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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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Chickens in my Garden

March 8th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Chickens, DIY Projects & Tool Talk, Food Gardening, Insects, Vegetable Gardening

For several years I’ve been dreaming of having fat, healthy hens running around in my vegetable garden.  My dream is about to come true.  Why would I want to keep chickens you may ask.  Here are a few reasons. Fresh organic eggs are my prime motivation.  To eat a flavorful egg with a deep orange yolk (that’s […]

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden the Easy Way

March 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments · Composting & Fertilizers, DIY Projects & Tool Talk, Irrigation, Landscape Design, Vegetable Gardening

I’ve distilled many years of vegetable gardening experience into a few easy steps.  Follow the directions below and you’ll be knee-deep in yummy veggies before you know it! Location – Choose a spot with at least six hours of sunlight and access to water. Method – Decide on in-ground or above-ground.

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