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How Long Does It Take for Vegetable Seeds To Sprout

At the beginning of a new season, it is a great idea to consider what you can do to give your garden a head start. Doing this will often enable you to harvest more throughout the season as well as be able to harvest your produce earlier. One ...

How To Raise pH In Soil Fast: what to add

In chemistry, pH is a scale which ranges from 1 to 14 and is used to specify how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Acidic solutions have a lower pH, while alkaline – or basic – solutions have a higher pH. If the pH level is exactly 7, such as that ...

How To Lower pH In Soil Fast: what to add

In chemistry, pH is a scale used to specify how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Acidic solutions have a lower pH, while alkaline – or basic – solutions have a higher pH. If the pH level is exactly 7, such as that of ...

What Is A Compost Tumbler: what do they do?

A compost tumber is a rotating drum with a hatch or lid which is opened to empty your composting materials inside. The lid is then closed and you turn a handle which rotates the drum around. This mixes the contents of the drum and keeps the heat ...

Are Crab Apples Poisonous To Dogs

The tiny, tart apples can – like their larger cousins – can be a healthy treat for dogs, if served properly. Though the flesh of the apple is safe, the leaves, stems and pips are all toxic to mammals – even humans, if they consume a large ...

Best Secateurs for Small Hands

It is important when gardening to use the proper tools for the task at hand. And while any pair of heavy-duty kitchen scissors could handle basic yard work such as deadheading flowers, or pruning foliage, the best tool for the job is a great ...

How to Sharpen Garden Shears

It could be argued that a gardener is only as good as their tools – having the right tool for the job makes working in the garden less of an effort and infinitely more enjoyable. While some tools are specific to certain types of gardening and ...

How Can I Make My Soil More Fertile

More than any other factor, the fertility of your soil will impact the success of your garden.  Whether you live in a new suburb or an old farming town, you may encounter infertile soil – and whatever is causing the soil infertility needs to be ...

Best Tomato Varieties for a Greenhouse

There are few things more delicious than the taste of a ripe tomato – they are synonymous with summer, topping burgers and salads as well as making up lovely sauces and condiments like salsa and ketchup. As the most popular greenhouse crop, ...

What Is A Composter: How do i use it?

All organic matter will decompose naturally sooner or later. Micro organisms – tiny living creatures invisible to the naked eye – feed on the decaying food, plant matter, and other organic materials and help transform it into a nutrient-rich soil ...

How to Dethatch a Lawn by Hand

It is no secret that homeowners all want the thickest, greenest lawn on the block. They seed it, spread fertilizer and pesticides, and water it regularly. They use chemical or organic methods to improve the health of their grass and keep it ...

How to Grow Tomatoes Using Hydroponics

The tomato grows from a plant native to the Americas, which although it was thought to be poisonous when introduced to Europe in the 17th century, eventually became wildly popular worldwide. Hydroponics were not in use in those days as we know it - ...

What Is The Role Of NPK In Plants

It’s no secret that gardeners all hope to achieve the highest yields. One of the surest methods to succeed is to start with a soil perfectly suited to the needs of the plant about to grow in it. But how do we achieve this? There are so many ...

Perlite Or Vermiculite For Vegetables

Every gardener hopes for the best possible result from their crops – and will seek out the best techniques and tricks to improve the yield of their garden. Recently, several soil additives and alternatives have become popular. But how to tell which ...

Drought Tolerant Perennials That Bloom All Summer

When we think of drought-resistant plants, succulents and grasses come immediately to mind - and while these are beautiful, not every gardener wants a sea of greens and browns. Similarly, if we think of perennials, we envision wildflowers and ...