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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 as…

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Destructive Insects In Your Garden

In this book and supporting video, Essential Guide To Destructive Insects In Your Garden - Part 1 (link:   http://gardeningtheorganicway.com/shop/essential-guide-destructive-insects-in-your-garden/ )  , I begin a series on destructive insects that attack and destroy many crops.  In order to have an effective organic…

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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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Harvesting

Harvesting at the right time can be just as important as planting. There is a point of maturity in a vegetable where taste is at it prime, either in sweetness or texture and also for its defense mechanism against diseases…

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Organic Fertilization

Today, I would like to clarify about the difference between organic fertilization and non-organic fertilization.  Organic, when referring to fertilization and organic gardening, is a word used to denote something produced by nature itself versus synthetically produced in a laboratory.…

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Materials That You Can Use to Mulch

Materials That You Can Use to Mulch: Some materials I really love, and they are very beneficial.  Others- I wish they didn’t exist.  Everyone has a prerogative to use what they like, but since I’m into organic gardening and healing the…

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Ordering Seeds for the Season

Planning Ahead & Ordering Seeds It’s almost that time of the year when you have to decide what you’re planning to grow this season, which varieties you would like to repeat, which new varieties to try and where to order…

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Watering the Garden

[caption id="attachment_885" align="alignright" width="300"] Using a hose will work on a small scale but it a lot of takes time. Each bed has to be watered for a several hours to get the maximum benefit.[/caption] Watering the Garden: I’m writing…

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Some Easy Steps To Prevent Harboring Insects and Diseases

Some Easy Steps To Prevent Harboring Insects and Diseases There are times when I’m so busy I don’t have time to do the things I recommend. This past season I had two separate gardens in two different locations.  I had…

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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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The Loss of Farmland – The Diminishing Of Our Food part 3

The Loss of Farmland - The Diminishing Of Our Food PART 3 My goal is to emphasize the importance of producing our food locally and for more people to become involved in that process.  That way, we would be prepared…

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The Loss of Farmland – The Diminishing Of Our Food- part 2

The Loss of Farmland - The Diminishing Of Our Food PART 2 My goal is to emphasize the importance of producing our food locally and for more people to become involved in that process.  That way, we would be prepared…

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The Loss of Farmland-The Diminishing of Our Food

It has been a year since I first launched www.GardeningTheOrganicWay.com . I can truly say it has been a wonderful learning experience, with many challenges.  I’ve had to cut back on my landscaping work in order to accommodate the time…

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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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