I don’t know, maybe it’s some kind of urban myth, but I swear you can grow your own pineapple from the top of one that you cut up to eat. I seem to remember a picture of a little squat pineapple plant with a fat little pineapple growing out of the middle of it, and I seem to remember trying it at least once without a hint of luck. Read more…
From the author:
Wouldn’t it be great if you could reach over to your windowsill, grab some freshly grown herbs, toss them into a pan to flavor your dish with flare and then to serve them to your guests? Sure, you would have incredible flavor and all kinds of healthy nutrients, but you would look like a superstar chef! Who doesn’t want that?
Growing herbs at home, whether on a patio, windowsill, or even the balcony of your apartment is a real option. In fact, it is one of the best ways for you to finally get the nutrients your body needs with the flavor you are craving. Why do it? Why put the time and money into growing them from scratch or even just growing plants like this? Just consider a few of the main reasons so many are using this method to get the herbs they want and need.
In Patio and Kitchen Herb Gardens: A Beginner’s Guide to 21 Herbs You Can Grow at Home, Julia walks the reader through the best locations for growing herbs, the necessary supplies and the easier herbs to grow.
Download Patio and Kitchen Herb Gardens: A Beginner’s Guide to 21 Herbs You Can Grow at Home today and start growing your own fresh, healthy, organic supplement today.
Note: this is technically for the Kindle, but you can read it on a PC by downloading their Kindle for PC app.
You can download this ebook here.
One of the biggest problems facing the home gardener comes in the form of garden pests. While small, they have voracious appetites and can quickly turn your backyard pride and joy into a desolate, salad-less realm. Have no fear, though. There are some cheap and easy methods of knocking down even the hungriest of garden pests. First though, you should make your garden as hostile as possible to bad bugs.
The Healthy Garden
There are some general things you can do to keep a great many pests at bay, starting with the soil. Healthy soil will lead to healthy plants, plants capable of surviving pest attacks much better than plants started in poor soil. Before you put a seed or seedling in the ground, make sure you either rototill or turn the soil to let air in, as well as add compost.
I hate to nag, but weed regularly! Pests like to live in weeds and decaying plant matter, so be sure to weed frequently and remove old leaves and other rotting plant matter to take away places for them to hide.
Don’t go on a killing spree. Not all bugs are bad, and insects like ladybugs, bees, praying mantises, aphid-parasitic wasps and earthworms can actually be very beneficial to your garden. Ladybugs alone can eat 400 aphids a day! Just make sure your efforts aren’t driving away the good bugs with the bad. Read more…