I love gardening and DIY, especially when I can combine the two! The ProjectAfter experimenting with 2 L soda bottles and building a hanging garden, I decided to go bigger by using 10 L plastic bottles to grow strawberries.I did this because smaller bottles need more water in the summer and plants struggle when there is not a sufficient amount of soil and excess heat.
Rob is a pool-service industry professional with over 20 years of experience. Do you have green and cloudy pool water? You could have an algae bloom, a common problem plaguing many pool owners with unbalanced water chemistry. Algae is more likely to grow in warm temperatures, low chlorine levels, and high phosphate and nitrogen levels.
PHOTO: Ric Jackson/FlickrWe, as a species, would be nowhere if it weren’t for the hardest-working insects out there. It’s no surprise that there’s never any shortage of bee news that I want to share with you. Alas, there are only so many hours each day (each quarter, really) that I can dedicate to writing about our buzzing buddies, so here, you’re getting a round-up of at least a few news items that you might find interesting and that, no doubt, pollinators everywhere would like for you to know.
PHOTO: siraphat/ShutterstockMany people believe it takes a long growing season to produce homegrown vegetables. That’s just not so. There are numerous quick-growing vegetables that can put an early harvest on the table.Many popular vegetables—including tomatoes, broccoli and melons—do require long growing seasons.
I have enjoyed gardening for at least 30 years and enjoy sharing my experience with others. Gardening is my time to meditate and unwind. Clematis vines are easy to care for and grow. On this page, you will find all the information you need to be successful at growing these beauties. They offer a stunning addition to the garden and work well climbing up high decks or fences.
PHOTO: Rachael BruggerThe taste of frozen, supermarket turkey has nothing on that of a farm-fresh heritage turkey. Hobby farmers and foodies around the world know this, yet communicating it to the greater Thanksgiving-celebrating public isn’t as easy. Once customers replace the commercial Broad Breasted White turkey with the heritage Bourbon Red turkey raised on your farm, there’s a good chance they’ll be back for more.