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09. How Much Money Can I Make from Worm Farming

Have you ever thought about having a worm farm business? Not only can you start one for yourself, but you can actually set up a small side business. However, you have to make sure that you can set up

Two Factoids About Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are gentle, sweet flowers that add a delicate touch to any flower arrangement. It is an ornamental plant that originated from the Orient and was then transported and grown in the Americas and even in the Azores islands of Portugal, particularly the Faial and Flores Islands. The beauty of

How to Create Your Own Terrarium

Growing plants in covered glass containers, whether they be jars or converted fish tanks, is coming back into fashion. With a little patience and the right choice of plants, a terrarium will add interest to your indoor garden and will be self-sustaining.

How to Skim Moss Off of a Large Pond

Pond moss differs from pond algae as it actually roots in the soil at the bottom of the pond instead of floating on the surface. Eventually, pond moss grows to the surface of the water and turns your blue water green. In small ponds, such as koi ponds, you can simply reach in and pull the moss out

Tips on How to Grow Leaf Lettuce

There are many varieties of lettuce that you can choose from. Learning how to grow leaf lettuce is one of the most easy. Though, if you are to expect bountiful harvest, there are a couple of things that you need to prepare in order to meet the needs of a leaf lettuce.

How to Lay a Pet Fence

A pet fence differs from traditional fencing in that it does not give you any privacy or security from intruders or other animals. However, it does keep your pet from leaving a confined area by emitting an electric shock through the pet's collar whenever it tries to cross the perimeter. When you ins

Construction Contractor Services

Construction contractors are able to supply a number of services to meet all of your construction needs. This article takes a look at some of the most common services offered, what they include,

How to Control Thistle Stickers

Adult thistle plants are covered in tiny hairs that protect the plant from most liquid herbicides. The liquid droplets get caught in the hairs and suspended. The herbicide then runs off or is washed away by rain without ever penetrating to the thistle plant's tissue. One way around this is to add a

What Is a Euphorbia Lathyris?

Euphorbia lathyris, otherwise known as mole plant, gopher plant or petroleum plant, is an annual or biennial herb. It grows in USDA Hardiness Zones 1 through 11. According to the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, research does not support anecdotal claims that this plant repels moles and oth

Grasses For Texas Yards

Planning your perfect lawn in the great state of Texas offers a variety of grasses, each unique to the four climates across the state. Most of the favorite grass species are homogeneous with the spring or summer planting and at a dept of 1/4 to 1/2 an inch below the surface of the soil.

North Carolina Herb Gardens

Plants used for flavor, health purposes or fragrance typically are called herbs, according to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Herb gardens can be grown indoors or outside in North Carolina, though most parts of the state preclude yearlong outdoor gardens without taking certain precautions.

The Importance of Garden Decor

Making or purchasing decor for your garden will help counterbalance the many negative events in the daily news.Not only this, but garden accents will help gardeners create meaning, wonder, and inspira

Italian Herb Garden

Growing your own herbs in an Italian herb garden provides a huge amount of possibilities. It cultivates interesting culinary ideas and leads the way to creative cookery. They can improve bland recipes for people on restricted diets. Oregano, for example can replace salt, and sweet cicely can replace

Do I Need to Fertilize My Garden?

All plants need fertilizer to help complete the different cycles of growth. A plant in nature is likely to source its nutrients by relying on decomposed matter in the soil.

Kahili Ginger Care

The kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum), also known commonly as the fragrant ginger lily or Indian ginger lily, is enjoyed for its tropical appearance, fragrant flowers and easy-to-grow nature. Although the kahili ginger is a threatening invasive in certain warm-climate places, such as New Zealan

Care Instructions for Poinsettias

The poinsettia, native to Mexico, has become a traditional plant that can be seen in many homes around the winter holidays. If you give your poinsettia plant a bit of extra tender loving care, the poinsettia will stay pretty for several weeks, and sometimes several months. If you're dedicated and wi

How to Do Aquaponics on Small Farm Scale

Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponic gardening and aquaculture. Hydroponic systems, used to grow plants, require careful and continuous application of synthetic nutrients for the plants. Aquaculture systems are used to grow fish in tanks or ponds. Aquaponics combines these two methods in an eff