Posts Tagged ‘soil’

Want to build a small indoor garden, using a plastic tarp layer to protect the floor?

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Hi,

I really want to build an indoor garden, in a bed of rocks. I need to protect the wooden floor and was thinking of putting a plastic tarp down then fill it up with soil and grow my garden in it. Would this be a problem for drainage after watering plants? I have a heated wooden floor and I do not want to damage it. I cannot think of any other plant to keep my floor protected… Also would a heated floor during winter do any harm? Any advice?

Thanks in advance!

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    How To Create a Container Garden on a Budget

    Sunday, August 28th, 2011

    Tom MacCubbin teaches you how to create a container garden on a budget. For more videos and information, go to www.hisandhersgardening.com

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      How can I overcome my fear of gardening?

      Friday, August 26th, 2011

      I tried to get into the hobby of gardening recently. I loved it until one day in my garden after removing weeds I saw the soil move by itself! I’m very superstitious and I fear that my house has being built on an ancient burial ground. I’m very scarred to go out into the garden now and I’m afraid something terrible will happen such as zombies. It makes it hard to sleep at night. I’m being very serious, how can I overcome this?

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        Can I plant flowers for a garden so late in the season?

        Thursday, August 25th, 2011

        If so, what types are recommended? I live in NYC. So I guess my climate zone is 6-7. I have a small area in front of my house (12 feet by 2 feet) and would love some color.
        Also, I’m a novice at gardening. What type of tools would i need and where should I start? ALso, I heard that I need to add new soil to the existing soil…is that true?

        Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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          Indoor garden advice?

          Thursday, August 11th, 2011

          I want to grow an indoor garden with my 3 year old daughter. What are some easy plants to grow, veggies, herbs or whatever.. I’d like to grow tomatoes, but I’ve been reading up on it and it looks like quite the process. What’s best for someone starting out (and someone without a green thumb!) I’ve heard of using teabags in the soil to help plants grow. Should I try this? Any other advice?

          I’d like to grow everything from seeds, and I’d like to try at least 3 different plants (or more!)

          Also, I’m in Ontario, Canada, so there’s lots of sun in the summer, but not so much in the winter, spring and fall.. plus it gets pretty cold by the window I plan on using for sunlight.

          Thanks for reading!! 🙂
          Tony, I meant to give you a thumbs up, not a thumbs down! My finger slipped… 🙂 It’s a great answer!

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            Rittenhouse Stainless Steel Tools

            Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

            www.rittenhouse.ca Bruce shows us some of Rittenhouse’s finest garden tools. These stainless steel garden tools feature solid red oak handles and supurb stainless steel blades. With four different tools to choose from, you are sure to exactly what you need. Beautifully striking for groundbreaking ceremonies! For more information and pricing please go to our website at http

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              Indoor garden advice?

              Sunday, August 7th, 2011

              I want to grow an indoor garden with my 3 year old daughter. What are some easy plants to grow, veggies, herbs or whatever.. I’d like to grow tomatoes, but I’ve been reading up on it and it looks like quite the process. What’s best for someone starting out (and someone without a green thumb!) I’ve heard of using teabags in the soil to help plants grow. Should I try this? Any other advice?

              I’d like to grow everything from seeds, and I’d like to try at least 3 different plants (or more!)

              Also, I’m in Ontario, Canada, so there’s lots of sun in the summer, but not so much in the winter, spring and fall.. plus it gets pretty cold by the window I plan on using for sunlight.

              Thanks for reading!! 🙂

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                How many out there consider a firearm a garden tool like a rake or shovel?

                Saturday, July 30th, 2011

                I just nailed two of the cutest little bunnies with an old clap-trap single shot 22 that was in my potting shed when I bought the place. They should be tasty considering they are flavored with a whole row of my cabbage.
                Geeze, people what did you think I was doing, shooting neighborhood kids out of my apple trees?
                I seem to have found a mole in my garden. Cute in a hedgehog sort of way. I find them good for the yard and garden and amazing to watch tunnel at full throttle. I also find it therapeutic to kick and stomp down the fresh soil with bare feet. Welcome Moley – RScott
                Spectre – The term "gun" works for me and I’m ‘scary’ good with them rifled or not. Yes, I enjoy hunting it’s challenging, relaxing, healthy and even FUN but it does involve killing. I’m a rancher and I am amazed that 50% of kids in school think we grow hamburger in Styrofoam trays sitting on diapers covered in a Saran Wrap uterus. I am am pro hand gun laws and have my concealed weapons permit, it’s who I am. RScott
                Sheila G – sorry. RScott

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                  What is that garden tool called that helps loosens the soil?

                  Friday, July 29th, 2011

                  It has for big spikes on the bottom in a circle and a handle you grab with both hands. You punch the stakes into the ground and rotate to loosen the soil? Not sure if it’s considered a tiller or a cultivator or something else?

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                    What is the type of gardening/farming when you put different plants near each other to help protect from pests?

                    Thursday, July 7th, 2011

                    I am trying to find more information about the type of gardening or farming where you maybe plant a blueberry bush underneath an apple tree. This is supposed to allow natural type pesticides as well as keep soil rich.

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