Resources on Gardening (01)
Gardening Tips and Advice from Blossom Swap
The Blossom Swap website features a gardening tip area where members can share their knowledge and garden experiences through a selection of articles that offer helpful tips and gardening advice. You can try the garden forum, if you have a garden-related question. A community of gardeners share a wealth of information daily in this forum. Some recent tips include how to start a compost pile and using houseplants to purify the air. In addition to tips, you'll find a seed exchange area, info on garden design, and a monthly newsletter. A colorful section also features flower pictures from gardeners who frequent this site.
Include an Outdoor Garden Fountain to Make Your Home a Happy Haven for Birds
When the days start getting shorter, people start to think about spending more time indoors. Birds that winter in snowy climates don't have this luxury, but that doesn't mean that you can't make the area around your home a safe haven for your feathered friends during the cold winter months. From placing well-stocked feeders out to adding an outdoor fountain, birdbath, or pond, you can get tips for attracting birds to your home on a year-round basis. If you put up a bird house, you may find that you have some small tenants taking up residence before too long.
Winter Hydroponic Gardening Lights
An informative article about using grow lights in the winter to grow plants. Like heating systems, greenhouse lighting offers undisputed benefits to the growth of crops in winter. Recreating summer's warmth and sunlight via artificial means, can trick most crops into continuing production right through their usual dormant season. For growers, however, the lights can be pricey, so this article discusses whether it's worth the money to invest in indoor lighting technology.
Gardening and Landscaping Tips from About.com
Gardening on About.com is an online destination provides articles and resources on the topics of gardening and landscaping. For instance, read an article on gardening with allergies or a special report on what gardeners are at risk for. Spider and snake bits can occur while gardening, and gardeners should be careful to not get pesticide or fungicide poisoning. There are always lots of feature articles and interesting information pieces on very specific topics on this site.
Grow Your Own Vegetables Without Soil
Growing plants without soil is known as hydroponics. This guide from the University of Florida explains the basics of hydroponics, including how water culture works, supporting plants so they grow as needed, providing aeration to plants and a nutrient solution for the water culture system. The nutrient flow technique, also known as NFT, is also discussed. This method uses a series of plastic tubing through which a nutrient solution is circulated around the roots of plants. Gravel is also known as an aggregate culture, and used in hydroponic systems. The guide gets technical toward the end with some tables to help you create a formula for a solution providing trace elements and a formula for preparing general-purpose nutrient solutions.