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Hydrangeas – How to Grow Beautiful Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas grow and bloom the best in morning sun with afternoon shade. Don’t expect them to do well in heavy shade. The Pee Gee variety is hardy enough to grow in full sun.

Make Your Own Weedkiller

There are some fantastic weedkiller products on the market but if you are looking to save money and only have a small weed problem then it is possible to use everyday household products as a weedkiller and save a few pennies in the process. One way of creating your own weedkiller is by using a small amount of Jeyes Fluid mixed with tap water. The amount of Jeyes you will need will only add up to a few pence worth and so mixed with tap water this is very inexpensive alternative to bought weedkiller.

To Help Your Tomatoes Grow, Keep Out the Weeds

As you go about your tomato gardening, do not overlook weeding. Weeds must be controlled because they compete for light, water and nutrients with your tomatoes.

Ornamental Grasses – Tips For Planting and Growing Ornamental Grasses

Getting ornamental grasses off to a great start. Their first year in the ground is the most critical.

Common Herb Garden Plants

Herbs have different lifespan and grow in annuals, perennials, and biennials. An herb is never the same with another. Try to do your homework about what herbs there are and how they can be used before growing an herb garden. This article will provide you an overview of various herbs, along with the purposes they serve.

Planting Strawberries – How to Plant Strawberry Plants For Optimum Production

Strawberry plants grow best in well drained soil that has been amended with organic matter. Strawberries should not be planted in or near soil where eggplants, peppers, potatoes, raspberries, or tomatoes have grown over the past 3 to 5 years because strawberries are susceptible to verticillium wilt. It is also advisable to move strawberry beds whenever verticillium wilt appears.

Radishes to Warm Up Your Palate!

Radishes are a colorful, tasty and quick growing addition to any garden. Mind you that is where they should remain too! If you want a vegetable for the kids to grow, radishes are ideal because of their very fast-growing habit – but, like me, they probably won’t like them – so couch your enticement to grow them in terms of they are doing it for the rest of the family.

Spinach – Not Just For Popeye

One good thing about being an adult is that you do not have to eat the despised vegetables that your parents made you eat as a kid. You can always get the right nutrients from other veg so there is no loss there. Although I dislike them and have discarded them from my eating preferences, many folks do like veg such as radishes, cucumbers and spinach and, as this series is to hopefully provide information for home vegetable growing, they are included.

Home Grown Cucumbers

Cucumbers are fairly prolific fruiters so you will only need 3 or 4 plants, unless you really like to eat them. They can be planted on a small mound, or if you have limited space, try a good climber that can be attached to a trellis. Plant about 18 inches apart as this will also help pollination.

A Taste of the Tropics – Sweet Potatoes

They will grow well in almost any soil as long as water doesn’t puddle in the soil after a rain. If the soil is not well drained, it can be worked into ridges or mounds. Some people add compost to the ridges and mounds before planting. They require little or no fertiliser, relatively drought tough, and cope with weeds.

Understanding Soil pH

For healthy plant growth nutrients must be available for them to take in. A critical factor that aids and abets this is your soil pH. Without being too technical, basically soil pH refers to the levels of alkalinity or acidity in the soil.

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