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Gardening 101: What Are the Common Houseplants?

The best houseplants, whether placed inside a residential or office space, can help lift both areas to look more vibrant than usual. There are common houseplants that naturally exude their beauty through their aroma, color, shape, and size variations, which are actually helpful when it comes to giving a certain spot to look more inviting when viewed.  

How Effective Are Worm Castings on Garden Soil and Plants?

If there was a safer and better fertilizer alternative other than the chemical-based products made today, then you might want to use worm castings for supplementing your garden soil and plants. Castings from composting worms have been recognized as a natural fertilizer that is packed with a lot of nutrients and minerals (contains minerals such as concentrated nitrates, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus).

Growing Radishes Is Easy And Convenient

If you are planning on growing radishes, you must know that the radish belongs to the family of Cruciferous; falls under two categories. One is spring radishes and the other is winter radishes. This vegetable is mostly grown in cold weather.

Why Switch Your HID Lights To LED For Indoor Gardening

You may be thinking about changing out your original indoor growing lights for an LED system. Whether you are a professional or just starting out, you will want to do some looking into things before you make a final choice. Professional growers and hobbyists are both seeing that LED lights give them better results. There is a wide range of reasons why more gardeners are switching to LED from original systems. Growers love the longer life span, the elimination of having to buy accessories, the low heat emissions, as well as the energy conservation.

The Principles Behind Organic Gardening Are Very Simple To Understand

Organic vegetable gardening has proven to be effective because since its inception in 1980. To prove this point, one study has pointed out that the amount of corn and soybeans produced using this method was almost the same compared to those who used fertilizers and pesticides.

A Discussion on the Difference Between Lakes and Ponds

Having visited hundreds of lakes and ponds in my boat building career, I am often asked about the difference between a pond and a lake. This article will help the lake or pond owner to decide once and for all whether their favourite patch of water is a lake or a pond!

Growing Dwarf Banana Trees Made Easy (Part 1)

Dwarf banana trees are “tropical” plants, what chance do they have to thrive in the mid-west United States? I am here to tell you to forget what you think you know about dwarf banana trees. You will soon find out that they have a wonderful chance to thrive and flourish anywhere.

How to Compost And Make Your Garden Beautiful and Rich!

Composting is easy and a great way to get that beautiful garden you’ve always dreamed about. This article will show you just how simple composting is for anyone interested in boosting their soil’s growing power.

Top Five Winter Houseplants

Christmas is just round the corner and everyone has started planning for it. The traditional decorative items are in great demand during this season. Along with the usual holiday decorations, you can also accentuate the beauty of your home by putting some great winter house plants. They will add more color and texture to the room.

What Animal Manures to Use for Compost?

It was not so long ago when animal manures were the life and soul of the compost heap and their role in keeping the soil fertile and productive was never in question. It is only in the last fifty years or so that manures have come to be regarded as unwanted waste products and a problem to dispose of.

Our Pine Forests Are Dying

I live at the edge of a pine forest located at Thetford Norfolk in England. This potential forest killer is of great concern to me. It is managed by the regional Forestry Commission at Santon Downham, located just outside Thetford. For centuries people have been trying to control the spread of bark beetles. We witnessed the effects of Dutch elm disease, and now is a particularly bad time to be a conifer tree. The great North American conifer forests are currently being killed off. Bark beetles have, and continue to sweep through, killing areas of forest in excess of the land area of the entire U.K. with the spruce beetle having eaten its way through 10k sq. kilometers of Alaskan forest, and 13k sq. kilometers of British Columbian forest with the pine beetle.

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