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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Victory Garden

For information on products, suppliers, resources and recipes from the show click here. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/victorygarden/

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Grow Vertically

Lettuce and biodiesel too, that’s the plan of Glen Kertz, CEO of Valcent Products of El Paso, TX. Kertz, who has worked in the greenhouse business for nearly two decades, believes the time has come to localize and simplify food production, and he says his Vertigro system will do just that. I spoke with Glen while he was attending an Orchid growers convention in Miami FL. We talked about his High Density Vertigal Growth System for both vegetables, and algae. Go here for the rest of the story. http://planetsave.com/blog/2008/01/29/mary-mary-quite-contrary-how-does-your-garden-grow-vertically/

Monday, January 28, 2008

Great Garden Info

Backyardgardener.com has provided gardening information since 1996. We are a one stop informational site to help people understand their gardening needs. BackyardGardener provides gardening plans and plant lists to enhance your gardening knowledge. Click here to visit this great web site.--- http://www.backyardgardener.com/

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Drying Herbs Video

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Easy Gardening

How would you like a garden filled with beautiful flowers, fresh herbs and luscious vegetables, but NO WEEDS and NO HARD WORK? Go here. http://www.squarefootgardening.com/body_index.htm

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Guide to Bonsai

For this fun site, go to http://www.bonsaisite.com/

Friday, January 11, 2008

No Dig Gardening

No dig gardening or a raised garden bed, consists of layering organic materials on top of the soil to create a nutrient rich environment for your plants, in this case, vegetables. Go here for more info http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/

Save Rain Water for Gardening

Hey, This is a great idea! Save Rain Water for gardening etc. Go to this web site to learn more. http://www.rainbarrelman.com/ .Got this photo from the site.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tilling Soil in Winter-?--Wait


Wait. Moving, working or tilling any soil during wet winter weather can damage the structure and air pockets. This may destroy the tilth or compact even the best topsoils. When the winter rains stop and you are done with heavy equipment, add topsoil high in organic matter. The more compost you can add to your compacted subsoil, the better. Organic matter is the great equalizer that both loosens compacted and clay soils and enriches sandy, loose soils, so that both can hold moisture but still allow for air and drainage. When soils like yours have already been compacted, you can save money with a design that takes poor drainage into consideration. Think raised beds and planting berms of topsoil with gravel paths and swales that can channel rainwater. Go here to read more. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/346686_binetti10.html

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Gardener's Delight Site

http://www.burpee.com/ Great Fun Here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Is it Safe to Compost Spoiled Food?

Yes, as long as the composting is thorough. Use a good mix of ingredients, including molasses, and make sure the temperature inside the pile gets up to 140 F. This information from Texas Garden Columnist-Howard Garrett. Click here to read the full article.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Space-Saving Gardens

Many of the nation's leading nurseries are predicting big profits in 2008 by developing plants and vegetables for containers and space-deprived urban gardeners. Great information at this site. Go to http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_7883808

Friday, January 4, 2008

Garden Goals

It's traditional to pick a few personal goals each year, so why not make some garden goals? This is a great time to commit to greener gardening and learning new sustainable techniques. Brewed compost tea is a fascinating substance that can help heal soil, reduce disease problems and increase crop production. To learn more, attend a compost tea party. Reserve your spot on Jan. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland. Washington. Click here for more. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/345746_lovejoy03.html

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