Water features are very interesting parts of a garden. They look nice. They can also relax you because of the sound. Many feel they waste water, though, and don’t want them for this reason. If you can make one which uses rain water it will be better for the environment and you are shown how to do that here. Making this can also be a fun project you could do by yourself or with your kids for some bonding time.
The author talks about the pumpkins that are being grown in the garden, specifically pumpkins being grown not in traditional ground but the compost pile instead. The idea was taken from a book known as Gardens of Plenty. They author was hoping for two pumpkins per vine, but looks to have well beyond that, mainly of more heirloom varieties instead of the normal bright orange ones. While decoration is key goal, many will be eaten and canned as the season goes along.
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The low temperature tonight is supposed to be 30 degrees. This means it is finally time to give up on the still blooming nasturtiums that attract and feed all the bees. The flowers can be ripped out of the garden to make room for a good cover crop. It is hard to believe that it is already time to be making these preparations for putting the garden to bed. Soon winter will bring snow, and this gardener can get on with the winter business of rest, relaxation, and a bit of sewing as well.
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If you have a garden you should probably check the weather report since storms can do a lot of damage. You probably have money in this garden. It would be wasted if your plants got ruined. It would also mean your time was wasted. Many spend a lot of time to get their gardens just right. If storms are coming there are ways to prepare for it but first you have to be aware it’s coming.
- Since it’s hurricane season, it’s the perfect time for people to make their gardens hurricane-ready before the next one hits.
- There are some last-minute ways to protect your garden from storm damage, including storing lawn furniture and hanging baskets indoors so they do not go flying in high winds.
- If you have any vegetables that are almost ready to be picked, pick them because flooding will make them inedible.
“Fifteen- and 25-gallon containers that weigh well over 100 pounds are likely safe in storms, but prestorm preparation should include moving smaller containers inside.”
Container gardening is popular for many reasons. It’s easier for some so they don’t have to get down on the ground. It is also good for those who don’t have a lot of yard space. When choosing to garden this way you need to look at how much sun your plants will get. This talks about full sun plants. Some need full sun while others wouldn’t survive in it. You need to choose a plant which will do well in full sun if you have no shade for them.