A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Set Up an Irrigation Timer

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Set Up an Irrigation Timer

Are you tired of having to maintain a constant vigil over your garden or lawn or frequently move a sprinkler to every corner of your garden? If so, then you should consider installing an automatic irrigation timer.
Thanks to technology, sprinklers now have automated features. Maintaining a green lawn and keeping your vegetation healthy has never been this easy. You just need to set a timer that goes on when you set it to and goes off after some time.
More and more people are moving towards solar irrigation controllers, as the irrigation timer market is …

My Food Pantry and Hoop House Garden Story

My Food Pantry and Hoop House Garden Story

I have a small hoop house right outside my house. I built because there is enough space on my lawn for my gardening activities and it has taken care of my plants very well throughout the year. My loop house is unheated and has been home to brassicas, greens, and onions until I decided to do some reorganization.
Since the space was full of greens, onions, and brassicas like broccoli and cabbage, I decide to move them all outside and into the non-shaded part of the garden. I did this because these kinds of plants can survive throughout the cold season as long as I will cover them with light-row covers.
After I moved the winter …

Tips for Organizing and Storing Seed Packets

Tips for Organizing and Storing Seed Packets

Some gardening enthusiasts still have little to no knowledge about seeds, let alone seed packets. All they know is that it is something that you plant on the ground, and then it will grow into whatever plant that seed comes from. As a person who enjoys planting and owns a garden, I have learned a lot about seeds, plants, and growing them.
What most people don’t realize is that seeds have a long lifespan. Seeds can last for much more than a year. Impressively, most seeds can last ten years, and some can last even longer than that. In my case, I never throw out seed packets except for when they have stopped germinating.

Winter Gardening: How I Water My Winter Tunnels

Winter Gardening: How I Water My Winter Tunnels

Winter can be a difficult time to grow plants, especially those that can’t survive in the cold. For this reason, I had to be creative and use winter tunnels to continue my gardening hobby even during this unfavorable time.
Currently, I have planted winter greens like spinach, broccoli, arugula, kale, and escarole in my winter tunnels. These plants are tough and I knew they would do well in winter.
Last week, I decided to check up on my winter tunnels to see how my plants were doing. As …

Creative and Interesting Garden Ideas

Creative and Interesting Garden Ideas

During my first few months of creating an astounding, self-sustaining, and creative vegetable garden, I focused on researching the outs and ins of planting vegetables. You are most probably brought here because you’re researching when and how to plant every vegetable you are planning to grow in your backyard.
It can be a thousand tomato varieties or a bunch of onions. Also, you might want to know about the difference between newly sprouting vegetables and weeds. Familiarizing with these important gardening details will keep you busy and productive for the first few months of gardening.
As soon as you finally settle into…

Deciding What to Plant in Your Garden?

Deciding What to Plant in Your Garden?

If you are like most gardeners and gardening enthusiasts, you are probably confused about what to plant to bring your dream backyard to life. Truth be told, there are so many choices and it can be quite overwhelming to decide what to plant in each season and especially in winter.
Some gardeners have so many ideas flooding in their minds that they forget to think soundly and decide responsibly. You need to be very intentional about what you grow in your garden to get the best possible results.
When deciding what …

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