Organic Gardening News

Perennials To Avoid – What Are Some Perennials You Shouldn’t Plant

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-02-19 07:00
Most gardeners have a plant, or two, or three that they struggled with over the years. This likely includes some unruly perennial plants that were simply a mistake to put in the garden. Perennials are generally easy plants that come back each year, but some will cause you a headache. Learn from the mistakes of others, and avoid these difficult plants. How Can There Be Perennials to Avoid? For a gardener and plant lover, it can be hard to face the fact that there are some plants you just need to avoid. In some cases, it’s because they aren’t suited to your particular location. For instance, you’ll get nothing but trouble trying to grow a succulent in your waterlogged rain garden. On the other hand, there are perennials that are just hard for anyone to love, no matter the local environment and conditions. Some take over and grow out of

Read this article

The post Perennials To Avoid – What Are Some Perennials You Shouldn’t Plant appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Fun Crafts For Families: Making Creative Planters With Kids

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-02-18 18:00
Once you get your kids hooked on gardening, they’ll be addicted for life. What better way to promote this rewarding activity than easy flowerpot crafts? DIY flowerpots are simple and inexpensive. They often use materials you already have around the house or provide a useful way to upcycle things that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Read on to learn about easy flower pot crafts to try. Fun Crafts for Families: Making Creative Planters with Kids Here are a few ideas to pique your creativity: Keeping things neat: Making DIY flowerpots can be messy, so begin by covering the table with a plastic tablecloth or large trash bag. Save a few of Dad’s old shirts to protect clothing from paint or glue. Toy truck planters: If your kids no longer play with toy trucks, just fill the truck with potting soil to create an instant flowerpot. If you don’t

Read this article

The post Fun Crafts For Families: Making Creative Planters With Kids appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Babies In The Garden: How To Garden With A Baby

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-02-18 15:00
Gardening with a baby is possible and can even be fun once your child is a few months old. Just follow some common-sense measures and make it a great experience for you both. Exercise reasonable precautions when allowing babies in the garden. How to Garden with a Baby Only take a baby into the garden when old enough to sit, crawl and/or pull up. Find a sturdy, lightweight playpen for a shady spot near the garden. Be realistic as to how long the baby will be entertained with a few toys and the outdoor experience. It may seem obvious to most people but you shouldn’t take the baby out in the heat of the day. Both mom and baby should stay indoors during hot, sunny times of the day, especially midday in summer, unless you’re in a shady area. Avoid having the baby in the sun for too long, if

Read this article

The post Babies In The Garden: How To Garden With A Baby appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Botanical Garden Activities: What To Do At A Botanical Garden

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-02-18 11:00
There are around 200 botanical gardens in North America and a massive 1,800 more spanning across 150 countries. Could there be so many because of what botanical gardens do? These gardens serve many purposes and often feature special garden activities. Interested in things to do at a botanical garden? The following article contains information on what to do at a botanical garden as well as activities found in a botanical garden. What Botanical Gardens Do The origins of the botanical garden can be traced back to ancient China, but the more modern footprint of today’s botanical gardens dates to the Renaissance in the 1540’s. This era was a time ripe with horticultural study regarding the medicinal uses of plants. At that time, only doctors and botanists were interested in botanical gardens. Today, botanical garden activities draw thousands of visitors. So what are some things to do at botanical gardens? Things

Read this article

The post Botanical Garden Activities: What To Do At A Botanical Garden appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Everything You Need To Know About ChemLawn

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-02-18 08:00
To learn more about our editorial integrity policy and how we make money through affiliate partnerships, read our full disclosure here. Consumers searching online for ChemLawn may not find exactly what they’re looking for. The popular lawn care company has undergone some shifts in style and ownership over the years. Now, it’s packaged in a whole new way.  ChemLawn’s former parent company ServiceMaster rebranded ChemLawn as TruGreen ChemLawn in the 1990s after some controversies. Today, the company’s shed the “ChemLawn” name, and it’s now simply TruGreen — an industry leader in pesticide-based lawn care services that’s favored by homeowners everywhere.  In This Article: What Is ChemLawn? Are TruGreen and ChemLawn the Same Company? Plans & Services Cost Is TruGreen ChemLawn Worth It? Because of TruGreen’s product offerings and its mission to promote healthy growth and minimize damage caused by pests and weeds, customers who desire flourishing lawns rely on the

Read this article

The post Everything You Need To Know About ChemLawn appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Visiting Botanical Gardens: Botanical Garden Tips For Enjoyment

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-02-18 07:00
If you have a botanical garden in your area, you’re very fortunate! Botanical gardens are a great place to learn about nature. Most offer displays of rare or unusual plants, interesting speakers, classes to try (presented by botanists, naturalists, horticulturists or master gardeners), and kid-friendly events. Keep reading for tips on how to enjoy botanical gardens. Visiting Botanical Gardens The first thing you want to do to in preparing for your botanical garden experience is to dress comfortably. So just what should you wear when visiting a botanical garden? Your attire should be comfortable and appropriate for the season – many botanical gardens are open year-round. Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes for walking or hiking. Expect that your shoes will get dusty or dirty. Bring a sun hat or visor to protect your face from the sun. If you’re visiting during the winter months, wear a warm hat. Dress in layers

Read this article

The post Visiting Botanical Gardens: Botanical Garden Tips For Enjoyment appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

What Is Portuguese Cabbage: Portuguese Cabbage Planting And Uses

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-02-17 18:10
You can call these plants Portuguese cabbages (Couve tronchuda) or you can call them Portuguese kale plants. The truth lies somewhere between the two. So, what is Portuguese cabbage? Read on for information on this leafy green crop, the most popular vegetable in Portugal. We’ll also give you tips on Portuguese cabbage planting. What is Portuguese Cabbage? Portuguese cabbage is a leafy green vegetable in the brassica family. Unlike most cabbages, this vegetable doesn’t form heads and grows in leaves like kale. That resulted in the alternate common name of Portuguese kale plants. However, unlike kale, the leaves of this green vegetable, as well as the mid rib and stalk, are fleshy and succulent. Kale ribs and stalks are often too woody to eat. Many compare this veggie to collards. Tronchuda Cabbage Uses Those growing this cabbage plant sometimes call the vegetable tronchuda cabbage, using its species name. Whatever you

Read this article

The post What Is Portuguese Cabbage: Portuguese Cabbage Planting And Uses appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Feeding Cabbage Plants: When And How To Fertilize Cabbage Correctly

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-02-17 15:04
Perhaps you’ve heard cabbage is a heavy feeder. When growing cabbage, adequate amounts of nutrients are necessary to produce large heads with healthy leaves. Whether you’re growing a few plants or a field of cabbage, knowing how to fertilize cabbage is the key to a successful crop. Cabbage Fertilizer Basics Enriching garden soil with organic compost is one of the best ways to supply the nutrients necessary for feeding cabbage plants. When using homemade compost, incorporate 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm.) of compost into the garden soil in late fall or early winter. This gives the compost time to fully decay so the valuable nutrients are ready for the plants in the spring. In lieu of using compost for feeding cabbage plants, chemical fertilizer can be added to the garden soil. Choose a balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10. This can be tilled directly into the garden bed

Read this article

The post Feeding Cabbage Plants: When And How To Fertilize Cabbage Correctly appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Cabbage Storage Tips: What To Do With Cabbages After Harvest

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-02-17 11:00
Cabbage is a cool-season crop which matures in an average of 63 to 88 days. Early varieties of cabbage are more prone to splitting than longer maturing types, but weather conditions can also prompt heads to crack open. To prevent splitting, it’s best to harvest cabbage when the heads are firm. Many gardeners grow cabbage for the versatility of its fresh use, let’s explore the best methods for storing cabbages. How to Store Cabbage For home gardeners, this usually means harvesting the entire cabbage crop at once. Deciding what to do with cabbages can be problematic. Due to its strong flavor, canning cabbage is not recommended. It can be frozen and used for cooked dishes, soups, and casseroles. Sauerkraut is another popular method of preserving cabbage. A cool, damp environment is needed for storing cabbages. A dirt floored root cellar is ideal, but a refrigerator can also work. To keep

Read this article

The post Cabbage Storage Tips: What To Do With Cabbages After Harvest appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

The Best Lawn Care Services Of 2020

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-02-17 08:00
To learn more about our editorial integrity policy and how we make money through affiliate partnerships, read our full disclosure here. Lawn care services are used by a variety of gardeners, from seniors who can no longer maintain their yards to homeowners who want the expertise of experienced professionals to care for their property. Professional lawn care companies differ in quality, cost, and service options, so Gardening Know How pored over the pricing, offerings, and reviews of several lawn care businesses to determine the top providers in the country, including lawn care industry leader TruGreen. Top Recommended National Provider: TruGreen For a free, customized quote from TruGreen, call 877-386-6512 or complete this quick and easy form. Serving homeowners since the late 1960s, TruGreen is available everywhere nationwide, except Alaska and Hawaii. In each state, TruGreen lawn care specialists are knowledgeable of particular climates, regions, and seasons and are able to

Read this article

The post The Best Lawn Care Services Of 2020 appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Types Of Cabbage – Different Cabbages To Grow In Gardens

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-02-17 07:00
Cabbage has a lengthy history of cultivation. This may be due to the many different varieties of cabbages available to grow. What types of cabbage are there? There are basically six kinds of cabbage with some variations on each type. About Different Type of Cabbage Cabbage varieties include green and red cabbages, napa, bok choy, savoy, and Brussels sprouts. Most varieties of cabbage form heads that can weigh anywhere from 1 to 12 pounds (1/2-5 kg.), with each plant producing a single head. The shape of the head varies from rounded to pointed, oblong, or conical. Brussels sprouts are an exception and form multiple heads along a main plant stem with up to 100 sprouts per plant. Both cabbages and Brussels sprouts thrive in cooler weather. Cabbages grow in USDA zones 3 and up and Brussels sprouts in USDA zones 4 through 7. Early cabbage varieties can mature in as

Read this article

The post Types Of Cabbage – Different Cabbages To Grow In Gardens appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Omero Hybrid Cabbage Care: Learn About Growing Omero Cabbages

Organic Gardening - Sun, 2020-02-16 18:07
Omero red cabbage is slow to bolt in the summer garden. This vibrant purple head can mature last in spring and go in the ground earlier in late summer. The inside of the head is deep purple to burgundy with streaks of white, attractive when making slaw. Although it appears purple in color to our untrained eye, purple cabbage, like Omero, is classified as a red cabbage. Growing Omero Cabbages The heat tolerance given to this hybrid is responsible for the extended growing season. This variety takes 73 to 78 days until it is ready to harvest. Plant earlier in the typical summer planting season or later in the winter to spring-time frame. Omero cabbage tastes best when touched by a hint of frost, so allow for main growth during cooler days. It has a mild, smooth taste that is slightly sweet and slightly peppery. Also called red kraut (short

Read this article

The post Omero Hybrid Cabbage Care: Learn About Growing Omero Cabbages appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Heirloom Cabbage Plants – How To Grow Charleston Wakefield Cabbages

Organic Gardening - Sun, 2020-02-16 15:00
If you’re looking for a variety of heirloom cabbage plants, you might want to consider growing Charleston Wakefield. Although these heat-tolerant cabbages can be grown in almost any climate, Charleston Wakefield cabbage was developed for southern United States gardens. What is Charleston Wakefield Cabbage? This variety of heirloom cabbage was developed in the 1800’s on Long Island, New York and sold to F. W. Bolgiano seed company. Charleston Wakefield cabbages produce large, dark green, cone-shaped heads. At maturity, the heads average 4 to 6 lbs. (2 to 3 kg.), the largest of the Wakefield varieties. Charleston Wakefield cabbage is a fast-growing variety which matures in as little as 70 days. After harvest, this variety of cabbage stores well. Growing Charleston Wakefield Heirloom Cabbage In warmer climates, Charleston Wakefield can be planted in the fall to overwinter in the garden. In cooler climates, spring planting is recommended. Like most cabbage plants,

Read this article

The post Heirloom Cabbage Plants – How To Grow Charleston Wakefield Cabbages appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

What Is Ruby Ball Cabbage: Tips For Growing Ruby Ball Cabbages

Organic Gardening - Sun, 2020-02-16 11:00
Red cabbage is a versatile and easy to grow vegetable. In the kitchen it can be used raw and also stands up to pickling and cooking. Ruby Ball purple cabbage is a great variety to try. It has a nice, sweet flavor and will stand in the garden for weeks without splitting, so you don’t have to harvest it all at once. What is Ruby Ball Cabbage? Ruby Ball cabbage is a hybrid variety of ball head cabbage. These are cabbages that form tight heads of smooth leaves. They come in green, red, or purple varieties. Ruby Ball is a pretty purple cabbage. Horticulturists developed Ruby Ball cabbage plants for several desirable traits. They form compact heads that allow you to fit more plants in a bed, tolerate heat and cold well, mature earlier than other varieties, and can stand in the field at maturity for several weeks without splitting.

Read this article

The post What Is Ruby Ball Cabbage: Tips For Growing Ruby Ball Cabbages appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Storage No. 4 Cabbage Care – Growing Storage No. 4 Cabbages

Organic Gardening - Sun, 2020-02-16 07:00
There are a number of storage cabbage varieties, but the Storage No. 4 cabbage plant is a perennial favorite. This variety of storage cabbage is true to its name and under proper conditions holds up well into early spring. Interested in growing Storage No. 4 cabbages? Read on to learn about Storage No. 4 cabbage care. About Storage Cabbage Varieties Storage cabbages are those that mature just prior to the fall frosts. Once the heads are harvested, they can be stored into the winter months, often as long as early spring. There are a number of storage cabbage varieties available in either red or green cabbage types. Storage No. 4 cabbage plants are one of long-term storage cabbages as are Ruby Perfection, Kaitlin, and Murdoc varieties. Growing Storage No. 4 Cabbage Plants This cabbage plant was developed by breeder Don Reed of Cortland, NY. Plants yield 4- to 8-pound cabbages

Read this article

The post Storage No. 4 Cabbage Care – Growing Storage No. 4 Cabbages appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Bilko Chinese Cabbage: Tips For Growing Bilko Cabbages

Organic Gardening - Sat, 2020-02-15 18:00
Napa cabbage is the best-known variety of the Chinese cabbages with large, full-size heads and good disease resistance. The oblong heads have pale green, crinkly leaves on the outside with creamy yellow inside. The Bilko cabbage variety is a good type of Napa to grow. Bilko Napa Cabbage Plants Napa cabbage, with its sweet, mild flavor, can be eaten raw or cooked. Chinese cabbage is good for slaws, braising, stir frying, soups and pickling. The nutritious veggie is high in vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and antioxidants. Uncooked cabbage promotes intestinal health with an important amino acid as well as adds roughage to your diet. The Bilko Napa cabbage variety boasts 12-inch (30 cm.) heads and disease resistance to clubroot and fusarium yellows. It is a slow bolting variety recommended for home gardens. Tips for Growing Bilko Cabbages The Bilko cabbage variety can be grown in spring or fall in cool

Read this article

The post Bilko Chinese Cabbage: Tips For Growing Bilko Cabbages appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

What Is Caraflex Cabbage: Growing Caraflex Cabbage Heads

Organic Gardening - Sat, 2020-02-15 15:00
What is Caraflex cabbage? Caraflex hybrid cabbage is a small cabbage with an unusual, somewhat pointed shape. Mature heads weigh less than two pounds (1 kg.). A tender, crunchy cabbage with a mild flavor, Caraflex hybrid cabbage is ideal for slaws, wraps, cooked dishes, salads, and for making stuffed cabbage. This sweeter than usual cabbage is easy to grow either by planting seeds or transplants. Keep reading to learn how. Growing Caraflex Cabbage Plant Caraflex cabbage seeds indoors four to six weeks ahead of the last expected frost in your region. This allows you to harvest the cabbage before the weather turns hot. Watch for Caraflex cabbage seeds to germinate in four to ten days. If you’re not interested in planting seeds indoors, you may find it easier to purchase young plants at a garden center or nursery. You can also plant your cabbage seeds directly in the garden about

Read this article

The post What Is Caraflex Cabbage: Growing Caraflex Cabbage Heads appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Chesnok Red Garlic Care – How To Grow Chesnok Red Garlic Cloves

Organic Gardening - Sat, 2020-02-15 11:00
If you’ve stuck with your favorite garlic for years, you might not be familiar with Chesnok Red garlic bulbs. What is Chesnek Red garlic? It wins acclaim as one of the best tasting baking garlic available. Growing Chesnok Red garlic is not difficult and not very different than other types of garlic. For information on how to grow Chesnok Red garlic, read on. What is Chesnok Red Garlic? Those growing Chesnok Red garlic rave about it. It is an exceptional garlic from the Republic of Georgia in the former USSR. Chesnek red garlic bulbs store well and retain their shape and flavor when cooked. The bulb is a very lovely shade of red that presents well. Some gardeners term Chesnok Red garlic bulbs the best all-round garlic available. Each large bulb is wrapped in a purple-striped, papery covering and contains some 10 cloves. The cloves are extremely easy to peel.

Read this article

The post Chesnok Red Garlic Care – How To Grow Chesnok Red Garlic Cloves appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Purple Broccoli Plants – Planting Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds

Organic Gardening - Sat, 2020-02-15 07:00
Exploring various cool season crop options is a great way to extend your growing season. Many vegetables are actually enhanced by exposure to frost or cold temperatures. In fact, you may be surprised to learn the cold tolerance of some vegetables yields promising overwintering potential. Purple Sprouting broccoli, also known as winter sprouting broccoli, is one example. What is Purple Sprouting Broccoli? Purple broccoli plants are extremely cold hardy withstanding temps below 10 F. (-12 C.). This unique attribute is critical to success in growing the plant, as Purple Sprouting broccoli growing will require at least 180 days to mature. Unlike other broccoli plants, which produce a single large head, Purple Sprouting broccoli plants produce smaller heads with multitudes of tender side shoots. These shoots often taste especially sweet and delectable due to their exposure to cooler temperatures. Purple Sprouting Broccoli Growing When it comes to Purple Sprouting broccoli, growing

Read this article

The post Purple Broccoli Plants – Planting Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Manfreda Plant Growing – How To Care For Chocolate Chip Manfreda

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2020-02-14 18:00
The chocolate chip plant (Manfreda undulata) is a visually interesting species of succulent which makes an attractive addition to the flowerbed. The chocolate chip manfreda resembles a low-growing rosette with frilly leaves. The dark green foliage is dotted with attractive chocolate brown spots. The resemblance to chocolate chips gives this variety its name. Chocolate Chip False Agave Manfreda plants are closely related to the agave family, which explains why this variety of manfreda is sometimes called the chocolate chip false agave. Like many varieties of manfreda, chocolate chip doesn’t die after blooming as do agave plants. Planted outdoors, it blooms during June in the Northern Hemisphere or December south of the equator. The buds form on tall stalks in late spring, followed by fascinating wiry type blossoms. The chocolate chip plant has a low-growing profile, only reaching heights of about 4 inches (10 cm.) tall. Its elegantly arched, spineless leaves

Read this article

The post Manfreda Plant Growing – How To Care For Chocolate Chip Manfreda appeared first on Gardening Know How.

Categories: Organic Gardening

Pages

RMC facebook RMC twitter
Scroll to Top