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Wind Powered Water Pump For Pond: land drainage

Windmill water pumps, which is actually an incorrect term for them - A "windmill" is something which harnesses the power of the wind to drive a grain mill - so the correct term is a "windpump" although we tend to get call anything which has blades ...

What Is Perlite Made Of: When and how to use it

You will have seen perlite when you open up a bag of compost, all the little white specks mixed throughout the compost are pieces of perlite. In this article you will find out what perlite is made from, how, why and where you should use it in your ...

Can You Freeze Fresh Parsley: sowing to harvest

Learn how to grow parsley in this informative and easy to read post all about parsley. Parsley is a beautiful herb which really excels when pulled fresh from the plant- but can you freeze fresh parsley? Read on to find out more about how you can ...

Problems With Growing Cauliflower: the correct method of growing

Mark Twain once said that cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Thankfully, a college education is not required for growing your own cauliflower at home! This cool weather plant can even yield 2 harvests per growing ...

How To Landscape My Backyard On A Budget

This house is built on sloping ground- the foundations were dug into the hillside. This means at one side the land is higher at the top and lower at the bottom. Where the front lawn meets the sloping ground at the side there is a sharp fall, I am ...

Concrete Block Piers Foundations: how to build

Dig out the hole 6 inches 15cm wider than the outside side of the pillar you want to build. It should be 2 to 3 feet/ 60cm to 100cm deep depending on how soft your ground is - the softer the ground the deeper you'll need to go to hit hard ground. ...

What Time of Year Do Mushrooms Grow

Adding just a fist-sized portion (100g) of mushrooms to your diet can provide a laundry list of important vitamins and minerals – they are a natural source of protein and vitamin D, and contain many B vitamins such as niacin and riboflavin, as well ...

How To Hang A Field Gate

Measure the length of the gate you want to hang. Add 6 inches 150mm to the gate length (4" 100mm for the gate hanger brackets and 2" 50mm clearance at the bar closer side) This distance will be the inside measurement of your gateposts, ...

What Causes Powdery Mildew On Plants

One of the most common issues faced by gardeners – hobbyists and professionals alike – is powdery mildew. This disease is easily recognized by its namesake powdery residue.Most commonly found on young leaves and shoots, powdery mildew is not ...

Type of Greenhouses

There’s nothing more satisfying than eating fruit and vegetables you’ve grown yourself. Yet, in most climates, it’s too cold for plants to grow outdoors for much of the year. Luckily for gardeners, nowadays many greenhouses are quite affordable and ...