Are you ready to learn how to grow basil? If so, you’re in the right place.
Mint is a perennial plant that grows well in the cool, moist soil of a garden. Mint is most often grown for its leaves, which are used to flavor many foods and drinks. It can also be used as an herb or ground into powder form to make herbal teas. Growing your own mint plants will give you access to fresh leaves all year round.
Pots are like little “homes” for your plants. As such, they need to be functional, comfortable, and possibly even beautiful. But above all, they need to be healthy. While most plants will grow better in full soil, you may have pots and containers indoors, on your terrace, patio and even in your garden. So, how can make sure they have a safe place where they can grow happy and in health?
Whether you’re planning on growing succulents indoors or outdoors, there are some general rules of succulent care you should follow. Watering tips, the type of soil, light requirements – these are mostly the same for any type of succulent. However, the climate you live in will determine what succulents you can grow outdoors. Read on to learn how to choose the right succulent for your climate and how to care of succulents indoors and outdoors.
Growing tomatoes is a rewarding, enjoyable way to spend the summer - until pests threaten to destroy your entire harvest, that is.
There are all kinds of critters that enjoy munching on ripe, juicy tomatoes just as much as you do. Fortunately, although these pests can be destructive, there are some easy ways you can eliminate them in the garden once and for all - and prevent them from coming back.
Here are the most common tomato plant pests, and the best tips on how to get rid of them.
Growing your own vegetables is one of the best ways to build healthy soil, feed your family, and get some exercise. Plus, growing fresh veggies is a ton of fun.
However, when you factor in all the work that it takes to grow a garden - from weeding to fertilizing, watering to pruning - it can be a lot of work. Add to that the fact that most vegetables also need to be replanted from seed or transplant every year, and the thought of growing your own vegetable garden is downright exhausting.
Luckily, there are several perennial vegetables you can plant to help cut down your labors. These vegetables come back year after year so you never have to worry about reseeding.
Vegetable gardening isn’t such a tough row to hoe once you understand that the nursery rhyme quote “some like it hot; some like it cold” applies to plants also. To take advantage of that fact, you will need to know the approximate dates of both your last spring frost and your first autumn frost. You can find that information by entering your zip code in an online frost dates calculator.
Like your skiing and snowboarding friends, hardy vegetables are invigorated by chilly temperatures and may become sulky and lackadaisical during the hottest summer months. Tender types, on the other hand, can be compared to your sun-loving pals who enjoy basking on the beach for hours. They want all the heat they can get and won’t tolerate freezing temperatures. Some of them also take a long time to grow up!