growing

Growing and Harvesting Bell Peppers

Dan Field Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Growing and harvesting your homegrown bell peppers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Bell peppers need warm soil and warm temperatures to thrive. To encourage faster growth in cooler areas, consider laying black plastic over the soil. Just be careful not to let the soil get so hot that beneficial soil bacteria are killed. For improved fruit production, keep …

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Transplanting Your Homegrown Bell Pepper Plants

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to transplant your homegrown bell pepper plants. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Once your seedlings have produced true leaves it’s time to harden them off. This is the process where plants are acclimated to new environment by slowly introducing them to outdoor weather. Start in the morning and bring them in later and later each day …

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Planting the Best Nectar Plants for Pollinators

Dan Nursery Crops, Pollinators, This Land of Ours

The best nectar plants for pollinators. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Create a pollinator-friendly garden by choosing at least three must-have plants and aiming for blooms throughout as many seasons as possible. Single-petal flowers are easiest for bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to reach; double-petal varieties are showier but offer less nectar and accessible pollen. Torch Lily …

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Steps to Transplanting Your Plants for Survival

Dan Field Crops, Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

A beginners guide to transplanting your plants.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. After you start your seeds and sprout your seedlings, the next step is transplanting your plants into your garden. There are a few ways to prepare to do this so your plants survive and thrive.  Timing is everything. First, make sure to check the first …

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Decorative Fences for Your Garden or Landscape

Dan This Land of Ours

The two types of decorative fences for your garden or landscape. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. In the same way that a feature wall in your living room can draw you into space, decorative fences can dramatically alter your interactions with the landscape. There are two types of fences:  Primarily decorative fences.  And, functional and decorative fences. …