Resources for Better Gardening (05)
Bifurcated Carrots is a weblog by Patrick Wiebe and Steph Mandell, Americans who now reside in the Netherlands. This blog is a record of the duo’s life, what they do, and the things that they value. Although they currently do not have a garden as gardening land in the Netherlands is rare, they used to keep a community garden and are very knowledgeable about gardening. In this journal, one can read not just about Pat and Steph’s life in Amsterdam and their seed network, but also their take on different topics such as food waste, pesticides, climate change, and other similar and related subjects.
Gardening Advice from the Royal Horticultural Society
Botanists, entomologists, plant pathologists, plant physiologists and soil scientists work closely with a team of experienced general horticultural advisers. Together they respond to the scientific and advisory needs of RHS members. The site contains information on a wide range of topics to help with your gardening. Learn about brown leaves on trees, camellias, popular plants, popular horticultural topics, garden design or weather conditions.
Gardening Tips and Timesavers
This unique sites claims that you may find some never-before-seen gardening tips here. With that claim, it's worth checking out! The helpful gardening tips are provided by gardeners from all over the world. Submit your own if you like! The tips include advice on everything from fencing boards to what to do if you run out of plant labels. Read through these original garden tips and you are sure to find some advice that you hadn't thought of before. When you are done, you can check out other household tips.
Indoor Plant Grow Lights
Horticultural lighting systems allow you to extend the growing season by providing your plants with an indoor equivalent to sunlight. This is a great advantage for those who want a year-round supply of fresh flowers, veggies and herbs. Artificial lighting is also a great way to jump-start spring by starting your seedlings months ahead of the last frost. There are three main types of horticultural lighting systems. This website gives a little detail about metal halide lighting, high pressure sodium lighting and fluorescent plant grow lights.
Chiot's Run - An Organic Garden Journal
Chiot's Run is a blog documenting the daily goings-on in the gardening life of Susy Morris, who has been keeping the journal for ten years now. In this blog, one can read blog entries on different categories such as beans, chickens, e-books, favorite plants, garden planning, herbs, insects, livestock, and a whole lot more. One can surely find a wealth of information in this blog, which also includes how-to’s, inspiration, and Q & A’s. It also features public gardens to visit, as well as notable local gardens in Maine. Most recent blog entries include titles such as Color Combinations and Start from Seed.