Resources for Better Gardening (16)
How to Start a New Garden
This lush gardening site on TheSpruce.com contains a lot of information on how to create a wonderful garden. Menu items include, creating a garden, know your soil, create deep fertile loam, and a section on knowing where the sun shines. This site is here to help gardeners create the "ideal vision" of their garden. The site hopes to provide inspiration and information to future gardeners.
Hydroponic Growing Tips
The Help Center on this website covers growing tips including nutrient deficiencies, gardening problems. It discusses old fashioned, organic versus modern and hydroponic gardening. Information about carbon max and the nutrient absorption process is included, noting that carbon can be directly taken in through a plant's roots. Plants get more from fertilizer using Carbon Max, according to the article, which contains more growing tips for hydroponic gardeners.
How to Use the USDA's Planting Zone Map
This article by Tom Oder, a writer with a passion for environmental and sustainable writing, discusses how gardeners can make use of the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map the way it was intended to be used. In this article, USDA's Agriculture Research Service public specialist Kim Kaplan cautions people against thinking that the map is a proof of worsening global warming. Instead, the map should be used for what it really is – a guide for determining which plants can be grown in one’s garden based on the lowest temperatures in one's area. The article also points out the differences between the 2012 map and the previous map.
Hydroponic Propagation Success Rates
This website includes information to increase propagation success rates. Successful propagation is, in essence, simplicity, however there are some guidelines that when followed, can dramatically improve the ultimate success rate. These are listed on this website, including information about conditions and equipment, as well as using rockwool propagation block, light, jiffy pots, temperature and humidity and vermiculite seed-raising mix.
Carry On Gardening
This informative site is a forum and meeting place for people who love to garden and want to carry on enjoying its benefits and rewards. You can start at the Ideas Exchange page where you can tell the site what you think, ask questions and even provide gardening answers. Click on gardening topics and you will find hundreds of ideas that will help you in all aspects of gardening. The tools section has a comprehensive list of gardening tools. Read up on the latest gardening news and check out the links section for extra resources. This useful website has received the National Information Forum's Award for "Getting the Message Across."