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How to Plant a Victory Garden

Also known as food garden for defense, a victory garden refers to any herb, fruit or vegetable garden that can be found in private places in Canada, Germany, United Kingdom as well as America during the First World War and the Second World War. This garden was very helpful to the residents of those countries during those times because it contributed to the public food supply. If you are interested in learning how to plant a victory garden, it is important to know the simple steps and procedures that you need to follow. Aside from this, it is also beneficial to have ideas which plants are commonly included in the garden. Materials Needed To avoid having troubles while planting the garden, it is advantageous to prepare all the materials beforehand. For this activity, you need seeds that are usually planted in the garden like spinach, lettuce, Swiss Chard, cabbage and carrot. When it comes to bulbs, you will find onion and garlic very easy to cultivate. Other plants that you can include...

How to Plant a Desk Flower Garden

A desk flower garden will turn any dull plain interior decor into a potpourri of various colors. It adds color and life and quickly becomes the centerpiece in your living room. The interesting thing about this is that it doesn’t matter how much space you have, you can still grow your desk flower garden in small spaces. Needed Items/Reminders You’ll need the following to grow your desk flower garden. You’ll containers or plastic pots. Buy the ones that will fit on your desk. You’ll also need potting soil for your flowers. Do take note that some flowers like African violets and orchids will require special mixes so you should purchase those if you plan to grow these kinds of flowers. You might also want to purchase pebbles to line the bottom of your containers. You should also consider whatever irrigation needs your desk flowers will require. You might want to ask your supplier what other equipment will be helpful to grow your flowers well. This might include buying...

How to Plant Flowers

You look at your garden and you wonder what is missing. The answer is probably colorful flowers that can help brighten anybody’s day. Here are a few useful tips to help you plant flowers like a professional gardener. Basic Pointers on How to Plant Flowers Let us take a look at some basic pointers on how to plant flowers. right time to plant choosing the right kind taking care of the roots pinching flowers manuring loosening the soil right time to plant: The first aspect you need to keep in mind is to know when to plant your flowers.  Do not venture to do this on an overcast day and ensure that the weather conditions are moderate and not too extreme. Spring is usually the best time for planting. You can also plant those blooms in the early fall if you live in the North, but for the Southerners, the best time would be in the late fall season. If the weather forecast predicts rain, you should bear in mind that you do not need to water your plants. When it rains, your watering will be...

How to Plant Grass Seed

One of the things that you can do if you want to improve the appearance of your garden is to plant grass seeds. To save yourself from constantly removing weeds, it is beneficial that you learn how to plant grass seed in your garden or lawn. Having beautiful grasses is important to enhance the aesthetic value of a lawn or garden. To learn more about planting the seeds, below are the simple steps as well as the list of materials that you will find very useful in planting grass. Materials Needed When planting the seeds, you need some of the basic gardening tools and equipment like the rototiller, rake and broadcast spreader. Aside from these, it is important that you have a starter fertilizer. To make sure that the grass will grow successfully, you need to buy several packets of grass seeds in any gardening store. You can also choose which type of grass you want to grow. Make sure that the type of grass that you will choose will compliment the appearance of your garden. Instructions Clean...

How to Plant Seeds

Anyone who wants to grow a garden or just grow plants in pots should learn how to plant seeds using a seed tray. It does not require much money or time in order to plant seeds. You do not even need a green thumb in order to prepare seedlings and be able to transfer them to your pots or your garden. Our following little guide will show you how to plant seeds using a basic seed tray. Materials Required The materials required to plant seeds are: soil seeds seed tray water You can buy the basic tray minus any frills to get things started. In fact, any flat plain seed tray will work just fine. The only thing you need is to know how to  plant the seeds correctly. It will suffice if you buy a plastic one that costs around 50 cents to a dollar. You will also need a sifter for the soil. Basic Pointers on How to Plant Seeds Keep the following pointers in mind when you decide to plant seeds. You should begin the process by determining the appropriate time to plant your seeds. You should consider...