Best Soil Mix For Container Gardening

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Soil Mix For Container Gardening

Last updated: 01/18/21

Garden soil is super important for containers, but you may need to add some amendments to it before being used.

I found that, even though my garden soil is stable and rich in nutrients, it still doesn’t do the job right out of the ground.

I need to boost the quality of my soil to help my plants grow big and strong.  You don’t want the roots of your plants to choke or drown from compact lifeless soil.

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Growing Vegetables in Pots On Balcony [Beginner Guide]

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Growing Vegetables in Containers on Your Balcony

Last updated: 01/11/21

I picked an interest in growing veggies in pots at a young age. I grew up in a place where I didn’t have a large space for my plants & greens. So, I knew I had to improvise to solve space problems, and that was how I came about growing vegetables in pots on my balcony.

I have gained a ton of experience with container gardening over the years, and my several stages of trials and error before becoming an expert. This has armed me with sufficient knowledge to discuss all there is to know about container plants.

To successfully grow your vegetables in pots, you’ll need to know the best plant varieties or herbs for that purpose, and also have a good understanding of your environment. In this piece, I share with you all you should know about a balcony container garden.

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Best Plants For Container Gardening [Veggie Edition]

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Best Plants For Container Gardening In Style

Last updated: 01/08/21

I began to have an interest in growing vegetables in containers due to growing up with a small garden & little space, where I had to make do with what I had. I had to use pots and containers for my plants, and this shaped my interest in gardening.

Growing plants in containers come with the need to understand the best plants that are perfect for such. Not all plants can survive the process. 

This makes it essential that you pay attention to your container gardening if you want to make the most of it. You’ll have to produce only suitable plants so you don’t mess up your garden. 

I will let you in on the best plants for this purpose and the care tips.

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Make Your Own Composting Bin [12 Easy Ways]

Simple Ways To Make Your Own Composting Bin

Last updated: 01/08/21

Do you have to spend big on fancy compositing systems? It might not be necessary. You can make your composting bin to make you a rich soil amendment from kitchen and garden wastes. 

The best part of it is that you decide on your compost’s design, shape, and size. Without wasting much time, let’s dig into 12 compost bin ideas common in the garden.

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Vegetable Gardening Tips And Tricks Every Gardener Needs

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Beginner Vegetable Gardening Tips and Tricks You Need To Know

Last updated: 12/21/20

Vegetable gardening is all fun for everybody, at least at first. However, I soon found myself thinking about what to do and what not to do. So, I researched vegetable gardening and found some useful tips and tricks.

You just might be in the same situation. So, in this article, I’ll share my vegetable gardening tips and tricks. This way, gardening can be fun throughout. Now, dig in!

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How to Make Compost: Step By Step [Epic Guide]

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Beginner Guide to Make Compost

Last updated: 12/17/20

Black Gold is what they call it.  If you are doing some sort of gardening, you can agree with me on the importance of compost. But are you well acquainted with how to make compost step by step?

With a small garden in my yard, I had always found a way of disposing of my kitchen refuse and leftovers. 

However, they were always messy and produced a foul smell. I knew of the health issues that could arise if I never found a way of addressing the issue.

Dig in to learn how to make compost step by step, from my personal experience and deep research on the topic.

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When to Plant A Vegetable Garden

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When to Plant a Vegetable Garden

Last updated: 6/19/21

I’ve always been interested in owning a vegetable garden. However, I found when to begin quite challenging. I figured that if I started too late, I could hardly provide the vegetables’ ideal conditions. This was also the case if I started too soon.

So, I did some extensive research on when to plant a vegetable garden. Trust me to find loads of useful information. 

Let’s dig in!

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Vegetable Garden Ideas For Small Spaces [Top Tips]

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Vegetable Garden Ideas For Small Spaces

Last updated: 11/17/20

I didn’t always have as much space as I would have loved to have. Still, I wouldn’t let that stop me plant during the growing season.

So, I looked towards making the best use of my available small space vegetable garden. Of course, growing vegetables reliably with less space takes some creativity. I found some tips useful, and you might be looking to maximize your vegetable garden space.

Well, I’ve got you covered with your greens. Here are some vegetable garden ideas for small spaces.

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How To Build A Vertical Garden

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How To Build A Vertical Garden

Last updated: 11/17/20

Often, what you need is a small backyard to start your home gardening. However, this can turn out to be tricky without the right information. More so, you probably don’t have enough space as you would have loved.

Well, one thing that can help is a vertical vegetable garden. So, are you wondering how that works? I’ve got you covered.

Here’s how to build a vertical vegetable garden frame.

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10 Vegetables You Can Grow Inside

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Vegetables You Can Grow Inside

Last updated: 10/5/20

I’ve always wanted to grow veggies all year long. However, this turned out to be quite challenging due to weather conditions.

So, I found that this is possible by growing veggies indoor. I bet you’re interested in jumping in on this.

Here, I’ll tell you about vegetables you can grow inside. This way, you can realize your dream of growing veggies all year.

Ready? Dig in!

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20 Vegetable Garden Tips For Beginners [Dirty Edition]

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Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners

Last updated: 10/5/20

When I started gardening, it was a real mess. I had no idea what to do and guess what happened? My vegetables began growing with no support, I had weak plants, and so many other issues! 

And to top it all, I got the most frustrating harvest ever.

Gardening is my passion, so I knew I had to do everything I could to improve. 

Gradually, I began learning vegetable garden tips for beginners. Now, I am happy with my harvest.

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10 Best Vegetables To Grow In Raised Beds

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10 Best Vegetables To Grow In Raised Beds

Last updated: 10/2/20

When I began planting vegetables on a raised bed, I always ended up harvesting little. 

I wondered why the newfound practice of great harvest wasn’t working out for me, which pushed me to find an effective solution. 

I knew if I would continue planting the same plants, I would sacrifice my precious garden bed.

After testing several vegetable year in year out, I came up with a list of 10 best vegetables to grow in raised beds and more information you need to help you succeed in growing vegetables on raised beds.

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Growing Cherry Tomatoes [Beginner Guide]

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Growing Cherry Tomatoes To Empress

Last updated: 10/1/20

Growing cherry tomatoes can be a fun and adventurous exercise. I like my tomatoes fresh and juicy. 

Since I started growing them about a decade ago, I’ve discovered it is the only way to keep enjoying tomatoes the way I like it without breaking the bank.  

With a little work on your part, you can turn a small vase into your daily tomato dispenser. 

Read further to know exactly how you can make this happen.

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What To Do If Seeds Don’t Germinate [Expert Advice]

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What to Do If Seeds Don’t Germinate

Last updated: 9/21/20

With each new seed I plant, I find myself getting excited about the results. Unfortunately, there are times when these seeds don’t germinate.

So, I researched what to do if seeds don’t germinate. Here’s what I learned.

Depending on the cause of the problem, you’ll need to water or dry out your plant. You might also need to increase or lower your soil temperature while providing adequate oxygen.

Well, that’s not all. So, let’s dig in.

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How Long For Pepper Seeds To Germinate? [Beginner Tips]

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How Long for Pepper Seeds to Germinate

Last updated: 9/21/20

Growing pepper myself was something I looked forward to. Of course, I wondered how long for pepper seeds to germinate.

So, after some research, here’s what I found. Within the right conditions such as good drainage, proper light, and enough warmth, your seeds should take between 8 and 21 days. However, this will depend on the type of pepper as some variety, such as the Chinese, will take four weeks plus.

Well, that’s not all. Let’s dig in.

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How Long For Seeds To Germinate in Soil?

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How Long For Seeds To Germinate in Soil?

Last updated: 9/21/20

One important thing I look forward to is germination. And this is because it’s the first significant step post-planting.

However, it’s somewhat confusing processing this stage. So, I did more digging and found this.

Germination typically takes between 1 and 2 weeks. However, certain plants will take as much as three weeks to germinate.

Regardless, you’ll need to pay attention to other things beyond timing. Here, I’ll tell you all about this and more.

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Best Worms For Vegetable Garden Guide

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Best Worms For Vegetable Garden Guide

Last Updated 9/18/20

Growing my vegetable garden was fun at first until I started seeking ways to attract worms to the garden. It was not easy at first because I always felt that the best worms for gardens are the biggest ones such as nightcrawlers.

I know that for me to keep my vegetable garden going, I need to do the right thing and do it fast. This pushed me to study more on what are the best worms for a vegetable garden. 

This lead led me to the homes of other smaller worms such as the red wigglers which are unrelenting workers in conditioning the garden.

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How Often To Water Your Raised Vegetable Garden?

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How Often To Water Raised Vegetable Garden

Last updated: 9/18/20

Watering is an essential activity in any gardening. In this article, we are going to learn how often to water raised vegetable garden.

If you have had this question, you are not alone. I once dealt with endless issues as a result of wrong watering. 

From drowning my vegetables causing rot to wilt as a result of under watering, my efforts were ending up in vain.  I knew I had to find a lasting solution.

Let us d​ig into making things right with your vegetable garden before it is too late.

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Can You Mix Red Wigglers and Nightcrawlers?

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Can You Mix Red Wigglers and Nightcrawlers?

Last Updated 9/16/20

Red wigglers and nightcrawlers are two worm species you can use on your farm to maintain and/or increase the fertility of plants’ soil.

You may already know that by now…

But, the question you’d like answered is, “can you mix red wigglers and nightcrawlers?”

Yes, you can. Depending, however, on a number of factors we’re going to be examining in detail later in this article.

So, find a cool spot you can relax to read this…

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How To Make Worm Tea | Grow Big Plants Now

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How To Make Worm Tea | Grow Big Plants Now

Last Updated 9/15/20

Using a liquid fertilizer for growing vegetables at home is good, but you have to be careful with some of them. Enter worms and the magical ways of compost tea.

Its funny how I came into being a worm guy.  I heard about how to brew worm tea and the next thing you know I had a bag of red wriggler worms show up to my house. I built my own worm bin and my tomatoes have never been the same. 

Ok, that probably wasn’t funny, but having worms mailed to you was cool in itself.  In a nutshell, worm tea is simply taking worm castings and dipping it into water like a tea bag.

You will learn my highly effective worm tea recipe and why you need to start brewing a batch of compost tea.

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