The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto Out of Your Garden Seed catalogs for the 2014 growing season are arriving in mailboxes across the Northern Hemisphere with home gardeners everywhere starting to plan which seeds they will sow in their spring gardens. A positive trend in recent years is the growing number of gardening enthusiasts choosing to plant gardens using organic and/or heirloom seeds. What most of these home gardeners don’t realize is that corporate behemoth and GMO titan Monsanto has been gobbling up the seed market faster than a caterpillar can munch a tomato plant! With one fell swoop in 2005, Monsanto grabbed approximately 40% of the US vegetable seed market with its acquisition of Seminis. This means that a home gardener could unknowingly be supporting the development and proliferation of genetically modified crops if the seeds used are from Seminis.
Perennial Herbs - Hardiness Zones and More I've put together a list of perennial herbs and their respective hardiness zones. If you don't know your hardiness zone, follow the link to find out. Armed with that information, the list will give you a good idea of the herbs that will grow for you outdoors year round: USDA Hardiness Zone Map If you see an herb you'd love to cultivate but it's not suited to your growing zone, there are still a few things you can do: You can grow the plant in a pot and bring it indoors in winter. This actually works for many herbs.
Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System The last time I forgot to water my outdoor potted plants and discovered them completely wilted and hanging on the cusp of near death, I decided it was time to take action. Some of the plants on my deck receive a full, searing sun all day long during the hottest mid summer days. While these plants thrive under such conditions if properly taken care of, they will die quickly if they don’t receive enough water. Although it has been unusually rainy this year in these parts, full sun deck plants will still get extremely hot and dry very quickly. One of the best ways to provide a steady water supply to your plants without your constant attention is the gradual watering system or drip irrigation. Through this method a device is employed that slowly delivers water into the soil directly around the roots.
Kristin Sweet Cherry - Cherry Trees - Stark Bro's Mature & Starting Sizes - Which is best for me? Standard Item #: 133064 Packaging: Bare-Root Mature Size: 18-25' tall x 18-25' wide Recommended Spacing: 18-25' SupremeStandard Item #: 134751 Packaging: Bare-Root Mature Size: 18-25' tall x 18-25' wide Recommended Spacing: 18-25' Pollinators Recommended By Our Experts Supplies to Help You Grow Your Own Promise of Satisfaction Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. Monsanto to Buy Seed Seller Seminis for $1 Billion (Update3) Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co., the world's biggest developer of genetically engineered crops, agreed to buy Seminis Inc. for $1 billion in cash from Fox Paine & Co. and minority investors to gain the largest maker of vegetable and fruit seeds. Monsanto, based in St. Louis, also will assume about $400 million in Seminis debt, Monsanto spokeswoman Lori Fisher said today. Monsanto's shares fell 4.8 percent. Fox Paine, the private equity firm started by former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. partner Saul Fox, owns 58 percent of Oxnard, California-based Seminis.
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