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Raised Beds for the Veggie Garden

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Container gardening, DIY Projects & Tool Talk, Food Gardening, organic gardening, Raised beds, Soil, Vegetable Gardening

  The depth of your raised bed depends on what you want to grow and what is underneath. If you already have decent garden soil, you can get away with a shallower bed, say 5-6 inches deep, since larger crops like tomatoes will send roots into the ground below. The same is true of root crops […]

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Raised Garden Bed Review

November 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Container gardening, DIY Projects & Tool Talk, Food Gardening, organic gardening, Product reviews, Raised beds, Vegetable Gardening

I was a confirmed in-the-ground veggie gardener until last season. That was when I decided to trial several types of commercially-produced raised beds.  My goodness, what a difference they made to both the beauty of my garden and my harvest! In no particular order, I’m going to tell you about the products of five different […]

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Save Water in the Garden

May 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Container gardening, Irrigation, Vegetable Gardening

Here are a number of ways to save water in the garden.  If you think of more, please comment below and share them with all of us. Compost – Amending your garden or container soil with lots of organic compost will help build the water-holding capacity of that soil reducing run-off. Mulch – Use at […]

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Easy to Grow Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cabbage

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Container gardening, Insects, Vegetable Gardening

Growing broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage in the vegetable garden or containers is easy to do.  You can buy plants or raise them from seed.  Try growing your own if you want lots of choices when it comes to varieties.  Start the seeds indoors 4-5 weeks before you’d like to set them out.  Older transplants won’t […]

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WonderSoil, Food-Growing Encyclopedia, StrawPots & Super Plums

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Book Reviews, Container gardening, Gardening News, Healthy Gardener, Insects, Plums

•WonderSoil is by far the best soilless potting mix I have ever used.  It is a dehydrated, compressed medium that quickly expands 10 to 12 times in volume when water is added.  It is made up of a combination of coconut coir, worm castings, kelp, mycorrhizal fungi, water-holding polymers and organic micro-nutrients.  Seedlings germinate quickly […]

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Neighborhood Food Growing

March 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Container gardening, Food Gardening, Fruit, Vegetable Gardening

Here’s a new twist on eating locally grown food.  Friends, neighbors and others in the same geographical area are banding together to grow as much of their food supply as possible.  It’s a great idea, especially now during our economic downturn. 

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Vegetable and Fruit Growing in Containers

March 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Container gardening, Fruit, Peppers, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Vegetable Gardening, Winter Squash

This season try growing vegetables and fruit in containers on the deck or patio.  You can have the benefits of ornamental plants and the pleasure of delicious produce.  Floranova, a creative plant breeding company located in the UK, has developed a line of food plants for containers that have been selected for their beauty and […]

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How to Grow Potatoes Organically

March 20th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Container gardening, Food Gardening, Potatoes, Vegetable Gardening

Growing your own potatoes will pay big dividends in flavor and nutrition, especially if you grow them organically.  Sure, you can buy a ten-pound bag of potatoes in the supermarket for a song, but have you ever put your nose to the mesh opening on that bag and sniffed?  Chemicals, fungicide, heaven knows what!  How […]

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Growing Celery in Containers

March 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Celery, Container gardening, Food Gardening, Vegetable Gardening

Celery growing requires a good amount of sun – at least six hours a day.  If it’s morning and afternoon sun with a shady break around noon, so much the better.  

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Vegetable Garden Tips & Tricks

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Composting & Fertilizers, Container gardening, Insects, Landscape Design, Plant Diseases, Vegetable Gardening

Thinning – Many vegetables must be thinned to be productive.  Thinning simply means removing seedlings so the remaining ones have room to grow.  Carrots are number one on this list.  No matter how careful you are when seeding, too many carrot plants will pop up.  Take the time to carefully pull the extras until each […]

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