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Making a wood chip mushroom garden

Making a wood chip mushroom garden | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it

A mushroom garden is a low cost, DIY way to increase the diversity of your home-grown produce, as well as your overall resilience. It’s also surprisingly simple to do, once you understand the basics of how and why.

 

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I've never tried growing mushrooms myself, so this is definitely something I'm going to give a shot!

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Sara G Blow's curator insight, August 31, 2013 11:35 AM

Mushrooms are so interesting,might be a good one to try.

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Protecting Plants From Frost - Garden Toolbox News

Protecting Plants From Frost - Garden Toolbox News | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
Extensive tips on how you can go about protecting plants from frost in your garden.
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Some great tips on how you can prevent, protect and heal plants against frost.

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Students help design and build community gardens - RU Daily Targum

Students help design and build community gardens
RU Daily Targum
Students in the Department of Landscape Architecture worked with community gardeners to design and build gardens with space for plants as well as a relaxation area and furniture.
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A great cause! We should be encouraging as many children as possible to take up gardening.

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Fasciation in Flowers – What You Need To Know

Fasciation in Flowers – What You Need To Know | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
So Fasciation, is a rare condition of abnormal growth in plants that can either make them beautiful or ugly. We show you what you need to know about it
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An explanation of what fasciation in flowers is, what causes it, and how you can treat it.

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The Flowers of August

The Flowers of August | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
It's called “whiplash weather” and that is certainly what's happened where I live. I just don't know if I should be complaining or not. That's because of the wildflowers. An exceptional run of dry weather from Jan.
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More Fabulous Garden Container Ideas - Empress of Dirt

More Fabulous Garden Container Ideas - Empress of Dirt | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
Garden container ideas shared by friends of Empress of Dirt on Facebook: tea pots, glass goblets, old tires, chairs, wagons, and more!

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Birdscaping Your Backyard

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With creative landscaping, you can make your yard a welcome home for many attractive and colorful species of wild birds.
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A garden isn't a garden without the song of birds!

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Beautiful Garden Gate Ideas

Beautiful Garden Gate Ideas | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it

Are you looking for inspiration and ideas for a garden gate?

 

Follow the photo-link to find a collection that could enhance your landscape.


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These are some extremely creative ideas!

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What You Need To Know About Variegated Plant Leaves

What You Need To Know About Variegated Plant Leaves | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
Most gardeners have never heard of the word variegation but they WILL have seen it many times. Here we tell you why your plants get this.
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Not the most interesting topic, but good to know none the less!

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5000 badgers die yet TB evidence goes up in flames - Express.co.uk

5000 badgers die yet TB evidence goes up in flames - Express.co.uk | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
5000 badgers die yet TB evidence goes up in flames
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Dominic Dyer, policy adviser for Care for the Wild, condemned Defra's decision, saying vital scientific evidence about bovine TB was being destroyed.

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Is the badger cull right to go ahead?

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The Green Walls That Are Breathing New Life Into Cities - Garden Toolbox News

The Green Walls That Are Breathing New Life Into Cities - Garden Toolbox News | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
TweetImagine walking down a busy city street, turning the corner and coming face to face with the side wall of a large building that’s covered entirely in greenery; such as this one that was recently completed in London.
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How to Attract Birds to Your Garden - Garden Toolbox News

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden - Garden Toolbox News | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
If perhaps you are a young bloodied male and typed the phrase 'how to attract birds' into the search engine, hit search and came across this article then you have made a slight error and maybe you should leave right now...

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It's always nice to sit in the garden and watch birds come and go :-)

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Raised Bed Garden Ideas: Tips and Tricks to Raised Bed Gardening | The Gardening Experts

Raised Bed Garden Ideas: Tips and Tricks to Raised Bed Gardening | The Gardening Experts | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
Raised beds are an easy and attractive addition to make to one’s garden! Learn here some ideas on how to best integrate raised beds into your garden!

 

Gardening in raised beds has many benefits for your garden. Raised beds create great drainage, and make it easy for you to adjust soil composition. They will also your soil warmer, meaning that you can plant your plants earlier in the season.

Best Raised Bed Gardening Ideas: Preparing the Space

Building your own raised beds for your garden is fairly easy, and can generally be done in a few hours. Here are some ideas and tips for how to prepare your garden to for raised beds.

Remove sod and weeds from the planned raised bed site before placing the beds thereLayer the bottom of the site with landscape fabric to keep pests outOrient your site north-south in order to maximize sun exposure, and plan to plant your taller plants on the north sideMake sure the site for your raised bed is fairly level, and will allow for drainage away from the container

Best Raised Bed Gardening Ideas: Building Raised Beds

Raised gardening beds can be made from wood (pine or cedar), stone, concrete, logs or even just dirt. Depending on what materials you already have and what you need to buy, making a raised bed can be inexpensive or up to a couple hundred dollars.

The raised bed can be any size you want, so long as there is at least 6” deep of space for plant rootsFor wood beds, make 4 sides of multiple 2×4 (or any size) boardsMake 4×4 (or any size) posts for the inner corners to help hold the posts together; for whatever size you use, make sure your posts are the same height as your sides.Use wooden screws to hold your raised bed together

Best Raised Bed Gardening Ideas: Soil & Irrigation

Many people tend to set up a drip system for their raised beds so they don’t have to worry about watering them daily. Here are ideas for how to deal with soil and irrigation in your gardening beds.

Fill your raised bed with quality soil up to about an inch under the top edgeMix compost into your soil to improve soil nutritionVermiculite can also be added to help with water retentionUsing a garden hose is fine for watering plants, though it can be time consuming and wastefulA more economical option is a drip system, which involves small tubes that are placed throughout your beds that will slowly water your plants

Building raised beds in your yard is easy and beneficial for your garden!

 

 

 

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5 Creative Uses For Old Pallets - Toolbox News

5 Creative Uses For Old Pallets - Toolbox News | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
TweetAny company that receives and ships large portions of goods on shipping pallets, such as yours truly, will understand that you can often end up with plenty of old pallets that lie around being absolutely no use whatsoever.
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Add some creative instalments to your garden with these great ideas. Before you throw anything away be sure to think about if it can be used for anything else, such as these pallets can be.

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Stop Hating Rain... It’s good for the Garden

Stop Hating Rain... It’s good for the Garden | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
To the mind, Rain is nothing but a pain in the rear end. How ever it does have its good points and we explore why it is so good for the garden
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Kind of obvious, but worth a read!

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Flowers In The House Of Heat And Humility: September 2013

Flowers In The House Of Heat And Humility: September 2013 | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
I'm finding it very humbling to try and get an arrangement or two out of my garden. Note to self: plant more for September blooms. Usually I can cheat and bring home a few special flowers from the shop.
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Small Vegetable Garden Plans | Free Garden Plans - How to build garden projects

Small Vegetable Garden Plans | Free Garden Plans - How to build garden projects | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
Step by step project about small vegetable garden plans. Choosing the right deign for your small garden vegetable is difficult, considering the large variety of options.

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Small vegetable garden plans

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How to build a kids picnic table | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

How to build a kids picnic table | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
This step by step diy woodworking project is about kids picnic table plans. Building a picnic table for your kids is a straight forward project, but you need proper plans.

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Perfect for the gardener that has kids.

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How to build a kids picnic table

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The Plight of the Honeybee

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So what's killing the honeybees? Pesticides — including a new class called neonicotinoids — seem to be harming bees even at what should be safe levels. Biological threats like the Varroa mite are killing off colonies directly and spreading deadly diseases. As our farms become monocultures of commodity crops like wheat and corn — plants that provide little pollen for foraging bees — honeybees are literally starving to death. If we don't do something, there may not be enough honeybees to meet the pollination demands for valuable crops. But more than that, in a world where up to 100,000 species go extinct each year, the vanishing honeybee could be the herald of a permanently diminished planet.

 

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Supporting bees has become a key priority!

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Sara G Blow's curator insight, August 11, 2013 2:18 PM

I wish we did not have to use pesticides for any reason.

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Making a wood chip mushroom garden

Making a wood chip mushroom garden | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it

A mushroom garden is a low cost, DIY way to increase the diversity of your home-grown produce, as well as your overall resilience. It’s also surprisingly simple to do, once you understand the basics of how and why.

 

Folow the photo-link to find the tutorial.


Via Debra Anchors
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I've never tried growing mushrooms myself, so this is definitely something I'm going to give a shot!

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Sara G Blow's curator insight, August 31, 2013 11:35 AM

Mushrooms are so interesting,might be a good one to try.

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Tiny frog listens with its mouth

Tiny frog listens with its mouth | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
A tiny frog with no ears hears using its mouth cavity as a "resonator" to convey sound signals to its brain, research reveals.
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Choosing the Best Gardening Tools – A Top 10 Guide

Choosing the Best Gardening Tools – A Top 10 Guide | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it
Need help choosing gardening tools? We have carefully selected the must have tools for any gardener, new and old !!
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British Government Racing to Stop English Oak Tree From Being Wiped Out - Garden Toolbox News

British Government Racing to Stop English Oak Tree From Being Wiped Out - Garden Toolbox News | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it

Have you got an oak tree in your garden? Or even just oak trees in your local area that you’re particularly fond of? Unfortunately they may not be around much longer if the mystery disease that’s currently affecting them across the UK isn’t dealt with before it tightens its deadly grip on all the oak trees around the country. Thankfully the British government is trying to do something about it, but is it already too late?

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The English Oak Tree is in danger of being wiped out thanks to a 'mysterious disease' that is killing the magnificent ancient tree in droves. The British government are spending £1.1 million in trying to combat the disease, but do you think more could be done?

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How to start your own square foot garden

How to start your own square foot garden | Gardening Galore | Scoop.it

Square food gardening is the perfect introduction to growing a successful vegetable garden. In a square-foot garden, plants thrive in raised boxes that are sectioned and filled with nutrient-rich soils.

 

Follow the photo-link to find these instructions, and you can start enjoying organic vegetables from your own backyard!


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Brilliant tips for those who don't have enough space for a regular garden.

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