Growing Cucumbers Vertically

Growing Cucumbers Vertically

I have just recently started growing cucumbers vertically.  For many years I grew my cucumbers by the old traditional method.  Make a hill and plant a few seeds and let them grow out from the hill.  This worked and I got plenty of cucumbers.  However, I discovered...
Organic Pest Control – Natural Ways Of Controlling Pests

Organic Pest Control – Natural Ways Of Controlling Pests

Organic Pest Control One of the greatest challenges to an organic gardener is organic pest control.  Harsh chemicals are not needed, despite what the big corporations tell you.  Organic pest control doesn’t have to include expensive chemical pesticides.  It...
Mulching, Enriching The Soil & A Better Growing Environment

Mulching, Enriching The Soil & A Better Growing Environment

What Is Mulching The act of mulching is among one of the easiest and most helpful practices you can apply in the garden. Mulch is merely a protective layer of a product that is spread out on top of the soil. Mulches can either be natural such as lawn clippings, straw,...
Composting Methods And How To Make Your Own Organic Soil

Composting Methods And How To Make Your Own Organic Soil

Composting – How to Get Started Any organic material will eventually break down.  Composting speeds the procedure by offering a perfect place for insects and other decaying bacteria to do their work. The final product, humus or compost, feels and looks like...
5 Vegetable Gardening Tips For The Urban Gardener

5 Vegetable Gardening Tips For The Urban Gardener

5 Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners Many people are starting their own gardens to grow vegetables that are healthier and tastier than what they can get at the grocery store.  Growing your own can be fun as well as be a money saving activity.  It can be healthy by...
Lasagna Gardening – What It Is and How To Get Started

Lasagna Gardening – What It Is and How To Get Started

What is Lasagna Gardening? A trend in urban gardening today is lasagna gardening.  Lasagna gardening makes new soil by layering materials as when making lasagna to cook.  Layering yard wastes and kitchen scraps instead of tomato sauce and cheese.  As...