Coffee grounds were once thought to be good only for acid-loving plants, such as tomatoes, blueberries, and some fruit trees. However, a study conducted by Wood’s End Research Laboratory in Maine found that when mixed with other yard waste .. compost … the ph was neutralized. So basically raw straight coffee grinds are not a great idea, … Read more Can I Use Coffee Grinds as Fertilizer?
Planting and Caring for Crenshaw Melons Crenshaw melons are related more closely to the cantaloupe family and have similar flesh coloration and flavor. They are however much sweeter than cantaloupe when permitted to fully mature. To be considered fully mature they should have been left on the vine long enough to acquire a yellow tinge … Read more How to Grow Crenshaw Melons
Are you interested in taking your gardening or landscaping to the next level? If so, perhaps you have considered Azomite. Azomite is mined in the Utah desert from the ruins of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is a natural mineral product. What makes Azomite unique is that it’s versatile as both an organic fertilizer and … Read more Is Azomite Good for Plants?
Fill dirt refers to the layer of subsoil immediately beneath the topsoil. There are many different fill dirt varieties, which can contain pebbles, sand, and rocks. Fill dirt should not contain any organic material, which can cause the soil to settle over time. Most often generated during large construction projects, fill dirt is versatile and … Read more What is The Best Fill Dirt For Drainage?
Fungus related diseases are the most common in Pepper plants. Plants generally display discoloration, spots, and poor growth. Pepper leaves may yellow and drop off. Many of these diseases of pepper plants can be prevented by: Planting disease-resistant varieties Rotating vegetable crops every other year Implementing proper watering and cultivation techniques. Keeping the area free of … Read more Common Pepper Plant Diseases and Treatments
Red Hmong is an Asian Heirloom cucumber that can be grown in all but the coldest regions of North America. Red Hmong or Hmong Red cucumbers originated in southeast Asia among the Hmong people of Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, and Laos. The cucumbers are initially a pale green and morph to a golden orange as they … Read more Red Hmong Cucumber Plant Profile: Rare Organic Heirloom Cucumber
The British called this plant Glasswort and the French called it Samphire. The French name is the most commonly used today along with sea asparagus and sea pickle. There are two versions: Marsh samphire and Rock Samphire. Rock Samphire is fairly rare and not easy to find. Marsh samphire, the most common, grows wild along … Read more How to Grow Samphire AKA Sea Asparagus from Seeds
Pumpkins are an edible and decorative fruit that’s a staple of South African agriculture. There are various types of pumpkin in South Africa, ranging from mild to sweet, small to large, and short to long-term storage qualities. According to a study run by Indexbox, pumpkin consumption in South Africa has been increasing and is expected … Read more Find These 6 Types of Pumpkins in South Africa
Planting Guide for Chick Peas Chickpea or garbanzo beans are a cool-season annual plant that requires about 90 – 100 days of warm weather to mature to harvest. They can be directly seeded outdoors immediately following the average last spring frost date. You can also start them indoors in peat pots a few weeks prior … Read more How to Grow Chickpeas – Garbanzo Beans
Bonsai, in English, is an all encompassing term used to describe miniature trees grown in containers or pots. Although the original Japanese definition was slightly different from modern interpretations, the sum and substance remaining is a potted tree trained to grow in a miniaturized fashion. To start your own Bonsai is relatively simple, to maintain … Read more Bonsai Coffee Trees