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How to Harvest and Store Tomatoes

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour Once you’ve got all the toiling and sweating in the garden seeding and planting your tomatoes, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your hard work pay off when your first tomato fruit emerges. It’s a terribly exciting feeling knowing that you will soon be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour (literally). The next step is to know how and when to harvest […]

How to Design a Herb Garden

 Keep Your Herb Garden Simple…Initially The design of a herb garden mainly depends on the requirements set by the owner or its designers, plus the type and variation of herbs you are looking to grow. For a limited area, you can simply design an informal Herb Garden with vegetables, other flowering plants, or even with various types of shrubs and trees. But on thing is for certain, always keep things simple […]

How to Protect your Plants in Winter

Prepare for the Winter Months The snow or heavy frosts starting to cover your gardens maybe a nice view to look at during winter but as the temperature drops, the snow, frost and waterlogged soil will become major killers of most of the tender plants or dormant plants. The protection that you need to give to your plants definitely depends on the weather conditions and also the exposure of your […]

How to Build Compost Bins

DIY Nutrient Rich Goodness For Your Garden Building your own compost bin is easy, convenient, and inexpensive. It will help to make your compost cleaner and faster than most simple piles of garden waste. You can make one or more compost bins as you need and if you like you can create your own compost bin for your apartment if having a backyard is not really an option. Getting your composting solution sorted at […]

How to Plant Eggplants in Your Garden

A Simply Vegetable to Grow Eggplants are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Eggplants are grown globally and are enjoyed all over the world. There are several types of eggplants. Some of the most common types are the dark purple variety which can almost be black in colour. They are shaped either round or oblong, or can be slender and straight. There are also other varieties which are white, […]

How to Plant Citrus Trees in Your Garden

Homemade Lemonade Anyone? There are many different species of citrus tree. They produce many types of fruits that can be used for a myriad of purposes. Lemons, oranges, cumquats, mandarins, lime, grapefruits and so much more are used in the kitchen as condiments, made into juice or just eaten raw. Instead of relying on the supermarket for your supply of citrus fruits, you can plant some in your garden. They […]

How to Make Rich Soil for Your Garden

In order for plants and flowers to thrive the key starting point is to have rich soil. You should think of your garden soil as a living organism which needs regular nourishment so that you can encourage optimal productivity. Some of the organic materials like compost, manure, and chopped leaves provide you with a high content of nutrition that your plants need. Simply by amending and working your garden soil […]