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Solar Pond Fountain for a Greener Garden

A (solar) pond fountain can bring any garden to life. One of the remarkable qualities of owning a solar pond fountain is the idea of not using actual electricity; as a substitute, its supply of power is coming from the sun. Using solar panels to collect energy for the fountain pump can save a lot of money in the long run. The investment for the solar panel and pump can pay off in as little as couple of months. There are no running costs of solar powered pump and there is no need for wiring. Taking energy from the sun is an all-natural resource and electricity isn't; this is one way to support the planet re-supply itself.

To discuss more of its positive aspects, a sun-powered fountain provides proper oxygenation for the pond, avoiding pond from having irritated smell and discoloration. As it makes the water moving around, insects are unlikely to settle in the pond. You only have to invest more at start to have this kind of fountain and battery replacements are the only issue. Since its cable-less which means you can transfer it from one place to another regardless if there's an outlet or not. This kind of setup is viewed as an user- and eco-friendly; it's self-operating, low maintenance, emission free and virtually silent. Keep in mind that solar powered fountains mostly do not work at night. There’s no energy stored in the battery during night. Also, during times of freezing temperatures, it's advised to turn it off to avoid damage.

In larger landscapes, big fountains are needed to give an impressive visual appeal. And with large fountains, it involves many solar panels and pumps to perform efficiently. Before buying, always consult with a garden supplier or expert and measure your garden and pond in advance. Solar pond pumps/aerators are also excellent for smaller ponds. If you have a pond in your garden, it is necessary to have a working pump moving the water. Fish need ample aeration to live and be healthy, so make certain you hook an aerator up when getting a pond. Even if you don't have fish, you should have a simple solar fountain in order to keep the water clean.

So how do you choose a solar pump? There many types of pond/fountain pumps out there, all created to transfer water from the pond bottom, through the pump and filter, then back up to the pond again. Most pumps that pond retailers market and recommend are above-the-ground (external) style or internal, still, most of the pumps can be used either way, in or out of the pond.

Solar pump kits are in general very easy to set up. As all solar equipment they use solar panels with Photovoltaic (PV) cells to gather energy from the sun. And since a fountain pump doesn't need as much energy as pond pumps, the panels are usually rather small.


There are two common designs to choose from. There are fountains where solar panels are integrated into the design of the fountain itself. This design is the least difficult to set up, but you have to make sure that the fountain itself is located in a sunny spot to collect energy, or it simply won't work.

Another design is where solar panels are separated from the pump, and lets you place the panels a few meters away from the water feature. If you decide this type, the fountain can be located virtually anywhere, like out in a shade or where the sun doesn't shine much, just as long as the panels are open to the sunlight. Nearly all solar fountains with away solar panels come with simple installation platform for the panels. You should also be able to mount them on the wall, have a stake to position them or to set the panel higher up.

Some solar pump models have on/off switches. These switches offer the opportunity to turn the water feature on or off. Given that most of the solar panels on these water fountains are incapable to store a large amount of solar power and you want your fountain to work after nightfall or on cloudy days you may choose a model that comes with off switching capability.


​Growing Tea in Your Garden

german chamomile

Growing a tea garden is a simple and exciting way to begin using herbs. If you like to appreciate a wide variety of teas, then an extensive variety of herbs needs to be raised. If you are cultivating for a particular tea, or want to develop herbs that aid with a certain health issue, then the garden won’t need to be as large or have as many plants.

Selecting the herbs that you want begins with your individual choices, but to get you started off, here are some of the top herbs for teas. They are very extensively used herbs for teas, and many of them match well with one or another, or are loaded with flavor that can be put together with any tea you want to drink for well-being. Chamomile, Mint and Lemon Balm are the two most widespread and popular herbs grown for tea, and either can be included to any light or bitter organic tea blends to give them a vivid taste. Coriander and Fennel are cultivated for the intriguing flavor that their leaves give actually flat tea blends. Bee Balm and Betony are put in for their gentler flavor hints. Catnip and Mint can be included alone or in mix to give tea a solid herbal mint taste.

Once your plants start to grow, you'll have a continuous supply of leaves you can pick and also brew fresh or dry for afterwards. Set your herbs in an infuser, if you favor not to have them freely in your tea-cup. Add a couple of teaspoon of dried herbs or fresh herbs per cup of hot water, and let it drench until the tea is as strong as you desire.

An example tea: German Chamomile Organic (Matricaria recutita) - Tiny daisy-like flowers nod on a low grow. For greater collect the flowers, it is best cultivated in a bed alone. German Chamomile likes cool weather so sow in the beginning of spring and again in late summer or autumn. Collect flowers before they fully open up. Fresh or dried, they can be used for a soothing tea or in quite a few medicinal treatments.


Raising Cherry Tomatoes

You don't have to commit a whole summer mulching the soil to treasure the tomatoes taken right off the vine. Cherry tomato plants are effortless to cultivate in pots on a deck or a patio and involve minimal attention, so they're fantastic for even modest gardeners. The plants deliver more (and usually tastier) fruit than standard tomato plants, and you'll get tons from midsummer through the last frost. The Super Sweet 100 or Sungold are the best sorts for the juiciest, most tasty harvest.

Use ties and rods, a tomato spiral, to minimize plants from flopping over and harming the fruit. Set the rod when you plant the seeds or seedling to keep from harming roots.

Get an organic pot plant mix rather than dirt from the garden to prevent transporting diseases or unwanted pests to your plant. Examine the soil every day to see if it's dry, and hold it continually moist. Place the pot so it gets at least six hours of sun each day.

Go with a pot that can store four to six gallons of soil. Plastic, fiberglass, and foam work nicely as they won't let water evaporate from the roots, but any kind of tub should work, from a terra-cotta planter to a trash can. Just make sure it has drainage holes in the bottom or make them yourself.

Growing tomatoes with big flavor is a mixture of things. Such as real sunshine, soil, moisture and variety. Proper soil is part of the thing that develops a truly mean tomato.

Start with seedlings from a nursery (rather than seeds) to reduce the time from ground to dinner table. The best period to plant them is in early June. Buy indistinct varieties, which develop tomatoes throughout the season instead than all at once.

Always remember: In the course of the growth cycle, do not let the soil dry out. Keep the gardening soil moist, but not too moist.