How To Repair Winter Damage On Cedar Trees

How To Repair Winter Damage On Cedar Trees
Are you seeing dead needles appear on the outer edges of your cedars? This could be symptomatic of winter damage to cedars. Instead of pruning in spring, fertilize the trees with landscape tree food, then apply liquid feeder to the foliage daily during April and May. At some point in June, evaluate any winter damage... 
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How To Grow Watermelon In Pot Vertically

How To Grow Watermelon In Pot Vertically
Growing watermelon in containers allows this big, sweet and juicy fruit to grow in smallest of spaces. Watermelon has long taproot and it doesn’t transplant well that’s why it is better to sow the seeds directly in a pot. Sow 3-4 seeds directly in a pot once the temperature starts to reach 65 F (19... 
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How To Grow The Earliest Spring Bulbs, Snowdrops

How To Grow The Earliest Spring Bulbs, Snowdrops
In cold climates, snowdrops (Galanthus) are often the first flowers to bloom – and a welcome sight they are. Their tiny, drooping flowers and grass-like foliage give the plant the appearance of delicacy, but snowdrops are hardy plants, often poking up and blooming despite the snow remaining on the ground. Snowdrops may take a while... 
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How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden

How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden
Proper soil preparation when growing vegetables is the key to successful and bountiful harvest but if you neglect to do this, it can greatly hinder the cultivation of demanding plants. The ideal soil for growing vegetables should be neither too light nor too compacted, it should be crumbly and have a balanced texture. Airy and... 
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When And How To Harvest Horseradish Root

When And How To Harvest Horseradish Root
If you are a lover of all things spicy, you should be growing your own horseradish. Horseradish is cultivated for its pungent root. The plant is a large leaved herb that thrives in full sun but tolerates some shade. Plant horseradish in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Prepare the soil... 
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How To Grow Your Own Moss Outside

How To Grow Your Own Moss Outside
Moss looks wonderful in the garden, especially on rocks and rock walls. It gives any garden a sense of age and weight. How can you grow it yourself? Mosses like moisture, shade and generally prefer an acidic soil (5.0 – 6.0). Partial to full shade is essential. The easiest way to get a patch of... 
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How To Grow Carrots From Carrot Tops

How To Grow Carrots From Carrot Tops
Let’s grow carrot tops! One of the easiest plants for a young gardener to grow, carrot tops make pretty houseplants for a sunny window and their fern-like foliage is beautiful in an outdoor container garden. First off, a word of caution; when we say you can grow carrots from carrots, we mean the plant, not... 
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6 Healthiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden

6 Healthiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden
It’s true, all vegetables have health benefits. However some are over-achievers in the nutrient department and many of those are ridiculously easy to grow. Since vegetables start losing nutrients as soon as they are picked, having a garden in your backyard or on your deck is a great step toward improving the quality of food... 
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9 Tips To Start A Balcony Flower Garden

9 Tips To Start A Balcony Flower Garden
Follow these tips when starting a balcony flower garden and you can grow beautiful and colorful flowers without a garden. Start with a few pots. If you have started recently, do not immediately fill up your balcony with so many plants. Give some time. Begin with 3 to 5 plants at a time. Once you... 
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6 Small Versions Of Large Favorites For Limited Spaces

6 Small Versions Of Large Favorites For Limited Spaces
In bygone eras, the mature size of large plants was irrelevant because properties were big and gardeners were plentiful and inexpensive to hire. Now the situation is often vice versa, and though you can always prune a large plant down to size, most of us have limited time in addition to limited space and require... 
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