Category Archives: Gardening know-hows

FLOWERS YOU SHOULD GROW IN THE GARDEN

In the wake of modern lifestyle mores amongst other things, it is becoming less and less common for people to own a backyard or a stretch of land where they can set up a garden. As a consequence, people turned to indoor gardening techniques in order to sustain an interest that is otherwise difficult to […]

TIPS FOR PRESERVING BASIL ALL YEAR LONG

Basil is that key ingredient that can add certain oomph to almost any sort of cuisine. With that said, many probably wish for a method that’ll allow them to preserve basil they’ve grown all year long. Here are some methods you can utilize to preserve the basil. Salt – wash the basil in water and […]

HOW TO PICK A GREAT PLANT

While all forms of flora and fauna are beautiful, one can be stuck at the choice stage as not every plant is the best fit in terms of space and the general environment. Here’s how you can best ascertain which plant to go for.  Determine the size of the plants – there are 2 categories […]

FOODS YOU CAN REGROW YOURSELF FROM YOUR KITCHEN SCRAP

Given the situation pertaining to the availability of food around the world, prices have been skyrocketing. What if we told you that you can have an unlimited supply of healthy, homegrown food without spending the cash all over again? Don’t throw away the scraps yet! Here’s how you can go about using them to replenish […]

HOUSEPLANTS YOU CAN EASILY PROPAGATE FROM CUTTINGS

Do you love to see new plant babies come to life? If yes, then try propagating your houseplants and see them thrive. It’s better to propagate your houseplants than buying new ones as that is an expensive deal. There are a lot of propagation techniques, out of which some can be done only by experienced […]

CHOOSING PRUNERS

Pruners are one-handed tools used to chop off unnecessary shrubs. They are beneficial in keeping the plant life healthy and properly manicured. One should remove the uncontrolled growth or the injured branches with the right assortment of hand pruners and loppers. Loppers are primarily two-handed tools used for cutting medium-size shrubs or branches.  However, choosing […]

How to propagate an umbrella plant

The Umbrella plant is also known as Dwarf Schefflera. It is easy to propagate an umbrella plant. One must propagate their plants to increase its collection. The best time to propagate your umbrella plant is in the spring or early summer. Before propagating, make sure your plant is pest and disease-free. Here’s how to propagate […]

Why do houseplants get brown tips?

Browning tips are unsightly and people get upset because of it. There could be a couple of different reasons. Here are a few reasons as to why the houseplants get brown tips. Could usually be because of too much or too little watering or the plant’s sensitivity to certain substances in the water.  Could also […]

What you should know before buying a pilea peperomioides

The Pilea peperomioides have many common names and may also be referred to as the Chinese money plant, coin plant, pancake plant, and UFO plant. It has thick and glossy round, coin-sized leaves. It is now one of the most admired houseplants. Though it is an easy plant to keep alive, here are some things […]

Seed Starting Mistakes To Avoid

Every gardener has their own choices for seed starting. No matter the method you use, there are a few best practices that apply to all seed starting routines, and are especially important when starting seeds indoors. If you have mixed seed starting success from year to year, you might be making some of these common […]