Beautiful Bonsai trees, for the most part, are extremely easy to keep and care for. You can keep an indoor Bonsai miniature, by trimming and pruning new growth as it appears.
It is time! Time for transplanting succulents that I have taken indoors for the winter months.
Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers
Use these tips to use less soil in your planting containers. We all have those x-large outdoor pots that need to be filled with soil for holding beautiful flower arrangements, herbs and produce. Over the years I have used several items to serve this purpose. Some were excellent choices and some, poor choices.
In order to choose a plant, you need to know what plant in full sun really means. It is fairly simple, let me explain.
Low Down on Neem Oil For Plants
Neem oil is fantastic if you purchase the correct kind and use it properly. Most of the time when I hear someone complain that Neem oil didn’t work for them it is because they were misguided. So, here is the low down on Neem Oil For Plants.
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.
Fungus Gnat Indoor Houseplant Recipe
Have little black flies around your houseplants? Fungus gnats are what you have. Mix up this fungus gnat indoor houseplant recipe to kill the fungus gnat larvae in the infected soil.
• One part 3% hydrogen peroxide to four parts water.
Water the top layer of your plant soil. Reapply as needed.
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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.
Today I went out and collected mulberries and I can’t wait to get started making a variety of treats, freezing and drying them. What are mulberries? What can you use them for? Read on.
Test Your Soil For Lead Before Planting Your Garden
If your garden is located near or next to a home, barn or additional structure that was built before 1978 test your soil for lead before planting your garden. Otherwise, you might be ingesting lead through your plants or tracking lead-based soil into your home.
Growing Weeks Needed for Fall Crops
Wondering how many growing weeks are needed for a certain fall crop? I’ve made a simple guide to give you a clear idea. You will want to bookmark or save this guide for your mid summer plantings.
Why Feed Jello to Houseplants
Tomato Watering Tips
Let’s face it, sometimes we just don’t have the time to read blog posts and we would rather watch a video with fun and upbeat music. Who’s with me?
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.
Up until last year I didn’t even have a clue what lemongrass was. It is an obsession of my teenage daughter’s. To cut cost I really wanted to try my hand at growing lemongrass.
Grow Harvest and Dry Your Own Stevia Video
See how you harvest and dry it for use in flavoring your meals and beverages in the video.
Storing Tuberous Begonia for Winter
Did you believe you had to throw out your beautiful plants at the end of each season? Nope. Don’t! I’ll show you how easy storing tuberous begonia for winter really is.
Digging Up Canna Bulbs
In the Midwest we find ourselves digging up canna bulbs to store for winter.
If we chose not to; we will lose our plant and have to purchase new bulbs the following spring. Some gardeners prefer to purchase yearly.
Others, including myself, will lift our bulbs and reuse them.
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.
Seedling Cold Frame Out of Recycled Lumber
Ladies, you can even build this seedling cold frame project! It is extremely easy.
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?
How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation
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.
Houseplant Food Recipe
If you purchase the ingredients below (around $10.00) will you have a little over a year’s worth of houseplant food recipe, Not to mention the healthiest plants you have ever had before.
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.
This DIY cold frame garden box was designed for garden boxes in areas of the country that receive frost. You can plant your vegetables earlier in the season and maintain them later in the season as well.
I try to keep myself busy with a multitude of home and garden project during the winter. This year, I wanted to test a theory a friend passed along about overwintering geraniums.
Growing Basil Cuttings
Winter is coming. Growing basil cuttings from your outdoor plants will make sure you have fresh basil to use indoors throughout the season.
Digging Horseradish Roots for Winter
Digging horseradish roots for winter serves two purposes. Preparing horseradish sauce and also storing the root for those that DO NOT get frost.
Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant
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.
I’ll answer all your questions on what to look for during the growing season if this is what you wish to do.
Grow Rhubarb From Seed From Your Own Plant
Did you know you could harvest seeds from your rhubarb plants? Well, you can. Grow rhubarb from seed!
Repotting a Money Plant
Today, I’m repotting a money plant. The money tree plant is a hardy, climbing plant that will grow in just about any soil or even flourish in water. Besides being called a Money Plant it is also called Devil’s Ivy and Golden Pothos.
Starting and Maintaining a Raspberry Patch
Living directly in town I don’t have a lot of space to grow raspberries. I searched for ways for starting and maintaining a raspberry patch with little effort. Raised raspberry boxes was my choice.
Need a cold frame storage solution in a hurry? Take a page from a Hard Working Hillybilly’s book for this DIY straw bale cold frame. He is a genious!
Composting with Worms
Have you heard about composting with worms? Vermicomposting? Worm farming? It is a wonderful eco-friendly way to create nutrient rich vermicompost. Plus, worm tea for your soil.
I am wholeheartedly committed to growing all the fresh produce that I can this growing season. This led me on a hunt to locate ways to achieve my goal. A straw bale garden is my solution.
The do’s and don’ts of poinsettia care. Keep your plant healthy and blooming throughout the Christmas season.
Storing Dahlias Over Winter
Many types of dahlias do not survive the snowy cold winters here. We have to lift them out of the dirt or purchase new ones come spring. I wrote up a quick guide to digging up and storing dahlias over winter.
Planting Horseradish Root
In this article I will go over basic planting horseradish root. I’ll tell you where to obtain horseradish root, when and where to plant, and basic care for your root.
Getting Roses Ready for Winter
It’s that time of year again in the midwest time to start getting roses ready for winter. It time to start thinking of the changing of seasons and old man winter will be slowly creeping in. If you want your roses to survive over the cold winter months, you will have to do some planning ahead. Your planning starts toward the end of the summer in the midwest.
Raised Garden Bed Out of Dresser
Raised Garden Bed Out of Dresser. Here is taking recycling to extremes one might think. I think it is a creative way to recycle and make use of something that would just end up in the landfill. For those of you without a lot of space or love vertical gardening this might just work for you.