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Toro Drip Irrigation for Container Gardens

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

The Toro Blue Stripe Drip Starter Kit an easy all-in-one kit to get you started with drip irrigation. Lugging a watering can around or dragging the hose all over the yard can be cumbersome and time consuming. Installing drip irrigation is an easy and affordable way to get water to containers, beds and gardens without the hassle. Other benefits include water savings due to more efficient water delivery and less run off as well as the promotion of a more healthy bountiful landscape as a result of less over or under watering. The Drip Starter Kit has everything you’ll need to ditch that watering can so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful garden.

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    Must have gardening tools?

    Sunday, July 10th, 2011

    I am going to be moving soon to an area with some small flower beds. I have never had a garden before and know nothing about it. I would like to know what tools I am going to need to be able to keep up small flower beds. Thanks in advance.

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      Can I use dyed black mulch in my vegetable garden?

      Thursday, April 28th, 2011

      I’m trying to figure out if the same black triple-shredded mulch I use for the flower beds would have any effects on my vegetable plants. Anyone know if there are harmful chemicals in the dye they use or the process they use to make the mulch?

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        what is a good website or book to learn about gardening?

        Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

        My husband and I just bought our first home and I’m very excited about planting my own flower beds and vegetable garden. I don’t want to do anything extravagent, just basic beginner stuff until i learn more. Unfortunately I’m starting from ground zero with little to no knowledge on gardening and am in desperate need of some good resources.

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        Where Do I Look For Garden Seeds?

        Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

        There are many different places to find garden seeds, seed kits, and all the different accessories any gardener could want. There are many different websites that specialize in all different kinds of seed and seed products, to common vegetables, to exotic flowers and plants. It really depends on what your want to plant, where you are going to garden, and how much work you want to put into it.

        Let’s say for instance you want to have a flower garden, but are not sure what kinds of flowers to put in. Garden seeds for flower beds come in all varieties, but again if you are not sure, there are seeds that are specifically for people who have a problem deciding on which plants they want. There are packs and tins with a variety of different flowering plants, and all you have to do is scatter them in the area you want them to grow. Many people use these, and as they grow, they simply mark the ones they like the best. When the flowers turn to seed, they simply harvest the ones they like, and save them for the next growing season.

        Garden seeds also come in complete seed kits, and some even have their own pots. People who want to grow an herb garden for example, can find kits with a variety of common herbs, or even kits that have certain herbs they are looking for. These kits come complete with small growing pots, soil, and all you have to do is water the soil, put the pots in a good sunny area like a kitchen window sill, and watch them grow. You will probably have to purchase larger pots as they get bigger, but this is not hard, since the soil is usually some kind of peat moss, making replanting a breeze.

        When looking for garden seeds, especially for any kind of vegetable garden, it is a good idea to really shop around. While you can find many offerings online, there are a few draw backs. One of them is that you may have to pay shipping costs, and the seeds can be more expensive than if you were to just go into one of your local outlets and pick them up there. However, buying online is a good idea if you are looking for more exotic seeds, like orchids, or even Bonsai plants. Be sure that if you are looking at online dealers for garden seeds, or even seed kits, that they are a reputable company that has been in business for many years.

        Some garden seed websites not only have seeds and kits, but also a number of other things you may find useful as well. Some may have online courses to teach you gardening techniques and methods for getting the most out of your garden, and should also have climate charts that tell you which kinds of flowers and vegetables may grow best in your area. They can also help you decide which time of the year is best for planting, depending on your individual growing zone. If they don’t have this information, you can also visit your local nursery, or lawn and garden store for these charts as well. 😉

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