Gardening Basics

Gardening Basics

Gardening Basics

From Chapter 32 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas To succeed at gardening, you must understand your natural surroundings. Learn the usual dates of the first hard frost and the springtime thaw in your area. What you can plant and harvest…

Multiplying Your Plants

Multiplying Your Plants

Plants grown from seed, cuttings, or division are a good way of inexpensively increasing the number or plants in your garden. I have done this for years and saved a lot of money, a few tricks will help you too! Growing From Seeds This is much less…

Teaching Kids To Garden

Teaching Kids To Garden

My Personal Story My mother was my gardening teacher from the time I was five years old. She would build my enthusiasm before she took me out to the garden to help dig a hole or help with a little weeding….

Digging Your Garden

Digging Your Garden

You dig the soil for three reasons: first, to improve aeration; second, to improve structure; third, to incorporate organic matter and fertilizers that add nutrients to the soil. Gardens that have been badly neglected will need to be cleared before they can…

Preparing a Seed Bed

Preparing a Seed Bed

Seeds need plenty of air in the soil if they are to germinate successfully. Soil in which seeds are to be sown directly has to be much finer in texture than normal garden soil. All stones, bits of twigs and clods…

Repotting and Transplanting

Repotting and Transplanting

My many years of experience have proven that repotting plants increases health potential and overall plant growth. There is nothing complicated about moving or repotting plants unless they are enormous. A large tree, for example, will require professional help, but the principles…

Growing Giant Pumpkins

Growing Giant Pumpkins

Giant Pumpkin Secret Growing Instructions and Tips Selecting a Planting Site Select a sunny place in your garden. Giant pumpkins thrive best in strong sunshine. The larger the area, the better (500-1000 sq. ft.), but smaller areas have been successfully planted too….

Growing Organic Avocados

Growing Organic Avocados

Avocado trees are attractive, broad-leaved evergreens. The yellow-green flesh of the fruits is rich in oil and protein. They are easy to grow outdoors in most of California, Florida, and Texas. They also make attractive houseplants but will not bear fruit indoors….

Growing Organic Apricots

Growing Organic Apricots

Growing organic apricots can be a little bit challenging, but the sweet, aromatic fruit makes it well worth your effort. This naturally sweet fruit is one of my favorites to eat right off of the tree. Selecting Trees Doing a little research…

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