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Friday, February 22, 2008

Antique Seed Packet Art

These antique seed packets were exquisitely hand lithographed byartists 95 years ago. Not only are the packets valuable as art,but historically they depict many varieties and colors of flowers and vegetables that are considered extinct today and may only be seen as images in these packets. Go here--- http://www.seedart.com/

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Edible Landscaping

Look around any yard in the United States and you're bound to see a limited palette of ornamental shrubs used as foundation plantings, hedges, and specimen plantings. Although beautiful, I can't help but think they're missing out on a great opportunity to grow similarly attractive shrubs that are edible instead. Go here for more---

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Dirt Doctor's Organic Guide

Dirt Doctor Radio Show on Organic Gardening. Call in or listen to the Dirt Doctor's radio show every Saturday morning in the Dallas/Fort Worth area from 11:00AM – Noon on KSKY News Talk 660AM. Also every Sunday morning from 8:00AM – 11:00AM central time in Dallas/Fort Worth and other cities across America. Call in or listen to the national show as we talk about natural organic gardening, pest control, healthy living and anything else on your mind.The shows are also available for replay via webcasts and download. To find a radio station in your area or to download a past show, click on Radio. The phone number for questions or comments during the show is: 1-866-444-3478 (DIRT).

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Click here to Return to 'Worm Guys'

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Organic Gardening

When I began my initial foray into the world of vegetables, I was a weekend gardener with limited time and no garden education. My only knowledge of vegetable gardening was definitely of the big-square-plot-of-dirt, row-each-of-tomatoes-beans-lettuces-etc. school of kitchen gardening. That was how I thought all vegetable gardens looked. Big. Plain. Rectangular. Aggressively functional with a nodding proximity to Tobacco Road. This article and more here---

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fruit Trees Here

Anna – Made for deep south. Large. Light greenish-yellow skin with slight red blush. Sweet, slightly tart, crisp, creamy white flesh. Good choice for pies, applesauce and eating fresh from the tree. Stores well. An extremely young bearer. Pollinate with Dorsett. Ripens late June. 100-300 chill hours. Zones 5-9. On this web site get all kinds of fruit trees. Growing and planting instructions too. Let's make our own food. Go to--- http://www.isons.com/trees.htm

Top Soil Disappearing

John Aeschliman shows a spot where rain has washed soil from a neighboring farmer's property onto the road. Aeschliman says his method of farming, in which plants are seeded directly into the remains of the previous crop without tilling, gives stability to the soil, enabling it to retain water and preserve the organic matter within it.
While many worry about the potential consequences of atmospheric warming, a few experts are trying to call attention to another global crisis quietly taking place under our feet. Go here for the full article from The Seattle P.I.-- http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/348200_dirt22.html Thank you Kleiners Korner for this information. For Kleiners Korner go to www.kleinerskorner.com/

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Organic Garden Tips

1. Mulch your flower beds and trees with 3" of organic material - it conserves water, adds humus and nutrients, and discourages weeds. It gives your beds a nice, finished appearance.2. Mulch acid-loving plants with a thick layer of pine needles each fall. As the needles decompose, they will deposit their acid in the soil.3. The most important step in pest management is to maintain healthy soil. It produces healthy plants, which are better able to withstand disease and insect damage.4. Aphids? Spray infested stems, leaves, and buds with a very dilute soapy water, then clear water. It works even on the heaviest infestation.5. Compost improves soil structure, texture, and areation, and increases the soil's water holding capacity. It also promotes soil fertility and stimulates healthy root development.6. Look for natural and organic alternatives to chemical fertilizers, such as the use of compost. Our use of inorganic fertilizer is causing a toxic buildup of chemicals in our soil and drinking water.7. When buying plants for your landscape, select well-adapted plant types for your soil, temperature range, and sun or shade exposure. Go to this site---http://www.organicgardentips.com/

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Wild Life Focus

Wildlife Focus is a brand new website for wildlife and nature lovers everywhere, offering unique, high-quality multimedia content to transport you into the deepest, darkest rainforests of South America – all with the click of a mouse! Go here and enjoy!------ http://www.wildlifefocus.org/

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