The name ‘mushroom compost’ implies that this type of compost is made with mushrooms, but actually, it does not contain mushrooms and instead is developed specifically for growing mushrooms. However, mushroom compost can be beneficial to a whole host of plants and vegetables, not just mushrooms. To find out all about mushroom compost, what it is, how to make it, and what to use it for, read on.
If you're looking for a way to prevent weeds from spoiling the look of your garden without using harsh chemicals, then landscape fabric could be the solution. Here we find out all about landscape fabric and how to use it effectively.
Making your own compost is a great way to save money, improve the quality of your soil, help the environment and make use of things that would otherwise have gone to waste and ended up in a landfill. But what exactly can you add to your compost, and what should you avoid? Materials that can be composted are those that are organic, though not all organic materials are suitable. Things you can add to your compost pile include the following.
Square foot gardening (SFG) is a specific raised bed gardening method. It is best suited for gardeners with limited space, those who want to have a garden with the most valuable crops right next to their homes, or those who don’t have ambitions when it comes to quantity of crops but want a care-free garden setup. Let's get into details.
Straw bale gardening is exactly what the name says it is - growing plants in bales of straw serving as a part-raised bed, part-growing medium. Although this may come as a surprise, straw bale gardening can be just as productive as regular, soil-based gardening, although it has some limitations. Let's get into further details.
Searching through gardening websites can be useful if you are looking for a specific product, or you want to know you are getting the best possible deal. However, there are such a huge amount of online gardening stores in existence now, and it can be tricky to know which are reputable and which are worth your time browsing through. To save you time, here is a list of some of the best online gardening stores operating today.
Pumpkins are a type of winter squash that grows on a vine that can range from a compact 2 feet to a lengthy 20 feet long, so depending on the variety of plant, you can find one that is suitable for any sized garden. These plants have a long growing season of around 100 days, so they will grow in any region that has at least this many frost-free days.
Tomato plants are one of the most popular types of plants in a home gardeners vegetable plot (even though they are technically considered to be a fruit). This is because tomato plants are incredibly easy to grow in a wide range of climates, they require very little maintenance, and they produce large yields of delicious and commonly eaten tomatoes.
Summer squash is, botanically speaking, technically considered to be fruits; however, most people treat them as vegetables. They are different from winter squash in that they are harvested during summer, in fact, any time from late spring right through to fall, whereas winter squash is harvested in fall and winter.
Beets are a great vegetable to grow at home because they adapt to a wide range of soil types and climates and grow easily. They are also a versatile vegetable that produces almost no wastage, as both the root and the foliage of the plant are edible and delicious.
Apple trees are very rewarding to grow at home. They are a beautiful ornamental tree, especially when in bloom and also produce bountiful harvests of edible fruits. Here you can learn about some of the best types of apple trees to grow in your home garden, which climates they are most suited to, and what their care requirements are.
Orange trees are a hot climate fruit-producing plant that typically thrives in hot, dry regions in full sun, with moist and well-draining soil. There are many different types of orange you might want to consider when it comes to growing for orange trees or buying oranges for consumption. These are the main types of oranges available: