The most widely used growing zone map in North America is the USDA hardiness zone map, which breaks down all areas of the United States into zones, according to the lowest and highest temperatures of their climate. Using this growing zone map can be very useful to help understand that plants are best suited for your local region.
You may have already seen or eaten those mini oranges that taste super sweet and have the thinnest peel. But have you ever wondered what they are? These citrus fruits are called clementines and can easily be grown in your own garden. Clementine trees are ideal for beginner gardeners who want to grow citrus trees as houseplants. This is because clementines are hardier than their relatives and caring for them isn’t as difficult as you may think.
Harvesting fresh fruit that you have grown yourself is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. There is an uncomplicated joy in tasting fruit picked straight from the tree or gathering a plate of produce to feed your family. But knowing when to harvest your fruits is key if you’re going to enjoy them in their best condition.
When we dream of the tropics or rainforests, lots of banana trees pop to mind. But did you know that bananas don’t actually grow on trees? Some people may refer to them as palm trees, but in actual fact, banana plants are large perennial herbs. In this article, we’ve covered all the facts about banana trees, with some great tips on how to grow and care for these beautiful plants.
Arbequina is an extremely long-lived olive tree that originates in the Mediterrenean. With its evergreen foliage and quick growth habit, this olive tree can easily be grown in the backyard or in a container.
The Meyer lemon tree is a result of pollination between a lemon tree and mandarin. This hybrid fruit bearing tree is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow and care for.
Growing avocados as houseplants or outdoors is a fun way of enjoying the beauty of these trees. But if you’re after their fruit, you’ll be waiting for a long time - Unless you move yourself to a warmer climate! With enough patience though, your avocado seedling will eventually turn into shiny, oval leaves before it’s ready for potting.
Coffee grounds are often used to remove odors, prevent insects & pests, and scrub the body. But did you know that gardeners also use the waste of the coffee to fertilize the garden, improve the soil quality, and so on? So keep reading to learn into details about the coffee grounds and how to use them properly in the garden.
Creeping thyme is one of the many types of thyme available, which is a herb commonly cultivated for culinary use. Though creeping thyme is edible, it is not usually grown for this use, and instead is considered to be an ornamental plant that works well as ground cover. Creeping thyme has small, decorative oval leaves covering wiry stems, and when crushed, they will emit a pleasant fragrance similar to common thyme.
The name ‘mushroom compost’ implies that this type of compost is made with mushrooms, but actually, it does not contain mushrooms and instead is developed specifically for growing mushrooms. However, mushroom compost can be beneficial to a whole host of plants and vegetables, not just mushrooms. To find out all about mushroom compost, what it is, how to make it, and what to use it for, read on.
If you're looking for a way to prevent weeds from spoiling the look of your garden without using harsh chemicals, then landscape fabric could be the solution. Here we find out all about landscape fabric and how to use it effectively.
Making your own compost is a great way to save money, improve the quality of your soil, help the environment and make use of things that would otherwise have gone to waste and ended up in a landfill. But what exactly can you add to your compost, and what should you avoid? Materials that can be composted are those that are organic, though not all organic materials are suitable. Things you can add to your compost pile include the following.