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Flower & Vegetable Gardens

Garden ideas I like

Here is a great way to grow a lot of tomatoes in a small area!

This is how to make tall, thick celery that is bunched together like at the grocery.

Flowers down the middle of the raised bed dividing the veggies; how to combine a cutting garden with a veggie garden. Genius!

DIY Seed Starting: Newspaper Pots: Gardenista

pickling cucumbers Cucumis sativus

Growing vegetables hydroponically. We harvested fresh peppers in February - in Minnesota!

An Experiment in Hydroponics - Get Busy Gardening

Tom Stuart-Smith's meadow in bloom. Plants growing in the grounds include Dianthus carthusianorum, Echinacea paradoxa, Penstemon cobaea and Penstemon barbatus subsp. coccineus.

"Purple sprouting A beautiful old broccoli, from England. Pruple sprouting is primarily known for its color but also the taste. The plant forms its abundance of purple shoots after the winter, from February to April. You sow it in spring to early summer, transplanting by autumn. Planting distance is at least 45 cm, the plants are strong!"

Prickly Pear Opuntia humifusa Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-10) When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Difficult Interesting cactus, winter hardy in Ontario. Bears edible fruits (pears) having pleasant, sweet, somewhat acid taste. May be eaten raw or dried, first discarding thick skins and seeds. Prefers sandy soil. Difficult to germinate; may take two years. S4745 Seeds $5.25/pkt S4745 Bulk Seeds $52.00/10g

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