GARDENING ARTICLES

Gardening Knowledge Base

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”

Whether you garden for the love of it, or garden because you just like to have things neat and tidy in the yard. You will find articles here to help you achieve your goals in the back yard.

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bowl of tomatoes grown indoors

Growing Tomatoes Indoors – What You Need and How To Do It

Unless you live in the tropics, there’s no way to grow tomatoes outdoors in the winter. In some areas, you may be able to start plants in early spring or keep your plants fruiting into the fall, but generally, tomatoes won’t survive the first frost.  If you can’t survive another winter without fresh tomatoes, and

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mosquito sucking blood

Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light?

Mosquitoes are probably one of the most annoying guests you’ll ever have at outdoor parties, camping trips, or even in your own home. They suck your blood and leave you with distressingly itchy blisters or, worse, sick. Which begs the question: who invited these suckers anyway?  While most people would say it’s your light that’s

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man holding a seedling tray while inside the greenhouse

Starting Seeds In a Greenhouse: When and How To Do It

There is no more frustrating time of year for gardeners than late winter and early spring. Luckily, starting seeds in a greenhouse can give you a head start on the growing season and scratch your itch to get your fingers in the soil.  With so many different plants you can start in the greenhouse, it

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cold frame with plants

What a Cold Frame Is and How to Use It

The first time I saw a cold frame, just for a moment, I thought I was looking at a magical portal to the center of the earth. Then my father lifted the frame and its heavy pane of steamy glass, revealing a treasure trove of early spring lettuces and herbs inside.  Cold frames aren’t portals

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woman holding a pot of ruby ball moon cactus

How To Grow a Moon Cactus – Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii

Even though succulents and cacti are less colorful and dramatic than other plants, they are popular houseplants because they are resilient and easy enough for beginning gardeners to grow successfully. Plus, there are many varieties to choose from.  If you want to add a little glamour to your cactus garden and have the patience for

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