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How to grow garlic from a single clove

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The Lazy Gardener: 22 Time & Effort Saving Gardening Tips

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25 Gardening Tips Every Gardener Should Know

Are you wanting to start a garden but don't know where to begin? These gardening tips for beginners are perfect for new gardeners.

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Avoid beginner gardening mistakes

Donít let your enthusiasm for spring cause you to plant more than you can handle. Everything you plant comes with a laundry list of maintenance tasks that includes watering, weeding, feeding, pruning and harvesting. Start out small with a few rows or a small bed, and expand from there.

Experienced gardeners have many things in common -- they love plants, get pleasure from watching them grow, enjoy working in the soil, and delight in the harvest and beauty that their efforts yield. These same gardeners have all gained their experiences by learning from their mistakes. Whether you're new to gardening or you're an old hand, you'll benefit from the mistakes they made and are willing to share with you.

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10+ major gardening mistakes made by beginners

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An Easy Guide to Start Composting At Home

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How to grow your own herb garden

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32 cheapskate handy hints for the outdoors

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Avoid watering during the hottest part of the day
Unless you want to burn your plants. (Shoot for morning or dusk instead.)

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Give your garden one long weekly soak (about an inch of water)
Short, frequent waterings won't penetrate to the roots.

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When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed
and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

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Vegetable Gardening in a Small Space

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5 Gardening Tips and Ideas that Actually Work

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5 Vegetables that are too EASY to GROW in the Garden

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10 Ways to Make Gardening Easier

Make your time in the garden more enjoyable

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HOW TO PRUNE HERBS

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GREAT GARDEN TIP:

make your tools do double duty.

When you buy a plant or plant seeds a lot of the tags will tell you to keep the new plants separated by a distance to make sure they have room to grow.

Most of us donít carry around a measuring tape to make sure we keep those distances, so why not make your long handled tools be the measuring tape? Simply make marks on your handle at 6 inches intervals and then all you have to do is lay your tool down to measure the distance and you can plant without worries!

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Get Started Growing Herbs in Pots

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Yes I thought it was a good idea when I saw it. I don't have plastic forks either. I actually don't have much plastic in the house at all. Try to stay away from it better for the environment and our health. BPA and BPS etc... in all plastics are not healthy for anyone or anything.

Our garden is a work in progress. We grow lots of things at the moment we have tomatoes, silver beet, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, beans, kale, carrots, onions and celery. Plus herbs: parsley, mint, thyme, oregano, curry, marjoram, basil, rosemary and chives. For fruit trees we have a naval orange tree covered in small fruit and flowers at the moment, 2 lemon trees, an imperial mandarin, tahitian lime all filled with fruit at the minute small with lots of new flowers.

Our moringa tree is growing slowly and our grape vine has leaves on it again which is great. Hopefully this year will be the first year we actually get some grapes off it.

My husband is in the process of making us some more garden beds. We have two big ones in our back yard and down our side we have little pots with herbs to keep them not growing way to big plus 5 more smaller garden beds.

Another 4 garden beds he is making for our back yard to be able to grow even more and be even more self sustainable. We have 3 water tanks but that's not enough would like room for another big water tank, but our yard is small. So we just do the best we can.

It's great not having to go to the shop to get parsley, celery and others for when cooking dinner etc... Just go out and get it fresh from the garden.

I like it to be organic so I have a table set up on my back patio where I start everything off from seeds that are 100% certified organic.

It works well for us. But certainly if you brought some pots, potting mix and some organic herb seedlings or organic seeds that would be a great place to start in my opinion and see how you go from there.



Edited by: HAPPI_PAULA at: 9/28/2019 (07:12)
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Good grief! What a brilliant idea - except we're trying to get rid of plastic cutlery. I guess you could use bamboo forks, or even metal ones (they're cheap enough to pick up at a discount store or a charity shop!)

I'm wondering about having a go at growing mushrooms in my outdoor storage room - I have a kind of shed-sized lock-up room which is completely dark. Anyone else grow their own mushrooms?

PS I like this thread, Paula, thanks - I'm not a green-fingered person, but I am inspired by these little tips. I would, at least, like to have fresh herbs on hand.

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Dandelions Are Not Weeds! Top 10 Health Benefits of Dandelion

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I have red dandelion growing in our garden. I use it in salads and smoothies mainly.

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26 Seriously Useful Gardening Tips Every Beginner Needs To Know

Because you can *learn* to have a green thumb.

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Top Tips for Newbies

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The 9 Best Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Whether you're looking to grow some delicious produce or beautiful flowers, these 9 tips and tricks for beginners will get you started off on the right foot!

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Thought it could be good to have an area dedicated to sharing tips, tricks and advice on Gardening in general. Tips on growing plants, different types of plants, information on herbs, Roses, flowers, shrubs, vegetables, Soil Ph. Container growing and anything else you can think of to do with gardening.

Please feel free to add / share any helpful links or tips etc. you have as we can all learn from each other.

Happy Gardening,

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Here's a couple of links to start off with on growing citrus:

www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2012/09/
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/how-grow-citrus


www.homestolove.com.au/how-to-grow-l
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Edited by: HAPPI_PAULA at: 9/20/2019 (18:53)
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