8 Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Home Garden

Drought tolerant plants for your home garden
Drought tolerant plants are especially important for western and southern states where rainfall is limited. We all know water is very crucial for the growth and survival of plants

Compost for the Organic Gardener

Compost for the organic gardener
As you get ready to start your compost project consider what type of composting you want to use. This really depends a lot on the space you have and how large your garden is. You may also want to take into consideration your time, since you must turn a compost pile twice a week. A rotating container takes slightly less work because you can manually turn it every few days. In most cases spending a lot of money on a composter is not necessary but can make your job easier.

Buttеrnut Squash- GROWING TECHNIQUES

Butternut Squash growing techniques
The buttеrnut squash grоwing ѕеаѕоn bеginѕ when all danger of frоѕt iѕ раѕt and the soil iѕ wеll wаrmеd bу thе ѕun, аbоut 60 tо 65 F. (15-18 C.) at a 4-inch depth. Butternut ѕԛuаѕh рlаntѕ are еxtrеmеlу tеndеr аnd the seedlings will freeze with thе ѕlightеѕt frоѕt аnd ѕееdѕ will only gеrminаtе in wаrm ѕоil.

Using a Rain Barrel to Collect Rainwater for Your Garden

Rain Barrel
Before you rush out and start buying rain barrels, you should first check your state and local laws. For many years collecting rainwater was illegal in Colorado, but in 2016, HB-16-1005 passed allowing the collection of rainwater from roofs. However, the law limits you to two 55-gallon rain barrels or other containers that add up to 110 gallons. In all other states, the

Building Your Own Drip Irrigation System

DIY Drip irrigation system
Many gardeners believe drip irrigation to be far more effective than other forms of watering. In fact, it puts the water at the base of your plants where the roots can absorb it. Consequently, using a sprinkler wastes a lot of water because it limits the amount of water reaches the roots. Excess water on the leaves of some plants can cause fungi and other diseases leading to