Archive | May, 2013
gardening tips

Gardening Tips on Vegetables (and Fruits and Herbs) that Can Handle Shade

When I lived in an apartment, I dreamed about what gardening would be like when I had Land. Gardening in the community plot was fine, but when I had Land, there would be no more restrictions (What do you mean the only flowers I can plant are marigolds?), no rapid spread of squash borers every [...]

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Garden News: What We Can Learn from Russia’s Small Gardens

One of the standard lines (or maybe it deserves to be called a cliche) supporters of  industrialized farming are always bringing up is that with the world’s population growing as it is, there’s no way we can feed all those people with small gardens. They’re also prone to say that there’s no way we can [...]

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Organic Pest Control: Know Your Enemy

As your organic garden grows — and despite your best efforts to improve your soil and raise strong, healthy plants — you may find that it’s attracting a few “unwelcome visitors.” Yes, insects. Of course, you’re going to use organic pest control to cut their visit (and damage) short, but do you know two of [...]

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Quote by James Gates Percival

“Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles, Or the eternal pyramids.” James Gates Percival

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Are You Fertilizing Lake Erie?

Whether you’ve joined the ranks of those growing fruits and vegetables instead of lawns or you’re still loving that green expanse out front, chances are good that you use fertilizer. We all know that fertilizer (and, I’m talking about organic fertilizer here) can be a good and necessary thing. But we’ve all also heard that [...]

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Have You Visited Our Facebook Page?

Just a quick note for those of you who haven’t visited Today’s Organic Gardening’s Facebook page. There’s a lot of news — especially at the moment — on gardening that doesn’t make it onto the blog.  And sometimes I find quick tips or pictures or .  . .  any of a zillion other things that [...]

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Gardening Tips: Training and Tricks

Yesterday’s post was about building trellises, so I thought it would be appropriate for today’s post to show you how to train your plant(s) to grow on one. In the first video, you’ll learn how to train a vine up a trellis or a wall or probably anything you want it to climb for that [...]

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Gardening Tips on Making Your Own (Almost-Free) Trellis

When your little plants start growing, you inevitably need someplace for them to go. It’s not a big deal for a lot of plants, but for the climbers . . . it’s another story. They’ve got to go up, and you have to provide the place for that.  To help you out, today’s post has [...]

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Freebies!

It’s Thursday — not that has anything to do with this — and I think it’s time for some free stuff. So, here are some gardening-related books (Kindle books) that are currently available for free on Amazon. Please note that, as always, I have no control over/knowledge of when the prices will change on these [...]

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More Bag Gardening

If you like the ideas I posted the day before yesterday on gardening in bags of compost and soil, John Robb at Resilient Communities has posted a couple of variations on this organic gardening method. One method uses large (Large with a capital “L”) construction debris bags and another — the African bag garden — [...]

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