Gardening

Winter Plant
A Guide to Winter Plant Protection
by Max on

There are several tactics you can employ to help protect your plants from winter weather and ensure they survive this season so that you can continue to enjoy them the following spring.

Growing zones
Growing Zone Map - Find Your Plant Hardiness Zone
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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.

Fruit Harvest Guide
Fruit Harvest Guide - Our Best Tips
by Max on

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.

Crepe Myrtle Pruning - Why, When, and How to do It
Crepe Myrtle Pruning - Why, When, and How to do It
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If you have already got a crepe myrtle taking up too much space in your yard, then pruning might be necessary for your situation. The trend to drastically cut back a crepe myrtle by entirely lopping off the upper section led to the coining of the term 'crepe murder,’ which refers to the way many people find the winter stumps of crepe myrtle to be unattractive. '

Rebloom Orchids
How to Rebloom Orchids - Our Best Tips
by Max on

Orchids are common houseplants because they are beautiful and usually fairly inexpensive. People typically buy orchids while they are flowering, and when you take them home, their stunning blooms can last many weeks or even months.

Coffee Grounds for Gardening
Coffee Grounds for Gardening - Pros, Cons, and How to Use Them
by Max on

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. 

Mushroom Compost
Mushroom Compost - What it is, and How to Use it
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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.

What Can You Compost?
What Can You Compost? And What Cannot Be Composted?
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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.

Square Foot Gardening
Square Foot Gardening - A Beginner's Guide
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Square foot gardening (SFG) is a specific raised bed gardening method. It is best suited for gardeners with limited space, those who want to have a garden with the most valuable crops right next to their homes, or those who don’t have ambitions when it comes to quantity of crops but want a care-free garden setup. Let's get into details.