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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Posted in Greenhouse Kits on Apr 29th, 2013
in this weeks Garden and Greenhouse Weekly decorating your porch with plants, caring for gerber daisies, growing flowers from seeds, 4 gardening videos, vegetable varieties for ornamental growers, the right way to prune palmettos, starting tomatoes in the greenhouse, vegetables for an edible yard, slowing the spread of invasive plants, diffuse lighting yields big gains, […]
Posted in Greenhouse Kits on Apr 15th, 2013
This weeks Garden and Greenhouse weekly contains stories about using egg carton as seed starters, cool recycled plant containers, plastic chicken containers turned into indoor greenhouses, building greenhouses with recycled materials, greenhouse cultivation, growers forced to dump unsellable plants, gardening with perennials, using a greenhouse as an office, testing your gardening IQ, disaster gardening, lots […]