I gathered up some expert gardening tips from around the web, from beginners to a few unusual ones. 1 Soak your seedlings ...the roots of the seedlings become so entangled that separating them without damaging the roots is not easy to do. What can you do in such a case? Fortunately, here’s a trick that works without fail: soak the roots before you divide. Here’s how it works: From the … [Read more...] about 10 Useful Gardening Tips For Spring
Top Ten Lists of Plants
It might be the top ten choices of anything, but I mainly record the ten best plants for a given situation. Easy and visually helpful way to review good things for the garden.
There are so many ways to enjoy herb plants, that they are not for herb gardens only. Think about tucking them into the landscape, into containers or into your home. I do I enjoy thee? Oh, Herb, Let me count the ways! 10 Ways I Enjoy Herbs (and you can, too!) In companion plantings, herbs often repel harmful organisms through their volatile oils. Delicious when culinary herb choices are … [Read more...] about Do You Grow Herbs? 10 Reasons To Love Them
Shirley poppies and Bachelor Buttons Not every garden writer alerts you to the fact that annuals can have seasons that are shorter than other choices. For places like Ohio which have hot summers, there are common annuals that only do well when our weather is cooler, such as in early summer. Those flowers sort of burn out in our hot summer temperatures of midseason, in July and … [Read more...] about 10 Cool Season Annual Flowers To Plant
Yes, it is hot, and no one feels like doing much gardening in the dog days of summer, but here are ten suggestions for your gardening efforts. Remember that August is a good time to weed, and get things ready for fall season planting. September is an important time to plant perennials so they can get established during the late September and October times of moderate … [Read more...] about August Gardening: Ten Suggestions
Only 10 Plants? If I was reduced to ten plants around which to plan the gardening season, which would I choose? That is a difficult choice given that there are lots of them I haven't even tried. For instance, I always wanted a dictamnus, gas plant, but never managed to purchase it. To answer the question... Those I would choose now, for this garden on the plain, are these old stalwarts. I … [Read more...] about What are your ten top choices for perennial plantings?