Raised garden beds After assembly, all you see are clean lines without exposed unsightly nails, bolts, screws or pins. All of the exposed edges of the wood are individually beveled and hand sanded to a furniture-like finish...no sharp corners. Because of the superior quality and aesthetic appeal, many of our raised beds have been approved for use in communities governed by homeowner and condominium associations. The raised garden bed pictured on the top left shows the center support brace which ensures the integrity of the raised bed, eliminating any possibility of the sides bowing due to the weight of the soil. We include a center support brace and center posts in all our raised beds which are over 5 feet long. Each raised garden bed can also be adapted with an
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I've put together a planting calendar that will calculate the planting dates for crops for whatever zone you're in. Just enter your last frost date, click the button and everything gets calculated. (magic!) generate your own vegetable planting calendar on-line
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. For the first time, the map is available as an interactive GIS-based map, for which a broadband Internet connection is recommended, and as static images for those with slower Internet access. Users may also simply type in a ZIP Code and find the hardiness zone for that area.
The Salvia Divinorum Grower's Guide - [www.rhodium.ws] Contents ContentsEntering The UroborosStarting From An Unrooted CuttingConstructing A Humidity ChamberRooting In WaterWaiting For Roots To FormPlanting In SoilConstructing A Humidity TentGrowing Outside A Humidity TentOptimum Growing Parameters Soil Temperature Misting, Watering & Feeding Light Hydroponic Cultivation Growing Medium Nutrient Management Pests White Flies Spider Mites Aphids Scale Snails Problems Browning Leaf EdgesYellow LeavesSlow Growth Pruning For Maximum Leaf ProductionHarvesting LeavesDrying LeavesProducing SeedTaking CuttingsTail-To-MouthBibliographySources For Salvia DivinorumInformation Resources `Few have heard of it. Fewer know what it looks like. Fewer still have ever met the sagely ally, yet the alliance forms invisible links wherever it goes...'
Gardening for Bees in Michigan This is the second in a series of four posts that are being archived from another blog: (Originally posted in January 2011) All is currently very quiet in the garden here in East Lansing, MI. Up until just last week the garden was covered by a blanket of snow, which during a brief warm spell melted away to reveal the dormant remains of the garden.
By Julian Livsey This guide is for anyone who has somehow hit on the idea that it would be fun to grow chile peppers. You haven't grown them before, perhaps you haven't really grown anything before. After a bit of research on the internet you are completely overwhelmed by the advice and information; not sure where to begin. thechileman website is not aimed at the prefessional growers, yet when we start talking in the guides about vermiculite and heated propagators it may make you wonder whether growing chile peppers is for you afterall. Well don't be put off, there is an easier way! Yes we like pre-germinating our seeds. beginner guide to growing chile peppers
Tomato Dirt: growing tomatoes, gardening tips, tomato facts At Tomato Dirt, we like to grow tomatoes. 93% American gardening households (people like you) grow them, too. Like anything else, there are some special things to know about growing tomatoes and some pitfalls to avoid. We get excited when we share our gardening tips with you – and you find out that growing tomatoes is easy with just a little help from a friend. Most everyone agrees a fresh tomato tastes so much better than those bought in the store. That’s one reason growing them is so popular.
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Vegetable Gardening @ the Vegetable Patch: manage your beds with crop rotation and keep pests and diseases at bay Looking for a safe organic way to keep pests and disease under control in your vegetable patch? One of the simplest ways is planting your vegetables based around crop rotation. Crop rotation is all about planting groups of similar vegetables together in a different part of the garden each year. It's important to do this because different crops like different soil conditions. Sweet corn and pumpkin love a rich organical soil, but the same soil conditions would fork carrots and other root crops. Pests and diseases tend to effect vegetable groups and will often remain in the soil for years.
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Grow Greener! Have you ever wondered what’s truly meant by the “green movement” and what the average home gardener can do to participate in it? Southern California gardener, Gerald Burke, answers these questions and makes some good recommendations for all of us to grow (and live) in much more ecologically-responsible and sustainable ways. Learn2Grow
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About Garden Organic The organic approach to growing recognises that all living things depend on one another. We are all responsible for how we treat the soil and the environment, to safeguard it for future generations. At Garden Organic we believe that organic growing is the best option to protect our food supplies, environment, health and wellbeing. Through research, community work, campaigning and advice we strive to get as many people growing organically as possible.
New Home Page Aware of intensifying world challenges and the basic need of people to feed themselves, we have been working for 40 years to develop an elegant, small-scale agricultural system — GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Sustainable Mini-Farming — that when practiced correctly, nurtures healthy soil fertility, produces high yields, conserves resources and can be used successfully by almost everyone. Our goal is to help this system be known and used locally...on a worldwide basis. To learn more about the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method, and how it works, click here. Biointensive gardens can help reduce global warming! Compost is Carbon Sequestration! GROW BIOINTENSIVE compost increases the amount of carbon stored in the soil, reduces the amount of water needed to grow crops, and increases the yields for both food and compost crops.
Millions of dollars are spent each year designing, implementing, and maintaining urban landscapes. Unfortunately, long-term problems are caused when these processes are not carried out properly. Many of these problems can be avoided or reduced by utilizing sustainable landscape practices. A landscape developed with sustainable practices will improve the environment by conserving resources and reducing chemical applications. A sustainable landscape will also reduce labor inputs making it less expensive to implement and maintain. SULIS - Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series: U of MN.
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Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food What do you do when you want to grow your own food, but live here? That's the question my dad wanted to answer when he started this project about a year ago: Living at 7,750 feet above sea level, with a summer growing season of 80 days, at best, between killing freezes, how can you grow your own food? The answer, as it turns out, is pretty cool: A geodesic dome solar greenhouse. Click through to see what it's like to build one for yourself, and how the garden grows inside once you're done. Photo credit: Jim Dunn
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