Winter sowing containers. Yes, you CAN sow seeds in the dead of winter, even in the NE of USA or the wilds of Canada. Save weeks of hardening time with this simple and amazingly effective method! #containergardening #organicseeds #greenhouse
This article will show you how to grow tomatoes and potatoes on one plant by grafting a tomato plant onto a potato plant. As summer slowly rolls to an end, we often find ourselves with an abundance of tomatos. Many of the fruit remains green and not fully ripened. I typically find myself asking, “What can I do different next year to get more fruit for my effort?” It turns out there is an answer: grafting tomato plants to potatoes. Grafted Plant Diagram (click image to see image source)…
Once the tomato plants are about 3' tall, remove the leaves from the bottom 1' of stem. These are usually the first leaves to develop fungus problems. They get the least amount of sun and soil born pathogens can be unintentionally splashed up onto them. Spraying weekly with compost tea also seems to be effective at warding off fungus diseases.
Growing tips on Onions------ The easiest and surest way to grow good onions, either green or dry, is to use sets. Sets are small onions, less than an inch in diameter, that were grown from seed the previous year. Onion plants are sometimes used, especially for growing the mild Sweet Spanish type. Texas varieties of onions, which are normally grown in the south, do not produce satisfactory yields in Illinois.
A new law promoting community gardens and small farms lets municipalities lower property taxes on plots of 3 acres or less if owners dedicate them to growing food for at least 5 years. Los Angeles Times By Lee Romney SAN FRANCISCO — Sandwiched between rows of homes in the fog-kissed Mission Terrace neighborhood, Little City Gardens provides salad greens and fresh-cut flowers to local restaurants from what was once a weedy vacant lot. Like many