Potatoes In Barrels – save space but keep the productivity

Let’s say you really want to grow potatoes, because let’s face it – who doesn’t. Potatoes are a great part of man’s menu because they can be cooked in many varieties, all of them delicious, they are nutritious and last but not least – rich in vitamins. But there’s a small problem with urban gardening – you are poor and lack enough space for a fabulous potato garden. Worry not, because great gardening minds came with the idea of container gardening to avoid such issues and still make your potato dream achievable.

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Being a potato is sometimes stressful.

What is container gardening and why should you give it a try?

Container gardening is not only effective for successfully spacing your plants on small limited areas, making way more production per square foot possible, but it also keeps your plants well protected from weeding , unfriendly fungi and pests. Not to mention there is no more damaging your potatoes when trying to collect them but rather you just tip containers over and voila! It’s easy and upon reading further you will be convinced that it has numerous advantages over normal potato growing(Boring!)! Here is what you’ll need to do: Continue reading “Potatoes In Barrels – save space but keep the productivity”

Potatoes In Barrels – save space but keep the productivity

Aquaponics greenhouse

Aquaponics greenhouses are becoming more and more popular among merchants and buyers. People are looking to buy “Aquaponics veggies” and when there is demand there is also supply. A clear reason behind that:

If you look up “ingenuity” online “Aquaponics” pops up!

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So pure.

Both aquaculture(the cultivating of aquatic creatures, for example…um, fish) and hydroponics(growing plants with no soil) have some drawbacks.

Hydroponics requires lavish supplements to sustain the plants, furthermore obliges occasional flushing of the system which can prompt waste transfer issues.

Re-circling aquaculture needs to have over-abundant supplements expelled from the system, typically this implies that a rate of the water is evacuated, for the most part consistently. This supplement rich water then needs to be discarded and supplanted with clean crisp water.

While re-circling aquaculture and hydroponics are both exceptionally effective strategies for acquiring tons of fish and vegetables, when we take a gander at what happens when adding the two up, these negatives become positives. Continue reading “Aquaponics greenhouse”

Aquaponics greenhouse

Indicator Plants Will Help You Nurture Your Other Plants With Precision

What are indicator plants?

No matter if you are an experienced gardener trying a new type of flower or a newcomer in the art of gardening one of the most common mistakes you can make is either overwatering or not water your plants enough.

Disclaimer: Some plants DO require less watering because of their nature, such as succulents, let’s say, or, perhaps, cacti. This article is exclusively for non-extreme condition-loving plants.

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These are Impatients. Use them as a watering indicator.

So let’s assume you’re not looking after the tough-guys of the plant-world and you are just trying to maintain something alive for awhile in your garden. Continue reading “Indicator Plants Will Help You Nurture Your Other Plants With Precision”

Indicator Plants Will Help You Nurture Your Other Plants With Precision

Actual Jungle-like Exotic Plants you can Grow in the UK that Tolerate our Climate

Exotic garden plants used to be the preserve of stately gardens such as Kew, with huge glass houses and an army of staff to pamper these tender plants. Well times have changed and there are a wealth of plant suppliers that specialise in exotic plants now. There are more and more varieties being discovered and bred that are quite hardy and can tolerate the UK climate very well. Growing them at your own house would be almost as impressive and innovative as when this dude grew a flower in space. Here are some choices that would transform your outdoor space.

Starting with some lilies a particularly nice one is Crinium x powellii ‘Album’ commonly known as Cape or Swamp lily. Why it is known as swamp lily is a mystery as it requires good drainage. Planted in a sunny spot, in fertile soil it will provide you with sweet smelling, large, trumpet shaped white flowers.

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Swamp Lily

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Actual Jungle-like Exotic Plants you can Grow in the UK that Tolerate our Climate

Tea Stuff – Get to know It & Grow It

You are sitting at home, dressed in exquisite suit, wearing the traditional English hat, equipped with your monocle, reading a paper and drinking tea. Or at least that’s how people who haven’t met us perceive us in their imagination. And why did I bother describing it? Because foreigners are probably right for one thing – we do, in fact, like drinking tea. We drink tea for breakfast, for lunch, for brunch, for dinner, for brinner, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the day, in the middle of the year, in the middle of your room.

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This is you if you’re from Britain. Despite your gender or age, this is you.

There’s another thing we like doing though – gardening. As statistic shows Britain’s gardeners are quite a few. So… Chances are you are a gardener and you like the invigorative drink if you’re reading this. And what is better than combining passions? Here I will share with you how to grow your own tea at home. But you will have to deal with drinking it by yourself, because I already grow mine.

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Tea Stuff – Get to know It & Grow It