How you fill a raised garden bed and build the perfect organic soil is very important. The goal is not to simply find out if you can fill a raised bed with compost but to create an optimal living organic raised bed soil that levels and there are many methods out there that work great. Soil is a vital part ...

Cucumbers can be problematic especially during colder/wetter climates so if you are looking to plant cucumbers in your garden or you already have your cucumber planted either from seed or transplants and need to keep them healthy, whatever the case may be, companion planting gives you visible reward. Most cucumbers are ready to be harvested in about 50-70 days which ...

How do I protect my garden from the wind? Gardening can be so beautiful when everything is going well, the plants are growing nicely, the right amount of rain, enough to water the plants, the right proportion of sun and wind. You’re getting your fruits, vegetables and the flowers are beautifying your environment. With some easy preparations, you can protect ...

Strawberries and blueberries are both easy to grow fruit gardens that you can plant once and reap from for many years. Companion planting is the planting of different crops in close proximity to any number of different things and some of the benefits of companion planting include, pest control, pollination, maximizing the use of space, increase crop productivity, and providing ...

An effective guide to companion planting is to know what plants benefit another and when it comes to companion planting, it takes more than good soil, sun and nutrients to ensure success in growing your plants. Rosemary is a common plant in many gardens and it is also a perennial evergreen shrub with all-year-round beauty. The scientific name for rosemary ...

What flowers bloom all summer long? Finding the perfect summer flower isn’t an easy task. There is nothing quite as exciting as a garden overflowing with gorgeous flowers and even more enticing is their aroma and bold hues which make them the perfect decoration to celebrate the summer season. Flowers are beautiful and whether your garden is a large country ...

Basil “Ocimum basilicum” is one of the oldest herbs used by mankind, it is a leafy green member of the mint family. It has its root in Asia and Africa. It is mostly used as a tea, treatment, supplements, or food seasoning. There are different species of basil. It is widely known and used by many because of the nutrients ...

Gardening is one of the oldest occupations known to man. Man has been involved in the act of cultivating plants, packaging, marketing, and distributing them for as long as man came into existence. Often this is done in places that are distant from human settlements; Rural areas. What is Urban Gardening? Urban gardening is simply the act of cultivating plants ...

Strawberries can grow happily with lots of plants and so also is tomatoes and some plants shouldn’t be planted anywhere near them. Tomatoes are heavy feeders and when choosing companion plants, it is important to choose plants that are beneficial to their neighbors. Some companion plants are all about maximizing yield on a given site and by layering and grouping ...

If you want to have a quick harvest, just plant some fast-growing vegetables and you can have it grown in 30 days or less, there are times when you need the crop to run its time on a short course, and although this involves a lot’s of planning, effort and lot’s of time need to be invested but it can ...