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In today's episode we have a long conversation about no-till. What are the benefits of tilling your garden, and what are the downsides? How can you garden without ever tilling, and why should you consider that? Listen to find out!
Self-Watering Containers, an Earthbox Photo Tutorial
By david_reaves, April 17, 2014
Don't have space for a garden? Don't have the strength or energy for digging, raking, hoeing, and weeding? A self-watering container may be for you. Here's how I set up my self-watering containers, Earthboxes, for this year's tomatoes.
We poured a concrete floor for our structure. After leveling the space by digging down a bit, we put up 8" forms. For the next step we put down recycled 3" closed-cell foam and covered it with poly. We left the center open for drainage and brick so we could access the power and water if repairs are needed. The pipe next to the shovel is the hydrant.The floor tilts to center 1"/3' to keep water from freezing the walls loose from the base.
When my indoor plants bloom, DH and I like to take photos of them. Sometimes it is difficult to obtain a good photograph of them without a proper backdrop.
You can easily have a small decorative pond by using a preformed ready-made patio pond.
This is it! The big one! One of the biggest raffles in the history of All Things Plants. We're giving away over $500 worth of prizes, so get your acorns out and buy your tickets! Good luck!
If you are short on space in your vegetable garden, as I am, then up is the way to go!
ATP Podcast #52: Talking Daylilies with Curt Hanson
By dave, April 11, 2014
We are joined today by the prodigiously award-winning daylily hybridizer Curt Hanson, and will discuss everything hybridizing.
Until fall 2013, the only water beds I'd ever heard of were for humans. Then Daylily hybridizer Lee Pickles described the water beds he made for his daylilies, and I knew I had to try it for myself.
Plants in the house soothe my soul, caress the air, blend color and texture naturally, and rescue me from deep depression. Dark dreary days contribute to depression, but plants and blooms counteract those days. I know that it is not this simple, but it helps.
As a veteran of this wonderful plant, I can offer this advice to beginner growers or those who know nothing at all about growing daylilies.
It can be very challenging to grow most plants at an elevation of some 3500 feet above sea level, along with long cold winters and short, dry, windy summers with very cool nights.
In the Daylily Forum, we tease each other about being addicted to Daylilies. While I'm confident that other gardeners feel the same way about their favorite plants, no other plant has really impacted my gardening life as much as these beauties we used to call "Ditch Lilies."
Growing hybrids from seeds is fun and an easy way to add more daylilies to your garden!
In my short period of gardening I have come to love daylilies, but I like them mixed in with other plants.
There are advantages and disadvantages to growing daylilies in sub-tropical Australia. You miss out on the easy access North Americans have to some of the best hybridisers in the world. But it also works the other way: So many excellent cultivars did not make it to the Northern Hemisphere.
I needed to move daylily clumps from an area in the backyard and was able to create an instant daylily garden in the front yard.
It's Daylilies Week, and we're opening the special event with a special report on the most popular daylilies, as judged by our members. How do we compile this list, and which cultivars got the award? Read on to find out!
Have you ever wondered whether you could cut some of your beautiful garden daylilies and bring them inside to display in a vase as a formal flower arrangement? Read on to see how easy and long-lasting a garden bouquet of daylilies can be!
ATP Podcast #51: Easy Annuals To Fill Those Empty Areas
By dave, April 4, 2014
What to do with those empty spots in your garden? Annuals, of course! But which ones? In this episode we'll discuss our favorite annuals that grow fast, get big, and are easy to grow.
Need to move a single piece of sowing medium with the tiniest seedling attached to it?
My method of using hog panel provides easy access and super support for tomatoes, squash, beans, and gourds alike. I also pile on the straw for moisture retention and weed control.
Pole Beans save on space but need something to climb on.
When taking long cuttings that can be cut smaller, I use a marker to mark the top. The mark will not hurt the cutting.
Small Washtub -- So Handy for Watering Houseplants!
By Pentalinda, March 30, 2014
A small washtub has been given a second life. Once upon a time, my son used it at school to hold his supplies, and now it's my gardening friend.