Sunday , August 19 2018
Home / Know Your Garden

Know Your Garden

Outdoor Nursery Beds

New plants and seedlings in containers can be grown on in an outdoor nursery bed after they have been hardened off. You can arrange this area by covering an area of cleared and levelled ground with water-permeable woven fabric, black polypropylene or weed matting. Any of these will suppress weeds …

Read More »

Hardening off the Propagated Plants

One of the most important thing you must consider when you propagate plants is that they need to be harden off before they are planted into the garden in their final position. Hardening the plants is the process by which the young plants are acclimatized to the outside air temperatures. …

Read More »

Frost and Wind Protection

In cold climates, most tender plants and not very hardy ones will need protection from frost and wind in order to survive the cold season. It is best to select the plants that you are growing to grow in your garden so that they will thrive in your climate. If …

Read More »

Storage Organs

Many plants will reproduce themselves by their storage organs. The storage organs very and have diverse structures: bulbs, corms, rhizomes, root and stem tubers and turions. Most of the plants with storage organs will increase naturally by producing offsets. These should be lifted and divided to prevent overcrowding. The advantage …

Read More »

Mulches

In the garden, mulches are used to improve plant growth. They regulate soil temperature by keeping plant roots warm in winter and cool in summer, they reduce water loss from the soil surface around the plants and they help to discourage weed seeds from germinating by preventing light from reaching …

Read More »

Watering Aids

If you are going to grow plants that require more water than is provided by the rainfall or to grow plants indoors and in the greenhouse, you need to irrigate these plants. Simple equipment such as hoses and sprinklers makes watering routine easier and faster. Watering cans For small areas …

Read More »

Water Conservation and Recycling

In hot weather our garden plants need watering, so we should conserve and collect water for this task as much as possible in order to make the job affordable. Water conservation in our garden begins with choosing the right plants for our garden soil and climatic conditions. The appropriate plants …

Read More »

Watering Techniques

The purpose of watering is to recharge the soil with water so that reserves will be sufficient to last until the next watering or rainfall. Make sure you always water thoroughly so that water is available deep in the soil. Frequently applying a little water is of limited value because …

Read More »

Caring for the Propagated Plants

When you propagate plants you need to know a few more thinks than just how to prepare the material properly for propagation. You must know how to care for and grow on the young plants in a suitable environment until they are sufficiently developed to thrive in the garden. You …

Read More »

Growing Media

There are different types of growing media, each one of them suitable for a special job. You will achieve a higher success rate if you will use the right compost for each job. There are three major types of growing media that you can find on the market: standard seed compost, standard cuttings compost and inert growing media.

Read More »