Gardening Pics

December 16, 2022
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Once the whole bed is planted, I water it even if it is going to rain very soon. This lets the crop’s Devas or Angels know that you plan to take care of it.

As the potatoes emerge, I take the soil from the existing “hills” and rake it next to the plants.

Potatoes like to go into a cold soil, but if a frost threatens once they have emerged, I just cover the plants with the dirt from the sides of the hills. Keep an eye out for the Colorado potato beetle—this insect can destroy your entire crop. Early in the morning, before it gets hot, these insects will fall when disturbed. I fill a large yogurt container half full of water and knock them into it. These I then bring down to the chicken yard and throw them into it. If you don’t have chickens, you can add some soap to the water and let them drown.

Once the plants flower, you can begin to take a few new potatoes by digging in the soil around the plants. I resist doing too much of this as there is usually so much else to eat in the summer and potatoes are such good keepers. I’m still eating last year’s now.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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