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Fruit Cages - Agriframes. Our Fruit Cages uses only top quality steel and are galvanised inside as well as outside the tube to stop rust. All of our Fruit Cages have been tested 100% for protection in gardens such as Wisely, Rosemoor and Ryton. The Agriframes Fruit Cage is supplied with metal joints, complete with moisture seals to keep rain and dew at bay. We have learnt that, whereas many other fruit cages come with screw together joints and poles, which can wear away any galvanised finish, it makes the structure a weak spot for corrosion. Our Easy-to-Install modular design allows you to configure and extend your cage with ease. We offer a range of different models, from superior black polymer coated through to galvanised and even the entry-level economy cage. Here at Agriframes, we are determined to offer the best service possible to you, which is why we are proud to offer our Installation Service. Trap crop - Wikipedia. A trap crop is a plant that attracts agricultural pests, usually insects, away from nearby crops.

This form of companion planting can save the main crop from decimation by pests without the use of pesticides.[1] While many trap crops have successfully diverted pests off of focal crops in small scale greenhouse, garden and field experiments,[2] only a small portion of these plants have been shown to reduce pest damage at larger commercial scales.[2][3] A common explanation for reported trap cropping failures, is that attractive trap plants only protect nearby plants if the insects do not move back into the main crop. In a review of 100 trap cropping examples in 2006, only 10 trap crops where classified as successful at a commercial scale.[2][3] and in all successful cases, trap cropping was supplemented with management practices that specifically limited insect dispersal from the trap crop back into the main crop.[3] Usage[edit] Examples of trap crops include: Operation[edit]

15 Cheap & Easy DIY Greenhouse Projects. The Purpose of greenhouse is protect your seedlings and growing plants from cold and critters. Adjusting the temperature, humidity, soil moisture and light is easy in a greenhouse and keeps the plants happy and productive. However, a commercial greenhouse can be expensive to buy, but there are many DIY greenhouse ideas that you can use to construct one easily and on a budget. Regardless if you are looking for something more traditional or more trendy, here is a list of amazing DIY greenhouse ideas that might inspire you. 1. Mini Box Greenhouse This DIY Mini Box greenhouse is made from old storm windows. 2.

Want to save the earth? 3. $25 Greenhouse Build an easy 5×5 Greenhouse for under $25! 4. This wooden barn greenhouse would hold up very well even where it get really windy in the winter, and create the ideal atmosphere to grow everything and anything. 5. This construction takes up small space and could be used indoors or out for any plants. 21 DIY Greenhouses with Great Tutorials - A Piece of Rainbow.

21 DIY Greenhouses with Great Tutorials - A Piece of Rainbow. 5 Gorgeous Vertical Gardening Beds. Vertical gardens make such wonderful use of space, add appealing architecture to your garden and are edible when you grow food on them. Vertical gardening is the perfect way to have edible food in a beautiful way. Here are some great vertical gardening ideas The bean teepees are in full swing over at blueberryhillcrafting.com Gutter Gardening over at Goods Home Design This garden is at the fabulousbakerboy cafe spotted on little green dot.

Vertical herb garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden spotted via Inspiration Green Get Busy Gardening shows you how to build a beautiful squash arch Looking for Trellis Ideas for Vertical Gardening? Gardening Guides. Gardening Guides Recycling Ideas to Protect Plants from Frost How to Harvest, Store and Process Apples 6 Top Tips for Growing Garlic Growing Chard from Sowing to Harvest Saving Seeds of Heirloom Vegetables Green Manure Crops for the Winter Garden How to Grow Quick Fall Salad Crops The Advantages of Growing Fall-Bearing Raspberries Best Vegetables to Grow in Winter How to Harvest and Store Onions How to Dry Chili Peppers Hot Composting Made Simple How to Grow New Herbs from Cuttings How to Maximize Your Spring Cabbage Harvest Time to Plant Your Second Season Salad Garden More Guides Next Page Browse by Category Click any category for a list of useful articles:

The Walipini - Building The Family Kingdom. DIY Covered Greenhouse Garden: A Removable Cover Solution to Protect Your Plants — Apartment Therapy Tutorials. Planting season is upon us, so let me tell you a little story of how this garden came to be. When we bought a house last year, I failed to inquire about the summer weather, thinking it would be just as warm and clear as it was on our open house day. NOPE. Instead, I encountered summers full of chilly fog and harsh winds, much to the dismay of my aspiring green thumb. Determined to keep home-grown veggies on our plates, I put my thinky-brain to work and thus, this covered greenhouse garden was born. (Image credit: Stephanie Strickland) Materials Step 1: Assemble a raised garden frame with 2x12s (or stacked 2x6s to keep costs down) and staple a small-weave mesh to the underside to protect from burrowing pests.

Step 2: Create the frame for your cover using 2x2s, with 2x4s for corner bracing. Step 3: Bend 10-ft PVC pipes to create the arches and attach them to the cover frame with pipe clamps. Step 4: Tie a large-weave wire mesh to the PVC arches using zip-ties, wire, or electrical tape. GrowCamp Extension Module for 4' x 4' x 12" with 3' High Frame. Details The GrowCamp Extension Module allows you to add another 4' x 4' section to the 4' x 4' x 12" GrowCamp with 3' High Frame. Add this two-sided extension module to your GrowCamp to extend it's length by an additional 4 feet, for a total length of 8 feet.

You simply unclip the end of your GrowCamp, attach the extension, and snap the end panel back in. Note: This extension module is for use with the 4' x 4' x 12" GrowCamp with 3' High Frame, and cannot be used alone. GrowCamp Extension Features: Two durable and attractive 12" tall raised bed sidesIncludes greenhouse frame, heavy-duty plastic cover and insect screenSet of connecting posts and 1 support rail Warranty 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty Sustainability GrowCamp helps you get started gardening with ease. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee We want you to be completely satisfied with every purchase you make.

How To Grow Ginger Root - Planting Ginger Plant In Your Herb Garden. By Heather Rhoades Ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) may seem like a mysterious herb to grow. The knobby ginger root is found in grocery stores but very rarely do you find it in your local nursery. So can you grow ginger at home? The answer is yes, you can. How to Grow Ginger Root Planting ginger starts with finding some ginger root to plant. Advertisement Ginger plants take 10 months to mature. Next, you will need to select a place to grow your ginger plant. Plant your ginger root in the early spring, after all chances of frost have passed. Plant the ginger sections in a shallow trench. Plant one ginger plant per square foot.

The leaves on the ginger plant will get to be up to 4 feet tall and are susceptible to wind damage. How to Harvest Ginger Your ginger plant will be ready for harvest in the spring, or you can let it grow through the next summer for a larger harvest. Now that you know how to grow ginger root, you can enjoy its amazing flavor in your favorite recipes. How to Grow Turmeric. Overview Turmeric is a spice that comes from a tropical herbaceous plant. It can be grown only in tropical conditions. Most gardeners who want the spice will grow it indoors or in a heated greenhouse. The spice is produced in the rhizome of the plant that resembles that of the ginger rhizome. Turmeric is started with fresh roots, which can be found in some health food stores, nurseries or online. Step 1 Mix 1 part compost with 1 part sand. Step 2 Slip the seed tray into a plastic bag and seal it.

Step 3 Watch the rhizomes for shoots after the first week. Step 4 Remove the bag when shoots appear. Step 5 Plant the turmeric in a 6-inch flower pot filled to within 1 inch of the top with a 50-50 mixture of potting soil and compost when they reach 2 inches tall. Step 6 Locate the pot in a slightly shaded area, but keep it warm and out of drafts. Step 7 Water the plants to keep soil moist during the spring and summer. Step 8 Apply a general purpose liquid fertilizer weekly during the spring and summer.