10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon Growing Your Own Garlic - Planting Growing Harvesting and Storing Garlic As far as I'm concerned, garlic gets the blue ribbon for growing your own. It's absurdly easy to plant and care for; it tastes great; it looks beautiful and it takes up so little ground that even those with very small gardens can raise enough to be self-sufficient in garlic for a good part of the year. All you have to do is choose the right varieties; plant at the right time, in the right soil; then harvest when just right and store correctly. 1. Choosing Types of Garlic If you look in a specialist catalog like the one at Gourmet Garlic Gardens, you'll find dozens of varieties of garlic listed.
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Circle Planting I wanted to grow corn between two rows of tomato vines to provide partial shade for vines and tomatoes. A little shade on tomatoes during hottest summer will produce bigger, juicier, mild-flavored fruits and, at the same time, reduce the problem of sun-scald. I traced in the dirt a two-foot diameter circle. Nine young corn plants were placed about eight inches apart, were then set in the soil around the circumference. That’s nine corn stalks in approximately two square feet of soil, without crowding, evenly spaced, and in a geometric arrangement that contributes to excellent pollination.The corn plant is the only grain crop to have separate male and female flowering parts .
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How To Plant Garlic And Onions This Fall At a time when most of us here in the Midwest are in the process of harvesting the last of our summer vegetables – its nice to know that we can still satisfy our planting urges with a fall planting of garlic and onions. Fresh Garlic pulled from the soil. Garlic is a great fall crop here in the North – allowing for a late June / Early July harvest next year of beautiful and tasty cloves. And although a little less commonly known and practiced – it’s also a great time to sneak in a planting of onions! Fall Garlic Planting
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. Lasagna Gardening 101 There's no hard and fast rules about what to use for your layers, just so long as it's organic and doesn't contain any protein (fat, meat, or bone). Before I go any further, let me just say that the basics of making garden lasagnas are simple: Don't remove the sod or do any extra work, like removing weeds or rocks. Mark the area for your garden using a water hose or a long rope to get the desired shape. Cover the area you've marked with wet newspapers, overlapping the edges (5 or more sheets per layer).
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Top 10 Natural Weed Killers for Your Garden Do you have a lot of unwanted weeds in your garden? You can try to pull them out, but some of the roots are very deep and it’s a struggle to pull them out completely. When we buy and apply commercial weed killers, called also herbicides, the chemicals react with plants, killing some or all of them, depending on the chemical formula. These weed killers contain harmful chemicals and substances that can cause damage not only to plants, but also to humans and wildlife. Some weed killers if applied near water sources can cause water pollution.
beginner guide to growing chile peppers 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. Build a Garden in One Day - How to Get Started One benefit of a raised bed is that you don't need to dig out all the grass. But you do need to keep grass at bay so it doesn't invade your new garden. So cover the ground with a biodegradable landscape fabric, sometimes called biodegradable weed fabric or organic weed control.
Me, Myself and My Stranger: Understanding the Neuroscience of Selfhood Where are you right now? Maybe you are at home, the office or a coffee shop—but such responses provide only a partial answer to the question at hand. Asked another way, what is the location of your "self" as you read this sentence?