Growing Alpine Strawberries for Your-Round Fruit

When I first started growing fruits and vegetables I lusted after the idea of freshly-picked strawberries; what could possibly be better? Gardening on a budget, however, the price of strawberry plants never ceases to amaze me. This is particularly so if you’re a self-confessed strawberryphile, and plan on consuming copious quantities in early summer. Just …

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Five Vegetable Crops That Slugs And Snails Ignore

Last year marked the start of my journey into growing my own food at home. Sadly, here in the UK, it also marked the wettest year on record – something which exploded the local populations of snails and slugs rendering entire crops ruined in a matter of days. My spinach was decimated. My lettuces vanished. …

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Your Garden’s Health: The Green Alternatives To Pesticides

When your garden is being destroyed by insects the first thing that comes to mind is getting rid of them quickly with the help of chemically based products. However, using such products may just make matters worse and not only will you kill the insects, but all your garden plants as well. Aside from the …

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The Green Way To Care For Plants Using Epsom Salt

Today people are becoming more and more concerned about using chemicals in their daily lives. In fact even farmers and gardening enthusiasts have begun to embrace “green” methods in caring for an array of plants for their growth and when protecting them from pests. One common “green” method of treating and protecting indoor and outdoor …

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5 Beneficial Insects That Can Keep Pests Out Of Your Garden

Your garden can attract a number of bugs and insects, both harmful and beneficial. One of the best methods of controlling unwanted pests in your garden is to invite beneficial insects. For instance, you can consider planting flowers with pollen and nectar since these plants can provide protection and food for beneficial insects. In addition, …

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Growing Cucumbers In The Greenhouse

On a hot summers day nothing tastes more refreshing than a sweet, juicy cucumber. However despite being an integral part of many salads, it seems that very few people actually try growing cucumbers when compared to other popular salad crops like tomatoes, lettuces or radishes. Growing cucumbers can arguably be a little more troublesome than …

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Natural Pest Control For Your Lawn And Garden

Pests are a natural element in every lawn and garden, but that doesn’t mean you want them munching on your leaves. Artificial and chemical pesticides may be effective, but they can get into the food chain and local water courses. If you’re looking for a natural pest control, there are several remedies that are safe …

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Cheap Greenhouses: 7 Top Tips For Saving Money On Greenhouses

The attraction of cheap greenhouses is easy to understand in that they allow those of us living in temperate areas to grow fruits and vegetables that simply can’t be grown satisfactorily outdoors. Greenhouses allow us to grow peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and similar sensitive plants. And even people living in warmer climates can benefit from owning …

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Growing Mushrooms: A Beginners Guide

Growing mushrooms can be an incredibly enjoyable and satisfying experience that will allow you to not only produce your own delicious crops in a natural, organic way but furthermore provides access to all sorts of “luxury” mushrooms that either aren’t commonly available or cost as much as a family holiday when you do see them …

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Free Seeds: How To Grow Your Own Vegetables For Free

Growing your own food can not only help you to significantly reduce your carbon footprint and save quite a bit of money each year but can also be great fun. Equally, especially if you’re starting out with an allotment or decent-sized vegetable garden, you’ll probably be needing a surprising number of seeds to offer as …

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Earthway 2150 Broadcast Spreader Review

If you want to maintain your garden – and especially your lawn – in tiptop condition then it’s essential that you’re adding nutrients in the form of fertilizer. Whether you opt for an eco friendly fertilizer or not the fact remains that the average garden is going to need a decent amount applied to it …

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Black And Decker CM1936 Lawn Mower Review

When it comes to caring for your garden lawn an essential element is choosing the ideal mower. After all keeping your lawn in top condition doesn’t just make it a pleasure to look at and sit on but furthermore a properly cared-for lawn will naturally drown out weeds thus reducing your workload when it comes …

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How To Attract Hedgehogs Into Your Garden

Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly rare due to a wide variety of environmental problems not least lack of suitable habitat and deaths caused by domestic pets like cats and dogs as well as collisions with cars. If that weren’t sad enough in itself these beautiful, harmess creatures also offer significant benefits to the environmentally-conscious gardener. Seeing …

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Growing Tomatoes Indoors

Growing tomatoes indoors can be surprisingly easy with just a small amount of knowledge and it’s entirely possible to produce a healthy crop of tomatoes in a very limited space. Indeed whilst at university many years ago I managed to grow tomatoes indoors by keeping them as houseplants on my windowsill so tomatoes really are …

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Growing Vegetables In Containers And Pots

Growing vegetables in containers is an ideal way to produce your own organically-grown fresh produce no matter how little space you have at home. Indeed even people without a garden of their own can successfully grow their own potatoes, carrots and a whole host of other nutritious vegetables with just a little bit of knowledge. …

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