Thursday, March 31, 2016

Home Grown: Spacing Plants in Rows

After choosing a garden site, the next step is to plan the arrangement of crops in the garden.

Proper spacing between rows is important to allow for growth of plants, ease of cultivation, and efficient use of space.

If you have farm equipment and plenty of space, make your rows long and wide enough apart so that you can use your farm tractor and cultivator, thus avoiding much hand-weeding.

Continued in... Spacing Plants in Rows

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Artwork: ATV Planter

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Home Grown: Cultivating a Cutting Garden

Cutting gardens, which were a normal part of Victorian gardens, are made up of a variety of annuals and perennials, both flowering and foliage, that can be used in flower arrangements. Today, they can fill the need for fresh-cut flowers, either for the home or to offer as a gift.

Most cutting flowers grow best in a full-sun location. Some gardeners prefer a less conspicuous spot because it may not look its best all season, while others make it a part of the overall garden design.

Continued in... Cultivating a Cutting Garden

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Artwork: The Cutting Garden in Wannsee by Max Liebermann