Planning and Planting Our Fall Garden | A Hosting Home
Fall Garden Y’all, I can’t believe that summer is almost coming to an end! Technically we still have another month. However, the PSL comes out tomorrow – so I’m calling August 27th the official first day of Fall. But really, where has the summer gone? Our raised garden beds sure were a huge highlight of […]
11 Strange Things That Will Improve Your Soil
Healthy soil requires a balanced combination of elements with a key role in the different processes of your plant. For instance, iron serves as the ignition for the plants to produce chlorophyll and it is essential for photosynthesis. An iron deficiency can cause leaves turning yellow. Soil scientist Steve Andrews sums it up well. He says, […]
How To Grow Mint At Home In Water Without Soil
Propagating mint couldn’t be easier and it is the perfect activity for a beginner gardener because you will achieve fast results. Once your plant has grown you will have your own fresh supply that is free from plastic and pesticides. By putting a cutting in a glass of water instead of a pot of soil […]
20 Easy Plants That you Almost Never Have to Water!
If you live in a dry region or want to help the environment by planting a water-wise garden, you may be wondering exactly what you can plant. Check out this fantastic array of succulents, grasses, and flowers that thrive in low-water conditions. 1. Golden Barrel Cactus This one blooms throughout spring and summer, showing off its […]
How To Grow Ginger & Epic Ways To Use It - Gardening Sun
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an amazing spice with a plethora of therapeutic benefits mostly due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger plants can grow up [...]
Edible Edges: Landscaping That's Good Enough to Eat! - Garden Therapy
Edible edges are easy! Pop in edible plants that look decorative and provide harvestable crops along the edges of the garden for an attractive foodscape.
15 Plants That Bloom All Summer Long
As spring wears off and summer heat picks up, most gardeners find it rather tiring to work in the garden. That’s why you need to look for flowering plants––both annuals and perennials––that bloom profusely throughout the season without much pampering from you. Fortunately, you have a wide selection of summer bloomers to choose from. PETUNIA […]
How to Check the Viability of Old Seeds -
How to Check the Viability of Old Seeds I’ve been happily pouring through seed catalogs and online seed stores (my favorite) lately, getting ready to buy as many seeds as I can. I soon realized that I wanted lots and lots of plants, but that doesn’t really work with my gardening budget. Sometimes I wonder […]