The ultimate in garden bird protection – a greenhouse. Usually when its the freezing cold on November 20th you don’t have to worry about protecting your garden from birds. But when you lots of bright red tomatoes, colorful punkins and even a few cantaloupes growing those cold hungry birds start eying your greenhouse plants. […]
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What is a Straw Bale Garden? A straw bale garden bed starts with a bale of straw. The bale is first “conditioned” and then vegetable plants are planted and grown inside the bale. A variety of crops can be grown in bales, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, melons, and herbs. Bales are placed on the […]
Grasses are becoming increasingly popular for their versatility and easy care. Many are drought-tolerant and require little or no fertilizer or pest control, making them perfect for today’s landscapes. Grasses are good-looking, but they also use minimal resources. They solve common landscape problems, such as soil erosion and intermittent water conditions. They are real workhorses […]
You probably aren’t going to shoot for a huge pumpkin, unless you have a really big greenhouse since folks have been growing monsters that are up to 14′ around. To get started you need to prepare the soil sow seeds transplant seedlings protect them pollinate reposition for large growth remove pumpkins that you don’t want […]
Growing plants without soil is often called hydroponics. The name implies that the plants are grown in water containing dissolved nutrients. However, pure water culture is only one of the many methods employed. All of the other methods might simply be grouped as “soilless” culture, which would include sand culture, gravel culture, and culture utilizing […]