14 Simple Gardening Tips And Tricks

1. To remove the salt deposits that form on clay pots, combine equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply the mixture to the pot and scrub with a plastic brush. Let the pot dry before you plant anything in it. 2. To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work Read More…

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Determining pH And Soil Type

It’s important to know what type of soil you have before buying plants. Follow our guide and find out how to recognize the different types. The bulk of soil is made up of a mixture of organic matter, rock and mineral particles. However, it’s the air, water and nutrients in the ground that the growing plant Read More…


6 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

1. Use the right amount of water This depends on the soil type. Light sandy soils need watering more often than heavy soils. Clay-based soils can be watered less frequently, but need more water. The Royal Horticultural Society’s rule of thumb is that for plants to keep growing, up to 24 litres per sq metre Read More…

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Improving Garden Soil – Milk And Molasses Magic

Milk as Soil Food Using milk on your compost and in your garden will probably come as a surprise to most. Upon closer inspection, however, it starts to make sense. The amino acids, proteins, enzymes and natural sugars that make milk a food for humans and animals are the same ingredients in nurturing healthy communities Read More…

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How To Prune Cherry Tomato Plants

Numerous cultivars of tomato offer gardeners a range of possible plant sizes and growth habits; varying levels of resistance to certain diseases that potentially impact tomatoes; and fruits of different flavors, colors and sizes, including the small, bite-sized cherry tomato. Cherry tomato plants, which range from dwarf cultivars to plants that can grow over 6 Read More…