Growing Vegetables Under Cover
Vegetable plants often need protection from cold weather and persistent pests, particularly when they are young and most vulnerable. Being prepared with the appropriate equipment and protective covers is the best way to avoid losses.
Keeping Pests at Bay
Netting supported on wire hoops prevents pigeons from feasting on young brassicas. A finer mesh will also keep out butterflies, whose eggs hatch into hungry caterpillars.
Protecting Winter Leaves
Salads, such as these dark red lettuces and Asian greens, respond well to the protection from cold, wet weather that a cold frame provides, allowing them to be grown all through the winter.
This greenhouse is bursting with seedlings to be hardened off and potted on. Even in a small garden, a greenhouse can be worthwhile, providing valuable space for raising seeds and achieving earlier harvests.
Shielding Tomato Plants
Outdoor-grown tomatoes can be hardened off and shielded from cold nights in an inexpensive plastic greenhouse, which conveniently houses a standard-sized growing bag.
Choose the Best Small Trees
Well-behaved trees that won't take over your yard -- or your neighbor's.
Organic Ways to Manage Weeds
With a little patience and dedication, satisfactory results are achievable when attempting to remove weeds organically.
By attracting natural predators, you can keep insect pests from destroying the plants in your garden without the use of chemicals.
Lawn animals made from logs, sticks and twigs can be quite expensive when purchased in garden shops and specialty stores. Here's how easy and economical it can be to make your own.
Integrated Pest Management
An integrated pest management program employs the least environmentally toxic pest controls first before any chemical is used. Learn how to incorporate an IPM program in your garden.
Lawn Watering Basics
Follow these tips for a crash course in watering a lawn.
Sprinkler Head Types
Learn about different types of sprinkler head types and the pros and cons of each.
Identifying and Dealing with Problem Insects
Gardeners often play detective when figuring out what's chewing holes or causing yellow or brown spots on favorite plants. Here are some clues to help solve common garden mysteries, as well as tips for dealing with pests.
Organic Plant Health Care
Learn how to add some compost and compost tea to organic plants instead of fertilizer.
Watering the Lawn: Zones and Other Basics
Learn about everything related to installing a home irrigation system.
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