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Plant in Full Sun

What Does Plant in Full Sun Mean

In order to choose a plant, you need to know what plant in full sun really means. It is fairly simple, let me explain.

Full Sun Means

  • The plant needs at MINIMUM 4 hours of direct sunlight.
  • The plant will thrive in 4 hours OR MORE direct sunshine.
  • Less than 4 hours of direct sunshine will prevent flowering & growth but may not hurt the plant.

That is it!  Remember those three things and you will master planting a plant that thrives in full sun.

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Different Types of Plants for a Water Garden

Different Types of Plants for a Water Garden

Different Types of Plants for a Water Garden

Three types of plants for a water garden that are most common in ponds and water gardens.  Overview of the different groups.

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Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers.  People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I always grin and I say I’m not sure.  That grin should be a tell all – I do know, I’m just not telling.  Until today. Fish pellets as fertilizer is the secret.

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Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online.  In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones.  After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below.  If they fail, the postmaster will get them back.
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Recycled Items to Start Seeds

Recycled Items to Start Seeds

10 Recycled Items to Start Seeds In

One of the reasons that I like to grow my own food is for the cost savings.  Using recycled items to start my seeds cuts cost.  Below are 10 different recycled items you can start your seedlings in.

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Seedling Cold Frame

Seedling Cold Frame

Seedling Cold Frame Out of Recycled Lumber

Ladies, you can even build this seedling cold frame project! It is extremely easy.

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What is Eating My Cabbage Plants

What is Eating My Cabbage Plants

What is Eating My Cabbage Plants

Yesterday, I received a question in my Facebook inbox that included pictures.  It is an excellent question too.  What is eating my cabbage plants?

 

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Kitchen Scraps Growing Carrot Greens

Kitchen Scraps Growing Carrot Greens

Kitchen Scraps Growing Carrot Greens

When you can’t grow anything outdoors in the deep snow, you end finding something to grow indoors.

As you cut the tops of your carrots to use in other recipes, save them.  Place the cut tops on a plate in a shallow amount of water.  Place near a sunny window.

Use the greens that grow out of the top in salads and adding for added flavor in sauces. You can use this trick with the end of the celery ball too.

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Planting Garlic Video

It was a cold and rainy day today.  The rain let up just enough for me to be able to film this short planting garlic video.

In Wisconsin we can plant our garlic in fall or spring.  I plant my garlic in anywhere from late April – the end of May if planting in Spring.  After the danger of frost. In fall, late October or early November.

Garlic is neither a spice or an herb.  It is a relative of shallots, leeks, chive and onions.  I use garlic in just about all my dishes.  Growing it is enjoyable and simple.

To amuse myself today, I created a video on how to plant and care garlic for your viewing pleasure.

 

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How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation - Bathe and bag process. Healthy plants when you return home.

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How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation. There was a time when I would hire a house and pet sitter for our home. At the time, we had 2 dogs and our children came with us during our travels. Back then, it was easier and less of a headache to just have a house sitter/pet sitter water our plants for us when she was letting out the dogs.

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Milk Jug Greenhouses

Today’s post is all about how I make milk jug greenhouses and start my seeds.

When you are searching for ways to start your seeds for the season, many people are not sure how, or even where to start.

In my inbox I have been getting a lot of questions on how to start seeds from users. Today, I will show you one way.

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DIY Cold Frame Garden Box - Extend Your Growing Season in Cold Weather

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Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant

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Question. “Can we plant the seed that is growing from our rhubarb?”  Short answer.  Yes, you can.  However, there is a certain time to collect seeds from your rhubarb plant.

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