Soil Blocks And Cold Frames

Soil Blocks Soil blocks do not have paper cups or anything around the soil.  You will use a cutter to create the block shape.  The soil will remain together but needs to have a lot of water in order for it to me made.  You will let the blocks sit for about 30 minutes and […]

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Indeterminate or Determinate Tomatoes

Have you ever heard of determinate or indeterminate to describe a tomato?  Usually this term is used for crops where the fruit is the edible part of the plant.  This includes tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, and cucumbers. Determinate Tomatoes: These tomatoes grow to a certain height then bear their fruit during a short period of […]

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5 Gallon Container Vegetable Garden

Soon I will need to transplant my seedlings to bigger containers.  Currently we do not have a garden area that gets enough sun so we will need to use containers. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with container gardening. If you are considering using containers for your garden, here is a list […]

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Crop Rotation at the Veggie-Bed — Urban Gardening

  Writer: Tom Myrick Sponsored By: LawnCare by Tom At the Veggie-Bed this 2019 growing season, we decided to group vegetables that have similar nutritional requirements in the same beds. The groups are designated to the following categories: • Leaf Crops (utilizes nitrogen in the soil) • Legume Crops (replenishes nitrogen in the soil) • […]

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Home Grown Salad – Seed To Fork — Town & Country Gardening

Lettuce is fast growing cool weather crop that quickly reaches maturity. It is a cool season plant best grown in the spring and fall of the year in most of the U.S. With so many loose leaf and head varieties your most difficult decision is which varieties to plant. First plant the cold tolerant lettuce […] […]

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Why Start A Garden From Seed

As new gardeners it might be intimidating to start from seed as opposed to buying plant starts from a store. Here are a few reasons to start from seed: By starting from seed indoors or in a greenhouse you can get an early start on the gardening season. Buying seeds is usually cheaper than buying plant […]

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