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Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 16:30
The growth of vegetables and the quality of soil required
For a plant to grow successfully, they need water, nutrients, light and oxygen. The soil is also important in the growth of vegetables as it supplies minerals salts and supports the plant. Roots also absorb water from the soil through transpiration pull.

The crops should be grown at the right time to meet the requirements of a specific season. When planting crops, ensure that they succeed according to their growth season. For instance, during winter, planting of vegetables is advised as they will keep fresh for a longer period.

Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 14:15
Gardening tips for the winter and in the springs

We all love it when our homes look decorative from flowers and foliage. The benefits are also immense from creating a cool relaxing ambiance to medicinal value. Unfortunately, as much as we love our gardens, there comes a time when we can’t stop but see our gardens deteriorate in winter and spring seasons of the year. It’s a sad feeling, but there is so much that can be done to maintain a healthy garden even under these conditions.

The onset of winter is often characterized with leaves tumbling down, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Fallen organic matter is food to soil micro-organisms and on decay it release nutrients to other plants.

Friday, 18 September, 2015 13:15
Compost contributions and fertilizer
Having a garden with a well-balanced biodiversity is an essential component of a healthy soil. Crop rotation and cover crops both increase soil quality by increasing soils organic content, organic nitrogen, and by protecting against erosion. Having a healthy soil in your garden and yard is an investment.