The first 9-10 days of the giant pumpkin plant’s development requires special attention to ensure a good start of a properly grown seedling. An understanding, by the grower, of the development and growth of the pumpkin seedling (and the entire plant & fruit) is necessary in an effort to eliminate any variables and set goals. This is most often gain […]

Harvesting Summer Vegetables

Knowing when to harvest vegetables is just as important as knowing how to grow them.  Some have a long time over which you can harvest, others must be harvested at just the proper stage of ripening.  Harvest at the wrong time, and your vegetables may not ripen properly if too young, or be tough and bitter if too old. You […]