24 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

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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03 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

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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29 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

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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20 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

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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28 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

How To Compost

photo credit: normanack In theory any organic matter left to rot will eventually turn into rich, nutritious compost that can be used around your garden to grow vigorous healthy plants. However as you’ll discover the practise is rather more difficult and the purpose of this article on how to compost is to reveal a wide range […]

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29 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Troy-Bilt TB154 9-Inch Cultivator Tiller Review

troy bilt tb154 tiller cultivator review

An integral part of living a more ecofriendly lifestyle is making best use of your garden to grow organic, in-season fruits and vegetables but digging over a plot of land can be a long, tiring and back-ache producing endeavour which is why many people opt to use a powered cultivator or tiller. Doing so makes […]

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17 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Eco Friendly Garden Ideas

photo credit: Fr Antunes Gardens are wonderful places to spend a summers day and yet surprisingly many features in a garden are not as green as they could be. In this article I’d like to examine just a few things for you to consider which may help you to make your garden just that little […]

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02 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Attracting Frogs To Your Garden

photo credit: threefingeredlord As our human population expands and frogs lose their natural habitats it is important for the remaining frogs that we do all we can to attract and support them. Furthermore frogs are always a pleasure to see and are possibly at their most visible at this time of year as they go […]

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23 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Container Crops – How Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food – No Matter Where They Live

photo credit: Frank_BB Most of us are well aware of the problems surrounding “food miles” these days. The fact that your green beans have been flown in from Africa may be enough to make us think twice about purchasing them. Add to this the fact that it can be difficult to know how our food […]

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