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…

FOODSCAPING: THE ART OF CREATING AN EDIBLE LANDSCAPE

Landscaping has become part of every homestead. Getting home to a well-manicured landscape with beautiful and colorful flowers is quite therapeutic. But, how about getting home to an edible front yard landscape? Foodscaping is the art of developing edible landscapes that not only appeal to the eyes but also to your taste buds. However, most…

Best Fruit And Vegetables For Bees

Bees are among the best pollinators, and no extra costs are required to host them. Flowering tree fruits and vegetable plants are the best to attract bees, and in return, the activity of bees on these plants results to pollination. Complete and efficient pollination is an important aspect of organic gardening to yield more and…

Why You Should Use Garden Markers

Though most first time gardeners underestimate garden markers, they are as important as the crops. Most gardeners believe that they are sharp enough to remember what they planted where. However, this may not always be the case especially if you have a small gardening space and you have to squeeze in a number of crops….

GETTING STARTED WITH COMPOST

Crops feed on the soil. Meaning that, if garden soil is strong, your crops will be healthy and vice versa. However, people have been relying on chemical fertilizers to add soil nutrients and boost crop health. The chemicals used to make the fertilizers are not only detrimental to crops but also the environment and garden…

Growing and Enjoying Okra

Okra is also referred to as Bindi or Lady Finger. It is a kitchen essential for people who love trying out different cuisines such as African, Indian, or Cajun cuisines. However, it is also popular in USA’s southern states. Okra is a less grown plant that is gorgeous, offers beautiful flowers that resemble hibiscus and…