Setting up your first indoor garden

dfkejkwWhat Is Apartment Gardening?

So, what is apartment gardening its most basic level?Apartment gardening is the act of growing crops, herbs, or other plants indoors, typically in a container or planter box.Of course, apartments don’t always offer enough space for large containers, or broad sunlit windows, especially if you live above ground floor.

So, why not just garden outdoors?As inspiring as urban farming sounds, doing it outdoors is not always practical, and many of the obstacles faced by the apartment gardener makes it difficult to indulge in bringing the natural beauty of plants indoors, particularly fruit trees or farm crops.The good news is that, on a smaller scale, it is still possible indoors. You just need to learn your space, learn the limits – and maybe you can’t fit your full-size lemon tree into the plans, so you’ll have to work with a Meyer lemon for now. Continue reading

Drip Irrigation for home gardening

vbgjtDrip irrigation is an effective system for watering gardens. For that reason, in these cases, drip irrigation is often beneficial. It can deliver water instantly at the roots of the plants. In this manner it delivers much deeper level of watering than the surface level and significantly minimizes the wastage of water come from evaporation.

Before performing the installation of drip irrigation systems, a few pre-planning may help you. First of all, you are suggested to take a look at plants, garden, as well as other watering requirements. Basically, your irrigation system is determined by the various requirements. For example, if you own big trees or shrubs you need to have occasional deep watering. If you have vegetable garden then you need frequent watering. Therefore, choose a watering system that fits the types and condition of your garden. Continue reading

Exterior House Painting – Hire a professional or Do it yourself

iuytWhen the time has come to paint the exterior of your home, there are various ways you may consider. It can be done by yourself, or hire a professional painter. If you have a lot of experiences in house painting, you may paint the exterior of your home on your own. If you are still afraid of using a ladder when painting your house and you are still thinking the risks of DIY painting, you can consider using the services of a painting contractor to get the job done.

House painting is really difficult and risky job, and all of the work done by inexperienced person will not produce the excellent results that you were expecting. Additionally, the responsibility falls on you as the homeowner when you get hurt when painting your home. Actually, there are parts of your house which are really hard to reach, even with a long ladder. Don’t sacrifice your life. Continue reading

Growing Mint Jalapeno Green Beans

gfgfgbnGrowing your own herbs is not only beneficial for you and your meals but it can also contribute to the beauty of your place. However, some people find it difficult to raise herbs in their home because they don’t have enough space available. The good news is that if you want to raise jalapenos, mint, and other herbs you can put them in a container instead of planting them directly on the ground. This way, regardless of whether you are living in an apartment or regular house, you can still raise herbs.

If you will be growing mint jalapeno in a container, start by drilling holes at the bottom of the container to allow excess water to seep through. Use high quality potting mix for your container plants instead of garden soil. The reason behind this is that garden soils usually have pests and other diseases already which can harm your herbs when you plant them. After a year has passed, replace the potting mix with a new batch while the old soil gets used as fertilizer. Continue reading