Day: March 13, 2020

Learning How to Plant a Vegetable Garden Can be Fun

Learning how to plant a vegetable garden is not hard, but without careful planning and proper follow through, your garden may perform poorly. If done correctly it pays off with big benefits in so many ways. Before you know it you will be picking perfectly ripe, perfectly delicious tomatoes without having to wonder what chemicals went into growing them.

The most important part of successful gardening is to properly prepare the soil. A routine salt test gives information on any lime requirement, phosphorous and potassium needs and estimated nitrogen requirements. A good soil mixture contains two parts loam, one parts and, and one part organic matter and many pre-mixed soil mixtures are available at garden centers. When manure is added to the soil, it must be composed prior to planting, because fresh, hot manure will also burn your plants. Vegetables need a lot of nutrition to grow well, so the better you prepare the soil before planting, the better chances you have of producing a bountiful crop. For information on soil testing, call your local county extension educator or the local university soil testing laboratory.

Planting a vegetable garden is not hard, but without careful planning and proper follow through, your garden may perform poorly. Tilling the soil in late fall facilitates earlier spring planting. Cool versus warm planting periods are determined by your choice of cool-season vegetables and warm-season vegetables.

Successful vegetable gardening involves far more than just popping a few seeds into the ground and waiting for a tomato to appear. When sowing your seeds stretch a string between the two stakes you set to mark the row, or use a straight piece of lumber, and use it as a guide to open a 'V' shaped furrow with the corner of your hoe. Tear the corner of the seed package off and use your finger to tap the package lightly as you move down the row, carefully distributing the seeds evenly. Larger type seeds may be placed individually in the row. You will want to plant extra seeds in each row to allow for failed germination, and for thinning. Cover the seeds with fine soil (no clods or rocks). After the seeds sprout, the weaker seedlings should have pinched off to give the rest enough room to grow.

Vegetables that are leaves or stems, such as cabbages and onions, can usually be harvested over a long period as they are needed. Vegetables that are the fruit of the plant, such as peas, beans and tomatoes, should be picked every two or three days to get them when they are first ripe. Any vegetable garden should receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight during the day and grow best on soil that is well drained. Vegetable gardens do not always have to be laid out in large plots in the backyard; you can grow them near anywhere as long as all their growing conditions are met and your choice of plants will be severely determined by the …

A Birthday Is More Than Balloons – Involving the Kids to Be a Part of the Birthday Decor Prep

Who doesn’t like birthdays when it comes once in a year. Be it a party, be it food/drinks, be it games/activities- one enjoys the day like never before. Other than that it involves expenditure too which needs to be planned in a certain way. The ultimate aim is to make the people happy so that they shower their blessings of health/ wealth/love unto you. And age is just a number, when a child grows, his maturity also grows.

1) A great cake: It is the most attractive part which will be kept in the centre. Everyone would love to taste it when it gets cut and be divided. It can be made according to the theme for example you put red theme or pink theme. That’ll be great when it will match the dresses. It could be prepared from the local bakery or home-made too. A better cake denotes another year added to person’s life.

2) Food/menu: What is that, that will mouth-water the people’s tastebuds. Punjabi or Chinese cuisine, continental or Indian, or Thai. Will there be soups, salads, seasonal cooked vegetables etc. Just ponder over it and let the party be memorable. Like marriage the arrangements could be made and waiters could be there to serve it. A special chef could be hired that will suffice all the requirements and satisfy the gluttony. Wasted food can be discarded.

3) Gathering: Decide on how many people you want to call and take care of their sitting arrangements. They will all mingle up while you can play the music behind. Tambola also can be planned just to engage whom you have called. People should not be more or less than the one which you can’t handle. Choose carefully!

4) Introvert nature: Only those kids can talk to each other and be involved when they’re asked to mingle with each other personalities. These are type A personalities who are confident enough to grasp and understand the human behaviour. Push them to have a conversation with each other. They will talk about family, habits, experiences, their positives and negatives, strengths and weaknesses, insecurities etc. Let them have their own time to make interesting talks/gossips with each other.

5) Games: games like musical chairs, lemon on spoon, little games and dancing damsel can be played just to engage the children whom you’ve called. Chits game can be played where everyone would be asked to share their best experiences of life till yet. Just make sure everything is clean and available. Washroom is clean and has good soap just to avoid germs.

So you did you best in organizing the party, just to end it you can give return gifts and let it be dolls, keychains, pens, laughing Buddha etc. Other option could be to give the party at a hill station like on mountains away from homes, changing of place/ changing of weather could be a nice idea to spend time with children and their friends.…

Composting is Nature’s Way of Recycling

Composting is a very important part of organic gardening and boidynamic gardening. It adds organic matter to the soil for earthworms and other living organisms to survive along with adding fertility to the soil.Having a soil with good structure and thriving with earthworms and other living organisms will greatly benefit your garden. A good healthy soil with organic matter not only adds the nutrients needed for plants to survive, it also defends against plant disease and unwanted insects.

Composting is an excellent way to add nutrients back into the soil to feed plant life and benefit the environment. It improves the soil structure, helps control moisture and can help protect plants from certain diseases.It also makes the soil more fertile and helps plants develop a healthier root system.

Composting is the decaying process by millions of organisms that feed off organic material such as household and yard waste by turning it into excellent organic fertilizer and organic amendments for your garden soil. It is the duplication of natures natural system that breaks down organic materials on the ground in the forest and fields. Plants grow, die off and fall to the ground and decay. This process is natures way of adding nutrition back into the soil to feed new plants and is an environmentally friendly way to reduce household trash and to turn it into a nutritious additive for your garden soil. More than half of your household waste can be composted.

There are different systems and methods that can be used to make compost. Composting systems vary in size You can build home made bins or buy a commercially made composting system depending on how much room you have and how much composting you plan on doing or you can trench compost. There is also the basic way of just making a pile and letting it decompose naturally. Whichever way you choose you will end up with the same ending product A nutrient rich humus material called compost. Full of nutrients that will benefit your garden.

Composting is an excellent way to recycle the organic waste from your household and yard.…