What you should know before planting cover crops 

Cover crops are plants that are cultivated with the aim of improving soil quality and fertility. Cover crops bulk up the soil with the beneficial organic matter, suppress weeds, prevent soil erosion, create and cycle soil born nutrients with the help of solar power. They also attract beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden, and…

Growing and Storing Onions

Onions are classified as superfoods since they contain high nutrient levels. There are three main onion categories; red, yellow and white onions. Red onions are most nutritious followed by yellow onions and white onions that contain the least amount of antioxidants and quercetin. However, sweet white onions that contain a high water percentage are delicious…

How to Winterize your Garden Part 2 

Baby the beds After ensuring that your garden is neat and replanting the divided plant, add about 4 inches of compost to the beds. Beneficial mulch nutrients will leach into plant beds during heavy winter rains. The compost also ensures that the plants get enough nutrients and grow into healthy crops later on when they…

How to Winterize your Garden Part 1 

Despite winterizing their homes, cars, and boats, gardeners have never embraced the idea of winterizing their garden. As such, the coming winter does not mean that you should not have a healthy and nutrient rich garden. You just need to dedicate time and resource for a little work that will retain your garden’s health. Gardening…

How to Bee Garden 

Most gardening enthusiasts focus on crop and butterfly gardening. Rarely do gardeners invest in bee farming yet it is a profitable and satisfying venture. You not only enjoy natural honey but the bees also boost your garden’s health and conserve a myriad of natural treasures. However, designing a bee garden is not hard. Why consider…

How to Winterize your Canna Lilies 

Cana lilies are common among gardening and landscaping enthusiasts because of their spectacular tropical appearance and bold accent. They are three to five feet high when fully mature and add an aesthetic feel to the garden. Its flowers are either orange, yellow or red while its flat and broad leaves are purple, green or variegated….

Storing and Preserving your Vegetables part 2 

Freezing your harvests Freezing is an effective yet easy way of preserving garden produce such as vegetables. However, not all fruits and vegetables can be frozen. Choose firm and slightly ripe fruits and vegetables and freeze them as soon as they harvested before they start withering. Also, to protect your vegetables and fruits from cold…

Storing and Preserving your Vegetables part 1   

  As a gardener, you must dedicate resources, time and effort to your garden for your crops to thrive as you would wish. Hence, the need to invest in good and reliable storage and preserving methods so that you enjoy the fruits of your labor longer. Most home gardeners prefer to grow vegetables for obvious…

Organic Gardening Part 2 

Controlling pests Pests are harmful to any garden and are a sure way to destroy your garden, its soil and the crops you plant. If not controlled in time, pests can easily get out of hand and harbor in the soil. This way, they will be a nuisance year after year. So how do you…

Everything You Need To Know To Start Your First Organic Garden

So, here is how to transplant without damaging the seedlings. Digging a hole: If you started the seedlings in a container, dig a transplant hole as deep as the container, and if you started in the garden, the hole should be as deep as the roots. Watering: It is advisable to water the seedlings before planting because…

Gardening Tips to Maximize Your Harvest

Gardening is an enjoyable venture that not only offers an opportunity to exercise but also edible results in the long run. Additionally, you get to reduce your dependence on grocery stores that sometimes stock products that are not grown organically. But, how do you ensure that you get bountiful harvests from your garden? Whether you…

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Vegetables are healthy and delicious but expensive to buy. Hence, the need to start a home vegetable garden where you can grow your favorite vegetables and save money in return. Vegetable gardening is a fruitful venture that will see you enjoy healthy and vitamin rich foods if done right. But how do you ensure that…