Tag: plants

Introduction to Aquaponics!

Aquaponics? I have been reading about Aquaponics for a little over 2 years now and I am almost ready to get started.  Below is an excerpt from the Backyard Aquaponics website. “Aquaponics is essentially the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some down sides, hydroponics requires expensive nutrients to feed the plants, [Continue]

Great Arts and Crafts blog

I found a very cool arts and crafts blog site this weekend.  It looks like the site is a fairly new blog but so far some of the articles are very interesting.  The site is called Twisty Stitches @ http://twistystitches.biz I always try to promote new blogs to my readers and would suggest that if [Continue]

Down for the count

It’s been a little over a week since my last post. I have a pretty good excuse for slacking in my posts. I have been attacked by the flu bug and have really had no interest in getting online to write anything for the last week. I don’t want anyone to think that I have [Continue]

To Do List Keeps Growing

I know I’ve been slacking a little bit on the blog posts but I have a good excuse.  I will outline this excuse to you below in the hopes that you will forgive me for not posting enough great articles for all to read. To Do List Design and build a new flower bed in [Continue]

Gardening Tips for Everyone

I’ve been reading a lot of gardening books and articles about beneficial plants for your garden.  I’m sure everyone has had some type of issue with pests or wild animals destroying all of the hard work in your garden.  I know I have.  Living in Georgia, I am constantly battling the wildlife such as deer [Continue]

Planning Your Garden – Sun and Shade – Crop Timing

Consider Sun and Shade Requirements In general, plants described as requiring “full sun” (most vegetable plants fall under this category) need at least six hours of exposure to direct sunlight daily. “Part sun” or “semi-shade” plants flourish where periods of direct sunlight alternate with periods of shade, or where the sunlight is filtered by an [Continue]

Planning Your Garden – Zone Hardiness Map

Find Out Your Zone To help you select the plants that prefer your climate, use the “Zones of Hardiness Map” published by the United States Department of Agriculture. This map divides the United States and Canada into 11 zones. Because winter cold is, in most regions, the single greatest threat to plant survival, the zones [Continue]

Planning Your Garden Series

Planning Your Garden Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds. Test Your Soil Drainage is the soil’s ability to absorb moisture and let excess [Continue]

TroyBilt Super Bronco Tiller has Arrived!

Well, the day has come…finally.  I am the proud owner of another Troybilt Super Bronco garden tiller and I couldn’t wait to put it through its paces.  The garden tiller arrived Saturday morning and after unpacking it, attaching the handle, and adding some fluids, it has been used to plow up two small garden plots. [Continue]