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Planning Your Garden Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements, and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds
Diamond pattern raised garden beds - easy access
Planting! Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, fill the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight!
Who says your #vegetable garden can't have the same formal flair as the rest of your landscape? Gorgeous!
Building a Garden that Builds Soil
This is the ultimate multi-purpose food processor it uses no electricity. Originally designed by an Amish gentleman to stand up to the rigorous processing of large amounts of foods for large Amish families and gatherings, the Little Dutch Maid is built for commercial use.
Edible Front Yard — on my reading list for spring garden planning!
Guide to Growing Lettuces - There are two main types of lettuce, the cabbage and the cos, and a great many varieties of each differing in colour, crispness, size and season. Lettuces like a well-dug, rather rich, well-manured soil. They are frequently treated purely as a catch-crop, and good yields can be obtained from sowings made on the ridges of celery trenches or between rows of peas.
Guide to Growing Lettuces
Pruning Tomatoes- Great Article. 6 reasons to prune tomatoes: 1. More flavorful tomatoes. 2. Larger tomatoes. 3. More tomatoes over length of a season. 4. Keep leaves & fruits off the ground, away from pests, insect damage, fungal disease. 5. Keep plants smaller & more compact. 6. Allows tomatoes on plant at the end of season to ripen before 1st frost. Removing unneeded growth tips, new growth in the “V” between 2 stems, allows plant to concentrate energy on fruit rather than foliage.
Pruning Tomatoes- great article.
Excellent Tutorial for Installing your own Sprinkler System.
Place one uncracked raw egg in the pot — as it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer via Redbook