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How to Plant Grape Vines

Grape vines either serve as a natural barrier or a source of fruit. They are hardy and you have a wide variety of options to plant. Our concise guide details the things you need to plant grape vines. Need Items You will need the following items to plant grape vines. The very first thing you should consider is looking for a sunny area where to put them. You’ll also need a framework or even a trellis. You should also look for well drained soil and purchase pruning shears. How to Plant Grape Vines You should pick a spot for your grape vines depending on how you want to grow them. If you really want them to bear fruit a good idea would be to plant them where they can get the most sunlight. They will grow a lot of fruit where it is sunny. If they are grown in shaded areas you should expect them not to yield any fruit. Then they will only serve as a natural barrier. If that would be their main function, instead of getting edible fruit, then place them in the shade since they will grow...

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...

How to Plant a Tree

Planting a tree is a great way to help the environment and they keep us in touch with nature. It is not uncommon to find tree planting causes and activities in many parts of the world. However, it takes more than just digging holes and throwing trees in them. There are other things you need to do in order to ensure that the trees you plant will survive and eventually grow for many years. Planting a Tree Step One: The first step in planting a tree is to pick the right time of the year to plant them. Planting a tree in summer or even during the late spring will be disastrous. The heat coming in from that time of the year will stress out little trees and they will die eventually. The most appropriate time of the year to plant them will be during early spring or during autumn. Step Two: Before you do some actual digging you should check with the local authorities regarding any regulations on tree planting. This is crucial especially in urban areas where there isn’t much space to plant...

How to Plant Dahlias

Dahlias are spectacles on anyone’s summer garden. This is ample reason for anyone interested in gardening to learn how to plant dahlias. These plants may be low maintenance ones but they require a bit of attention when they’re just budding from the ground. What You Need The following equipment is needed on how to plant dahlias. You’ll need a shovel and a trowel for this activity. You will also require both organic compost and super phosphate fertilizer. Of course, you will also need dahlia tubers. Tip: When purchasing dahlia tubers and growing them, do so in the spring. This makes growing your dahlia plants a lot easier if you’re just starting. Choose ones that are huge, nick free, and without cut marks or rotting. You can tell if your tuber is good if they feel firm in your hand when you put a gentle squeeze to them. What to Do One of the very first concerns on how to plant dahlias, and for any other plant for that matter, is your location. You should find a...

How to Plant Strawberries

Growing strawberries isn’t a difficult task. To get started you should purchase some healthy strawberry plants. When you have them you can start planting. Choosing the Site Pick a spot that has good drainage. In addition, extensive sun exposure is also necessary. It’s also a good idea to pick a sloping surface. Grow them in raised beds if the drainage is inadequate. Planting Plough the area up to a foot deep. Get rid of all the weeds, grass, stones etc. Add lots of compost. The ph level needs to be 5.5 to 6.5. For every plant, the hole needs to be 5 inches wide. Make it deep enough to set in the roots. For growing strawberries, the plants must be at least 1 ft 6 in apart. It’s necessary to take out the outermost plants along the row ends. This needs to be done after each harvest. You can use a mechanical tiller or just dig it up. You should also take out some of the original plants. This will leave you with the new plants. They will blossom and fruit more proficiently. When the...