Craft - gardening
I'm only using a portion of the available planting space and that's because I'm looking at laying out the plants a bit different then in the past. First, I have decided to layout wider raised beds and use "square-foot" gardening or a "block-style" layout with "close plant spacing." This compacts the design producing more vegetables in less area, plus it helps to reduce weeds, requires less watering and shields the soil from the sun reducing water evaporation.
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This is our longest lasting Mini-Farm producing three to four crops over a four to five month period. This is also our most durable Mini-Farm if you have less than perfect indoor growing conditions. The Shiitake mushroom has a unique and fabulous flavor, perhaps the finest of any mushroom.
Remember when we told you about the new magazine Urban Farm ? Well, while browsing their site today hoping to download the Spring issue, we came across their list of online resources for all things local and sustainable, including their recommended beekeeping, gardening, and backyard farming blogs. We'll share a sampling of their list, and then YOU can tell us what blogs/websites you read!
It's the little tips that can make gardening more productive.
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