Growing Cress: Best Varieties, Planting Guide, Care, Problems, and Harvest

Cress is such an easy green to grow that I’m a bit surprised it’s not more popular. Quite a few people don’t even know what I’m talking about when I mention cress, but I think it’s well worth growing. Let’s start a petition to make cress the next trendy vegetable!Cress, particularly watercress, is a nutrient powerhouse. The plants contain loads of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, calcium, and iron. Watercress is also full of antioxidants and is thought to have medicinal properties because it’s high in iodine.What is Cress?It’s got a few different names – pepperwort, peppergrass, pepper…

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Awesome Garden Formula Student Garden

This is a design that Philippa Baldwin, one of our Great Garden Formula Course students has created for a client in Cumbria, UK. Garden before & design layoutOne of the first things I teach students in any of our design courses is how to arrange the space so the layout of the garden both looks good and is functional. As you can see, Philippa has done a great job creating interest and functionality. Here’s what she had to say about her design… “The garden was situated in a new build estate so soil conditions not great, it had just been…

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How To Grow A Japanese Juniper Plant Guide

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist A wonderful, low maintenance sprawling plant comes in the form of Japanese juniper shrubs. Scientifically known as Juniperus procumbens, the second part of the name refers to the plant’s low height. If you want a “set and forget” type of plant, Japanese juniper care is minimal and easy once established. Learn how to care for Japanese juniper and enjoy this low maintenance plant in your garden. About Japanese Juniper Shrubs Blue green foliage and elegant prostrate stems characterize this juniper plant. The dwarf, evergreen shrub makes a perfect addition to most sites with…

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