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In an apartment or condo, how do you start a garden? You can grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, perennials, flowers, and vines in containers if you have access to a balcony, rooftop, terrace, or patio. Turkey Facts TEN QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT ROOFTOP OR BALCONY GARDENING Does your building, if you live in an apartment or condo, allow it? Before you start, double-check your building’s policies. Can your balcony or rooftop support the extra weight of soil-filled pots? Due to the weight of terra cotta and ceramic pots, you may need to utilise rice pots, plastic or fibreglass containers, or fabric grow bags with light soil mixes. What method will you use to provide water to your plants? It’s a long way to tote jugs of water if you’re growing on a rooftop. Consider using drip irrigation or pots that water themselves. You could also purchase a watering can…

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Container gardening not only saves room, but it’s also a good option if you’re limited by shade, bad soil, time, mobility, or climate. Container gardens can be more productive than traditional gardens while avoiding the majority of pest and disease issues. Best of all, they bring your garden closer to you, giving you a sense of intimacy you wouldn’t otherwise have. Almost anything can be used as a growing container for plants. Whiskey barrels, 5-gallon food buckets, bushel baskets, plastic tubs, wooden planter boxes, and even old tyres can be used instead of terra cotta, plastic, or pressed fibre pots. Planters with built-in water reservoirs, such as self-watering planters, are excellent choices. The plants you want to grow should dictate the size of the containers you use. You can grow radishes in a 6-inch-deep pot, but you shouldn’t try to cultivate a tomato plant in anything less than a 5-gallon…

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Organic gardening is more popular than ever, but there’s a lot of misinformation about how to do it properly. How can you give plants the nutrients they require to survive? What are your options for dealing with insects and plant diseases? Is it too difficult to produce some plants organically in our climate? Some of the answers to these questions may astound you. The Organic Obstacle Organic gardening is defined as gardening without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. However, organic farming entails much more than merely substituting natural chemicals for man-made chemicals. It is a gardening philosophy that promotes the overall health of the system. Rather than merely growing plants, an organically maintained yard or vegetable garden focuses on building an ecosystem that supports and nourishes plants, soil bacteria, and beneficial insects. Improving the soil is the first step in creating this environment. By mixing compost into the…

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Today, in various parts of the world, polytunnel is widely used to protect delicate plants from harsh weather. With global warming becoming harsh day by day, scientists are deeply disturbed about the fate of our planet and are thus devising new ways of removing the fear of global warming from our planet. The Politunnel is simply an attempt to manage a sustainable environment for plants. Since plants are supposed to provide fresh air to our earth and its inhabitants, we must always care for them in the most efficient manner. The most obvious purpose for using a polytunnel is to protect your plants and other vegetation in all weather conditions. Advantages of polytunnels There are different people in this world who make different uses of the polyunnel. The best place to install a politunnel is right outside your home. It is also convenient to place it because of the large…

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Do you think your garden is safe for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Some people think of their garden as their little sanctuary – a place where they can relax and enjoy the serenity and beauty that nature brings. However, as much as it’s relaxing for humans, parks may not be a safe place for our furry friends after all. Based on research, there are 700 plants that may be harmful to our pets because they are quite poisonous. Also, while the plant may not be toxic to pets, it can cause allergic reactions and cause discomfort to your dog. As a responsible dog owner and plant lover too, it is important that you learn how to identify which plants are harmful to your dog’s well-being. First in line is dieffenbachia. Named after a German physicist, Ernst Dieffenbach, this plant is considered to be one of the deadliest plants on…

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Lawn mowers can be dangerous even when used properly. Be proactive when it comes to safety and follow these tips to avoid injury: Know the equipment. Read the owner’s manual. Be familiar with all the safety features and don’t break any of them. Keep all nuts and bolts tightened properly. Never pull the lawn mower running. Check the yard before cutting and wearing the right clothes. Pick up rocks or rubble. Heavy shoes and trousers provide the best protection from flying debris. If you are using a lawn mower, do not wear loose clothing.Protect your hearing. Doing yard work can be very noisy. Apart from lawn mowers, high decibel noise comes from trimmers, edgers and blowers. Use earplugs or earmuff-type hearing protection.Keep pets and children out of the yard while you are cutting. Do not allow children to operate lawn mowers unless they are strong, responsible and understand all the…

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Some people have the innate gift of caring for and cultivating plants and flowers. Commonly known as the green thumb, this gift can lead to an extraordinary garden or home filled with blooming plants and flowers. Not everyone has this innate talent with plants and flowers. For a whole section of the population, the seemingly simple act of keeping the inside of the plant alive is annoying. However, for people who have been tragically killing their houseplants over the years, just a few tricks and tips can turn them into great indoor gardeners. Learn About Your Plants Plants are often given as gifts, whether for household parties, get-well gifts, birthdays, or other celebrations. This means the plant type and its preferences regarding water, sunlight, and other care requirements are unknown. When it comes to keeping plants alive, learning about it can go a long way. In fact, it can make…

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Every gardener is worth half their salt should have an eye on the future. Gardening is after all closely related to how fast and to what form the plants will grow, in addition to the changing seasons, and what looks good when. Some questions that are often forgotten but need to be asked before choosing plants: How fast do I really want this plant to grow? Here’s what is interesting, we often choose plants because they are a decent size and have the ability to provide faster growth and faster sieving, but the fourth or fifth year we might fight a constant battle of pruning and shaping to keep the plant steady under control. Size is not everything or it gets bigger fast! It may look good now, but what will it look like in a month’s time? This question really needs to be asked over and over again when…

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Some people have the innate gift of caring for and cultivating plants and flowers. Commonly known as the green thumb, this gift can lead to an extraordinary garden or home filled with blooming plants and flowers. Not everyone has this innate talent with plants and flowers. For a whole section of the population, the seemingly simple act of keeping the inside of the plant alive is annoying. However, for people who have been tragically killing their houseplants over the years, just a few tricks and tips can turn them into great indoor gardeners. Learn About Your Plants Plants are often given as gifts, whether for household parties, get-well gifts, birthdays, or other celebrations. This means the plant type and its preferences regarding water, sunlight, and other care requirements are unknown. When it comes to keeping plants alive, learning about it can go a long way. In fact, it can make…

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The experience of plants in the world is very different from our experience of animals. Since plants are immobile, they are in a state of acceptance and deep peace within themselves. Emotions such as fear, hatred, jealousy, possessiveness, etc. are completely unknown to the plant and will serve no useful purpose. On the other hand, plants are capable of experiencing a higher range of emotions such that we animals can barely conceive. At the same time, there are feelings that plants share with us animals, such as love, pain, joy, thirst, etc. It is the feelings we share with plants that provide the basis for our ability to communicate with them. Feeling with plants is not so different from feeling with people. For example, when we are about to have sex with someone who completely changes us, we feel a clear surge in sexual energy that connects us with that…

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