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How To Build a Raised Bed

Building a raised bed in the video below .  It's the best time to do this. The raised should not be less than 4 feet and ideally around 5 feet. Benefits of a Raised Bed System I see the raised bed…

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First Things First: The Good Guys

Do you know all your good insects and the various stages of development!  This is a must have book for all organic gardeners! In this book and supporting video, called First Things First: The good Guys, I discuss the importance…

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Organic Gardening Books Now Available!

 Interactive books with full video presentations, pictures, charts, and explanations How many times have we all wished we had immediate answers to our gardening questions?  Standing in our   Garden or garden center wondering . . . What does it…

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Carrots Not Germinating?

Why are those carrots not germinating?  A common perceived problem when planting carrots. Carrots have a slow germination rate and its important to either use a companion plant that germinates fast or mark that spot where those seeds were planted.…

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Growing Sorrel

Sorrel is technically from the buckwheat family, it’s a perennial herbaceous plant with long, narrow, arrow-shaped basal leaves that gets about 14” to 18” tall.  It’s native to Europe and there are different types of sorrel.  Two types are common…

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Growing Broccoli

Broccoli ready for harvesting. The head should be between six to ten inches in diameter.   Growing Broccoli Broccoli is a staple in my garden. It is part of the cabbage family like kale, cauliflower, collard greens among others.  They…

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Growing Collard Greens

[caption id="attachment_745" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Harvesting collard greens[/caption] How to Grow Collard Greens Collards are part of the cabbage family that can be grown easily in the cooler climate.  They are highly nutritious and very rich in vitamins A (48%), K…

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How To Grow Cauliflower

[caption id="attachment_748" align="alignright" width="300"] Purple self-blanching cauliflower[/caption] How To Grow Cauliflower Cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family, a cabbage family that grows in the cool season.  It requires good timing in order to get the cauliflower to develop. …

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How To Grow Corn

How To Grow Corn If I was asked, ‘What is your favorite vegetable?’, then I would hesitate for a short bit, as I love so many, but I think I would say it is corn.  I drive one and a…

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How To Grow Sweet Potatoes

[caption id="attachment_757" align="alignright" width="300"] Recently  planted sweet potatoes[/caption] How To Grow Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are native to South America.  Spanish colonizers introduced them to them to the Americas and Asia in the sixteenth century. Now, they are grown all…

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