What Will Grow in Your Planter? Few Tips to Select Plants

An amazing range and variety of plants exist in the world and all of them can be adapted to fit in your garden planter. It really depends on what the surrounding environment is where you intend to keep your planter and what type of plant you prefer.  There are the shade-loving foliage plants which are good …

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A Garden Tool Kit Or A Garden Tool? Everything You Need to Know

Getting a garden tool kit is definitely a good thing to do especially if you are not a professional gardener. These kits come in various sizes and have various components. There are general kits that contain selected tools that could handle most gardening jobs e.g. a cultivating tool like a hand trowel, a pruning tool, a watering …

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Garden Tool Cart and Rack – Complete Guide (2022)

A garden tool cart could very well act as your organizer and “carrier” while at “work”. It is very useful equipment that will do you a lot of good if owned and used properly. This is especially true if you have so many small ones. It is useful for various reasons. These 3 reasons are …

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Turfgrass Establishment – All You Need to Know (2022)

The cool season grasses are: Tall Fescue-Several Varieties Bluegrass Ryegrass Bentgrass The cool season grasses differ from warm season grasses in the climate that they prefer to grow in. Cool season grasses have their best growth during cool temperatures of spring and fall, slowing their growth or even going dormant during the hot summer season. …

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Real Experience of Beekeeping – The Case Study

After the disheartening spring, we had with almost 80% of my hives not wintering I wasn’t too interested in keeping up this blog. July is fast becoming super encouraging to me, it also made me realize a few things about bees and the way they do things that I had missed before. The first thing …

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Our Honey Harvest: Hive 2 – Complete Review

The other day, we finally harvested honey from Hive 2. You may recall from my last post that I wasn’t looking forward to this harvest because I expected the Hive 2 girls to be upset with us.  After an easy July 4 harvest from the gentle girls in Hive 3, we had opened up Hive …

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Beekeeping Adventures in Europe – Overseas Experience

First of all, my apologies for not posting this past month.  I was in Europe.   We were on a Food First! sponsored food sovereignty tour of the Basque Country.  We were hoping the tour leaders would be able to schedule a visit with a Basque beekeeper, but unfortunately, they weren’t able to.  We did keep …

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Harvesting a Foundationless Frame of Honey

While we were harvesting our last batch of honey, I realized that one of the frames we had pulled out and that the bees had filled with honey was a frame that we provided to the girls without foundation originally.  If you will recall, I experimented this year with putting a foundationless frame between two …

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Fall bee hive update – Detailed Understanding (UPDATED)

I have three hives and as we enter Fall, each is doing a little different. This is a nerve-wracking season for me as a first-year beekeeper, trying to make sure they are as well prepared as can be because once it’s cold and they’re winterized, I won’t be able to go in and “help” them …

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