Are Vertical Gardens a Viable Option?

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Are Vertical Gardens a Viable Option for the home gardener or unit dweller as a way to maximize growing space. Vertical gardening is quite popular. In fact, it might be […]

Composting Horse Manure – BEWARE

Composting Horse Manure – BEWARE because you need to know where your horse food came from before you use horse poo in your compost or on your garden.I was going […]

Nematodes

Nematodes are also called Eel Worms.   They are part of the Roundworm family just like the ones in your garden but a lot smaller in size. 0.5 to 1.5 […]

Companion Plants as Ground Cover

Companion Plants as a Ground Cover started out with me asking Bob what would be a good ground cover around your plants that was perhaps also useful in the kitchen. […]

Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient Deficiencies can be a difficult thing to diagnose absolutely in a plant.Nutrients (also called elements or fertilisers) are either mobile OR not-mobile Mobile nutrients Mobile Nutrients are ones that move through […]

Carbon – How valuable is it for your soil?

Carbon – How valuable is it for your soil? Back in July 2016 I posted an article on chemicals in horse manure and the damaging effects it had on that […]

Why use a Garden Cover or Mulch?

Why use a Garden Cover or Mulch? Garden covers come in many and varied varieties of material creating a layer on the surface of a growing media – your garden […]

Fire Ants are Our Problem Too

Fire Ants are Our Problem Too. Fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) are quite small (2-6 mm) as is shown by the life size photo with one identifying feature being that they […]

Rock Minerals

Rock Minerals are not just crushed rock as most people think but are really a carefully blended mix of minerals such as Basalt, Gypsum, Lignite & Rock Phosphate. There can […]

Why would you use grafted plants?

Why would you use grafted plants? Grafting and budding is a growing technique used because some seed grown plants can take a very long time to flower & fruit, may […]