I know what you’re thinking: gardening is too hard, it takes too much time, and how can anyone like me go about growing a garden when I know nothing about the subject? This is most people’s view on gardening, and is completely wrong! Gardening is easy and anyone can do it!
Imagine needing to make a salad, and walking out to your garden where you have fresh lettuce growing. You pick a head of lettuce, get it washed, and then realize you need some more ingredients.
Back out to the garden you pick some tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, onion, and peppers as well. Throwing this in your salad, you realize you are eating the tastiest salad you have ever had in your life! This is because you are growing the highest quality of fruits and vegetables, as well as getting it as fresh as possibly can be!
How to Start a Garden
But how can you start a garden? It’s simple! All you need is a spot of ground, some water, seeds, and some determination.
Start with tilling your garden. You will want to mix up the soil nice
Gardening is more than just a hobby. Some people take it vigorously that the art has become an academic discipline for some of us. But above all else, it is a passion that those who are truly skillful can be worthy to be called gardeners and be awarded a ‘green thumb’ badge.
For us who do not understand the beauty and fulfillment of gardening, here are things that only passionate gardeners can relate to.
Under your fingernails can be garden beds
You have used the entire area of the backyard that you are tempted to plant on your fingernails because of the dirt accumulated the entire day. It’s not that you don’t clean yourself, but the constant gardening activities do not really equate to clean hands. Despite washing your hands and scrubbing them clean after a day’s work, you find yourself in the same dilemma day after day.
You think of naming your children Rose, Lily, and Daisy
Your love for flowers manifests in the different parts of your life. As of the moment, your SNS and blog usernames and passwords contain floral words and names. You are
When you think that planting is all mud and dirt, then you have to rethink that thought. Time and again, gardening have been an avenue to express oneself. It may surprise you that it does not only give you relaxation and fulfillment in knowing that you are doing something that will benefit many people. But, gardening activities have a way to also bring out your creative self.
So, have some fun with gardening using these fantastic plant containers.
Make sure that these shells are discarded by their owners. As an animal enthusiast, you can collect as many empty shells as you can to create an entire bunch of small flower planters that you can line-up on your window sill. This is perfect for those who are living and dorms and apartments, which does not have space for large plant containers.
If your life peg is wanderlust, then an old suitcase as flower planters suits your spirit for traveling. Look for a defective suitcase from your pile of travel essentials and enjoy creating planters made from it. Nothing says creative than marrying your interests in
There is always beauty in nature – those fantastic flowers and trees. What is so frustrating sometimes is when you’re far from the beauty of nature. How can gardening services help you?
Bringing nature outside your house does not sound bad.
Having a garden at home is what makes every person’s stay at home refreshing when the situation calls for it. Especially when you only want to stay outside your house and let some time pass by. A garden is also something that is a handful to take; more so if you’re a clean freak who wants everything to be in order.
If you are thinking about gardening as simply watering the plants, you’re missing a big part of the picture because gardening is more than just plants in a pot. This is the reason why getting gardening services will always be a good thing.
Each garden requires lots of care, from irrigation, watering, pest control, landscaping, mulching, lawn restoration, and a lot more, it’s truly one big work load for some. These are important for these reasons:
Everyone knows that unless the plant is a cactus,
Rainfall has been at a premium in southern California and with July traditionally the driest month of the year, gardeners must take extra care to keep their gardens growing and landscapes looking their best.
Deep Water Your Lawn: Some cities have lifted or plan to lift watering restrictions, but many cities still require residents and businesses to water only once or twice a week. A lawn can still stay green with limited watering. Water lawns deeply-for the maximum time allowed (usually 15 minutes) so water penetrates six to eight inches into the soil. Make sure sprinklers produce limited excess spray to avoid evaporation Aerate you lawn making it easier for water to soak in.
Rethink Grass: Lawns are a landscape’s biggest water guzzler. Many types of drought tolerant groundcover are available that can replace all or a portion of your lawn including lavender, ornamental grasses, sage, succulents, iris, geraniums and California fuchsia. Thoroughly remove the portion of lawn that will be replaced, till the soil and amend with compost before planting.
Add More Mulch: Organic mulch is usually made from recycled trees and other wood materials
I will be discussing the benefits of Aquaponics gardening over conventional soil based gardening.
So firstly we will look at the benefits then we will go into what you need to look at before you start your Aquaponics backyard garden.
The benefits of an Aquaponics System are:
1. Due to the fact you will not be using soil there is no weeding.
2. Watering is eliminated because water is circulated automatically from the fish pond to the grow bed. Aquaponics use about 10% of the water used by conventional gardening.
3. All fertilizers are supplied by the fish waste being circulated through the grow bed.
4. Soil pests are eliminated, no soil is used in an Aquaponics grow bed.
5. Your fruit and vegetables will grow at least twice as fast as conventional gardening.
6. Energy use is a lot less, estimated 70% saving.
7. More plants in the same area, up to 10 times.
8. All fruit and vegetables are totally organic.
9. Extremely low cost of growing your plants.
10. You have fresh organic fruit and vegetables to pick as you use them
Now what do you need to take into account when you
Titan Arum, also called “Corpse Flower”, is one of the world’s largest flowers. Well, technically, it is an inflorescence – a group of flowers gathered around a spadix and surrounded by a spathe. Its scientific name is Amorphophallus titanum, which basically describes the flower’s distinct shape. Based on the Latin words amorphous (misshapen), phallus (penis), and titanum (giant), this flower can grow to around 10 to 15 feet with leaves typically spreading to a massive 13 feet in width. Titan Arum is also relative to the skunk cabbages, duckweeds, calla lilies, and jack-in-the-pulpits.
Why the flower smells so nasty?
It all comes down to science. Flowers need pollination for its species to thrive. The corpse flower’s way of attracting pollinators is through its stinky odor, dark burgundy color, and warm temperature reaching up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. By imitating the nature of a dead animal, the flower is able to attract its primary pollinators – the carnivorous insects such as dung beetles and flesh flies, which love feasting on dead flesh.
Primarily, titan arum is so big it can take up to seven to ten years
A buffering agent helps prevent a rapid change in pH of a solution when other substances are added or mixed with the solution. For example, most shampoos are buffered so that they are slightly acidic. The buffer counteracts the alkalinity of soap. If either of these substances become too acidic or too alkaline, they could damage your skin and hair.
Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline (7.35 – 7.45). Below or above this range would cause symptoms and disease. If blood pH moves below 6.8 or above 7.8, cells stop functioning and the body dies. The body, therefore, continually strives to balance pH. Many forms of life will survive only within a relatively small pH range so they utilize a buffer to maintain a constant pH.
Another example of how a buffering agent is commonly used is in aspirin. Without buffering, aspirin can irritate the lining of the stomach and lead to serious medical conditions such as bleeding and ulcers. The antacid properties of buffering agents are thought to help maintain the pH balance and and may help prevent side effects. Whether aspirin buffers
I have made it my determination never to use pesticides. This was not a decision that I made based on philosophy or even environmental consciousness. On the contrary, I bore witness to the extraordinary ease and effectiveness by which natural predators dispose of the most pernicious and damaging of garden pests.
In the mid-2000s, I began my first serious attempt at a large garden. I did the research about how to do as little work as possible. In the early fall, I put materials over the lawn to kill it. I dumped leaves into my beds instead of tilling. Allowing the biological process of decay do the work would invite a sturdy network of fungi to help bring nutrients to the plants. Finally, I used a technique called wintersowing to sow my seeds outside during the winter. I only planted native varieties, the idea being that they would be a boon to natural pollinators. Native plants would be able to care for themselves once established.
The real work came in the spring. Planting, watering new plants, only to plant and water more new plants, was
Gardening In Ancient Egypt
In the hot climate of Egypt, the rich liked to rest under trees for their shade. Gardens were created enclosed by walls with trees in rows. Sometimes they grew alternating trees. They grew sycamores, date palms, fig trees, nut trees, pomegranate trees, and willows. Vineyards were grown to make wine that only the rich drank. The common people drank beer.
A large variety of flowers including roses, poppies, irises, daisies, and cornflowers were grown. Also, they liked to grow fragrant trees and shrubs. Their gardens had rectangular ponds sometimes stocked with fish.
The Egyptians believed the Gods liked gardens. Gardens were usually around the Temples. There were different trees associated with different Gods.
The gardens were beautiful so they were used for pleasure and produce. Gardens were used to produce fruit, vegetables, olive oil, and to produce wine.
Gardening In Ancient Iraq
In the Ancient World, beautiful gardens were created in Iraq. The Assyrians came from Iraq and in the period 900 BC – 612 BC they ruled a great empire in the middle east. The upper-class Assyrians enjoyed gardens. Gardens were irrigated by water
With such a cold winter, many gardeners are delighted that the spring is finally here. Even better, it is time to plant seeds and cultivate gardens which will bring about the hot green attractiveness of the spring season. However, without early preparation, your gardening might not be successful. Below are some of the very best strategies to organize your gardens for the spring season.
Start looking for seeds and bulbs
If you’d like to plant flowers such as lilies, it is time for you to start ordering seeds and bulbs. Otherwise, you will miss out on the radiant summer display. You could get the seeds online or purchase them from the nearest store in your neighborhood. Make sure the seeds and bulbs are in excellent condition to avoid disappointments late in the season when the planting season has passed.
Cleaning the garden
If there are debris in the garden, it is time for you to throw them out. Don’t ignore the lawn and the pond. Remove any weeds from the garden and put them in a pile to create a compost that could be used when gardening.
1. Decide What Vegetables to Plant
My first step in planning my garden is to decide which vegetables to plant.
This may seem obvious, but only plant vegetables you and your family like to eat and only plant the amount that your family can use – or that you can give away, can, or otherwise store for the winter.
Do you know anyone who plants tomatoes just because they’re a popular garden veggie, even though they either don’t like them or can’t eat them? I do and maybe you do, too! Or how about those four zucchini plants that someone I know planted one year – and then they tried to give away the surplus. Oops. (No, it wasn’t me!)
2. Decide Which Varieties to Plant
For each type of vegetable, I try to choose one variety that’s good for fresh eating (either raw or cooked), one that stores well in the root cellar, and one that is especially resistance to the type of insect pests and diseases I have in my garden. Sometimes a single variety will meet more than one of these criteria.
Your criteria are probably
Salinity is the measure of the total amount of soluble salt in the soil. As the amount of salt increases, it becomes more difficult for the plant to extract the water out of the soil.
High salinity soils in farms and gardens is becoming a worldwide problem. High concentrations of salt impact crops in a number of ways, from a reduction in yield all of the way to total crop failure.
In fact, the United Nations “estimates that 2,000 hectares of farmland (nearly 8 square miles) of farmland is ruined daily by salt degradation. So far, nearly 20 percent of the world’s farmland has been degraded, an area approximately the size of France.”
The rest of this article will discuss 4 solutions to farming in high salinity soils. While there are other methods used, these are the most common and generally the most successful.
Improving Drainage and Leaching
First, if adequate water sources and good drainage are available, the soils can be washed (leached) to remove the excess salt. Drainage is an absolute must, because the water must move through soil and not just run off the surface.
In the summer, plants might die of thirst since water is really important to plants. And we should water the plants properly as they need lots of water. In view of that, to grow your plants properly, you should make sure that your plants can get enough water. There is no denying that the garden irrigation could make everything much easier and more convenient for you. However, how to use the garden irrigation properly might also be a difficult task for the beginner. Don’t worry. I have got you covered. In this article, I am going to show you how to use the garden irrigation.
Advantages of Using Drip Irrigation
Compared to the traditional irrigation as using the nozzle or watering cans, the garden irrigation could save water and fertilize the soil by dripping water slowly to the roots of plants or the soil surface. And the drip irrigation could also cool the area down by the water evaporation. And as you get the drip irrigation installed, what you have to do is to turn on the garden irrigation and leave it behind, which could