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How to Plant and Grow Milkweed

Grow Milkweed Growing Tips Every school child learns about milkweed because this plant is an essential food for monarch butterfly caterpillars. There are actually several species of milkweed (Asclepias spp.), all of which are native to North America. They make beautiful, low-maintenance additions to most gardens and landscapes, where they attract a variety of pollinators with their flowers. Milk juice for defense Milkweed plants have developed two attractive defense mechanisms to deter predators. The main source of defense gives the plant its common name - milky white latex. The sticky sap and all parts of the plant contain large amounts of a compound toxic to all vertebrates. Monarch butterfly larvae have the ability to store this deadly compound in their bodies and are also toxic to vertebrates. This is what gives monarchs their characteristic foul taste, which repels predators. A second defense of these plants is the sticky nature of the sap. Milkweed plants keep their

Tips to Make Your Yard More Eco-Friendly

 10 Sustainable Gardening Tips to Make Your Yard More Eco-Friendly When you grow in a green way, you will have less waste, use fewer chemicals, and overall, you may have lower costs. This can add huge benefits to the planet as well. So, what is sustainable gardening? There is no official definition, but the idea is to reduce the impact humans have on the Earth. Adopting sustainable practices at home includes avoiding polluting chemicals, conserving natural resources, and minimizing waste as much as possible. If you want to start gardening more sustainably, you don't have to make big changes right away; Even something as simple as using natural weed killers instead of chemicals can help the environment. These sustainable gardening ideas can help contribute to a happier, healthier planet. 1. Practice organic gardening Going organic is an important part of sustainable gardening. Using fewer chemicals in your garden is more ecological and cost-effective. If you're growi

Home garden - ants on cucumber

Ants on cucumbers: why it happens & prevention Do your garden cucumbers have ants? They enjoy your vegetables hard for various reasons. In this article, horticulturist and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde explores why ants are attracted to cucumbers, what to do if you notice them, and how to keep them from getting around your cucumbers! You're out in your garden, enjoying a beautiful day when you notice an unusual amount of ants on your cucumber plants. What are they doing there? Why are they only on your cucumbers? Is there something particularly attractive about this popular garden vegetable that is so attractive to ants? There is a short answer and a long answer to this question. In this article, you will learn all the details of the long and short versions! But it all depends on what attracts ants to your cucumbers and how to prevent them in the first place. Interested in learning more? Let's continue to think about why ants love cucumbers in your garden and

Home garden decroting idea

 Inspirational garden decorating  Garden design goes beyond plants. Try some of these garden decor ideas for an original outdoor space. Report exterior artwork This backyard patio is part of the garden. Trees, shrubs, and potted plants immerse the sitting area in nature. Garden decor sticks to an inspired color scheme with beautiful floral art pieces. Shades of green and blue in the decor help tie the garden and outdoor seating area together. Give priority to the seat If you're going to spend the summer working in the garden, it's important to have a way to enjoy it. One way is to make seating a priority in your landscaping. It can be a swing, a hammock, or an outdoor dining area, as long as there is somewhere to lounge and enjoy the garden view. The wooden garden swing pictured here is perfect for sitting and enjoying the blooming flowers. An outdoor cushion adds comfort and color. Tomato home garden Tips 👇 Tomato Home Garden 1 Tomato Home Garden 2 Tom

Vegetable garden create short on space.

 Small Space Vegetable Garden Tips Growing a garden is a great way to produce healthy vegetables, herbs, and fruits that you can enjoy at home with your favorite fresh foods. While spacious outdoor gardens have big harvests, you don't need a huge garden bed to grow healthy vegetables in a small space. With the right containers, soil, watering schedule, and sunlight, you can grow your favorite delicious vegetables in a small footprint. Ways to use a small space You don't need a large area to set up a vegetable garden. Small sunny spots in your yard, patio, or balcony can all be successful. Developing heirloom seeds and new hybrids offer great options for colorful innovative vegetables, varieties from around the world, and miniature plants. Choosing the right location and the best varieties of your favorite plants will help maximize your harvest. In addition to providing the right growing conditions, it is also helpful to consider using a fence. If you think deer love

Varieties of roses to grow, additional tips

Types of Roses to Grow Roses provide our gardens with beautiful colors, fragrances, and more. But with so many varieties of roses to choose from, figuring out which ones to grow can be a challenge. First, ask yourself what is important to you in a rose. Among the ranking, characteristics are ease of care, fragrance, continuous flowering, and wildlife value. Then consider your garden conditions. Any rose will thrive if you have a location with full sun (six hours or more), rich soil, and mild winters. If not then don't worry. Some of the most beautiful and fragrant roses prefer shade, sand, marsh, and cool winters. This simple guide will help you find the right type of rose that checks every box on your list. Different types of roses One of the best ways to zero in on the type of roses you want to grow is to consider the classifications of the modern, old garden, and wild roses used by rose experts. Wild roses are as wild and unique as nature has created them. Modern and

Perennial vegetables and fruits that every Home garden

 Perennial vegetables and fruits that every garden needs Every garden needs perennial vegetable and fruit plants for one simple reason – they're less work! You set them up the first year and then tend to them a little each year until they give you enough food. Perennial vegetables are essential to the backyard garden, and many can choose from them. Yes, some are a little daunting, to begin with, but trust me, once you get the hang of them, you'll be happy with the results. Also, there are some that are very simple to install. It's time to transform your backyard into an edible landscape rather than a seasonal gardening endeavor. Egyptian Onion (aka Bunch Onion) These giant onion plants are a real conversation piece. They grow up to 6 feet tall and produce small bulbs at the tips of the stems in late summer. All parts of the Egyptian onion are edible, including the bulbous roots, leaves, and minor bulbs on the top of the stem. Since these plants are straightforwa

Plant a drought-tolerant Home garden

 Drought tolerant plants The lush greenery and colorful blooms of these hardy but beautiful drought-tolerant plants do not stop on hot, dry days. Find some of our favorites here! Plant a drought-tolerant garden Whether you live in an arid area with irrigation restrictions, or you live in an area with high natural rainfall, a garden needs perennial plants when the weather is hot and dry. If you design your garden with heat and dry weather in mind and use less water, you will spend less time pulling a hose around the garden while you relax in the shade. Do not stop watering as these plants can tolerate some drought. But keep calm knowing that when the temperature rises, your water bill does not have to increase either! Properties of drought-tolerant plants Most of these plants have colorful flowers and some are beautiful foliage, but they all have features that allow them to survive drought and thrive. They may have very deep roots to reach moisture or are succulent to store