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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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Garden News & Notes

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Berries, Book Reviews, Fruit, Gardening News, Travel, Vegetable Gardening

• Berry Compound Reduces Aging Effects:  In a study of aged rats done by USDA researchers at the Agricultural Research Service it was found that a diet rich in the berry and grape compound pterostilbene “reversed measurable negative effects of aging on brain function and behavioral performance”. The report goes on to further state that […]

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Something New In Blueberries – ‘Pink Lemonade’

April 14th, 2009 · 25 Comments · Berries, Cooking & Recipes, Food Gardening, Fruit

Briggs Nursery, a wholesale grower from Elma, Washington, has announced a new introduction for 2009, a true first in blueberries.  The scientific name is Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’.   Briggs is trying hard to get enough of these plants to the trade, but they inform me that gardeners will probably have to wait till the 2010 […]

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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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