Articles tagged as gardening
Chicken tractors, or portable chicken pens|
By Lance Gardner on May 12, 2010
This is both a review of a book that will give you much more information than I intend to, as well as a brief synopsis of what I am doing with my portable pens. I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to leave comments and thoughts on your own experiences, or what you hope to do.
The best potting medium?|
By Lance Gardner on September 21, 2010
Over the years, I have used a variety of potting mixes with varying success. I tried a new item, wondering if it would actually work, and have been very pleased with the results. So now I recommend using coir, a coconut based product that uses the leftovers, instead of harvesting peat bogs. Here are the benefits from my experience.
Myth #1: Perennials Never Need To Be Replaced.|
By Charlie Street on October 1, 2010
There are several popular myths associated with perennial plants. One is that once purchased and planted all perennials will never have to be replaced. They will live for not just more than two years (more than a biennial), but actually for years and years. A second myth is that all perennials require little or no maintenance. Maintenance aside, some perennial species/cultivars just live longer than others.
Myth #2: All Perennials Require little or No Maintenance.|
By Charlie Street on November 4, 2010
The second popular myth (see previous article for the first) associated with perennials assumes that, once planted, perennials maintain themselves. It may be true that some perennials do only require minimal maintenance, but many others require a lot. In addition, when perennials are placed in large beds in the company of many other perennials, maintenance is complicated and time consuming.