These instructions show how to collect sweet pea seeds for sowing next year. Once your flowers turn to seed and the seed pods are plump, brown, and dry, it’s time to harvest the pods and prepare the … [Read more...]
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If you have always wanted to learn plant propagation to grow more plants from the ones you have, we have tutorials for starting from seed, cuttings, roots, layering, and division. Growing indoors or … [Read more...]
There are several ways to overwinter geraniums (Pelargoniums) from your garden. With some newspaper, a cardboard box, paper bag, or a sunny windowsill, you can keep these tender perennials … [Read more...]
This simple building plan shows how to make a nesting shelf for robins (Turdus migratorius) where they can build a nest and raise their young. The open design is also attractive to phoebes and house … [Read more...]
Is compost tea good for plants? Should I make it for my garden? Let's look at what is known about compost tea and what—if any—value it has for improving soil and feeding plants. This topic is part … [Read more...]
Growing vegetables in winter is a new idea for many gardeners but it is possible cold climates. The two keys to success are choosing the right plants and providing sufficient protective covers like … [Read more...]
Use this traditional method to collect seeds from your favorite heirloom tomatoes and save them for future seed sowing. The most reliable seeds come from heirloom and open-pollinated varieties but the … [Read more...]