Hoes by Any Other Name: Breaking Down Your Basic Garden Tool
Oct12

Hoes by Any Other Name: Breaking Down Your Basic Garden Tool

Garden tools, specifically gardening hand tools, are among the most important utensils ever developed by man. I’m going to refer to it often in this website. I’m fascinated by farming. Without farming, we’d still be hunter gatherers. That would be exciting and maybe even fulfilling for a while, but the hunter gatherers eventually joined the agrarian societies or they perished. Civilization began with farming. Gardening and farming are...

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The Many Types of Cherry Trees
Sep07

The Many Types of Cherry Trees

  One of the most pleasant trees you can possibly maintain is a cherry tree. The word Cherry is derived from the name of an ancient city in Turkey. It describes both the tree and the fruit it produces. A cherry fruit is classified as a “drupe”. In the center it has a single hard core that holds the seed. The outside of the fruit is smooth and might have a small groove down one side. There are hundreds of different varieties of...

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Caring Properly for your Fruit Tree
Sep07

Caring Properly for your Fruit Tree

If you have just recently planted a new fruit tree, I think it is safe to assume you are not yet an expert on the subject. More fruit trees die in their beginning years due to poor care habits than any disease or pestilence. Therefore it is vital that you understand how to care for trees in a way that will ensure their immediate success as well as future good health. During the first stages of the tree’s life, the roots, trunk, and...

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Seven Tricks For Organic Gardening
Sep07

Seven Tricks For Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is the way of growing vegetables and fruits with the use of things only found in nature.   Why would one want to indulge in organic gardening?     1.  One can easily make compost from garden and kitchen waste. Though this is a bit more time-consuming than buying prepared chemical pesticides and fertilizers, it certainly helps to put garbage to good use and so saves the environment.   2.  Organic...

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