Creating a Unique Design for Your Self-Sustainable Homestead Garden

Creating a Unique Design for Your Self-Sustainable Homestead Garden

Garden Design
Thirty-five percent of American households are growing food at home or in a community garden, according to reports by the National Gardening Association. Providing high-quality food for your family all year-round takes foresight and simple planning - not to mention, a healthy dose of groundwork and commitment. Today, more young individuals and families are becoming involved in growing and eating their own food from their homestead now more than ever. As a result, many are looking to improve their gardens design and create a space for maximum efficiency. So, do you dream of growing a self-sufficient living on a homestead? Not sure where to start or how to build your design? Here’s how to create a unique design for you self-sustainable homestead garden. Planning Your Homestead Garden People say that…
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Why I Love July

Why I Love July

Garden Calender
Why do I Love July? :) I love garden writers and Evelyn Hadden is no exception. If you have never read what she writes, check it out at Evelyn Hadden - Garden Rant. But in case you may miss this little bit, I will quote her... "Here's what I like about July. It follows April, when the gardeners in my part of the world anxiously watch the weather and fret, Can I start gardening now? Can I? Can I?" "It follows May, which begins with endless back-building wheelbarrow work, as mulch and compost are spread, and ends with a huge planting push." "It also follows June, when the gardener corrects all mistakes made in May, rethinks what vegetables she might want to use in some recipe or other, crams in…
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Advantages of Using Plastic Planter Boxes For Your Domestic Or Commercial Beautification

Advantages of Using Plastic Planter Boxes For Your Domestic Or Commercial Beautification

Container Gardening
When people hear the word flower pot, they immediately think of the classic orange-brown ceramic pots which you can see in many stores. While this was once the only option for those people who wanted to keep plants in their houses, plastic planter boxes have since taken over the market in a huge way. [caption id="attachment_5404" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Plastic Planter Boxes[/caption] The use of plastic boxes than clay or ceramic pots is very high. Its shape is small, the style and the colors are also varied. They come in different shapes and can also come in hanging styles. Here are a few given below which will help you to get the best for your house Durability Plastic is obviously a durable material when it is compared to its other counterparts.…
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Plant Names

Plant Names

Organic Gardening
Does anyone REALLY have any idea how many different plants there are on our planet. New plants are constantly being discovered. The Flora of North America Project will treat more than 20,000 species of plants native or naturalized in North America north of Mexico, about 7% of the world's total. Both vascular plants and bryophytes are included. FYI: Bryophytes are a group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular land plants (embryophytes), the liverworts, hornworts and mosses. With such large numbers, it is quite obvious that turmoil is just a marigold away, unless there is a system that provides every plant with it's own exlusive unique name. I say gratefully that a slick system is already in place, and it allows plant people the world over to correspond with a given…
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Growing a bonsai nursery – Explore the hobby?

Growing a bonsai nursery – Explore the hobby?

Container Gardening
Many have bonsai propagation as a hobby. It is a pure investment of time, patience and creativity. Observing the growth and capturing every episode of the bonsai’s life is indeed a pleasure. Changing Bonsai pots periodically is like adding flavor to your desserts! Taking care of a bonsai nursery is a mere liking. Bonsai nursery is not a business but a preference Growing bonsai nursery can be a business for many, but for a few it is a hobby – an activity that offers a feeling of pleasure. What’s so fishy about bonsai plants and why are they close to the heart. The beauty of the bonsai is that it is an alluring plant and it changes every season. Watching it grow is like watching a baby grow in a…
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Why is Indoor Plant Nursery a Boon to Health?

Why is Indoor Plant Nursery a Boon to Health?

Indoor Gardening
Gone are the days when indoor plants would be treated as just another piece of furniture and left in a corner. Today, we are more open to the concept and the benefits of having an indoor plant nursery and their advantages simply outweigh the work involved. The most important aspect of keeping an indoor plant is the fact they lighten the mood of a room and add to the positive ambiance in your rooms. There are several types of indoor plants available in the market and you need to choose the best one for your home. When you choose the indoor plants, you need to choose some plants which will require minimum maintenance and watering. Apart from that, you need to prune these plants after stipulated time frame and you…
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Know About Hydroponic Nutrients and Their Benefits

Know About Hydroponic Nutrients and Their Benefits

Hydroponic Gardening
The concept of the term “hydroponic” has been there for thousands of years. The idea of gardening without the use of soil is known as Hydroponic Gardening. This form of gardening has become very famous in the recent times, though the usage of this form of gardening dates back to 50’s era. Many developing countries are using this method and are extremely content with results.How is Hydroponics Beneficial?The several advantages of Hydroponics are as follows:If compared with soil gardening, Hydroponics are way better as they have increased rate in growth of the plants are much higher.Through Hydroponics, the intake capacity of Oxygen in plants increases which helps them to give high quality yields.Plants that are grown through Hydroponics are of better physical state.They seldom use energy and comparatively get less…
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Mindful gardening: 3 Tips You Should Know

Mindful gardening: 3 Tips You Should Know

Organic Gardening
In our increasingly hectic and crazy lives, more people are starting to realize that they need to take some time out from the hustle and bustle just to find some inner peace. Mindful gardening allows you to turn off your "autopilot" mode, and stop and experience life fully. You will taste food better. Your relationships will be more engaging... and your senses will be heightened. You will not be in a perpetual rush to meet deadlines and keep running on a never-ending wheel like a hamster. Mindful gardening is one of the best ways to calm your mind and literally gives you the opportunity to stop and smell the roses. Your garden will be an oasis of peace and calm in a mad world. You’ll connect with nature, and gardening…
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Cleaning Your Water Garden and Preparing for Winter

Cleaning Your Water Garden and Preparing for Winter

Organic Gardening, Sustainable Landscaping
Like any outdoor water source, a water garden collects organic matter that needs to be cleaned out. The best time to do this is when the water temperature is cooler, such as in the fall. This helps minimize any stress to fish that may live in your water garden. A few basic steps to cleaning your water garden and preparing it for winter include: Get a holding container for the plants or fish, being sure it is large enough to hold the amount of water needed to sustain the plants and fish for several hours while you are emptying and cleaning the water garden. It is best to keep the holding container in the shade during this time, also. Fill the holding container with water from the water garden, then…
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Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening
Advantages of Raised Bed Gardening Using raised bed gardening methods, plants get more sun and air circulation and they can make better use of water. You often can plant earlier and harvest later, because raised beds warm up early in the spring and stay warm later in the fall. Raised beds also make ideal places to grow plants that can be invasive in a regular garden – such as mints and horseradish. But ease and convenience is the benefit many gardeners appreciate the most. If you get a bad back and sore knees every year from gardening, a raised bed may put an end to those aches and pains. Raised vegetable beds are excellent for gardeners who have trouble with their backs and older people who don't have limited flexibility.…
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