Have you ever seen a cactus plant that is of one color, maybe green, lower down and has a bright red top? Or a cactus that has a shape for what looks like the stalk, and then changes shape in its upper part? If so, you have seen what a grafted cactuslooks like.
You’ve probably noticed that various types of bugs occasionally occur on your houseplants or garden plants. Although not all bugs are harmful, some of them are quite damaging. The real garden problems are usually caused by tiny bugs and even experienced gardeners have to deal with plant pests sometimes. However, there are many ways to prevent and control pests, so read on to learn how to get rid of plant pests.
Sowing is a wonderful activity; for some, it is rewarding, for others even mystical, because we partake of giving birth and regenerating life… But for many amateur gardeners, it can also have its challenges… Seeds that don’t germinate, seeds that are hard to plant because they are small, seedlings that grow leggy and plants that, for example, should grow leaves and instead go straight into bolting (it runs to seed to fast)…
But don’t worry… expert gardeners have their own tricks to get the best results from your seeds. Some come from ancient knowledge and others are new and very ingenuous. And this is exactly what I’ll be sharing with you: 10 of the best tips to make sure you will get as many healthy plants as possible!
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.
Summers are a gardener’s dream because the most beautiful Dahlias bloom during this time, so naturally summer months are the best time for gardening enthusiasts! It's all like a perfect dream, when the warm sun is shining down on your plants, helping them bloom into beautiful fruits and flowers.
However, soon the pleasant sunlight can become scorching and uninvited pests can take over your beloved plants that you nurtured like a baby. These issues can be easily combatted if you pay close attention and pick up on some common signs that your soil might be unhealthy or pest infected. We have some pro-gardening tips that will help you keep your garden flourishing all summer long.
When you’re trying to cultivate a healthy, thriving garden, it’s essential that you familiarize yourself with the best tips for starting seeds indoors.
Why should you bother starting seeds inside? For starters, there are some plants, like eggplants, peppers, and many herbs, that require a long growing season. In order to ensure the healthy growth of these plants, you’re going to need to start them inside long before the last expected frost date.
Starting your own seeds indoors is also a great way to save money. Think of it this way - a packet of 500 seeds generally costs just a few dollars, while transplants will cost you the same amount (for just a few plants!).
Do you only have a small space to dedicate to your seedlings? Do you want to make the best of it? Or maybe you have heard of companion planting and you know that seeding and planting some vegetables together actually has great advantages? Well, then you have come to the right places.
While once gardeners used to seed and plant vegetables in separate places, now, especially thanks to the innovations achieved through permaculture, we have learnt that some vegetables grow much better together.