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Jobs to Do in the Garden During April

April is the month when the blossom really comes into its own. From the whites and pinks of flowering cherries and fruit trees, to the snowy coverings on hedgerows, all make their mark with a show of colour. The blackbird is singing, the nights are drawing out and the sun is beginning to have some real warmth in its rays. Warm sunny days really make you believe that the promise of summer is just around the corner. However, don’t be tempted to plant out tender plants as sharp night frosts can still catch you out, scorching the edges of tender new leaves and killing fruit tree blossom. During this month growth in the garden really starts to speed up and it can be hard work keeping up with the pace. Here is a list of jobs you should be getting on with in your garden during April.

Heirloom Gardening: A Link to the Past and Pathway to Future of Gardening

Heirloom gardening, through the efforts of heirloom gardeners, seek to grow and preserve plants and seeds that have been handed down from one generation to the next. Through their efforts, not only will the varieties and traditions live on, but these gardeners will be the link to the past and pathway to carry on the work and pass it down to future generations. After all, the genetic base that underpins our highly productive crops of today, are largely adapted from plants brought here by our ancestors.

How Is The Raft System in Commercial Aquaponics?

In commercial aquaponics, the most common grow bed is the raft system. There are two more grow bed designs, the NFT or Nutrient Film Technique and the Media-filled grow bed. Even though media-filled beds are not so common in large production scales, it is the favorite of most aquaponics hobbyists.

The Different Grow Bed Aquaponics Designs You Can Choose From

The different aquaponics designs begin with the kind of system itself up to the grow beds. With the kind of aquaponics alone you have three to choose from, the ranch tank, solar tank and the third kind that uses a fish tank, grow bed and a pump. With the third kind comes the countless varieties of water flow, design and as we will discuss below, the grow bed.

Growing Tomatoes in Pots – A Quick Start Guide

Tomato plants are one of the favorite vegetables among vegetable gardeners. Planting tomatoes require frequent watering and ample sunlight. Discover what else it takes to grow tomatoes in pots as we share tips on taking care of tomato plants.

Grow Light – The Secret to Indoor Gardening

If you live in a city with no place to put a garden, or a cold climate where nothing would grow even if you had the space, an indoor garden may be what you need. This is the perfect hobby for those who enjoy the feeling they get from gardening but do not have the option of doing it conventionally. Indoor gardens are a great way to give your family fresh produce all year long and they can save you money as well.

Aquaponics System: What You Need To Know

You probably want to know what’s exactly involved in an aquaponics system before purchasing the materials to set up the system. It is wise move to take time for your preparation and research on what aquaponics system can do and how it satisfies your needs. Aquaponics is a mixture of two farming approaches, hydroponics and aquaculture.

What Is an Appliance Repair Service?

An appliance repair service does what seems basic to many people-repair electrical appliances. Every now and then, however, it is an excellent idea to examine the ordinary and look at what a repair service exists to do.

Storing Seeds

How long do seeds last? This is a question that is often ask and is quite important at this time of year (Spring) because if you use old seeds and wait a while for them to germinate you could well loose three weeks growing time.

Herb Garden, Spring Planting

For many people, spring planting is the perfect time to begin an herb garden. For most herbs, planting should wait until there is no more danger of frost if you plan to put the seeds directly in the ground. However if you want to grow herbs from seeds, you can also start your seeds indoors a few weeks before you plan to put them outdoors and then simply transplant them after the frost danger is gone.

Metal Halide Light Bulbs – Compact and Efficient

If you have been thinking about improving your growing game, you need to think about which kinds of equipment you are using. This means that you need to consider which kinds of results you are looking for while growing. For example, you probably are going to want to see a lush, aggressive growth among your plants and flowers.

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