Organic Gardening Insights

How long must I grieve? Or any one in grief for that matter. Everyone grieves in their own way. There may be stages of grief, but grief is very private and personal. No one can fathom someone’s grief, nor is it their place to suggest that it is time to move on. True, prolonged grieving can lead to clinical depression. This is between the one grieving and a professional.

It is absolutely essential that you get both short reach and long reach bypass pruners for pruning delicate canes. The short reach pruners are good for bushes and shrubs while the long reach pruners help you prune taller bushes and climbers. Select a pruner made especially for roses and only pick up the size that is comfortable in your hands.

NEVER prune a plant because “you just think you ought to or “it’s a nice day for it”; both are a sure thing to result in a horticulturally horrible outcome and you might find yourself sleeping in the garage.

Experiencing gardening successes and failures can also be good life lessons for younger people… good hovenier eindhoven practices usually result in success, but sometimes the lack of success is beyond our control. That’s not a bad lesson for kids to learn early in life.

Have you heard people refer to gardeners who grow squash needing a lot of friends? Sometimes gardens can yield more produce than one family can eat. You have options: freeze it, can it, sell it (I see produce stands at the end of driveways), give it away.

PH is a measure of your soil’s acidity or alkalinity. A pH of 7 is neutral. Most plants, however, thrive at a slightly acidic pH of 6 to 6.5. Some of our most popular plants-azaleas, rhododendrons and blueberries-require a VERY low pH to thrive.

Always consult a laboratory that is well known for providing reliable results and lawn, garden soil test kit services. Such labs will provide you with follow-up advice to improve the condition of your substrate. They should also be able to advise you on factors like improving the organic matter content, fertilizers best suited to your substrate, management techniques that will help improve quality, addition of materials before planting or cover crop requirements.

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