Category: News

Grow Vegetables in Barrels

A gardener who used to catch rain from his roof in barrels is not using the barrels to grow his plants. He has the barrels spaced across his yard and is able to produce so many vegetables that he actually gives them away.

Container Gardening Tips

Container gardening will allow gardeners without a back yard to enjoy a garden. You must make sure the pots are kept moist. Also make sure that you put the containers in a location that will receive enough sunlight.

Grow 8 Foot High Tomatoes

Imagine your tomato plants growing over eight feet high in under two months. Think it’s impossible? You’d be wrong. This was done by an organic gardener with no chemicals.

Prince Harry’s Green Thumb

Prince Harry helped design a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. It had hearts and crowns as a tribute to his late mother Princess Diana. Even Prince Charles showed up at the flower show to see the garden.

Gardening Jobs are Not Boring

There is a shortage of educated horticulturists as more people are steered towards other more popular jobs. This is causing many companies to recruit employees from overseas. Schools need to do a better job showing that there are good jobs for those that study gardening.

Do Onions Flower?

Onions are biennials therefore they may flower in their second year if left undisturbed. It is best to harvest them immediately if you see them going to seed. Make sure you choose a variety that is suited to your region.

Pruning Pines in the Spring

Now is the perfect time to prune white pines. You need to pinch back the candle so you get the ideal shape you are looking for. Don’t wait till the warm weather to prune the trees.

Easy to Build Gardening Box

A gardening box is an easy project that people can do for their garden. It only requires a shadow box and a picture frame. You can choose plants that are easy to grow and you will have a successful vertical garden in no time.

Snails in the Garden

Brown snails are a problem for the garden. They will destroy your crops by eating everything in their path. You can stop them by either picking them one by one or by getting decollate snails to eat them.