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‘Teach kids to grow what you want them to eat’

People looking to introduce their kids to the benefits of fruit and veg have been advised to teach the children to grow their own food. According to Examiner.com, this is a fun way of encouraging little ones to take an interest in their diet. It suggested starting with a simple plot of just a few […]

Add some white flowers to a garden

With so many different plants to choose from, it can be difficult for gardeners to pick a specific color scheme with which to fill their greenhouses. Indeed, there are plenty of options for those who want to set their green space apart from the crowd. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Chris Marchant from Orchard Dene […]

Advice for older apple tree owners

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who grow apple trees may be interested in the recent advice given by AZcentral.com. The website took questions from a number of users, including one who explained she was too old to pick the apples from her tree, which she enjoys using as shade and an aesthetic feature of her garden. […]

Advice for Pennsylvania growers as farm show begins

Pennsylvania garden and greenhouse lovers may be interested to know that the Pennsylvania Farm Show began over the weekend. Horticulture lovers can gain entry for just $10 and “will be in awe” of what they find there, according to the Pocono Record. The newspaper has also published a to-do list for 2010 gardening, which includes […]

Advice given on growing veg in containers

Oregon State University and Lane County Extension Service have offered tips on container vegetable gardening through the Register Guard. The recent advice is particularly relevant to local gardeners in the Willamette Valley due to the “notorious” clay soil there. However, it could help any horticulturalist looking to grow vegetables in a place other than directly […]

Advice on Christmas indoor plants

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts are likely to be tending to indoor plants during the holiday season and one newspaper has given advice on caring for them. According to the Lynchburg News & Advance, poinsettias are popular Christmas plants for keeping under glass. It said the flowering variety performs well when placed near a window and […]

Advice on harvesting fruit and veg

Garden and greenhouse growers have been given some advice on how best to harvest their fruit and vegetables. Speaking to KMBC, horticulture lover Larry Moore explained smokers should avoid cigarettes and cigars when tending to tomatoes. He said tobacco can spread diseases among the plants in the garden and greenhouse and damage the chances of […]