Most gardeners know that compost and humus are great for their garden. However, they may not exactly know if both these are the same or different, and if they are different, what the differences are.
Well, gardeners should remember that compost and humus are ‘not’ the same – they are "different"! In order to get benefited from both these, they should understand the differences between them and their formation and their benefits to the garden.
Published: June 15, 2021.
Bedtime protein shakes and smoothies can be made quickly and easily using berries and low fat and cottage cheese.
They represent full meals that can be also used for other meals and snacks, too.
Published: June 10, 2021.
Many people wonder if dogs can eat blueberries, bananas, watermelons, apples, oranges and other fruits and if they are safe for them.
Dogs are opportunist animals and will often get table scraps and other foods, including blueberries and other fruits.
Not to mention that fruits in the garden, with great scent and fragrance, tempt those smart animals to try them.
So, are blueberries and other fruits safe for dogs?
Updated: May 27, 2021.
Leaf blowers may be of great help in keeping the yard, workshop, garage, and similar areas clean.
Battery-powered leaf blowers are cordless units that don't depend on the mains power and have great maneuverability with no extension cord to drag around. However, they also depend on the energy stored in the onboard battery (or batteries) that limits their operating time.
Updated: May 21, 2021.
Cheap, energy efficient, durable LED grow lights are becoming more and more popular as home grow lights for both professional growers and for plant enthusiasts.
Although certain plants prefer distinctive wave lengths, it is often the best practice to have grow lights that cover full spectrum of the sun light - after all, plants are using that kind of light for rather a long time :)
Updated: May 14, 2021.
To a traditional gardener, not tilling and flipping soil layers before sowing seeds or planting seedlings may seem absurd. The practice of overturning the soil has been around for centuries and is quite a tried-and-tested method to freshen up the soil and make it healthy for crops.
Naturally, no-till gardening may not be understandable to an old-school gardener; but if they learn about the tremendous benefits of this new technique, they can easily understand why no-till gardening has become so popular among gardeners across the world.
Published: May 12, 2021.
Strawberry pie is one of my favorite pies. This recipe is simple and straightforward, except that it requires some overnight cooling - but it is worth waiting.
Published: May 10, 2021.
Berries are great-tasting and refreshing fruits, and that is why we grow them - we know that, but also the birds know that too.
Birds can be very useful for every gardener, but when the berries start to ripen, birds can make plenty of damage, even destroy the entire harvest.
Bird repellent discs, tapes, rods, gels, and similar aids can help keep the harvest for ourselves.
Updated: April 30, 2021.
Vertical stackable planters are popular growing systems for home gardens and indoor growers. They can be very decorative, but stackable vertical planters also save space when growing berries and other fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs and similar plants. Such planters come in various sizes, shapes, designs and before buying, it is important to know what to look for.
Updated: April 24, 2021.
Grow rooms, tents, cabinets and boxes are indoor grow kits and systems that enable gardener to grow not only berries, but also other plants like flowers, vegetables, herbs etc. while not depending on local weather and season.
Updated: April 15, 2021.
Strawberries are an easy-to-grow plant hardy to USDA plant hardiness zones 5 to 8, and if grown indoors, they can practically be grown everywhere, year long. If one having no backyard is wondering if they can grow this perennial in containers or grow bags, the good news is that they can do so, because strawberries actually do well in grow bags.
In fact, grow bags are an excellent option to grow various vegetables and fruits including strawberries because they save garden space by growing strawberries vertically and in a healthy way.
Published: April 12, 2021.
Growing roses and strawberries together in the home garden has many benefits: better area utilization, strawberries act as ground cover and bear fruits all season, soil patch looks very decorative.
Unfortunately, there are also some drawbacks to growing these plants together.
Published: March 31, 2021.