Barbados cherry have are sought after primarily because of their unusually high vitamin C content. Though not popular commercially, it is popular for home gardeners. Unlike other cherry tree varieties it will fruit in warm climates, most cherry trees need 100’s if not 1000 hours of cold to properly ripen. It will start to produce beautiful pinkish red flowers through to fall in the south. You can expect to be picking quarter sized cherries right until November. But can produce up to 5 crops in any given year given it is well cared for and has the right water and soil conditions.Read More
The misinformation about gardening on the internet appears to be getting worse.
That’s probably true of just about every subject, but I have recently come across some gardening tidbits that are beyond the pale. I won’t dignify them by linking to them (google the key words, you’re sure to find the pages if you really want to), but here’s a sample of some I’ve come across just in the last 24 hours:Read More
By now, you’ve probably seen the uber-fabulous photos of the wisteria tunnel at Japan’s Kawachi Fuji park.
Most people are doubting that these photos are even real. This doubt is based partly on the sheer number of flowers represented in the photos. It also partially based on the fact that most anyone who has ever grown wisteria counts themselves lucky to have even a few meager blooms. The amazing display at Kawachi Fuji is beyond belief.Read More
Hydroponic growing systems are not only easy and fun, but they also allow you to save money and eat healthily. If you are like me and enjoy gardening, then hydroponic growing systems will bring you hours of joy. It is a hobby that pays you back.
There are different hydroponic growing systems to choose from. Below is a list of the most popular. You may also be interested to know that there are relatively cheap indoor hydroponic growing systems that can be used in the kitchen or in other smaller spaces.Read More