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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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[8 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Organic Vegetable Garden Planning 2010

Our first entry on starting our organic vegetable garden for 2010.
Well its February 8 and time to start planning our organic vegetable garden for 2010. As you can see from the picture, its completely under snow.We be adding a lot of new vegetables and a few herbs this year and cutting back on some. We planted so much lettuce and spinach last year we only ate a third of it. So this year we will cut back on lettuce and spinach and we are going to space out the plantings …

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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 …

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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 …