One type of gardening
that promotes better yield of harvest is the greenhouse gardening option. By
using hydroponic gardening you can multiply the benefits of having greenhouse
gardening. A hydroponic system can double or even triple your harvest. An
additional benefit of a greenhouse garden is its relative low cost. It does not
require investing a ton of money because you can recycle all the materials as
well as the affordable construction materials in building your greenhouse
garden. Another viable option that you can pick is buying a hydroponics garden
kit for your greenhouse garden. This is the best choice, particularly if you do
not want to bother constructing for your first go round.
If you decide to buy a
hydroponic gardening kit, you will find a boatload of varieties available. Many
are simple to put together and others are a bit more ambitious… so it is
better for you to become familiar with your options to get most bang for your
buck. No matter what type of hydroponic greenhouse that you decide to buy, the
majority of them include a water tank, plant holder, a pump, plant nutrients…
either liquid or powder and some even include seeds inside their kit. The
greenhouse is many times sold individually, but this kind of kit is very common
as well as simple to put together. You might decide to build it yourself or, if
you are a beginner in hydroponics gardening it might be better if you buy an
assembled starter kit … Read More
Most gardeners today
are learning everything they can about organic paths to plant care, and
back-to-natural rose gardening is experiencing resurgence among rose growers.
Since ancient times people all over the world have been cultivating roses, and
until the past century it had always been done organically. Since man-made
pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers were introduced in the 20th century,
gardeners have turned their backs on natural methods of protecting and
nourishing plants. Thankfully for roses and rose growers everywhere, that trend
seems to be changing as a large number of growers rediscover organic plant and
garden care methods, and that goes for beginning gardeners as well.
maintaining a garden organically will actually benefit not only your roses, but
the flora and fauna around them as well. Roses are particular about their needs
and preferences, and respond to natural cultivation procedures by living longer
and flourishing. The added bonus is protecting your family, your pets and area
wildlife from the harmful chemicals of man-made pesticides and fertilizers.
Earth has managed to maintain its organic balance without the aid of man-made
chemicals for millions of years. This natural balance gets thrown for a loop
when humans decide that we can outdo nature; the natural system of animal and
plant life loses its mojo, and in time becomes dependent on man-made chemicals
to survive, since their inherent skills have been eradicated.
Through their roots,
plants absorb the water and nutrients necessary to survive, while their leaves
stay busy working with sunlight … Read More
If you love to garden,
you may already be aware of some of the value of fresh vegetables. However,
there are many advantages that you might not have considered. That’s especially
true if you garden using natural, organic methods and not pesticides.
One reason that
organic gardening might be right for you is that such vegetables are much
healthier to eat. Vegetables bought at the store are often grown with chemicals
that our bodies simply do not need. Although such foods are regulated and
deemed safe by the government, why not have complete control over what you eat
by growing your own?
Another good reason to
grow organic foods is to save money. Yes, you’ll have to buy the seeds or
plants, but you’ll have fresh vegetables each season right outside your door,
or even in your house if you choose to grow them indoors. So, they’ll pay for
themselves the first time you eat some and keep saving you money and time every
time you eat them after that.
Another great reason
to grow organic foods is that it protects the environment. If you have kids or
pets or just plain like watching wildlife out the window, the last thing you
want to do is poison them or the land that they play on with pesticides.
You might be wondering
how you’re going to keep your plants growing without pesticides. Well, you can
grow organic foods and protect them with other foods, instead. That’s because
some plants … Read More
wormscan be done anywhere, even at home. These soil creatures can certainly
help convert your kitchen scraps and garden wastes into a hefty supply of
organic resource. Imagine how much you can save the earth just by reducing your
household garbage with the assistance of only Red wiggler worms or European
Organic scraps that can be converted
into worm compost
Whether you choose to
do some worm composting indoors or outdoors, the variety of organic materials
that you can feed composting worms are plenty. You can feed these worms
anything but the following: meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy. Also avoid
feeding compost worms substances that will give them health complications such
as citrusy products, and other salty, spicy, and oily matter. What they can eat
though are fruits and vegetable peels, crushed eggshells, used coffee grounds
and coffee filters, tea bags, presoaked newspaper or cardboard shreds, grass
clippings, coconut coir, and dead plants.
Setting-up your worm bin with the
For starters, you can
use an opaque-colored plastic container, like a Rubbermaid bin for example.
Make sure that you choose to use a container that can hold or store more or
less 1000 red worms. You should start with this number, as you can always
decide on having the worms transferred to a different composter as soon as the
Drilled holes around the worm bin are
Your worm composter
will need to be drilled with several evenly spaced holes around it, as … Read More
When people think of
how to make money with no money from home, they seem to think mainly of office
activities or perhaps of artistic endeavors. One way to work at home and make
money that is often overlooked is by gardening. More and more people are
wanting to eat locally produced food nowadays — for better flavor, freshness,
and nutrition as well as to help cut the ecological burden of the oil used in
transporting food thousands of miles.
From Your Garden
There are countless
ways that gardening can provide income. You can grow vegetables, fruits, or
flowers to sell at local Farmers’ Markets. Don’t like spending your Saturdays
at the market? You can develop restaurant customers or regular retail customers
from among your friends and their friends. Grow specialty plants for better
prices. Dried flowers have their place, and edible flowers are very popular.
gardening is seasonal but a small homemade greenhouse or cold frame can extend
the season beyond what other gardeners in your area are doing.
From Your Kitchen
You can grow a lot of
sprouts in a small space. They are so packed with nutrients that you can sell
for them for good prices. Broccoli sprouts have a surprisingly tangy flavor and
are extremely healthful to eat.
In Other People’s Gardens
Many people don’t have
time to garden. Or they start a garden and don’t have time to keep it up.
Perhaps they could manage all the gardening itself but don’t … Read More