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February Gardening tips

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February Gardening tips

WRAPPING UP FROM LAST MONTH Beds and borders: Over the winter, you may have come up with changes you’d like to see in your garden this year, including new beds and borders. You can hire someone to execute these projects or work on them yourself, though action can’t be taken until the soil has stopped freezing. Eventually, it will be warm enough to work on beds and borders, however, so solidify your plans and think through the steps it will take to reorganize your yard. If you’d like to tackle beds and borders yourself, sand gradually dispensed from a bottle...

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Benefits of Using Citrus Peel in Your Garden

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Benefits of Using Citrus Peel in Your Garden

The next time you eat an orange or sweet lime, don’t throw away the peels. Your garden plants can greatly benefit from them. In this post, we take a look at the benefits of using citrus peel in your garden and how you can use them effectively.   COMPOSTING INGREDIENT Citrus peels are a good source of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. If you make your own traditional compost at home, throw them in your composting bin. Make sure to chop them into tiny bits before composting as it will degrade faster. If however, you do your own vermicomposting, it is...

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Homemade Organic Rose Fertilizers for Your Rose Garden

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Homemade Organic Rose Fertilizers for Your Rose Garden

Roses love being fed. The more you nourish your rose plant, the more healthy the plant will be and the more flowers will bloom. If you don’t want to frequently buy rose fertilizers from a nursery or online store, no worries. You can create your own homemade rose fertilizer at little or no cost. And the ingredients are more closer than you think : right inside your kitchen. Here are some great organic rose fertilizers you can make using ingredients found in your kitchen.   ORGANIC ROSE FERTILIZERS YOU CAN FIND RIGHT INSIDE YOUR KITCHEN USED TEA BAGS OR LEAVES...

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Best Vegetables to Grow in January in India

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Best Vegetables to Grow in January in India

Whether you live in the capital city of India or down south, you know that the quality of air and food in the country has deteriorated considerably. If you have promised to make a green start to the year, January is the perfect time to get started. Start with a vegetable garden and grow these vegetables to reap a rich harvest in the coming months. Here is a list of the best vegetables to grow in January in India.   SPINACH The lush green leafy spinach is rich in iron, vitamins and plenty of antioxidants. Spinach can be harvested in 6-8...

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Container gardening with flowers

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Container gardening with flowers

Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty into our lives. It makes flowers part of any landscape—even on a deck, patio, porch, or balcony. See our tips. CONTAINER GARDENING TIPS Be sure that any container you use has drainage holes. Avoid small containers. They often can’t store enough water to get through hot days. Large pots also insulate roots better. Clay pots are usually more attractive than plastic ones, but plastic pots retain moisture better. Consider a plastic pot inside a larger clay pot. Cover rim with potting soil. New lightweight containers,...

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