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Providing Seed to Home Gardeners & Commercial Growers, Kings Seeds. Edible Garden. Get Growing : 30 Oct 2015, Page 23. 3 Ways to Keep Rabbits out of Your Garden Organically. 7 Ways to Make Your Compost Heap Better. Too soggy?

7 Ways to Make Your Compost Heap Better

Too dry? Too many bugs? Here's what to do. 1. My compost is wet, soggy or slimy Nothing is worse than cold, slimy compost! A compost pile overburdened with materials that mat down when wet—grass clippings, spoiled hay, heaps of unshredded tree leaves—can become so dense that the pile's center receives no air. This would be no big deal for a patient gardener, but an anaerobic compost pile makes a lovely home for sow bugs, pill bugs, and earwigs—all undesirables. Fortunately, soggy compost is fairly easy to fix. 2. Chances are, you live in the West, meaning that you are probably a little dry and dusty, too!

Composting Guide: The Dirt on Dirt. I always smile a little when friends and readers ask what our most popular posts are.

Composting Guide: The Dirt on Dirt

Surprisingly, the post that’s received the most views ever to date was a guide we threw together on a whim all about composting. It provided a quick run-down on composting basics: get a composter, put stuff in there, stir and repeat. Readers often email us with specific questions, so we figured it’s about time to put together a more thorough composting guide. Let’s call this little composting guide “Composting 201.” We explained in our last composting guide that we got our first composting bin through a county program, and we keep it at the back corner of the house by the chicken coop.

We started needing a little more space for our compost, so Bessie recently got a new friend, the Toter Composter. Organic Gardens Network™: 7 Ways to Make Your Compost Heap Better. Compost In 30 Days. I have been composting ever since I can remember.

Compost In 30 Days

Growing up in the country, my mom had us save every vegetable scrap from the kitchen to be added to the heap behind the gardening shed. Garden calendar to keep your kitchen garden growing - vegetables and herbs to sow and plant right now. Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About GardenGrow | Contact us This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners.

Garden calendar to keep your kitchen garden growing - vegetables and herbs to sow and plant right now

We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. GardenGrow is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided. Get Growing : 28 Aug 2015, Page 25. How to Grow Pumpkins » Decor Adventures. If you love getting pumpkins each fall to cook, carve and decorate with, consider growing your own in the garden next year.

How to Grow Pumpkins » Decor Adventures

Here are some tips to get healthy pumpkins of your own. Depending on the variety you buy pumpkins can take 100-120 days to grow, so start from late-May to mid-June, based on your zone.Pumpkins are susceptible to mold and frost {which I learned one year unfortunately} so make sure you plant after the last threat of cold nights and mornings. Which varieties are the best to grow? Professionals recommend the Connecticut Field Pumpkin or the Jack O’ Lantern. Easy enough to remember right? 8 Lightning-Fast Vegetables For Your Fall Garden.

Image source: grow-it-organically.com Between weeding, watering and keeping garden pests at bay, you may be thinking that you’ve got all you can contend with to keep your spring-planted garden going, but August is a great time to begin a second gardening season.

8 Lightning-Fast Vegetables For Your Fall Garden

In fact, you still have plenty of time before the first frost to plant many vegetables that will provide as big a harvest as your spring planting. Here is a list of vegetables you can plant now and your family can enjoy eating when the weather cools. This is based on a cooler zone such as the upper Midwest, so adjust for your area. 1. What to Plant in June and July in the Garden. Second crops: Even if you already have beans, squash, chard, carrots and basil in the ground, and your plants are growing well, June is a fine time to start a second crop to have ready for another bounteous late summer harvest when the first crops of these staples have finished up.

What to Plant in June and July in the Garden

I usually start seeds every month, finishing sowing summer-producing vegetables in late June. In July and August, I plant seeds for fall crops like all kinds of lettuces and mesclun blends, spinach, radishes, kale, leeks,peas, booccoli raab, braising mix, carrots, and asian delicacies like mild mustards, stirfry mix and pak choi. You can still plant flowers, too! Planting later crops in June also applies to flowers! Plant more marigolds, sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, four o'clocks, nasturtiums, etc. Fall Vegetable Gardening for Beginners. 26 DIY Plant Markers For Your Springtime Garden. 15 Tips for Growing Perfect Strawberries! Do you want to grow some perfect strawberries this year??

15 Tips for Growing Perfect Strawberries!

Check out these creative tips and tricks shared right here and on The Frugal Girls Facebook Page… Shelley said:“Water, water & more water! If they aren’t watered enough the berries are small & bitter. I plant mint & marigolds around mine, that keeps the critters away.” Suzanne said: “Make sure your soil is not acidic. Wendy said: “I wrap copper tape around the containers to keep the snails off.” Katie said: “Use netting to keep the birds from stealing them.” How We Plant a Tomato. Love Apple Farm's tomato plant sale will be held at 5311 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley (near Santa Cruz, CA) and will begin on Saturday, March 28, 2015 and continue EACH day until the end of May.

How We Plant a Tomato

How do we plant a tomato, you might ask? With a ridiculous amount of stuff in the hole, is the answer. When someone ropes me into telling them and I start the long answer, I eventually see their eyes glaze over. That's the point where I say, "Then you throw in the kitchen sink and cover it all up. " To date, no one has laughed at that joke. 19 Things to Put on a Porch - Page 6 of 20 - My List of Lists. 22 Tips for Growing Tomatoes - My List of Lists. Planting Companion Vegetables and Herbs, and Fruit Tree Companion Planting. Seasoned organic growers know the value of planting companion vegetables and herbs, and fruit tree companion planting for reducing pest and disease problems and boosting yields.

Planting Companion Vegetables and Herbs, and Fruit Tree Companion Planting.

Right>> An ecological organic garden where the vegetables sow themselves! Watch the video. DIY Inspiring Fire Pit Designs. A great addition to any outdoor space is a fire pit. Coveted by many, they are warm and inviting. Fire pits serve as a great focal point and popular entertainment spot. Make Your Own Modern Concrete Fire Pit — ManMade. Make Your Own Self-Cleaning & Sharpening Garden Tool Holder. Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Vegetables - Easy DIY project. Soda Bottle Drip Feeder is a great DIY Project. Drip feeders are great for a variety of different vegetables, perennials and annuals. Many plants prefer the moisture at their roots instead of from overhead sprinklers which can encourage some leaf problems.

There are many retail products available, but this Soda Bottle Drip Feeder makes use or recycled materials and works really well. 10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once and Regrow Forever. 10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once & Regrow Forever There are some ingredients I cook with so often I can never buy too many of them, and most of them are produce. Onions, garlic and fresh herbs are staples in a lot of dishes, and they may be inexpensive, but when you use them on a daily basis it can add up. Raspberry - Incredible Edibles® ... Bringing Your Garden Alive With Fruit. Raspberry Barrel of Berries It is easy to grow your own seasonal berries, either in your garden against a wire support, or try this ‘Berry Barrel’ project. By combining three different berry varieties you can have a mixture of fruit types which will harvest over a longer period, all from the one ‘Berry Barrel’ You will need: 1 Half Barrel (or a very large outdoor plastic or ceramic pot) 1 Wire Frame (available via incredible edibles® at your local garden centre) 3 “Raspberry’ Berry Plants (or alternatives for a themed barrel of your choice see below) 120 litres of good quality potting mix 10 litres of bark mulch to cover barrel surface Method: 1.

Place your barrel or large pot in a sunny, sheltered location. ‘Raspberry Barrel’ Choose three different colours of Raspberry: Aspiring™: The traditional red fruit from November to April Ivory™: Delicate golden fruit from November to April Ebony™: Rich black fruit in summer. Composting Instructions: Why You Should Make Your Own Compost. By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Regardless of your current soil conditions, the addition of compost can transform it into a healthy growing medium for plants. Compost can be worked into the soil by hand or tilling or added as top dressing. It also makes suitable mulch. How to Grow Pears - GardenFocused.co.uk. Your independent guide to pear tree Doyenne du Comice. Hoggs Fruit Manual dates back to the 1880s but as far as pear trees are concerned there is no other source of information which provides more useful information on what we now call Heritage varieties of pears. For this reason we quote below the relevant entry from that book in its entirety below.

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse. First off – you really can build this thing very cheaply, but to do so you have to recycle, freecycle, and scrounge. If you just go out and buy new everything it will probably cost over $200 – still not bad all in all.This Article is featured in Jan 2010 issue of Birds and Blooms Magazine! New vegetable garden. Gardens and Ideas. Bruce's Compost Tumblers. How to Grow Blueberries - Growing the Superfruit.

Easy Chart on How to Use the Herbs from your Garden…and Spices Too! « Home Grown Edible Landscapes. Jun 14. 10 Vegetables You Can Regrow Indoors. How to Grow Raspberries - Common Sense Homesteading. The Ultimate Raised Bed - Make a Keyhole Garden. Raised bed gardening is my favorite way to garden. 10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden.

How to Use a Cold Frame in Your Fall Vegetable Garden - Home Ready Home. The winding down of the summer home vegetable garden season does dampen the spirits of many who have spent the last few months working hard to produce fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at home. 17 Apart: How to Grow Green Onions Indefinitely. I'm officially dubbing this the week of Scallions and Pinterest.

Mary and I separately came across 2 trending ideas for using and growing green onions on the highly addictive bookmarking site, Pinterest, last week — we couldn't wait to try them. 5 Steps to Storing Potatoes for Winter. I have an unheated corner in my basement that is perfect for storing potatoes for winter. 12 Fastest Growing Vegetables. Crop Rotation and the Backyard Homestead - Imperfectly Happy. Building A Dirt Road Girl Compost Tumbler.