3 Quick Winter Gardening Tips for Zones 4 to 9

3 Quick Winter Gardening Tips for Zones 4 to 9

Winter gardening is an uphill task that most gardeners dread.

However, wouldn’t it be a good idea if you could have a garden that grows all year round?

We all know that when winter bites, most crops are damaged extensively. Even those plants in their correct growing zone are not spared. Such harsh element reduces most crops hardiness exposing them to damage.

Good news, though:

It’s possible to have bountiful winter harvest nearly everywhere from zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

If you come to think of it, it’s even better to plant fresh fruits and vegetables at this time of the year since most pests normally hibernate or migrate, weeds grow slower, and less water is lost through evaporation.

Think of it as a blessing in disguise.

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Hobby Gardening: The Best Hobby Greenhouse for Windy Area

Hobby Gardening: The Best Hobby Greenhouse for Windy Area

Hobby gardening helps your body to release oxytocin - the hormone responsible for contractions of the cervix during labor.

But that’s not all that this hormone does.  

Among other things, it is also responsible for energizing your body and makes you feel good and probably add more years to your life.

This proves that gardening can help you feel happier, healthier and more confident while reducing stress and anxiety.

I guess that’s why everyone tells you gardening could be the hobby that helps you live to 100 years!

Now, if these facts do not give you a reason to consider gardening as your new hobby I don’t know what would. But if hobby gardening is already your thing, I want to share a secret to succeeding at it even if your hardiness zone isn’t so favorable.

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The Best Options for Automatic Plant Watering System

Automatic Plant Watering System

Choosing the best frugal automatic plant watering system is, probably, one of the most daunting tasks for homeowners today.

Here’s why.

There’s a vortex of information and products on the web promising this and that, and without the necessary commitment and the time to sift through all that content, it’s hard to know who’s telling the truth.

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How to Grow Thyme from Seed Step by Step

How to Grow Thyme from Seed Step by Step

96% of gardeners never grow thyme from seed. Instead, they use cuttings, layers or divisions to plant this versatile herb.

There is a good reason for that:

For starters, it’s hard to grow thyme from seeds because of slow, uneven germination. And sprouting feels like it takes forever. It’s easier to buy the plants or take some cuttings from a friend.

However, sometimes planting this herb from seed has its own benefits. First, apart from the patience required from your side, the simplest way to grow thyme is from seed.

Secondly, thyme seeds retain their germinating power for three years – which is a relatively longer than other herbs frequently grown from seed.

Lastly, it’s very cheap to plant plenty of thyme from a single sachet costing almost nothing – assuming you get a decent germination percentage.

If you are already pumped and would like to learn how to grow thyme from seed, this article is for you.

Without wasting your time, here is:

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Poisonous Plants for Dogs: 51+ Toxic Plants to Watch Out

Poisonous Plants for Dogs: 51+ Toxic Plants to Watch Out

Many poisonous plants for dogs are very common in backyards. These toxic time-bombs range from being only mildly toxic (for example, causing vomiting) to being responsible for more serious canine health problems or even death!

If you wish to err on the safe side, thoroughly research any vegetation, berries, etc. to which your canine friend has access.

In the case of some plants that pose a danger, only a particular part of the plant in question will be toxic (that is, the seed, leaves, etc.). But it is beyond the scope of this article to delve into those details.

Such questions should be addressed to toxicologists.

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