Not watering succulents can often be a good thing

How to Spot and Improve Sandy Soils

No-one enjoys setting up a comprehensive planting programme only to discover their soil is of too low a quality to let their plants thrive. Sandy soil is one of the worst offenders, read on to discover how to identify it, improve it, and understand it a little better.

Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Spring

Spring may be planting season, but you can’t get involved unless your vegetable garden is in good shape. Check here for a quick guide to getting your vegetable garden in top condition for the spring, and ready to plant successfully.

Simple Tips For Keeping Your Garden Frugal

Gardening is a fun and fulfilling activity, and for the most part it’s cheap as well. But at times the prices can begin to stack up, especially if you’re building a bed, structuring the environment and investing in new plants all at the same time. Below you’ll find a few tips to help you keep gardening as a frugal hobby, and maybe even a profitable one!

Fast Growing Vegetables for a Spring Garden

Growing your own food is both fun and profitable, so the sooner you get into it the better. There are a number of great species for fast growth in the spring, so check out a few of them below and see if any sound right for your property.

What Plants to Choose for Your Low Maintenance Garden

While gardening is a satisfying pastime, it can also be a time consuming one. We’re not all free to work on our gardens constantly, so here are a few low-maintenance ideas to start you off.

Flower Gardening – Simple and Fun

It is very simple to start flower gardening. It is not only inexpensive but also full of fun, and done for several reasons such as, yard decoration, as a hobby, or as a profession.

Ultra Sun 1000 Watt MH Horticultural Lamp 10,000 K 901544

As we have seen a huge increase in the hydroponic gardening and growing industry, so have we seen the same kind of increase and demand for the indoor Sunlight Supply. Many types of bulbs are available today including the Metal Halide, Ultra Sun lamp; at 1000 watts these lamps produce 10,000 Kelvin. Metal Halide lamps were first produced back in the Sixties to increase efficiency over those used at the time. They are similar to Mercury Vapor lamps but contain additional Metal Halide compounds to increase their efficiency. Metal Halide lamps have only a moderate life expectancy of 6000 to 15000 hrs and require a ballast control with several minutes of warm-up time to reach full brightness. At 10,000 Kelvin these bulbs would be consider to be in the Blue light spectrum and actually whiter than normal sunlight which is around 5600 Kelvin.

Starting an Herb Garden in Containers or in Ground Gardens

A herb garden can be started with ease in the comfort of your home. You can choose to grow your herbs in pots or containers placed along the windowsills of your kitchen or an in ground garden outside.

How To Have A Successful Garden While Adapting To Change

Whether you are an experienced pro or a new gardener one thing you will need  to have a successful garden is an ability to adapt to change. While you as a gardener have the ability to control many things in the garden like fertilizer, soil conditions, crops, and varieties there are some things which are out of your control.

Varieties of Heirloom Tomato Seeds for Sustainable Gardens

Traditional heirloom tomato seeds are beneficial to gardeners wishing to create a sustainable lifestyle as well as those who simply wish to enjoy delicious flavor from their own garden. Many of the available seeds are hybrids, which revert to a parent plant when saved for planting the following year. Planning a sustainable garden includes the use of seeds which will provide for years to come, similar to the way our ancestors lived.

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