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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A GOOD TIP...Keeping Flies Away


ZIP LOCK BAG - Good tip! Thanks Linda Robinette.
We went with friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast and sat in the patio section beside the house. We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! Ms. Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google. I'm now a believer!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Home Pest Control Is Chemical Free..Attract 'GOOD' Insects

Why not attract 'good' insects into your garden...they live off of 'bad' insects. Here's how and more great natural garden information. Go here..  http://blog.ecosmart.com/index.php/2010/03/30/new-home-pest-control-is-chemical-free/#Beneficial Insects
Photo by joka2000

Monday, March 29, 2010

'High Hoe, High Hoe...It's Off To GARDEN Work I Go'

Here's some good ideas when gathering together your  hand garden tools this year...make gardening a lot easier  and fun when having a few basic garden tools. Go to.. High Hoe...Tools
Photo by pdam2


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

Look at this...A digestive table...Worms are composting table scraps at the dinner table. Photo by kevindooley


 Go here to read it all..  http://accad.osu.edu/~ayoungs/digestive.html

Friday, March 26, 2010

Use A Cold Greenhouse For Good Tomato Crop


Love tomatos? Why not grow your tomatos in a cold greenhouse if the season is short or weather cool where you live. There's great information here. Go to.. http://Click here

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Growing A Veggie Garden In The FRONT Yard

Here's some really helpful hints to growing vegtables in your FRONT yard...it's not just back yard anymore folks. Let's ALL be safe and feed ourselves this year.  Go to VEGGIEGARDENER here for great ideas.. Veggie Gardener
Photo by sophiea


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Container Gardening Tips For NEWBIES

New? Don't be afraid.... anyone can grow a garden. Great ideas here..http://homegardeningblog.com/?p=11
Photo by NatalieMaynor


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

THE WORM INN..Award Winning Worm Composting System

Monday, March 22, 2010

Great Place To Get Trees And Plants

Well, we planted 4 more fruit trees yesterday. We love fruit trees and know it's safe fruit when we grew it. RAINTREE is located in Morton, Washington, but, they ship Nationwide. We've gone to their store in Morton, and had trees shipped to us...they did a great job. Go here.. http://www.raintreenursery.com/
Photo from their site.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Grow Edible Bamboo Shoots Video

Monday, March 15, 2010

How To Grow Organic Tomatoes

We grow our own tomatoes...yummy. Go here to grow great tomatoes.. http://greenliving.suite101.com/article.cfm/how-to-grow-organic-tomatoes
Photo by Muffet

Sunday, March 14, 2010

How To Properly Plant A New Tree

We have lots of fruit trees. Here's info on how to properly plant a new tree. Go here... http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20100314/LIFESTYLE/3140347
Photo by chesbayprogram

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Start Global Worming

Found this link on SUSTAINABLEHOME. Looks like good info. Go here... http://www.sustainablehome.com/wp/?p=224
Photo by Comrogues

Monday, March 8, 2010

Canned Garden Seeds

Do you want to store or plant high quality non-hybrid open pollinated seeds year after year? Then this is for you! Go here..http://www.foodforeveryone.org/vegetable_seeds/
Photo by LollyKnit

Grow Your Greatest Garden Ever in Custom Built Waist High Raised Beds

OK...this got my attention:
This is what this site says....
You've had to give up gardening because of pain and stiffness in your neck, back or knees
You love to garden, but don't have a lot of room
You've never gardened before but would love to give it try
Love to garden but hate to weed
Have only a few minutes a week to tend a garden but want to be able to pick vine-ripened veggies or cut fresh flowers whenever you want.
Go to... http://www.garden-rack.com/?hop=tradersnz
Photo by Linda N.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Connect With The Farmer Who Grew Your Food

Connecting with the farmer who grew your food. Interesting info. on safe groceries. Grow your own is the safest for me. How 'bout you? From the NYTIMES. Go here to read this news... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/technology/internet/28farmer.html?_r=1&ref=technology Photo by goat farmer by Ben Alford

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dividing And Moving Rhubarb

Rhubarb coming up? Mine too...if you want to divide it and give some to your mother for her garden OR make a second rhubarb patch for yourself. Here's great information on how to do that...Go here....http://www.backyardgardeningtips.com/new-brunswick/dividing-our-rhubarb-patch-to-add-to-our-home-garden/
Photo by TimWilson

Friday, March 5, 2010

Control Garden Insects Safely Article Plus Video

There's lots of great safe garden information at this site. Control insects in your garden safely and easily. Go to.. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/house-and-home/green-diy-tutorials-ward-pests-away-the-natural-way-1916542.html
Photo by photogirl7

Thursday, March 4, 2010

More On Making A Butterfly Garden

This is what this site says.."Making a butterfly garden involves growing leafy plants for caterpillars and planting fluffy blooms like leatrice, lavender and Black-Eyed-Susan. Create a butterfly-friendly garden with tips from a professional gardener" . Go here.. http://www.gardeningcaretips.com/gardening-tips/gardening-tips-how-to-make-a-butterfly-garden
Photo by aussiegall

How To Make A Butterfly Garden Video

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How To Use Earthworms As Animal Feed

Have chickens? Have a garden? Here ya go...castings and animal feed too..http://www.ehow.com/how_6002731_use-earthworms-animal-feed.html
Red Wigglers are also known as red worms and tiger worms...Jan
Photo by LollyKnit

Worm Grunting Video

Create A Garden Entrance

Beautiful garden ideas here. Creating a garden entrance. Found this on GARDENINGTIPSNIDEAS. Go to this site for great ideas. http://www.gardeningtipsnideas.com/2009/04/creating_a_garden_entrance.htmlPhoto by Garden Entrance by madaise

Monday, March 1, 2010

Worm Farming Or Composting?

What's the difference? Well, they're both great for gardens aren't they? YEP. How do I decide? Composting breaks down green matter..clippings, wood chips, leaves etc. producing heat when breaking down and making great natural garden mulch/fertilizer. Usually the compost pile needs to be turned to help break down the matter...Some compost tumblers are made to easily turn the compost and break it down. The compost has to be completely broken down and not 'hot' to place on your plants.
Now, worm farming or worm bin composting is not the same thing. worms eat and break down kitchen scraps fruit rinds, banana peels etc....[don't use meat or dairy], creating wonderful worm castings that are put on the garden..worm castings are always safe for even delicate plants, has NO smell and can be created in your home or outdoors. Worms can be raised in plastic tubs or wooden boxes. Many folks buy worm compost bins, there are several types available online for sale. Castings also make compost tea for plants or gardens.
Worms love the aged compost in your garden..BUT,they can not survive in the first type of compost above if it is still 'hot'.
Does this help you decide? JA ROSE-BARTLETT 'Worm Guys' www.wormguys.com or 'Western Worms'
Photo by "D Sharon Pruitt"

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