october

What To Sow Or plant In October

At this time of year, plants are beginning to enter their winter dormancy period. If you’re buying bare-rooted (as opposed to container-grown) fruit bushes, any time in the next six months is a good time to plant them – provided your soil is not frozen or waterlogged. October is also the month for sowing and Read More…

RotateCrops

The Best Tip To Improve Your Harvest

Crop rotation isn’t just for huge scale gardens and homesteads. Every gardener can truly profit with his harvest by knowing the essential standards of crop rotation. From adjusting soil supplements to helping diminish the issues with pest and disease, crop rotation is pertinent even on a little scale. Why you should rotate your plants? According to Read More…

fruit

9 Best Fruit Crops For Shade

1. Blackberries The best soft fruit for shade, blackberries can be trained against a wall or fence. Cultivated varieties give bigger, earlier fruit than wild plants. Try a thornless variety such as ‘Loch Ness’ or ‘Helen’. 2. Pears Pears do need some sun, but they’ll crop in partial shade. Early varieties such as ‘Beth’ should Read More…

mango tree

How To Grow Mango Tree In A Container

If you’ve ever seen a 40-foot-tall, full-size mango tree (Mangifera indica), it’s hard to imagine one small enough to grow in a pot. Fortunately, dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties grow happily in containers on a patio or even indoors. Mango varieties well suited for containers include “Brooks”, “Julie”, “Lancetilla” and “Mallika”. Mango trees grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness Read More…

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How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Cutting

Lemon trees add beauty to yards and porches and furthermore supply tart, delicate yellow fruit. They propagate well from cuttings, in spite of the fact that the subsequent tree may do not have a similar infection resistance found in commercially grown lemon trees, which are typically grafted. Developing lemon cuttings is easy, however you have Read More…