Category Archive: Gardening Tips

Marvelous Mint – Planting, Harvesting, and Usage

Mint or Mentha is much more than a plant grown to brew tea. The aromatic fresh green leaves can be used in the kitchen to spice up a fruit salad, sherbet, and ice cream. There are numerous other reasons to grow mint. The list includes the following: The rich nectar and pollen attracts beneficial insects …

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Plant Fall Flowers To Brighten Cool November

November in southern California usually ushers in cooler temperatures and possibly rain, which means gardeners can take a break from constant care and watering of plants and trees and instead focus on adding color and fall vegetables to their gardens. Plant Hearty Chrysanthemums: Chrysanthemums love fall. They are annuals that need very little care. Plant …

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Growing Organic Raspberries

Raspberry Facts Growing organic raspberries have a dual usage; berries for eating and leaves for tea. Raspberry leaves can be dried and used for herbal and medicinal teas. Growing organic raspberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants which have been proven to improve your overall vascular health. There are two main types to be aware of when …

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5 Essential Fall Gardening Tips

Autumn is the perfect time to lay the groundwork for a gorgeous spring garden. Experts say this time of year is critical for how your yard will look year round. “Fall is arguably the most important of all seasons for the garden,” affirms Mark Wolle, broker-owner at Royal LePage Wolle Realty in Kitchener, Ontario. “Work …

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Growing Cilantro/Coriander Organically

CILANTRO/CORIANDER FACTS When you’re growing organic cilantro for its leaves, it’s called cilantro. It is also grown for its dried seeds; the seeds are called coriander. Growing cilantro as an herb dates back to 3000 B.C.; cilantro shows up in Sanskrit writings in 1500 B.C. Coriander seeds were discovered in several tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs as …

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Growing Organic Pumpkins

Pumpkin Facts If you’re growing pumpkins, you’ll pretty much be following the same guidelines as you’d follow for winter squash. The most ancient evidence of growing pumpkins dates back to around 7000 B.C. in Mexico. Farmers in the U.S. are currently growing pumpkins at around 1.5 billion pounds per year; gardeners add many more to …

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Getting Rid of Weeds From the Garden

Weeds are generally perennial or annual in nature and they grow from seeds. They are unwanted plants or grasses that can damage your beloved plants. Weeds occupy space and utilize nutrients from the soil that are meant for the plants. Growth of lots weeds can impact the overall appearance of your garden and it is …

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Best Perennial Plants for Summer Color

Summer is here and it’s time to plant and enjoy the beautiful flowers that blossom during the heat of the season. A perennial plant is one that remains in the ground for two or more years and ultimately gives a garden its character. Most perennials spread readily, filling out gardens and providing a show of …

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Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Come to My Garden

Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybirds, can be a gardener’s best friend. The ladybug’s bright coloring brings welcomed cheer to the garden, as well as helping with pest control. Since medieval times, ladybugs have been valued by farmers all over the world. Many believe that the ladybug was divinely sent to free crops of …

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Garden Plants

From herb plants to vegetables to flowers, this guide has everything you need to know to get started with the best plants for your garden. The 7 Most Dependable Plants For Your Garden Hardy, dependable plants are those that once established can withstand the many factors that happen with gardening. While they may not be …

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