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  • Guide To Growing The Perfect Peppers
    Peppers are one of the most popular vegetables you can grow in your garden. This vegetable (but technically a fruit!) comes in so many different colors, shapes, flavors and most importantly- spice level! While pepper plants and their leaves all look very similar, that’s where …
  • The Ultimate Guide To Growing Tulips
    When the snow finally melts and the grip of winter has finally passed, the beauty of spring begins with one of the most durable, colorful and easy-to-grow flowers around-the tulip! These iconic spring bulbs sprout up and deliver our gardens a much needed pop of …
  • The Ultimate Guide To Growing Tulips 2
    4. Tulip Pests & Common Ailments As with most plants, pests and disease are unfortunately things we must deal with, but not without hope. In most cases, if you take preventative measures you can avoid the heartbreak of dealing with the loss of your tulips …
  • Guide To Growing Potatoes
    Potatoes are a favorite crop among vegetable gardeners. Let’s learn the expert tips for growing potatoes before you can start a crop of your own.
  • Guide to Growing Potatoes 2
    Plants That Offer Nutrients As plants grow, they take up nutrients from the soil, leaving the ground less fertile for the future crops. Gardeners have to replenish the supply by adding the necessary fertilizers or organic matter to the soil to sustain the health of …
  • What Are the Easiest Succulents to Grow?
    When you hear of the word “succulent” what comes to mind? You may conjure up an image of something that is tender, ripe, and often delicious, but do your thoughts go to the zebra-patterned leaves of the succulent haworthia or the magenta-flowered spectacle of the …
  • How Do You Keep Japanese Beetles Away?
    With an appetite for over 300 species of plants, and doing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage every year in the United States, Japanese beetles are a serious pest. They are often described as having no limit to what they’ll eat. These beetles love …
  • Growing Beans – Which Is Best: Pole or Bush?
    There’s something for everyone to love about growing beans! From the ease of getting a good harvest to the delicious recipes you can make with the fruits of your labor, it’s hard to ignore all the good reasons to make beans a mainstay on your …
  • What Month Do You Plant Beans?
    Beans are an increasingly popular plant with gardeners of all stripes. They’re easy to maintain, delicious to eat, and capable of surviving in all kinds of climates and soils. But many gardeners are looking for further information on when exactly they should begin growing beans. …
  • How to Get Rid of Cabbage Root Maggots
    As the season changes, in comes the wonderful cooler weather. And with that comes the pests that enjoy munching on the cool weather crops. One common yet stubborn nuisance is the cabbage root maggot. These small little worms can easily take over and devastate your …
  • How Long Does It Take For Beans to Grow?
    Beans are an amazing plant to grow. They germinate well, store very well, and are very nutritious. If you’re like me, then you love to eat beans. They are a great source of protein and fiber. However, if you’ve ever wondered how long does it …
  • What’s the Best Time of Year for Planting Pole Beans?
    If you’re considering planting pole beans in Central Florida there is a lot to consider. Fear not, however, as we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn all you could possibly need to know about planting and harvesting pole beans in your area. What Month …
  • How Tall Does A Mexican Heather Plant Get?
    With its delicate-looking flowers and rich foliage, Mexican heather is perhaps the most common Cuphea species grown in U.S. gardens. It’s typically grown as a heat-loving perennial in the south and summer-specific annual in the north because of its tenderness to frost. But with the …
  • How to Grow Heirloom Tomatoes: 10 Tips for Success
    Has growing tomatoes always been on your list of aspirational hobbies? Do mouthwatering heirlooms make your heart skip a beat and add a spring to your step? Are you excited to try out your new gardening shovel and sun hat, but need a little bit …
  • How Do You Control Leaf Miner Insects Organically?
    Many gardeners have seen the telltale signs of a leaf miner infestation, with thin white trails that run through the leaves of the plants in your garden showing the clear signs of the presence of this common pest. The spread of these creatures can cause …
  • How Do I Get Rid of Aphids on My Plants?
    Aphids are a common problem for organic gardeners. These small pests cause damage to plants by sucking the juice out of them and injecting their own substances into the plant. They can be difficult to spot because they are tiny, but you may notice wilting …
  • Growing Heirloom Tomatoes in Southern Climates
    Harvesting your own fruit and vegetables is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. Many people opt for tomatoes because they are straightforward to grow, produce a large crop, and are easy to incorporate into a variety of meals. But the excessive heat and …
  • How to Freeze Green Beans From the Garden
    Green beans are a wonderful option to grow in your garden, but if you want to freeze green beans, it’s important to avoid some common issues. In this article, we’re going to walk you through how to do it properly so you can enjoy your …
  • Can I Leave Tulip Bulbs in Pots After Flowering?
    Tulips are some of the most colorful, versatile flowers you can have in your garden. These flowers come in dozens of varieties, require little maintenance compared to other plants, and bloom beautifully after you plant them. However, many people wonder if they can plant tulip …
  • Do You Plant Sunflower Seeds Pointed Up or Down?
    Sunflowers are just about the epitome of sunshine and summertime. Bright and sunny, they seem to be smiling as they track the sun with their tall heads. Sunflowers are so easy to grow. Their is so much about Sunflowers to them, from creating privacy in …
  • What Do You Do With Amaryllis Bulbs After They Bloom?
    Amaryllis are large, trumpet-shaped flowers that bring a punch of color to any home or garden. Gardeners typically start with amaryllis bulbs, which look similar to an onion, that then sprout long, thin leaves and the iconic blooms. Amaryllis flowers come in eye-catching colors, can …
  • Best Organic Fertilizer for Your Vegetable Garden
    Fertilizing your plants is as important as feeding yourself good wholesome foods. Fertilizer provides your plants with the nutrients they need to grow strong, look their best, produce more, and reduce risks of pest infestations. However, plants need more than food, just like us. We …
  • How Do You Prune Orchid Plants?
    Orchids are essentially indoor plants. They might seem relatively easy to take care of but the pruning step of planting these fairly little plants is a bit technical. Great care is required while pruning them. Some of the simple steps could be followed, to make …
  • Flower Bulbs to Plant in Fall
    Flowering bulbs are the plant most closely associated with Spring. Not sure of that statement? Easter is celebrated after the Spring equinox and the white lily is the traditional Easter flower. If your goal is to have a yard full of flowering bulbs in the …
  • How Do You Grow Those Striking “Blue Daze” Flowers?
    If you’ve ever seen the striking blue daze flowers, also known as Evolvulus glomeratus or dwarf morning glory, chances are you wanted some for your own garden, front yard, or house. These plants have a unique bright blue color. Not purple that looks blue, but …
  • 7 of the Best Types of Fruit Trees to Plant in Central Florida
    Central Florida is a great place to grow fruit trees. The warm winters and hot summers of this USDA zone 9 tropical climate mean year-round growing for gardeners. While there are many wonderful fruits we can grow in this region, we’ve tried to pick out …
  • How to Get Rid of Cutworms in Your Garden
    When it comes to caring for your garden, cutworms are among the nastiest and most harmful pests to encounter. They’re often mistaken for grubs, but they’re actually the caterpillar of an adult moth. The worst part of cutworms is the damage that they can cause …
  • Raising Rabbits: How Long Does It Take?
    Historically, the rabbit has enjoyed great popularity as livestock in the USA, and many homesteaders still grow them today. Owners enjoy how easy rabbits are to raise and how their meat is a more environmentally friendly option. What’s more, as an animal that is small …
  • When Do You Need to Add Organic Matter to Your Soil?
    Have you struggled for years to get anything to grow in your garden? If so, the problem may be the quality of your soil. Whether you’re trying to grow larger plants or just trying to get anything to grow at all, you should be adding …
  • What Is the Best Time for Planting Sweet Corn in Florida?
    The crisp and delicious crunch of sweet corn is distinctly reminiscent of warm and lazy summer nights spent eating, grilling, and laughing with family and friends. Luckily, planting sweet corn is relatively simple, as long as you sow at the right time and give it …
  • How to Get Rid of Aphids Without Damaging Your Vegetable Garden
    Gardening is a relaxing hobby and a great way to spend more time outdoors. Cultivating natural spaces is good for the environment, and growing your own vegetables can be immensely satisfying. However, like most plants, vegetables are vulnerable to aphids, which can be difficult to …
  • What Is Involved in Raising Chickens for Eggs?
    Whether you are looking to open an egg business or just enjoy a backyard flock, it is helpful to know everything involved in raising chickens for eggs before you start. Thanks to the rising popularity of “urban” and “backyard” chickens, there is a lot of …
  • Can You Grow Citrus Trees From Cuttings?
    Few people know that propagating citrus fruit trees from cuttings is possible, but it is. It’s also a straightforward process that requires nothing more than a little time, due diligence, and care. And by giving your cuttings what they need – like high humidity and …
  • How Many Varieties of Peppers Are There?
    If you’re planning to grow your own peppers, you may be wondering how many varieties of peppers there are and which ones are best to grow in a home garden. It’s a good idea to know which of the peppers are of top quality, especially …
  • How Long Does It Take for an Avocado Tree to Bear Fruit?
    An avocado tree is easy to grow and makes for a beautiful house plant when first starting out. But the best part is the fruit they bear–the avocados themselves! So how long will it take for your avocado tree to bear fruit? Well, that depends …
  • Do Hydrangeas Come Back Every Year?
    Growing hydrangeas is a wonderful task for flower gardening enthusiasts. These beautiful, large shrubs provide show-stopping blooms throughout the summer season. Hydrangeas are hearty in most zones in the United States and will come back every year if they are treated properly. Planting in the …
  • Growing Pomegranate
    The origins of the Pomegranate can be traced to the middle east, most believe in modern day Iran.  They were grown widely in most of the middle east, which makes sense since they tend to do better in drier climates. Both ancient romans & greeks …
  • Native Plants in Florida
    Looking to stay in Florida? Do you possess the magical green thumb? Are you entertaining thoughts of starting your own farm or garden in the Sunshine State?
  • Raising Sheep for Milk
    Raising sheep for milk is not something new. It has been done for thousands of years, but not very popular in the US.
  • Raising Ducks at Home
    For those who have never tried duck, it is a most delicious meat. What makes it most appealing to me is that it does have a more rich taste when compared to the very bland taste of chicken breast.
  • Raising Chickens
    I raised my chickens from the time the chicks were a day old. Many we have hatched ourselves. The main things that I looked into before getting started to ensure that the chicks grow into healthy chickens were housing, caring for chickens, and free range considerations.
  • Growing Collard Greens In Florida
    Collards can be grown almost year round in Florida, and should be on your list to plant since it is high in minerals and vitamins. In fact collards receive a completeness score from nutrition data of 90!
  • Growing Carrots in Florida
    Carrots are a very popular vegetable I believe because they are colorful, sweet, and fairly easy to grow. This makes them popular for the gardener to grow. A very commonly used vegetable in a great many dishes also contribute to its adoption.
  • Are brussel sprouts easy to grow?
    When setting out your transplants, you need to set the rows 30 inches apart. This is due to that fact that the crop usually sprouts and get large.
  • Why Sheep Should Be On The List For Your Family Farm
    Sheep are gentle and docile. Looking at the reasons why raising sheep on a small homestead farm made sense to me, I figured I would detail them out.
  • Growing Apple Trees in Florida
    The first stage involved finding and preparing a good spot for the trees to grow; good sun, proper soil preparation and a water source. I had a great spot picked out that would give them all the sun they need and room to grow.
  • Choosing the Right Breed of Goat
    When choosing the right breed of goats for other than grass cutting, analyzing your needs is very important to determine whether you need breeds that are best in meat, milk, or fiber production.
  • Raising Meat Rabbits
    Rabbits are fun to raise when you are properly prepared. However, ways of making sure rabbits remain comfortable and safe can be a challenge during the winter given the cold temperatures and predators.
  • Choosing the Right Breed of Goose
    Geese unlike chickens are not being raised intensively, finding breeds locally can be a challenge. There are both wild and domesticate geese.
  • Are You Considering Raising Geese?
    There is of course some preparation that I will need to take in before I get them but it is definitely on the radar for 2021. If you are at all considering raising birds for meat, I think goose has to be a strong contender.
  • Choosing from Different Breeds of Chickens
    Since the original three breed we have expanded to add a number of others. All beautiful in their own way but for me the Leghorn and Fayoumis will always be part of my flock.
  • The Florida Natives
    While the Sunshine State has had its fair share of creatures that come and go as time passes by, Florida remains to be home to a number of beloved farm animals which have been native to the state for as long as I can remember.
  • What Kind Of Fertilizer is Best For Organic Gardening?
    People that are new to natural gardening frequently assume that organic garden plant food is just an additional kind of plant food in a bag If you are a real natural garden enthusiast this is not the instance. To figure out what is the best …
  • 3 Tips For The Organic Garden
    The organic garden is grown similar as a traditional garden, other than the approaches made use of to prepare the dirt and care of the garden. We will run through 3 helpful pointers that will certainly help you obtain your natural garden began. The 3 …
  • Benefits Of Using Organic Seeds
    Sometimes natural garden enthusiasts question if they need to use only natural yard seed. That is a concern with an easy, yet complicated, response. We will certainly attempt to explore the ins and outs of going totally natural in your garden. We intend to take …
  • Organic Gardening – Going Eco-friendly in Your Yard
    Organic Heirloom Horticulture is an eco-friendly technique of gardening. It is a technique that includes operating in harmony with nature. It is an extremely reliable, efficient and also healthy and balanced means to garden, for both you as well as the environment. Green horticulture can …
  • Organic Horticulture: Expanding Veggies in the house
    This article is a loosened up, however useful intro to people who are fairly brand-new to gardening and are aiming to start growing veggies. It offers detailed guidelines for beginners which lead the visitor via choosing a suitable expanding area to picking plants. It also …
  • Things You Can Use To Recycle in Your Organic Garden
    You can conserve a great deal of cash by reusing things you would certainly or else toss away and also utilizing them in your yard. This short article provides 7 points you can reuse for usage in your blossom or veggie yard. Conserve the planet …
  • Organic Garden Tips For Beginners
    Organic gardening is becoming a lot much more preferred as individuals end up being more aware of the chemicals that are utilized in traditional food production. It can be a little more difficult than chemical-based horticulture, but it deserves it in the end. If you’re …
  • Growing Loquat
    Loquat is a fruit that grows on a tree, it has been known to be grown in Japan dating back to 1000 AD. In the US it has been primarily been used as a landscape plant. Loquat grows well in many soils and in adaptable to a variety of climates.
  • Home Gardening Made Easy
    Many people set out with a sense of joy and excitement when deciding to start a vegetable garden. Unfortunately what is sometimes absent is proper planning.
  • Rearing our Welsh Harlequin Duck Couple
    We have in mind intentions to start a Welsh Harlequin Duck family so having mother Welsh Harlequin Duck and a father is vital. Bringing these two home to the barn has taken us through days of learning firsthand the daily lives of these amazing birds.
  • Easy Step-By-Step Way To Create A Container Garden
    An appealing and growing container veggie garden can be yours. In this container gardening guide I’ll give you all the information and pointers you require to get going now. It’s enjoyable, it’s easy. So let’s go … Step 1– Select Your Veggies (Note: Use this …
  • Tips For Designing A Container Garden
    The first and most important secret of container gardening design is realizing that the final resting location of the gardening container itself, will decide what sorts of plants you can use. You can not simply flick through the flower catalogue, deciding what flowers to use, …
  • Creating and Planting a Container Garden
    All of us have a garden planter or 2 dotted around our gardens, possibly filled with a specimen plant or a seasonal screen. However there is a lot to be said for utilizing containers as the style basis for a garden. Containers are most likely …
  • Take the Hassle Out of Watering Container Gardens
    Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to heat and wind, …
  • Be Eco Friendly With Organic Gardening
    Have you saw that the “natural” area of your supermarket has grown tremendously in the last few years? This type of food, as it plainly seems, has actually stopped to be a trend of hippies and environmental nuts. Organic foods are everywhere and you can …
  • Treat Your Garden Right With Organic Pesticides
    What gardener does not want to rid his or her garden of all those nasty summer bugs? Yet to put chemical pesticides on plants that will eventually grow produce the household will consume seems a bit wrong. That’s where garden enthusiasts have a break as …
  • Growing Blackberries
    Mexico is the largest grower of blackberries in the world, Orgegon being the largest producing state in the US. World production of blackberries exceeds 170,000 tons, with about 15K of that being picked from wide blackberry plants.
  • My Experience Growing Squash
    Growing squash is exciting even though the plant does everything besides planting itself. The yields you can get from squash plants are very huge and anyone who has ever grown zucchini can testify this.
  • Choosing the Right Breed of Rabbits
    When considering rabbits as pets, the costs of feeding the rabbit and the amount of space it will need are very important. This will generally mean having a smaller breed is best, it will require less food and less space.
  • Organic Gardening Pest Control Tips
    Eventually everybody has issues with insects attacking plants that you have worked so hard to get in the ground and to grow. Luckily, you can find ways to handle these little, undesirable bugs without needing to interrupt the consistency in nature or doing harm to …
  • Raising Goats for Milk
    There are different breeds of goats that are used for milk production. Many breeds of goats are well suited for producing milk though each has it’s own benefits and considerations. Many people are not aware that goats are not only kept for their milk as …
  • Growing Lemon Trees
    Lemons are a small evergreen citrus tree thought to be originally from Asia. Is commonly thought that they are a hybrid of citron and oranges. We have writing of that suggest cultivation in the Middle East as far back as 90BC.
  • Choosing the Right Breed of Duck
    When you want to raise ducks you need to know which right breed to look for. Domestic ducks are good for eggs, meat, and for a smaller group for down feathers. Keeping ducks has helped me realize they are equally good it not better than other fowl in keeping down the level of insects.
  • How do you grow olives at home?
    Olives have a long and storied history going back thousands of years. It was a staple crop in the middles east and during the Roman era they brought it to far corners of the empire. It was eaten as a hand fruit and processed into …
  • St Croix Sheep
    The St Croix sheep breed comes from the island of St Croix, one of the Virgin Islands and can be found on most of the islands.
  • Choosing the Right Breed of Sheep
    There are many breeds of sheep all around the world. What you plan to get from them is of high importance on which breed you choose, unless you just want them to eat your grass or for the pure enjoyment of having them. Some of …
  • Cultivar brócoli en el jardín de tu patio trasero
    El brócoli es un vegetal súper nutritivo que muchos realmente. Sus beneficios nutricionales son abundantes, está lleno de vitaminas esenciales como K & C, mientras que proporciona un gran nivel de vitamina A y folato. Es alto en fibra, lo que entre sus beneficios para …
  • Growing Broccoli in Your Backyard Garden
    The simple answer is yes, it doesn’t require lots of cross pollination like corn or super susceptible to a variety of bugs like squash. Growing broccoli is easier compared to its relatives Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
  • Growing Leeks
    Looking for a vegetable that adds flavor to your food and is healthy? Leeks are great vegetables to grow; I have found them so far to be easy to grow as well. Many people may have difficulty with onions; they tend to make your eyes water when chopping them and some dislike the natural flavor.
  • Puerros en crecimiento
    ¿Buscas una verdura que añada sabor a tu comida y sea saludable? El puerro es una gran verdura para cultivar; hasta ahora también me ha parecido fácil de cultivar. Mucha gente puede tener dificultades con las cebollas; tienden a hacerte lagrimear los ojos al cortarlas y a algunos no les gusta el sabor natural.