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Hydroponic Herbs Garden

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water; it is a soil-less plant growing method. Besides hydroponically grown tomatoes and lettuce important herbs like basil, arugula, oregano, lemon balm etc can be grown with the help of hydroponics growing system. Nutrient requirements of hydroponic herbs may vary from plant to plant. It is possible to grow several hydroponic herbs in one nutrient solution; but special care should be taken to prevent hydroponic herbs from nutrient deficiencies. There are three main types of hydroponic herbs serving different purposes; for instance, there are herbs that can be used specifically for cooking (culinary herbs), there are medicinal herbs (home healing) and ornamental herbs.

It can be grown in one unit for a year without again setting up the unit to grow the new ones, unlike growing hydroponics fruits and vegetables where you have to clean the hydroponic unit after harvesting to start over again. You can build your personal hydroponics herbs gar…

The Garden Design Process

would like to put together an argument that demonstrates more can be made of the preliminary research documents, when it comes to winning design contracts and selling schemes to clients.

When first being taught to allocate space, the landscape student is guided through several different processes before they reach a final design solution.

It all starts with an accurate topographical land survey. A plan of the site is then drawn up to scale, to include boundary walls, existing buildings, trees, services and existing levels.

Having gathered this information on a local scale, the student should then expand their area of study to the surrounding landscape. Topographical, historical cultural and architectural information can be gathered from maps and the internet, which helps put the site into context and may suggest a theme on which to hang their eventual design.

Shadow plans are then calculated to assess the impact of spring and summer shade patterns and a sight Analysis plan developed t…

How to Grow Herb Garden Flowers

Quite often, herbs are used for cooking, house cleaning, or to heal certain ailments. These traditional uses for these plants have been around for years. Most of the knowledge of these plants and growing them are rooted in these uses. In fact, ancient herb gardeners were not only doctors, but they were also the best cooks.

A new and upcoming use for herbs is for decorative purposes. To grow plants for the sake of their flowers is quite common among flower gardeners. However, it is starting to become popular among those who grow herbs as well. This is because herb flowers come in many different colors, fragrances, and can be really delicate or pretty to look at, which is something many flower gardeners like.

To grow herb flowers, not only brings beauty to your garden, but it makes your garden quite useful as well! Some herb flowers can make teas, remedies, or lovely potpourris or natural air fresheners. Decorative purposes around the home are also one way to use your herb flowers, fill…