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[1 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Container Gardening Part 4

This is the last part of the 4 part series. We are going to discuss insects, diseases, sunlight and the best part, harvesting your vegetables!
Insects and Diseases
Vegetables grown in containers will be just as likely to get diseases and insect problems as vegetables grown in gardens. You should check your vegetables periodically for harmful insects and diseases. You can now by organic pesticides and herbicides at any local garden center. Follow the instructions on the product labels.
Sunlight
All vegetables are going to require sunlight. Some will require more than others, and …

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[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Container Gardening Part 2

What kind and size of vegetable container do we use for our container garden and what type of soil?
Containers
So what kind of container are you going to use? The answer is just about anything. You can use buckets, an old bathtub, wheelbarrow, square containers, round containers, just about anything you can find. What should they be made of? They can be made of wood, clay, plastic or ceramic. They all should have an adequate number of holes for proper drainage.You should try and raise your container an inch or two …

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[22 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Container Gardening Part 1

Container vegetable gardening, how do we get started?
What is exactly container gardening? It can be traced back as far as the 600’s B.C. to Babylonia where they had gardens hanging off stone columns. Then later in the 300’s A.D. to Greece. They had container gardens on top of their homes in brick containers. Today we put them in almost anything.
If your vegetable gardening space is limited this could be a great choice for you. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or even a door step can work. If you …

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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 | No Comment | ]
Growing Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

Organic systems recognize that our health is directly connected to the health of the food we eat and, ultimately, the health of the soil.
Here are some of the main features of organic vegetable growing:
- Organic growing eliminates the use of artificial chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
- Instead, organic growers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops.
- Genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are not allowed under organic standards.
Going organic may mean having to  trade-off between glossy supermarket looks with better tasting crops which aren’t in perfect shape …

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[22 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Backyard Vegetable Gardening Tips

Would it be possible for you to grow a vegetable garden in your backyard? Consider this option as healthy foods are just within your reach. Even your children can help and cultivate their own vegetables. Having fun while learning is a good idea, right? But before you start you have to plan ahead.
Which Veggies?
Plan which types of vegetables to grow in your garden. Choose vegetables from early, middle and late season which you prefer best.
Against all veggie odds
By  knowing the characteristics of specific vegetables, you can use them to their best advantage. Some types of …