Seeds To Start In January

Seeds To Start In January January is a great time to start planning because for some plants this is the best time to get them to produce a worthwhile crop year long. However, early sowing requires a lot of patience and you need to take more precautions of cleaning your garden which helps in preventing everything that reaches your seeds. It’s better to use the best pest-free seed compost, it’s worth spending a bit more for a good brand. Listed below are some vegetables, flowers that need to be sowed in the month of January to experience a good harvest all year long. 1.Sweet Peas: Sow sweet peas seed in the pot which is 7 cm wide and filled with good compost plus 10 percent grit. You can see the blooms of these flowers in the month of May or June. 2.Onions: Late January is a great time to sow seeds of onion indoors especially if you live in zone 8-10. For zone 3-7 begin your onion seeds in late February. Allow them to grow up to 5-6 inches tall and cut tops off so they will be only 3 inches. Repeating this until they transplanted from one pot to…

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Berries to grow at your home garden

A berry is a pulpy, edible fruit that can either be sweet or sour. The most common berries include strawberries,  raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, red currants, white currants, and black currants. Most of the berries belong to England,  United Kingdom. Bacciferous or baccate is referred to as a plant bearing berries. There are various kinds of berries available to us. Some are edible while some are poisonous. Here we are going to tell you some berries to grow in your  home garden  Did you know that bananas are also a part of the berry family? Watermelons and pumpkins are giant berries which are a source of fibers. Berries have been largely associated with culinary purposes. They are used in preparing jams, pies, cakes, preserves. Berries are among the best fruits to have as they have been a source of health benefits like   Berries are loaded with antioxidants. They contain a large number of fibers.Plus, they are good for the skin.They help in fighting cancer.Berries also help reduce inflammation.Lower the cholesterol levelsHigh in nutrients. It helps in increasing insulin levels.  Berries are available in vivid colors and tastes.  Due to pigmentation, berries are available in vivid colors. They generally grow in places where…

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Spring Ready Garden Ideas 2020

Spring Ready Garden Ideas Spring Ready Garden Ideas When flowers begin to bloom, birds start to chirp, it is an indication that the spring has arrived.  It usually comes between the months of March to May. Spring’s nickname is “king of all seasons “ as it brings grandeur to nature. The temperatures are slightly high during this season. Varieties of fruits, vegetables, and flowers are sown by farmers and more yield is gained. Here we are going to provide you with some best spring-ready garden ideas. See that the soil is fertile enough for the crops to grow. Here is a list of crops that grow during spring garden ideas: Flowers: Daffodil, Tulip, Camellia, Hyacinth. Vegetables: Tomatoes, Eggplants, Cauliflower, Carrots, Kale, Broccoli, Radish.Fruits: Apricots, Strawberries.  Spring Ready Garden Ideas These are some perfect spring gardening ideas as you get to taste many varieties Daffodils Scientifically named Narcissus, these plants bear flowers during spring. If a spring garden idea comes to your mind, start gardening with daffodils. The yellowish petals will attract people towards your garden. Daffodils grow during a time period of six weeks to six months also. They can sustain in any type of soils ranging from clay to sand, yet they grow in…

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Vegetables to Plant and Harvest in Winter

Vegetables to Plant and Harvest in Winter When the weather turns colder as freezes and winter weather come rolling in, you may be wondering about your vegetable gardening options for winter. Good news: You don’t have to give up your vegetable garden just because temperatures are dipping lower. There are a variety of options for wintertime vegetable gardening, from selecting plants you can keep outdoors the whole season to planning ahead for a wintertime harvest. Read on to find out how to keep your vegetable garden growing strong so you can keep enjoying the homegrown veggies you’ve been harvesting even during the winter months. WHAT DO YOU PLANT IN A WINTER VEGETABLE GARDEN? Even if you’re just getting started on a vegetable garden during the cold season, there are lots of things you can grow as temperatures dip lower in the winter. Choose from the plants below to enjoy an edible harvest in the wintertime. Beets (Beta vulgaris): In growing zones 9 and up, you can plant beets in October and do succession planting every 20 days for a continuous harvest. 45 to 65 days from planting to harvest.Bok Choy (Brassica rapa subsp. Chinensis): Gardeners in zones 4 through 7 can…

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How to Start Seeds Indoors in the Winter
Start Seeds Indoors in the Winter

How to Start Seeds Indoors in the Winter

Colder temperatures mean you may be starting seeds indoors when you’re used to sowing them directly in the ground. You’ll probably also need to take some extra measures to get young plants acclimated to the outdoors through cold acclimation, also called hardening off, before moving them into their permanent places in the wintertime garden. Tomato and pepper plants. Growing sprouts indoors before spring planting. But there’s no reason to be daunted by the extra steps it takes to start seeds indoors in the winter. Read on to find out everything you need to know to get your wintertime garden off to a strong start, with answers to your questions as well as step-by-step instructions for starting seeds indoors. WILL SEEDS GERMINATE IN COLD WEATHER? Because germination (the process by which seeds sprout) takes place underneath the surface of the soil, sunlight isn’t important—but warmth is another story. Seeds germinate the best in temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Heated mats can add 10 degrees to the air temperature if you’re raising seeds in a room that doesn’t offer enough warmth for plants to germinate. (Note that seeds that rest on the surface of the soil may require light to…

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How to Grow Pussy Willow

Grow Pussy Willow This article will tell you how to plant and care for your pussy willow shrub so it grows healthy and flourishes as well as how to root cuttings to make more Grow Pussy Willows. ABOUT PUSSY WILLOW The pussy willow plant also called the glaucous willow, is a narrow shrub or small tree that can reach heights between six and 36 feet tall and spread from four to 15 feet wide. It has a scaly bark that is dark gray and grows from multiple trunks. The pussy willow is deciduous, which means it sheds its leaves each year. These plants grow in wet, marshy low-lying areas such as stream beds and ditches. The pussy willow plant is known for its iconic catkins, the oblong buds with a furry texture that tip the branches in late winter and early spring before the shiny, vibrant green leaves emerge. The pussy willow’s catkins are the first of the willow catkins to grow each year and are recognized as a herald of spring. Male pussy willow trees produce gray catkins sooner each year than the female trees and tend to be more highly sought after for this reason. The female trees…

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Dormant Plants: Your Top Questions, and Answers

Dormant Plants Dormancy is your garden’s practice of continuing to thrive during cold weather conditions by entering a state of inactivity or minimal activity, saving its energy for a time when it can be better put to use. Even though it doesn’t look as though they’re thriving on a surface level, your perennial plants are basically hibernating and conserving energy until more suitable weather conditions come back around, which is smart, and crucial to their survival and capability to regrow the following year. Plants don’t just go into a dormant-like state during cold weather conditions, but can also enter dormancy during other times of stress, such as extreme heat or drought. During such adverse weather conditions, many plants, especially trees, enter a temporary dormancy, shedding their leaves early to conserve the low levels of moisture that they have on hand in order to survive until conditions improve.  WHY DO PLANTS GO DORMANT IN THE WINTER? During dormancy, plants go inactive and conserve their energy until better weather conditions for plants present themselves. When this occurs, your dormant plants wake up and return to business as usual. This happens naturally as seasons and weather change. Plants are triggered into dormancy because…

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Tomato Diseases: How To Fight Early Blight
Tomato Diseases: How To Fight Early Blight

Tomato Diseases: How To Fight Early Blight

Tomato Diseases: How To Fight Early Blight ABOUT EARLY BLIGHT Tomato Diseases: How To Fight Early Blight Early blight is a common tomato disease that is caused by the fungus Alternaria. Affecting nearly all parts of the tomato plant, including the stems, leaves, and fruit, early blight is very common in areas with warm, moist weather conditions. Despite its misleading name, early blight can rear its head at any time during the growing season, causing unsightly damage to the leaves, stems, and eventually the fruit of your beloved tomato plants. Tomato Diseases: How To Fight Early Blight It is important to note that early blight and late blight are completely different diseases that are caused by different fungal pathogens. The main difference between the two is that early blight is easier to treat and prevent if signs of infection are spotted early enough. So, to help you remember the difference, if you catch early blight early enough, you may be able to revive your tomato plant, but if you catch late blight early, you are still too late to do anything about it. CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF EARLY BLIGHT Tomatoes affected by early blight will have oval-shaped irregular brown or black spots on older…

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Creative Garden Hacks And Tips Every Gardener Should Know
Creative Garden Hacks

Creative Garden Hacks And Tips Every Gardener Should Know

Creative Garden Hacks And Tips Every Gardener Should Know Creative Garden Hacks the gardening season! Are you ready? we have gathered up some of the most fun gardening tips and hacks out there. From making watermelon slings to using diapers and soda cans and table cloth movers. How fun is these garden hacks?! We are busy and we need all the quick, and helpful gardening ideas and tips we can get! A European study questioned two groups to complete a stressful task. Afterward, one group gardened for thirty minutes, while the other group read indoors. Not only did the gardening group recorded better moods than the reading group, but they also had measurably lower cortisol levels. Cortisol, “the stress hormone”, may affect more than just mood: chronically elevated cortisol levels have been linked to everything from immune function to obesity to memory and learning problems and heart disease. It may be more than brain hormones causing higher self-esteem scores for gardeners: there’s no more tangible measure of one’s power to cause positive change in the world than to nurture a plant from seed to fruit-bearing Tip #1watermelon Creative Garden Hacks definitely a hit in the garden with kids are the…

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Best Tow-Behind Sprayer in 2020
Best Tow Behind Sprayer in 2020

Best Tow-Behind Sprayer in 2020

Best Tow-Behind Sprayer in 2020 When coping with a large lawn or park area, a tow behind sprayer can be a necessity. Fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides could be hand sprayed, but it would not be easy and it would be very time-consuming. The next question is which one is the best tow behind sprayer? Things To Consider For Tow-Behind Sprayer Best Tow-Behind Sprayer in 2020 The answer will depend on several factors. Is the area on a slope or otherwise uneven? How big is the area involved? How much money do you want to spend? All of these questions… plus more… need to be answered to choose. For slopes or uneven ground, a sprayer that can be towed by an ATV is wise. They are made for that kind of terrain and the sprayers for it are as well. This can prevent a lot of accidents, injuries and the waste of expensive chemicals. That is not even mentioning the damage that could be done to the yard or the environment. Purchasing a sprayer is expensive, so spend some time researching. There are reviews of several popular sprayers below, but before getting into that, there are more things to consider. The…

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7 Shade Loving Shrubs And Bushes To Plant Under Trees
7 Shade Loving Shrubs And Bushes To Plant Under Trees

7 Shade Loving Shrubs And Bushes To Plant Under Trees

Shade Loving Shrubs Not all landscapes are in full sun all day, most of them have both sunny and shady spots. We tend to plant flowers and bushes in the sunny locations and leave the shady spots bare or use them for recreation. Some bushes thrive in the shade and will make a great addition to those shady areas of your landscape. Some shade-loving shrubs and bushes produce colorful berries, some produce flowers, and others are evergreen but all will add interest to a forgotten shady spot in your yard. Check out these shade-loving shrubs and bushes to discover which one is right for your landscape. Degrees of Shade There are varying degrees of shade and before selecting a bush you should observe the location to determine how much shade the location is in. There’s full shade, partial shade, and dappled sunlight, and the right bush must be matched with the right location for it to thrive. A full shade area receives no direct sunlight and is usually located under trees or on the north side of a building. Partial shade is a location that receives two hours or less of direct sunlight each day. Dappled sunlight in a shady area that…

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How To Grow Blueberries In Containers
How To Grow Blueberries In Containers

How To Grow Blueberries In Containers

Grow Blueberries In Containers Grow Blueberries In Containers Blueberries are a perfect berry choice for growing in containers. The bushes are compact, the roots are shallow and the production is abundant under the right growing conditions. Container blueberry bushes can be grown outdoors or indoors in minimal space and will put on quite a colorful show from spring through fall. Blueberries are very easy to grow and the bushes require almost no maintenance. Use these tips for selecting the right containers, the right location, and the right bushes so you can enjoy the sweet flavor of homegrown blueberries next spring. Select a container that is at least two feet wide and 20 inches or deeper. Black containers heat soil quicker than light-colored containers and will dry the soil out quicker, so keep that in mind when selecting growing containers. Make sure there are plenty of drainage holes in the bottom of containers so excess water can run through. Planting Soil Place a coffee filter in the bottom of the containers to prevent planting soil from leaching out along with the excess water. Fill containers with a good quality acidic potting soil mix that contains peat moss and compost. The peat moss and compost provide…

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Why do plants need nitrogen and how do plants obtain nitrogen?
Why do plants need nitrogen and how do plants obtain nitrogen?

Why do plants need nitrogen and how do plants obtain nitrogen?

Plants are part of nature. They play a key role in developing nature, providing shelter to various birds and animals. They clean the atmosphere by absorbing all the bad gases and making it fresh for living beings to breathe. This is the wonder of nature and God! Plants are called autotrophs generally. This is because they prepare their own food through the process of photosynthesis. This process takes place in the leaf part of the plant. We need air, water, and sunlight to perform photosynthesis. Also, during school days, we were taught that plants take up CO2(Carbon dioxide) and leave O2(Oxygen). But do you know that nitrogen (N2) is also an important element for plants? Why do plants need nitrogen? And this might sound bizarre but I’m asking you again that what is the need for nitrogen to plants?  Importance of Nitrogen Why do plants need Nitrogen(N2)? Well, Nitrogen plays a vital role in the growth of a plant. They help in making the soil fertile which in turn makes the plant grow healthy. Moreover, another advantage of why nitrogen is needed is, that it is a part of the chlorophyll molecule. And chlorophyll is a pigment due to which the plants…

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How to Crops To Grow At Home
Crops To Grow At Home

How to Crops To Grow At Home

Crops To Grow At Home Ever thought of cultivating crops and selling it but don’t know which one to cultivate?’Indoor farming’ is the hottest trend in the market right now. This has become an open door to promote agricultural activities. Indoor home farming is the most profitable business due to which the owner, as well as the customers, are benefited from this. There might be a question that how is that possible? The customers will get to eat fresh vegetables, fruits, pulses that are free from pesticides and insecticides. The owner will get huge profits and he/she can cultivate crops to grow at home for them too. Given below is the list of crops to grow at home from which we can benefit: 1. Mushrooms  What comes to your mind when you see a mushroom? The majority of you might answer an umbrella. Mushroom is a ‘fungus’ and grows in dark, damp places, it is not a crop. We often see them in dense forests. Not all mushrooms are edible. This ‘fungus’ can be grown indoors too. Oysters and Shiitake are two kinds that can be grown indoors. We have to really be careful in picking the best mushrooms. As looking for…

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Gardening tools 2020 for your home gardening
Gardening tools for home gardening

Gardening tools 2020 for your home gardening

Gardening tools 2020 After a tiring day at the office or completing all the household chores, we might think of taking up a hobby which can help relieve stress. Many might not know what kind of hobby should we take up. This is one of the best choices according to many sources. Gardening tool for home gardening. Gardening has been taken up as a practice for ages. This has many benefits like Gardening tools 2020 Gardening tools 2020 We can sow fruits, vegetables, pulses of our choice.The crops we sow is free from pesticides and insecticides. We can gulp on fresh fruits, veggies. This can keep us healthy.Exposure to fresh air. Gardening differs from agriculture. It is done on a small scale whereas agriculture is done on a large scale. Gardening is a part of horticulture. Horticulture refers to the agriculture of plants. It is mainly for food, comfort, and decor. If there’s some empty space at your backyard and do not know what to do with that, start organic gardening. Every household is taking up organic gardening in their free time to stay healthy. The soil must be fertile enough for the seeds to grow and produce fruits or any other produce.…

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