Free Gardening Stuff…

When To Plant Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a delicious fruit that adds crunch and a sweet flavor to any dish. Luckily, if you love cucumbers and want to add them to your garden, you’ll soon realize how easy they are to care for. They’ll thrive as long as you have a lot of water and sun to give them. You’ll need to choose between two forms of cucumber plants. Depending on how your garden is set up and how much space you have available, you’ll either grow cucumber vines or bushes.

Wildlife Garden You Can Make

A successful wildlife garden will encourage all manner of animals, birds and insects to spend time in your space, helping you to get closer to nature in the process. Not only is this beneficial to the environment, but it’s also good for the soul as it reduces stress levels and promotes feelings of wellbeing.

Jill Morgan~

Garden Tips

Are you wanting to start digging and growing, but don’t know where to begin? Then, check out this list of helpful hints for making sure all your plants thrive.

Gardening Hacks

Do you have a hard time starting seeds or cuttings? Try soda bottle greenhouses. Cut the bottom off 2-liter soda bottles and remove the labels. Each seed gets its own micro greenhouse! Remove the greenhouses once the seeds have germinated and cuttings are rooted.

Elizabeth Flaherty

Get Rid Of Weeds…Between Bricks

Hand weeding also works, without any of the worries about poisoning people, pets or soil, or affecting the climate by burning fossil fuel. It’s fairly easy to pluck out young weeds, roots and all, especially soon after a rainstorm. The hook end of a painter’s 5-in-1 tool can be very helpful in narrow gaps between bricks. But it’s nearly impossible to completely pull big weeds with thick taproots, such as mature dandelions, or established clumps of a runner-forming weed, such as Bermuda grass.

Jeanne Huber -
Continue reading Get Rid Of Weeds…Between Bricks

What Is Perlite? Garden Mineral Product×523.jpg

These little balls are a type of mineral product called perlite. Every ingredient in those mixes have a beneficial effect on plants, and perlite is no exception.

Perlite Contains…

  • 70-75% silicon dioxide
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Sodium oxide
  • Potassium oxide
  • Iron oxide
  • Magnesium oxide
  • Calcium oxide
  • 3-5% Water