Posts Tagged ‘organic gardening’

Organic Vegetable Gardening: So Rewarding

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When it comes to growing your own food, you want to consume the healthiest produce and ensure that you are continuing the safest practices possible. This is why organic gardening and the techniques associated with it are so important in our day and age. While much of the world has given themselves over to GMO ...

How to grow veggies with limited space

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raised garden bed for vegetables

I'm really excited about what we've been able to achieve in a small area. Although our garden is a standard suburban size, the vegetable growing area is very limited due to being surrounded by lots of tall trees and palms - so there's not a lot of area that gets enough sun. My clever husband installed ...

Homemade Insecticide for Veggies

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It is an unfortunate fact of life that a wide variety of crawling, burrowing and flying insects eat vegetable plants and the fruit they produce. While the first step in getting rid of these destructive pests is to identify them, the next is to decide how to kill them. There are some broad spectrum chemical insecticides ...

The Art of Crop Rotation

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Home Veggie Garden

A thriving home veggie garden planted with Group 3 vegetables as well as cucurbits. Pic courtesy oceansart.us It is a proven fact that one type of vegetable cannot be grown in the same field or garden bed year in year out. This is because specific plants suck certain nutrients out of the soil. If you don't ...

Creating a Children’s Vegetable Garden

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes fit for a fairy Children are amazingly receptive and appreciative, especially when their parents and other family members take the time to share with them. Not surprisingly, gardens are a particularly successful and special place where we can share with our children. And you don't need a lot of space. You can create your child's vegetable ...

Growing Lettuces at Home

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Robinson Head Lettuce

The Robinson head lettuce cultivar not only tastes good, but it also forms an attractive rounded plant. If chopped a few centimetres from the ground (as the two that have been harvested in this small garden), it will continue to shoot and grow new lettuce plants for several plants. Other red lettuce varieties can be ...

Growing Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels Sprouts are notorious for their low yields, but if you enjoy their distinctive taste they are worth growing – or trying to grow – in the garden. They grow easily from seed, but are quite fussy when it comes to both soil and weather conditions. Get it right and you'll get more than a ...

Soft Options for Control of Whitefly

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white fly

Over 500 plant species including vegetables, weeds, ornamental and agronomic crops are attacked by whitefly. Greenhouse whitefly, sweet potato whitefly, and silverleaf whitefly are serious insect pests worldwide. Whitefly infestations are the result of the widespread use of broad spectrum insecticides which have killed off their natural enemies. Symptoms Whiteflies suck sap from plants which results in wilting, ...