Industry Bulletin

We’ve come across some great articles this month which we’d love to share with you. Here are five of the best articles Birchgrove Garden Centre found from around the web.

How To Create Privacy In The Garden

How to create privacy in the garden?

There are several options if you have a large area.

But take a narrow garden, add in a small urban space, and you’ve got yourself a challenge.

So is the case with my rooftop garden in Tel Aviv. It has no privacy on 3 sides. The front of the rooftop is abutting the street and looking straight across to another building, all with terraces.

How to deal with it?

- See more at: Gardening Gone Wild

Want Your Kids to Play Outside: Rip Out of the Lawn!

Lawns are for kids, right? After all, they need that big, green carpet to enjoy the outdoors. Would it be an exaggeration to say it borders on neglect not to keep a lawn for your children or grandchildren to play on?

- See more at: Garden Rant

Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers

Almost anything that you would typically raise in the ground, can be cultivated just as easily in window boxes, containers, or grow bags . Even though I have a traditional garden I still make use of pots for additional plants and fruit trees that are raised on the deck and patio.

- See more at: Veggie Gardening Tips

Saving Tomato Seeds? Isolate Tomato Flowers for True Seeds

Gardeners with large yards are at an advantage when saving tomato seeds because they can isolate tomato plants by placing them far enough apart from each other that they won’t accidentally cross-pollinate and create seeds for a hybrid tomato. There is absolutely nothing wrong with hybrid tomatoes, but if you’re growing an heirloom tomato, chances are you’re doing so because of some unique characteristic to that particular tomato plant. Maybe it’s the color, shape, taste or history behind the plant that calls you to grow it. Whatever your reasons, you are now a steward of the history of a tomato and you want to continue the line.

-See More at: Mr Brown Thumb

How To Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors the Really Easy Way
Will tomatoes ripened indoors taste as good as vine-ripened garden tomatoes? Probably not, but any homegrown tomatoes are going to taste better than no homegrown tomatoes—especially if you’re enjoying them on Thanksgiving or Christmas. And they’ll still probably taste better than storebought tomatoes, especially if you’re buying them at Christmas.

-See More at: In My Kitchen Garden

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