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When purchasing plants to add to your garden, planting instructions should be included with the plant. If not, speak to one of the employees at the nursery to learn how far apart you should space the plants. So far as the depth, simply plant the plant deep enough that your soil just covers the top of the soil the plant is currently in.
If you plant your plant deeper then this, the stem can rot. On the other hand, the roots will dry out if you do not plant it deep …
Now that you have a garden bed filled with rich soil, it is time to start planting in it! From here, you have two choices. You can either plant seeds or purchase mature plants. Or, you may choose to do a combination of both.
Selecting Healthy Plants for Your Garden
When you first walk into a nursery, every plant may look healthy and of high quality. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In addition to being disappointed by the performance of the plant if you choose one that is unhealthy, you …
Everyone loves fresh vegetables straight out of the garden; the only real issue is all the work that is involved in making that garden. Think about all the hours of hard work you have to go through just to get your garden ready to plant.
If you have a spot that has grass, you have to take up all the sod and dig the dirt to turn it over to make it pliable for your plants. Then you have to spend the rest of the growing season pulling out weeds.
The best …
Lots of people love the idea of having their very own garden to play around in. Some want a nice relaxing garden with flowers and water features; others would prefer something they can grow vegetables in so that they can save money on their grocery bills.
Whatever reason you have for wanting a garden, there are a few things you need to think about before you start digging your yard up. Things like size, skill, and ability are just a few of the concepts you should think about ahead of time.
There was a time not too long ago that everyone had a garden where they could get all of their fresh vegetables out of. Everyone knows that these home grown vegetables taste better than anything you can buy in a store these days, and it is sad to see that this home gardening aspect of life has started to diminish.
The main reason you don’t see it as much anymore is because of the constant growth and ease of buying things in stores or online, even.
If you have decided that you …
There is nothing better than being able to go out and pick your own fresh vegetables while you are cooking your meals. Of course, you aren’t going to want to have to walk all the way around the house and out into the back yard to get those vegetables, either.
The best way to get a great cook’s garden is to place the garden close enough to your kitchen that you can get your vegetables, but won’t have to worry about everything you are cooking burning.
The first thing you will need …
To most people, gardens have to have soil in order for the plants to grow. But, for those who know about hydroponics, a whole new world opens up before them that allows them to grow their entire garden without soil.
This process uses water to get the nutrients to the roots of the plants, thus cutting out the soil and the weeding that ultimately comes with it. While a hydroponic garden may not be the easiest method, once you get the basics down, it is the most fun way to grow …
For me, the best way to amend the ground with organic matter is to use horse manure because it adds nutrients and improves on the texture of the dirt. Horse manure can be purchased from most garden supply stores. Many farms and stables also have it for sale.
Or, if you happen to know someone with horses, they will probably be more than happy to supply you with some!
Horse manure that has had a chance to sit out in the sun for a year or two is the ideal horse …
Everyone with a sizable yard knows what a riding lawn mower is capable of. These machines can make quick work of even the largest of yards but when you are faced with a garden, a lawn mower just isn’t the right size.
This is where garden tractors become very handy. A Garden tractor can do much more than a standard riding lawn mower as they have a bigger engine and the ability to have attachments added to make your gardening a piece of cake.
The advantages of owning a garden tractor are …
Gardens can be a useful and beautiful addition to your home if you have the time to take care of them. Even the simplest garden can be something that perks up your attitude after a hard day at work, but some people forgo these simple pleasures due to the fact that they don’t think they have the time to make them work.
While it is a bit time consuming to get started, with picking the size of your garden and what plants you will have, there are ways to make having …