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Hydroponics is an environmentally friendly and relatively foolproof way to the garden at home. It can cost a little more to set up; but being largely automated, once established the hydroponic garden can in some respects involve less work for greater rewards. It doesn't involve the heavy lifting of other forms of gardening, and that aspect alone has made it particularly useful for disabled or less mobile home gardeners.
Most gardeners find propagation challenging, but there are lots of simple techniques that ensure a better strike rate and healthier seedlings. Learn from experts in this field.
The plumes of this gorgeous palm can reach 6 to 7 feet tall, so be sure to give it plenty of space. It also requires bright, indoor light and constant light moisture in spring and summer (but don’t let it get soggy!).
This hardy ivy thrives in pots, hanging baskets, or mixed with other taller houseplants in a shared pot. It needs moderate light in spring and summer, and it requires bright light (or additional fluorescent light) in fall and winter. Pro tip: Let the soil surface dry a tad between waterings, but don’t let the plant totally dry out.
These lush ferns are an inexpensive, classic houseplant, and their arching, bright green fronds always look lovely. But be warned: They can be a bit of a diva indoors. Boston Ferns prefer lots of light, and they’ll need to be misted every day. Alternatively, you can try putting them on a tray of pebbles filled with water.
Another great way to write on stones is to engrave in them directly. You could engrave anything on your garden rocks, and could even use them as plant markers.
These are awesome! Everyone has toilet paper rolls in their home. Start accumulating the empty rolls instead of throwing them away, and you will have great material for seedling starters. It looks to be a simple matter of making a couple of cuts and folding the bottom part under and taping it.
Here is a fast and easy way to label your plants. Next time you head out to pick up Chinese takeout, don’t throw away those cheap chopsticks. Instead, wash them off and save them. You can attach seed packets to them and then stick them in the soil next to their respective plants. It really does not get any simpler than that.
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Building Soils Naturally. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my own organic gardening book. It was published in July of 2012. It starts with the basics and gets quite advanced on some topics.Read more
Peas are one of the first crops to plant in spring, and with a short season of 50 – 60 days, one of the first to harvest. Peas need well-drained soil and do well in raised beds and large planters.Read more
There is a reason golden pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum "Aureum") is one of the most popular hanging plants around. In its native habitat, golden pothos grows into a tree-swallowing monster with huge yellow and green leaves.Read more