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Growing Vegetables in Your Home Garden

Gardening is an engaging hobby that can be really productive if you plant fruits and vegetables in your garden. There are plenty of vegetables that you can grow easily in your home garden. Most of the people prefer utilizing space in their backyard by growing nutritious vegetables that can be used in the kitchen.

Metal Halide Grow Lights – What Is the Worst Mistake People Make in Selecting Grow Lights?

There are many potential answers to that question. However, the answer to the question has to be choosing a grow light without understanding the light requirements of plants in general and the light requirements of their plants specifically.

Should You Use HID or LED Lights for Your Indoor Garden?

LED grow lights continue to gain ground against the incumbent HID lights. Who will the ultimate victor be? This author thinks both types of lights are great, but LEDs will ultimately prove the victor.

How to Make a Simple Homemade Compost Bin

The easiest homemade compost bin is not a bin at all, but simply an uncontained pile located on your property somewhere – preferably away from your house, but close to the garden. A free-standing pile breaks down into compost just as it would inside a container and is easily accessible. The problem with an open compost pile is that pets and wild animals also have easy access and can eat any fresh kitchen scraps, or worse use the pile as a private toilet.

Stop Erosion – How to Prevent Your Garden From Washing Away

When attempting to stop erosion from creating havoc on your garden, initially it’s important to take the surrounding steepness of the slope into consideration. Obviously, the steeper the grade of your garden area, the more prone the layers of soil will be subjected to erosion.

Sometimes A Bird Table Isn’t Enough

Most gardens have a bird table and you would be forgiven for thinking that is all you need to attract birds into your garden. However, there is much more to it than simply putting food out on a bird table. There are three essential things you need to provide in order to encourage the many varieties of birds into your garden – food, water and places to nest and roost.

Some Useful Tips On Encouraging Wildlife Into Your Garden

Many of us design our gardens for our own pleasure and rightly so, but how often do we stop to think of all the wildlife we share our outside space with, and are we even aware of the many varieties of creatures who live in our garden? Wildlife in a garden can not only be a pleasure to watch, but many species actually provide benefits to our garden we might not be aware of. This article will look at a few of the most beneficial creatures and give you some handy hints on how to attract them to your garden.

How To Make And Use Your Own Compost

A compost heap not only enables you to produce your own compost, it also gives you somewhere to dispose of your garden and kitchen waste. Whether you buy a ready-made compost bin, make your own, or just create a compost heap in your garden, the rewards for both you and your garden will be great. Here are a few tips on creating and using a successful compost heap.

Autumn Frosts – Which Plants Are Vulnerable and How to Protect Them

As a rule, the first widespread frosts occur in the UK around September time. Higher ground will tend to see frosts earlier than low-lying ground. A ground frost will damage only the most tender plants, but it is a warning that you need to be vigilant and take action to protect other plants.

Essential Jobs To Be Getting On With In The Garden During Autumn And Winter

There is always lots to do in even the smallest of gardens and although you may be forgiven for thinking that things begin to wind down during autumn and winter, you would be wrong. So before you shut yourself away indoors with a nice cup of tea, here’s a few essential jobs you should make sure you do during the autumn and winter months.

Creating a Beautiful Indoor Plant Arrangement As a Gift

It’s always lovely to receive a gift that someone has taken the time to create themselves. So why not think about planting up an indoor display for someone you know? This article will give you some tips on what containers to use and which plants work best.

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