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Garden Buddies: Vegetables That Thrive And Flourish Next To Each Other

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Companion planting makes sense in an organic garden by creating plant diversity and using garden space more efficiently. …

Step 2 - Plan Your Garden Layout

After choosing a garden site, the next step is to plan the arrangement of crops in the garden. First consider each of the points listed below. Then …

Gardening

A Gardener's Guide to Lavender

1 of 31<p>It's easy to fall in love with lavender -- the plant features attractive foliage, beautiful flowers, and a great scent. Plus, it's wonderfully …

How and When to harvest carrots #Organic_Gardening

Gardening<p>Carrots are ready to pick when they are about 3/4 of an inch across at the top, just below the green stem. you can gently remove the dirt …

Magnolias for small gardens

Of all hardy flowering trees, magnolias, with their large waxy blooms, are perhaps the most spectacular. But as gardens get ever smaller, many of us …

23 Tips from the Experts for Making Your Garden Grow

The decision to begin a garden feels a bit what I imagine the decision to skydive or bungee jump feels like: You're excited! You have a vision! You make arrangements for the day you'll do the skydiving/bungee-jumping/gardening deed and then it comes, and you approach the edge of the plane …

Gardening

Required Reading: Lessons from the Great Gardeners

In the UK, where there is a voracious appetite for great gardening books, <i>Lessons from the Great Gardeners</i> by Matthew Biggs was hugely popular when it …

Gardening

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes<p>A beautiful place, lost in history<p>Explore one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England<p>Located only 30 …

Experience 250 Years of Heirloom Vegetables and History in Old Salem, North Carolina

<b>From Winston-Salem’s vibrant contemporary urban center, Old Salem is just a 10 minute drive, yet it’s centuries away. Visitors to the North Carolina</b> …

Gardening

The Three Sisters: How To Garden The ‘Native American Way’

How many of us have sisters we can truly count on? One or more who will be by our side rain or shine? You may be wondering how sisters and gardening …

Gardening

Gardening: Bountiful basil

Basil is a plant that I often get asked how to grow successfully. It seems that some gardeners have no trouble keeping a plentiful supply of basil …

The Right Fixed Blade Knife Will Keep You Alive in the Wilderness

On September 19, 1827, a fight broke out on a Mississippi River sandbar. What started as a formal duel between two notable Louisiana families ended …

Knives

How to grow a pretty cottage garden

<b>Fill your garden with a riot of glorious flowers, herbs and vegetables with this guide to growing a cottage garden.</b><p>A traditional cottage garden was …

Gardens: transform your plot into a mini-prairie

Prairie plants go to sleep in winter, but their beauty still shines in this Sussex garden. Don’t have eight acres to play with? Plant a mini-prairie of perennials instead<p>Even in the depths of winter, the entrance to the Sussex Prairie Garden is easy to spot, marked as it is by a giant roadside …

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

8 Ways to Quickly Build Up Your Savings Account in 2016

You ever get to feeling that you've got your finances totally figured out? Bills paid, shopping done, and money in the bank? That is, until you look at your savings account. I know it can be hard to save up when spending is so tempting, but saving is definitely a must. A healthy savings account is …

4 Technologies That Will Usher In Next Generation Farming

Technology that promises to unleash agricultural productivity is here today. The combination punch of advanced mathematics, automation, advancements in sensor systems and next-generation plant breeding are setting the stage for the next Green Revolution, which is what we need to ensure a …

Farming

To Compost or Not to Compost: A Helpful List

Composting keeps waste material out of landfills, avoiding the production of methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). It also eases the burden and extends the life of landfills that are stressed to handle the waste our lifestyles create.<p>With projects like New York …

Vintage Windows Transformed Into a Gorgeous Greenhouse

Who knew yard sale finds could lead to such an unbelievable transformation?<p>When Barb Rosen, the blogger behind Our Fairfield Home & Garden that we came across on Hometalk, spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. While she didn't immediately have …

Vintage

How Combining Fruit Farming With Bee-Keeping Increases Yields – Agricultural Business Information

In Nigeria, very few farmers seem to understand the significance of having to keep bees in their orchard farms. But experts have said farmers could …

Lots of heirloom apple varieties available at local garden centers

Cox Orange Pippins are a late-blooming variety that is excellent for cooler summer climates. It’s considered an old-fashioned dessert apple. The …

Kenya: Kitchen Gardens Are Victory Gardens in Boosting Nutrition and Incomes

Busia — Busia County in western Kenya is home to an array of indigenous vegetables. But for decades there has been a shift in popular taste leading …

Hereby Resolved: This Year I Will Compost

Now that it's time to start making up those perennial lists of resolutions for the New Year, may I urge you to add this throwback one to your list?<p>I remember as a kid, my Dad would heap all the gathered leaves and grass clippings and various yard stuff, even the ashes from the barbecue, in a back …

Gardening

Winter Gardening: Yes, It is Possible (and Here's How)

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Do you long for the taste of fresh garden salad when the days are short? If so, it may be time to learn …

Succession Planting Guide

Succession gardening is a second or even a third planting of vegetables in mid- to late-season. Here are some general tips as well as a guide of what to plant after your initial harvest.<p>Consider the length of the growing season in your climate: How many more weeks of good weather do you have? …

Gardening

Bean Growing Guide

All beans <i>(Phaseolus vulgaris)</i> are one of two types: bush beans, or pole beans. Bush beans grow on sturdy, shrubby plants, while pole beans grow on long vines that need external support, such as fence or trellis. Both types have their merits. Bush beans don't need to be trained, but pole beans are …

Gardening

Treat Personal Finance Like a Business So You Can Retire Early

Wouldn’t it be nice to retire early? It might seem like a pipe dream to many, but if you run your personal finances like a business, you’ll probably …

How to Become a Creative Professional | The Art of Manliness

Imagine, if you will, a day in the life of Jack London — fascinating adventurer and author of hundreds of short stories and more than 50 books, …

Creativity