Pepper plants are a great addition to any home vegetable garden. If you want to add these colorful delights, it is best to start them indoors six to eight weeks before the last estimated frost date. This way, they will be growing strong and healthy by the time they are ready to be planted outside.
First, decide on how many pepper plants you wish to have, and gather the desired number of peat pots. Fill each pot so that it is about three-quarters full of quality soil.
Next, plant two seeds in each filled peat pot. Fill the (more…)
When people plant a garden, they typically expect their plants to grow and their crops to yield fruit. They may not understand what they did wrong when their plants fail to produce crops. Even the most experienced of gardeners can experience failure with their plants. Identifying what went wrong can prevent future disappointments in gardening.
Many gardeners misjudge the soil in which they plant their gardens. They may not think to test the soil to make sure it has the right amount of (more…)
Certain vegetables love the winter cold. They thrive and taste better with a good dash of frost and snow flurries. They also need less water than plants like tomatoes.
Brussels sprouts love cold, frost and snow. This vegetable grows miniature and tightly clumped heads along the stalk. Gardeners who grow this plant will swear that the Brussels sprout grows sweeter and more tasty after a frost or a snowfall.
Spinach is a cold (more…)
As more people begin to realize the value of fresh fruits and vegetables, gardening has been on the rise. However, those living within a smaller home or apartment may wonder how they can fit a garden into a small space while still enabling their plants to thrive. Fortunately, there are many types of fruits and vegetables that grow perfectly fine within an indoor space. Here, are a few ways to maximize your area by utilizing the methods (more…)
Gardeners love to grow tomatoes in their gardens. Many of them use standard, all-purpose fertilizer and get good results with their plants. However, other gardeners, particularly those who want the highest quality of plants possible, prefer to use fertilizers that offer better results than offered by all-purpose fertilizer. When these people want the best tomatoes possible, they often choose different fertilizing methods.
Many gardeners find that making their own fertilizer offers the best results. Making mulch fertilizer is not difficult. Gardeners often save fruit and vegetable peels, as well as eggshells (more…)