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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Step-by-Step Organic Gardening

You can use this detailed organic gardening guide to get started:

Preparing the bed:

This should start three weeks prior to your plans of starting the garden. The soil should be all cleaned up and freed of unwanted growths and weeds. Letting the clean soil sit for another week shows up the hidden weeds which can then be easily pulled out. Once all set, you can add a layer of compost.

Furrows

Digging rows or grids allows a systematic space that can be used for planting a variety of vegetables and grains. Furrows also make it easier to water and clean the plants. In case you are using pots or planters, you can consider other ways of making sections instead of digging any furrows.

Watering:

You should moisten the soil before planting any seeds so that there is no chance of the seeds being washed away. Moist and healthy soil makes the rest of the work much easier.

Sowing

You should plant the seeds as per the instructions given on every individual seed packet, maintaining the right gap between different plantings otherwise they can clash and eat into each other leading to stunted plant growth as the roots start to spread and fight for nutrition.

Soil cover

Seeds should be buried only as deep as they are big. You should remember this rule when you start covering them with the layer of soil. The idea is to allow them to be in touch with the right amount of soil and air so that they can grow properly. For some plants, just sprinkling a little soil would also be sufficient.

Maintaining moisture: Once you are done with the initial stages of the gardening, you will have to maintain it too. For the first few days and even weeks, your garden would need extra care and attention. You should avoid overwatering it and not allow it to dry out completely either. Sprinkling little water twice or thrice during a day is the ideal way to go.

Gardening Hoe

Gardening hoes are must have tools for anyone looking to set up or maintain a small farm or garden. While it now has various avatars, the humble gardening hoe is probably the first agricultural tool that the early farmers devised beyond digging sticks. Let’s take a look at the different applications of gardening hoes, along with the wide variety of variants used for digging, weeding and cutting.

Different Applications of Gardening Hoes

Gardening hoes let the gardener move earth around, which is the most important thing in agriculture after ensuring adequate water supply for crops. The reason is that having well turned over earth allows for aerification of the soil and helps keep it loose and easy for new seedlings to penetrate. Soil should also have a uniform composition and large stones should be easily removed to promote plant growth. Keeping the soil well turned over and mulched allows fertility levels stay high. Hoes can be used for digging ditches and trenches in the garden for planting and irrigation. Pesky weeds often take up space. Weeds are undesirable in agriculture because they compete for scarce resources like fertilizer and water with crops. Using a gardening hoe helps the farmer keep weeds at bay with more efficiency. The best weeding hoes slice and drag weeds from the base because the roots when left in the soil easily sprout again.

What are the types of gardening Hoes?

Gardening hoes come in short handled and long handled variants. The long handled garden hoes are suitable for medium sized gardens and farms. They are useful for weeding between rows, clearing bunch grass, digging and turning over earth in somewhat large quantities. Using a long handled garden hoe allows the farmer to work without unduly straining his back and neck muscles. The grub hoe is the typical basic gardening hoe, suitable for weeding and digging. However, they are not easy to use around bush plants. Collinear hoes with thin blades can be used to work around bushes effectively. Diamond hoes are innovatively designed with four sharp edges to slice weeds from the root without the worker having to strain herself much. Short handled gardening hoes allow the farmer to work on a crouching position or in soil beds where long handled tools would be ineffective. Grecia hoes and Canterbury Eye hoes have sharp tines that allow the farmer to dig up the soil bed and prepare soil for planting. Hoe dags are special short handled garden hoes used for digging holes for tree-planting.

Is there a one-size fits all solution?

If you wish to buy a hoe for a small garden or working on soil beds, a short handled Grecia hoe and a half moon hoe would be sufficient. For medium sized gardens, you may add a long handled grub hoe and a diamond hoe to take care of weeds.

Beauty Garden with Marble Statue Fountain

Marble has the rare distinction of royals stamped on it. It’s effortless beauty will have enhances pouring in from the time your first guest steps. Glass beads come in a number of colors and designs based on the regions these quarries are situated. Single-colored marble is generally sluggish than the mixed grain versions. Remarkably, the additional strength of this wide range comes from the impurities that were filed right at that moment the stone was processed.

Traditionally Well-known Uses of Marbles

Humans are using marbles in their homes for water-jets and water fountains (pedestal, attached to the walls, and pools), fireplaces, and several components (like plant containers, tables, regular and bases). Along with that entrance, boundaries, flooring surfaces, mosaics, kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops are being made of marbles since a long time. Every flip kitchen and modern day washrooms are imperfect without the use of marbles and marble. People like to have Italian marbles flooring surfaces in their washrooms and living spaces.

Marbles and Decoration

Marble is most favored stone in making Large Statue for design reasons. Due to its beauty, beauty and difficult and tough nature, marble statues are a hot favorite. Glass beads are ideal for side chiseling and provide craftsmen with the flexibility to experiment with the style resulting outstanding results.

Marble Jesus Statue are of various types and sizes. They are not only used for design reasons but also as massive statues and religious components. You can add extra beauty to your house by placing a marble sculpture of God, especially side designed by expert craftsmen with spiritual techniques and pain in mind. Similarly, massive statues can act as a memorial to your loved ones, and you can experience your ex and passion for them by having these statues as memorabilia. Fountains also add dilemma and marked beauty, especially when they stand out well in an outside or yard that needs some design.

Hand-carved Marble fountain for your outside or indoor designing is traditional pieces to enhance your spaces. For the outdoors, a marble lawn regular by the side of a marble sculpture will look like a picture straight out of Greece. Establish the beauty of Europe in your house by designing with statues. These statues can be copies of traditional ancient Ancient and Roman statues that are found in museums all over the world. Use statues in the landscape of your lawn or lawn, or to accent a small waterfall pond or a large swimming pool area. Marble material in the indoors to adds aesthetic value.

The Benefits of Polyethene Accessories in a Garden

All know that “there are two sides to every coin”. It implies that everything has both good and bad side. Plastic is not an exception at all. But the negative impacts of the polyethene have always been highlighted more than anything. Still, gardening accessories shops offer various kinds of polythene because it is difficult to deny its usefulness in a garden. Even you can make difference between red and green tomatoes; moldy or sweet strawberries. Let’s have a look at some elements used by the gardeners and their functions such as Black polythene sheeting, Clear sheeting, Lay flat tube, Black and white co-extruded sheeting, cloche film, flower pouch, greenhouse polytunnel cover etc.

Black sheeting

It is ideal both for garden and the inside of the home. It is perfect for insulation greenhouses and polytunnels. It has damp proof capabilities within the lofts of crawls spaces. This is made UV stabilised to make it long-lasted. This polythene prevents discolouration and slows the degrading process down.

Clear sheeting

Clear sheeting can also be used both inside and outside the home. Its features are same as the previous one. This one too is UV stabilised and capable of damp proof.

Lay flat tube

This lay flat tubing is easy to use. It has been made trimmed and sealed. You can protect your plants and other garden accessories from dust, dirt and moisture by this material. It is a versatile packaging material used by the numerous industries for a host of applications. It is ideal for sealing with a heat sealer, ties, staples or tape.

Black and white co-extruded sheeting

Black and white polythene sheeting garden accessory is apt for inside and outside the home. It is perfect for insulation greenhouses and polytunnels. It has been made with the capabilities of damp proofing. It is also UV stabilised.

Cloche film

Cloche film is suitable especially to smaller plants which grow in the ground. It creates a tiny and bulky frame to cover the plants. It is also made UV stabilised which protect the plants from extreme heat and UV rays.

Flower pouch

Flower pouch is made of 10 pre cut planting silts. You can use soilless compost, mixed with vermiculite and slowly release the fertiliser and water store gel. It is suitable to all types of plants bedding, surfinia and herbs such as strawberries.