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[4 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Heirloom Tomato – Best Tomato Varieties

Heirloom tomatoes, also known as “heritage” tomatoes, are tomatoes whose seeds have been openly pollinated and passed down from one generation to the next since 1940 or earlier. Many heirloom tomato varieties offer traits that have been bred out of hybrid commercial tomato varieties, giving them characteristics and flavors that you won’t find in tomatoes grown from non-heirloom seeds. Heirloom tomato varieties have adapted and thrived for sometimes hundreds of years, creating genetically unique strains that do not suffer from the blandness that is evident in some hybrid …

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[8 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]
Preparing Your Organic Vegetable Garden

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Starting your first vegetable garden? Here are a few tips to help get you started.
1) Select a sunny location with well-drained soil. Prepare planting beds first by measuring out a size and length that are convenient. Beds that are about 21/2 feet wide allow for reaching the middle from either side. After you plant your first organic vegetable  garden you can adjust the widths. Our first year of green beans was way to close and it made harvesting a real chore.
2) If you are planning on using raised beds …

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[23 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Gardening Tools To Nurture Your Garden

However many gardening tools you may have, some tools are definitely more useful than the other that a garden simply cannot do without.
Here are a few gardening tools that will make a definitive difference to gardening efforts.
Shovels
These gardening implements have a round or pointed blade. They help a gardener to move soil, dig hole or even in the process of planting. You must also try and select a garden shovel that has a flat edge at the top of the blade. Your foot gets a better surface purchase this way.
Hoes
Weeds and a …

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[23 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Companion Planting For A Healthy Vegetable Garden

Companion Planting For A Healthy Vegetable Garden has been practiced throughout history.
Companion plantings have been practiced throughout agricultural history. Some of the earliest written documents on gardening discuss these relationships. Early settlers discovered American First Nations people were using an interplanting scheme of corn-bean-squash that balanced the requirements of each crop for light, water, and nutrients. In the 1800’s, often hemp was planted around a cabbage field to help keep away the white cabbage butterflies in Holland. In many parts of the world today, subsistence farmers and organic gardeners grow two …