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Backyard Gardener, Your Gardening Source with Gardening Tips

Backyard Gardener, Your Gardening Source with Gardening Tips
The Most Comprehensive Gardening Information on the Web The information contained here has been, and continues to be, gathered from that priceless source, experience. We provide the best resources as well as our own hands-on gardening information. Bookmark us and revisit whenever you have a question you can't answer yourself, or simply want to improve your gardening knowledge! Our Plant Encyclopedia can provide you with incredible amounts of information on any of the 32,000 plants it contains, which can be found using either the plant's common household or scientific name. The Encyclopedia is the largest in the world! No, we're not kidding.

Michael Zenner's Carnivorous Plants Welcome to my Carnivorous Plants Page! This page is in a fairly constant state of construction. As such, if you are interested in the subject, it would be a good idea to check back with some regularity. My growlist will be updated on this page as it changes in real life. The same is true of my trade/want list. Guide to Growing Rice Harvesting Guide HARVESTING Harvesting It is the process of gathering a crop. For rice, this generally refers to the cutting and gathering of panicles attached to the stalks. Once the plants have reached full growth (approximately three months after planting) and the grains begin to ripen-the tops begin to droop and the stem yellows-the water is drained from the fields. As the fields dry, the grains ripen further and harvesting is commenced. Depending on the size of the operation and the amount of mechanization, rice is either harvested by hand or machine.

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. Family Gardens The benefits of organic home gardening are many, for the body, the soul and the earth. Growing your own food organically will give you better food than money can buy and keep you in shape while you are growing it. It will save you money on food costs and for some will cut out that monthly bill to the gym. By growing food organically (or even buying organic food) you will keep the earth free of poisonous fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides which are destroying our agricultural land and poisoning our earth and water.

Orchids for beginners, Orchids help and advice Orchid Shows, Orchids for Sale, Help on Orchids, advice on how to repot an orchid and how to grow orchids.... Find it all at the North of England Orchid Society :- If you live in the North West of England we will have an orchid show somewhere near you: - Monthly shows dedicated to orchids with orchid nurseries bringing plants and sundries available to buy. Become a member, you may only have one or two orchids, or a greenhouse full. Our members range from those who grow an orchid or two on a windowsill to collections of several thousand orchid plants, if you like orchids, why not join us.

How to Grow Poppies, Poppy Plants, Seed by Garden Hobbies Annuals and Perennial Poppies are one of the gardening world's most popular flowers. There are many reasons for its popularity. Poppies are easy to grow. There are annuals and perennials in a wide range of bright, and attractive colors. Bold Book Shelving Branches Naturally Along Interior Walls Want to bring a bit of nature inside, but not have to worry about watering the plants or picking up after the leaves? Well, this branched, tree-shaped bookcase might be just the thing. One hung from the wall itself, simple biscuit joints connect ever-smaller branches that spoke out from the primary limb, providing niches for books, odds and ends in the void spaces Olivier Dollé creates along the way. Abstractly, they are simply attractive organic forms, turning a blank wall into something bordering on artistic – practically, they avoid the one-size-fits all mandate of regularly-stacked shelves where each level provides an enclosed box with the same height and width as the one below it.

Rare ‘Devil’s Cigar’ fungus discovered in Nara One of the world's rarest fungi, an exotic star-shaped mushroom known to exist at only three locations on Earth, has been discovered in the mountains of Nara prefecture. The Devil's Cigar (a.k.a. "Texas Star") -- known to botanists as Chorioactis geaster -- had been observed only in central Texas and at two remote locations in Japan prior to the recent discovery in Nara.

Ways to use Hydrogen Peroxide in the Garden The benefits of hydrogen peroxide for a garden can be useful for any kind of a garden, and any method of gardening. Peroxide is great for plants that are planted in the ground, and it’s also great for plants in containers -- it is useful in hydroponic gardens, raised beds, and greenhouses. Similarly, peroxide for gardening applies well with all kinds of plants: a rose garden, herb garden, vegetable garden, orchard, shade trees, flower garden or lawn -- any or all of these would benefit from hydrogen peroxide.