Category: Gardening Tips

Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?

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Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?

Attempting to answer the question, “Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?” must be considered in terms of whom, or what, they are poisonous to. For the average human being, tomato plants and their leaves are not poisonous. The leaves and stems contain solanine, a glycoalkaloid poison that naturally occur in tomato plants, potatoes and eggplant. This toxin […]

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A Single Garden Bed: Better Than A King-Size?

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A Single Garden Bed: Better Than A King-Size?

My childhood was vainly sheltered. My understanding of the world included; Mum & Dad sharing a double bed, sisters in pink singles and us boys in anything that could be shaped into a car, fort, tent…whatever didn’t resemble a bed. So it was a fair paradigm shift when I met my first married couple who […]

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Cockroach Control | How to Keep Cockroaches out of Your Garden and Home

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Cockroach Control | How to Keep Cockroaches out of Your Garden and Home

One of the most common beliefs by our generation is that cockroaches were the only living creature that could survive a nuclear holocaust. Fortunately, in terms of cockroach control, that belief is just an urban legend. It’s fortunate because if radiation wasn’t even able to destroy these critters then what chance do we, as home […]

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Michelle Obama’s Top 10 Gardening Facts

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Michelle Obama's Top 10 Gardening Facts

When wading through some gardening posts and articles yesterday, I came across this little gem from The Hollywood Gossip. Michelle starred on the Dave Letterman show and imparted some of her gardening wisdom. As we are all very aware, Michelle is quite the gardening buff since she started the White House Vegie Patch. Obviously it’s […]

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How To STOP Cats Pooping in the Garden

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How To STOP Cats Pooping in the Garden

To stop cats pooping in the garden, you can use mechanical barriers, chemical or natural deterrents or sound repellents. Along with these three methods, employ diversionary or preventive tactics to stop cats pooping in the garden. Cats can turn areas of soft soil and newly planted seedlings in the garden into an outdoor litter box. […]

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