Archive for February, 2011

Being Neat And Tidy Not Always Good In The Vegetable Patch

Monday, February 28th, 2011
How many times have you seen pictures of vegetable gardens with nice neat rows almost as if they were planted using a ruler? Have you ever visited someones vegetable garden leaving with a sense of envy or jealousy after having seen all those plants organized into neat little rows all spaced so proper?

Perlite – A Soil Amendment To Improve Clay Soil In Your Garden

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Horticulture perlite has served the professional grower for many years, and is becoming more commonly used to help the home gardener solve a variety of common problems with their garden soil. It has the ability of promoting drainage and aeration in heavy clay soils, horticulture perlite also provides optimum moisture retention for successful plant growth.

Growing Parsley In Your Organic Garden

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Parsley is a highly nutritious and is one of the most popular herbs grown in the home herb garden. Parsley is rich in vitamins, mainly vitamins A and C. It is best when fresh, but can be dried or frozen.

Tips On Planting Poppy Seeds – Growing Poppies

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Start thinking about adding poppy seeds to your garden want list. Poppies are wonderful specimens for any garden. They are carefree plants that produce seeds for sowing in the future, so once started you may never need to buy seeds again. Poppy seeds are available in both the annual and perennial varieties, tall or short, and produce blooms, large or small in just about any color that you could possibly want. Here are some important planting tips to ensure that your poppy seeds get off to a great start.

Preventing Soil Erosion in Your Garden

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Soil erosion is a destructive factor that could effect the quality of a soil structure, and without out even knowing it. Erosion will strip a soil of valuable nutrients, needed for plant life to thrive. Taking the steps to save your garden from losing the essential nutrients that plant life need to survive will greatly benefit the productivity of the crops you are growing.