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No dig gardens - how to do no dig gardening by gardening the no dig way!

No dig gardens - how to do no dig gardening by gardening the no dig way!
No dig gardens are the quickest, easiest way to get home grown vegetables on your dinner table. No dig gardening or a raised garden bed, consists of layering organic materials on top of the soil to create a nutrient rich environment for your plants, in this case, vegetables. No matter what your location, gardening the no dig way is an option for you. The garden literally composts the materials while feeding the plants. A raised garden bed means that it doesn't matter what sort of soil you currently have. Simply layer materials over the top of your surface and start growing!

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How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper! Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! First thing I did was purchase a couple sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I also purchased a clear iPhone 4 cover from Best Buy. You could really purchase any cheap clear phone cover, but I wanted one with protective rubber sides since I’m a klutz and always drop my phone!

Garden layout Producing our own food is one of our primary goals. We've located the first garden on our property between the greenhouse and barn. We plan to focus on gardening in raised beds, as well as experiment with winter growing and seed saving. Constructing Raised Garden Beds In preparation for our first vegetable garden we spent several weeks constructing raised garden beds. We designed the raised beds to protect the plants from wind, sun and hail, as well as to extend the growing season. Weeds BINDWEED Bindweed is a very insidious weed which hides itself away among other plants, strangling the life out of them while it establishes itself. Roughly pulling it out is no good, in common with all perennials it has a great will to survive. It spreads its roots laterally, with tiny little threadlike roots extending outwards in lots of places. You need to get underneath it with a trowel and loosen the soil before teasing it out. It’s worth taking time to do it properly or the problem will remain and probably worsen.

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