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The Smart Way To Plan Your Vegetable Garden

The Smart Way To Plan Your Vegetable Garden is an online Garden Planner which helps you grow fruit and vegetables to the best of their ability, whatever the size or shape of your garden or plot. With it is easy to draw out your garden plan and decide how best to plant it. The Garden Planner software shows how much space plants require and how to group them for maximum success, removing the need to look up planting distances and crop families. Growing advice is just one click away as you select the plants that you wish to include, enabling you to solve problems and maximise your harvest from the space you have. An annual subscription costs just $25.

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Are Coffee Grounds Good For Plants? You only need to walk past a coffee shop in any American city to see that our country loves java. With so much coffee being consumed on a daily basis, it’s encouraging to learn that there is a productive use for all those grinds. Next time you make a cup, save your coffee grounds and add them to the soil in your garden. For best results, use organic coffee if you will be consuming the fruits or vegetables you fertilize. In case you didn’t know, approximately 60% of the worlds coffee beans are sprayed with potentially harmful pesticides. Coffee Grounds as a Mulching Agent The ANDI Score - Helping You Choose Nutrient-dense Foods Like there weren’t enough nutrition rating systems out there, right? Here’s another one to add to your list of things to check while shopping, but the ANDI score is actually worth getting to know. Measuring the nutrient density of your food, it can help you make the best choices so that you can ensure that you are consuming enough vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and all that other good stuff.

The Many Benefits of Hugelkultur Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound. Instead of putting branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside for the bin men... build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost or whatever other biomass you have available, top with soil and plant your veggies. The advantages of a hugel bed are many, including: The gradual decay of wood is a consistent source of long-term nutrients for the plants.

Heirloom Seeds: Sustainably Grown, Organic, Untreated and Open-Pollinated Kelp Meal Kelp Meal Commonly known as Norwegian Kelp or Rockweed, Kelp Meal is widely recognized as the richest marine plant for agriculture use in soil applications. This unique seaweed grows in abundance along the coast of Canada, where its cold and clean growing environment is continuously replenished by the world's highest tides. Fresh seaweed is dried using gentle passive solar drying technology which preserves the maximum benefits of the live seaweed. Growing Carrots - Carrot Cultivation Guidance, hints and tips Factors Affecting the Colour of Carrots 1. Temperatures above and below the optimum (above 70° and below 60°F) reduce the colour of carrots. 2. Spring and summer carrots are often of better colour than autumn and winter. 3.

10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden Love gardening? Then you’ll love our brand new Kindle book: 605 Secrets For A Beautiful, Bountiful Organic Garden: Insider Secrets From A Gardening Superstar. Epsom salt is comprised of hydrated magnesium sulfate, a naturally occurring mineral first found in the well waters of Epsom, England. Epsom salt has a variety of home remedy applications – the two most widely known being as a saline laxative and pain reliever. What many people don’t realize is that Epsom salt also has several uses in organic gardening. Want to try Epsom salt for yourself?

Edible Landscaping with Rosalind Creasy The following are examples of edibles for your tropical landscape in USDA Zones 10 and 11–areas where frost seldom occurs and heat and humidity are a major part of the growing environment–primarily Hawaii, most of Florida, and the warmest zones on the Gulf Coast: Annual Vegetables and Edible Flowers – Cool season/ can withstand light frosts – all greens: rainbow chard, mustards; cabbages, lettuce, kales etc; flower bud vegetables: broccoli and cauliflower; root vegetables: carrots, beets, radishes, etc; plus peas and pansies. Seven Parts of an Apple Tree Guild - Open Permaculture - Permaculture Design Course Guild, or companion, planting is one of the fundamental techniques of permaculture gardening. It taps into permaculture ideas such as self-sufficient systems, plants providing multiple functions, and maximizing the productivity of a plot. Guilds are typically set up around a central fruit tree. Each plant species in the ecosystem performs one or more functions that benefit others in the vicinity, as well as interacting with animal species and soil microorganisms to create an ecosystem.

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