How To Fertilize Dahlias To Make Them Bloom

How To Fertilize Dahlias To Make Them Bloom
Healthy tubers are the first step to vigorous dahlia bushes. Choose tubers that are free from blemish, chubby and have plenty of growth eyes or nodes. Proper soil preparation and knowing how to fertilize dahlias will also help you achieve the massive plants with prolific blooms that are the goal of any dahlia gardener. Feeding... 
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To Use Or Not To Use: Wood Ash As A Soil Amendment

To Use Or Not To Use: Wood Ash As A Soil Amendment
Wood ash can pile up during a cold winter and it would be nice to have a practical use for it. But gardeners have been given mixed signals about using wood ash on their garden soil. Is it safe to use wood ash in the garden? Is wood ash good for garden soil? The answer... 
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How To Grow Various Types Of Peppers

How To Grow Various Types Of Peppers
Love spicy food? Grow peppers in your garden! Give peppers a very sunny spot that they can occupy all season long and where peppers have not grown recently. Growing them in raised beds, which has warmer soil, will hasten the ripening. Peppers like a sandy, fertile loam soil. However, do not give this plant too... 
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7 Simple Yet Effective Ways To Improve Garden Soil

7 Simple Yet Effective Ways To Improve Garden Soil
An organic diet. Autumn is the best season to start – add fallen leaves, garden debris, kitchen scraps, and even apples raked from beneath fruit trees to soil. Till with worms. 2- to 4-inch-inch thick green and brown compost layers invite worms that dramatically improve soil structure, while depositing power-packed worm manure castings. Grow your... 
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Chinese Chives For Having A Blooming Fall Garden

Chinese Chives For Having A Blooming Fall Garden
Allium tuberosum will be a great plant for your garden as it blooms in the early fall. During the summer the thin leaves of this plant emerge from the earth and grow slowly stretching more and more. As autumn approaches and inflorescence appear, white and green flowers open, forming the globular shape that is characteristic... 
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What’s Better For Your Garden: Hot Or Cold Composting

What’s Better For Your Garden: Hot Or Cold Composting
What’s better – hot composting or cold composting? Let’s have a look at pros and cons of both. Temperatures rising in a hot-compost pile come from the activity of numerous organisms breaking down organic matter. To keep a pile running hot, pay attention to four elements: carbon, nitrogen, water, and air. A hot pile requires... 
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6 Dressing Substances To Fertilize Your Plants

6 Dressing Substances To Fertilize Your Plants
Every plant needs some special care to grow better, so we can use some fertilizers to keep them growing and blooming. What are the necessary fertilizers? Nitrogen is responsible for activating photosynthesis and promoting the growth of leaves. Don’t be excessive as it can cause less blooming and fruiting. Phosphorus is important for the process... 
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How To Care For Trees In Drought

How To Care For Trees In Drought
We need trees, especially during a drought. Trees reduce air pollution and erosion, create habitat for wildlife and other plants, and reduce the urban heat island—even hotter, drier conditions that arise in cities as a result of too much reflective pavement. Here’s how to best care for your trees. Water beyond the drip line. Most... 
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How To Feed Roses Organically And Naturally

How To Feed Roses Organically And Naturally
Roses are plants that really benefit from fertilizing. Joyusgarden blog presents one of the best ways to fertilize roses in a natural way, you’ll need 1 part rose & flower fertilizer, 1 part alfalfa meal, 1/2 part composted chicken manure or worm castings. Use approximately 1 to 2 cups for a large bush, 1 to... 
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