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Drainage warning for garden and greenhouse enthusiasts

A wet autumn has caused a common problem to arise for garden and greenhouse fans across the US. According to the Commercial Appeal, many species – such as rhododendrons – have suffered as a result of excess water in the soil. Responding to a letter from Memphis resident Lee Duncan, garden expert Booker Leigh explained […]

Kick-start spring with potted bulbs

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been told that they can kick-start spring by buying potted bulbs to be grown indoors or under glass. According to the Christian Science Monitor, these can then be transplanted outside for an instant colourful garden when the warmer weather sets in. These are readily available from garden centres, nurseries and […]

Food growing does not have to be expensive

Those new to growing their own food in the garden and greenhouse need not spend too much cash establishing their vegetable plot. According to freeshipping.org, growers should plan early and have a clear idea of what they want to do before they begin to plant. The website recommends GrowVeg.com as a good place to work […]

Warm up for spring with indoor gardening

Garden and greenhouse growers hoping to get into the swing of things in time for the spring growing season can practice their skills on houseplants, it has been claimed. According to Mlive.com, tending to indoor plants, such as those in the greenhouse, can be a great way to warm up for the transition back to […]

Tips for Growing Greenhouse Seedlings That Thrive

Struggling with supplemental lights and squeezing plant flats into your house or apartment can make growing seedlings a challenge–but greenhouse gardeners enjoy the benefits of planting in environments ideal for their purpose. Whether you grow under glass or not, here’s how to insure your plants turn out the best they can. As in so many […]

New book for Florida gardeners

Florida garden and greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested in a new horticulture book from Lynette Waither. Florida Gardening On The Go is published by University Press of Florida and costs $22.95, newschief.com revealed. The online resource recommended the book as a great addition to growers‘ libraries and suggested that it could be the ideal publication […]

Use a container garden for small areas

Garden and greenhouse fans with little space to work may benefit from growing a container garden, it has been claimed. According to Associated Content, there are two types of containers that can be used – hanging varieties and those based on the ground. The online resource has a number of tips for those wishing to […]

Start veg off in the greenhouse

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts planning to grow vegetables should make an early start to help establish plants before they are moved outside. This can be done by using the heat of the greenhouse or a sunny windowsill to grow seeds into saplings, the Record Searchlight explained. Doing so will reduce the chances of the seeds […]