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Gardening Tips for the Rainy Season

Gardening
Tips to help your gardening throughout the rainy season.

Jubilee Insurance Partners to Launch New Insurance Cover for Farmers

Business , Gardening
Agriculture dominates 24 percent of Kenya’s economy therefore, this product will be supporting the heart of our agricultural production.

In My Pot

Gardening
It’s all about my pots this week. Last week I had talked about planting some seeds which I am yet to get to, but I will eventually get there. Where there is a will, there is a way. I just need to get more pots.

The Farmer In Me

Food & Drink , Gardening
I just need to remember all that science stuff I learnt at one point in my life and add some happy thoughts to it! How can I go wrong with that!

Earthworm Farming is Great for Your Garden

Gardening
Earthworms in your garden soil demonstrate good fertility as they help with aeration and water penetration. They hasten the breakdown of organic waste and add nutrients with their rich worm castings.

More about Bromeliads

Gardening
A few weeks ago we wrote an article about bromeliads and how useful they are for landscaping, general gardening or as pot plants for patios and indoors.

  • April 3, 2013

Bromeliads– Cultivation and Garden Use

Gardening
Bromeliads are a wonderful group of temperate and tropical plants mainly from eastern USA, Central and South America

Exotic or Indigenous?

Gardening
The choice when buying new plants for the garden, particularly trees and shrubs, is whether to go for species of exotic origin or indigenous

Plant Health

Gardening
Often heard questions when gardeners get together is “why is my plant looking so sick?”, or “I’ve tried to grow xyz but it just doesn’t do so what am I doing wrong?”

Making a Rock Garden

Gardening
Whether your garden is small or large, a rock garden feature can provide a focal point with different plants and will attract birds and lizards and other small creatures.

KHS Plant Sale

Gardening
A Kenya Horticultural Society plant sale at Nairobi Jaffery Sports Club, El Molo Drive, off James Gichuru, Lavington.

Greenhouses

Gardening
A small greenhouse or shadehouse in the garden is very useful, especially if you want to grow plants that need extra protection from the sun, wind and/or rain or you need to increase daily temperatures and humidity. If you live in the cooler climates above 2,000 metres in Kenya, there is even more need for a greenhouse.

Planting a Hedge and Plants to Use

Gardening
We all know the Kei Apple (Dovyalsi caffra) that is probably the most well used hedging plant around Nairobi but do we know the many other plants that can be used?

How to Improve the Biodiversity in Your Garden

Gardening
Let’s start with explaining the meaning of biodiversity and why it is important.

Succulent Gardening at Waist Level

Gardening
Have you ever looked closely at those little cacti and other succulents and seen how beautiful they are? 

A Bowl Full of Herbs

Gardening
No matter where you live – an apartment, a town-house, or a house in a large plot – we all use herbs in our cooking for the flavouring and the health they provide.

From drought to rain in Kenya

Gardening
For those of us who love gardening and cannot keep our hands out of the soil, the last three months with cloudless skies and high temperatures have been very difficult. There is never much to do in the garden when there is no rain and very limited water to irrigate the plants, except for applying lots of mulch to conserve soil moisture and perhaps hand watering a few special plants to keep them alive.On Monday of this week, there was a very welcome shower of rain and, fingers crossed, there will be lots more to come.

KHS Plant Sale

Gardening
For fabulous plants, pots and lots more, be at the Rusty Nail Restaurant in Karen on March 31st from 10am- 2pm. Contact details; 0721 549720, kenyahorti@wananchi.com, www.kenyahorti,org.

Electronic Gardens in Nanyuki

Gardening
Last week I was invited to look around a gardening project at Moi Equator Girls’ School in Nanyuki.

Planting trees

Gardening
At this time of year gardeners keep their fingers crossed that the approaching rainy season brings lots of that wet stuff that is so vital for their plants to grow.