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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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Growing Basil the Easy Way

June 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Cooking & Recipes, Food Gardening, herbs, organic gardening, Vegetable Gardening

Growing basil is high on my garden list of priorities because I love pesto.  Defrosting a container in mid-winter, releasing the rich basil aroma, transports me right back to my sun-filled veggie garden in summer.  Beside using it on pasta, try it as a yummy sandwich spread, raw veggie dip or corn chowder spicer-upper.  Since […]

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Wicked Plants, Grow Pellets and SucraShield

June 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Book Reviews, Gardening News, Insects, organic gardening

• ‘Wicked Plants’ by Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009).  Ms. Stewart has delivered another exciting page-turner in the area of horticultural reads.  Following her successful foray into the worldwide cut flower business in ‘Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers” and her fabulous journey into […]

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