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Gardening Trends for 2018

Gardening Trends for 2018

New Year, new beginning, new resolutions to be adhered to, but for the gardening community and aficiados amongst us, we cannot wait to get started outside in our gardens. All the journals, gardening experts and websites have articles and pieces about the new gardening trends for 2018 and beyond, with a whole plethora of new ideas and suggestions as to how we can get the most from our gardening tasks and exercises. New ideas are great in moderation and small…

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Gardening Jobs for January

Gardening Jobs for January

January is upon us already and for those of us that love gardening, especially in the Northern hemisphere, there is’int a whole lot that we can do at this early stage. Right now, we can prepare to sow ( indoors in seed trays ) what vegetable plants that we intend to grow later on outside in our raised beds or backgardens. There are very little gardening jobs for January, as temperatures are very low, sunlight is at a minimum and…

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6 Easy Steps to Successful Gardening

6 Easy Steps to Successful Gardening

One issue that would turn off some people from the joys of gardening could be that they started off on a much greater scale than they could manage. In their enthusiasm to get stuck into having their own vegetable growing garden, they went all out initially and suddenly realised that they may have over estimated the size of the job, without realising how much work was involved. Small is more sometimes, so its a good idea to take stock of…

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Effective Tips for Weed Control in Raised Beds

Effective Tips for Weed Control in Raised Beds

How often have we cursed the problem of weeds in our gardens and raised beds, to be honest, I would say every single day. It seems that no sooner had we carried out the task of weeding when we noticed that they are appearing again after a couple of days or so. It’s a perienniel problem that never goes away and unfortunately, no matter how much maintenance we do in this area, it seems that they come back with a…

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Preparing Raised Garden Beds for Winter

Preparing Raised Garden Beds for Winter

It’s that time of the year when the growing and harvesting of our vegetables is complete and there is a vacuum of sorts in our raised bed gardening schedule. We are rather redundant with regards to work in our gardens at this juncture, but believe it or not, there is still a great deal of work that we can occupy ourselves with. It’s a bit like the tourist season in some locations, they shut up shop, get out of town…

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Rewilding our Back Gardens

Rewilding our Back Gardens

Perhaps we are in a time in life that we don’t wish to garden anymore or for some reason we don’t have the time for all the garden maintenance, that is fine and there is a solution to this crisis. It’s called rewilding our back gardensĀ  and its a relatively new phenonomen. That should not be confused with letting our backyards grow wild, as it’s very different to this exercise. There are serious garden lovers who might baulk at the…

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Garden Smarter Not Harder

Garden Smarter Not Harder

As we approach the harvest and the fall, now is the time to reap the rewards of all of our hard work, which we invested throughout the growing year. Although the general maintenance is ongoing, we should at this time, see the fruits of our labor. As we all know at this stage that gardening can be a great way of getting some exercise and fresh air and is also a great way of relaxing and taking in the occasion…

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Composting for the Garden

Composting for the Garden

If we have a good size garden or raised beds in our backyard, we may like to think about having a composting facility for both the household and gardening waste. This would not be overly expensive to set up, but it would be a tremendous asset to have at our disposal. To be able to have a composting unit in our backyard or backgarden will actually offer us a solution to our garden waste issues and will also save us…

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How to Water Hanging Baskets

How to Water Hanging Baskets

It comes as no surprise to us if we have hanging baskets or flower pots, one of the main maintenance tasks is to water these containers. Naturally these grow and flourish mainly throughout the Summertime which is the warmest and hottest times of the year, so watering is a must. Depending on what plants and flowers we are growing, what area we live in and the prevailing climate, some pots and tubs will require more attention than others. There are…

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Apps for Raised Bed Gardening

Apps for Raised Bed Gardening

It comes as no surprise that there are now some great apps to assist us with our gardening issues or problems. These apps can be used to help us design our raised bed frames, what are the best vegetables to grow in our raised beds and what is the correct soil to use and so on. Apps for raised bed gardening come either as a free resource or we can pay for these if desired. Naturally, the paid app will…

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