Mention the tropics and what do you think of? (Hint: something that grows) Palm trees! Want to know the best part? You can have some of the more cold hardy palm trees right at home in your garden even if you get cold winters. I'll share with you the different varieties and how you can add them to your garden.
There are many benefits to growing your own healthy and fresh vegetables. While you can go the traditional route of planting directly in the ground, there are other ways to grow that are better, especially if you are space-constrained. Here are the best places to grow food.
The start of the new year is a cue to start doing your vegetable garden planning, what vegetables you will grow, where they will be planted and the timing of seeding, transplanting and direct sowing. It sounds daunting and a lot of hard work but it can be done quickly, cheaply, easily and effectively.
When you make the decision to start growing your own vegetables, you are confronted with two options: Seeds vs Seedlings. You could buy some seedling plants or buy some seeds to plant yourself. Which one should you choose?
Winter is a great time to prepare for spring seeding by making some seed tape and sheets. These make-ahead preparations will save you time and ensure your seeds are properly spaced. This is the fourth in a series of five posts of How a Gardener can be Productive in Winter
Do you find sometimes that you miss something that needs to be done in your yard or garden because you don't get a chance to visit all the areas? I find that happens often with my yard and garden and some critical tasks don't get done. For me it is important to regularly do a garden maintenance walk to see what I may have missed during my less comprehensive visits to the garden.
Do you find most store bought fruit to be tasteless? Do you yearn for fresh fruit ripened naturally and full of flavour? What you need is your very own orchard!