Labor Day weekend is upon us (yes, summer really did fly by that quickly). Now, before the crispness of autumn sets in, it’s time to prepare your home for the fall.
Summer is more than a season. It’s as much a state of mind—a time of work but also of rest, healing and recovery. For such a powerful season of growth, it can be surprisingly subtle. Listen carefully and you’re liable to hear it whisper its arrival or departure. If you’re not paying attention, it’s easy to miss.
How and Where to Plant Vegetables and Herbs that Flourish in Hot Summer Weather
A summer vegetable garden can provide an abundance of fresh delicious produce for your family to enjoy. If you missed the spring planting time, it's not too late to get started with your vegetable garden plans. Many vegetables have short growing times, and can be planted and harvested within a few short weeks. Growing vegetables such as lettuce, radish, green onions, green beans, and many heat-loving herbs is easy to do, even starting in mid-summer. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
This morning, along with my recycling, I put out a sack of garden waste – my first this year. What this means, apart from the fact that I am getting old and will soon be buying my clothes in The Edinburgh Woollen Mill for comfort and durability, is that spring has officially sprung.
With this in mind, I thought today I’d slip in a quick gardening guest post, to give you a little inspiration for the weekend. Obviously now I have done this, it will rain. Sorry about that.
If you are going to take up a new hobby, you might as well do something
that is productive as well as fun. One such activity is vegetable
gardening. Vegetable gardening is a very relaxing activity that
millions of people love to do. There is also a certain pride when you
know that you can grow your own fruits and vegetables right from your
own backyard. In order to become a successful vegetable gardener,
though, you must have a specific plan involving the kinds of plants you
want in your garden, as well as the placement of these plants.
Roses are deep rooted and once they are well established are more
capable than most plants of surviving mild drought spells. The first
spring and summer directly after planting your rose is very important.
During this period if the soil around your rose seems to be drying out
give your roses a good soaking. Each rose could get about 2 gallons of
water. In following years you will only need to water them if drought
Interested in helping pests live longer and stronger lives? What about
helping them boost their population? If you are a true gardener, the
very thought of assisting these annoying pests to live better,
longer-lasting lives should make you shudder!
Perhaps the most important key to growing
healthy plants through natural gardening is making sure that every
plant has the required nutrients and chemical elements. There are 16
chemical elements that are recognized as essential to plant growth. The
primary three are: nitrogen (N), phosphate (P), and potassium (K).
These particular chemical elements are most recognizable to gardeners
in the form of three numbers that appear on boxes of chemical
fertilizer like this: 5-10-10. This means that the fertilizer contains
5% nitrogen, 10% phosphate, and also 10% potassium.
Have you wanted to learn about growing your
vegetables using kitchen window hydroponics? There are awesome about
hydroponics available online. You will not only find the information on
how to grow your vegetables using hydroponics but will also find
thousands of incredible daily bargains on nutrient for hydroponic
tomato plants, how to grow Aloe Vera in hydroponics and DIY hydroponic
Indoor gardening is a popular hobby, and one that can
actually improve your decor and your health. Glossy green living plants are an
unbeatable decorating accessory, whether you favor the bold statement a snake
plant makes or the ethereal lightness of an asparagus fern. By surrounding
yourself with healthy green plants, you oxygenate your living environment and
gain more energy.
Due to the many negative consequences of pesticides and
toxins that we ingest in our system by eating food bought from the market, many
people have turned to doing some bit of organic gardening on their own. The
exhilaration that one feels when one sees a garden-full of colorful flowers and
plants is something only the creator can explain. Even as organic food is
easily available in supermarkets these days, doing it on your own has a charm
of its own and no food tastes better than food grown organically in the
gardener needs gardening equipment. At least that's what we tell ourselves as
we buy that new ultra-light shovel that's on sale this week! The fact is, not
every gardener has every tool they need and most of us make do with what we've
got. Improvisation is the key here.