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How do you prepare your garden for the cold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon Howard Dec 1, 2013. 4 Replies

I know this time of year means preparing the house for the cold. But what about garden?What should we do in garden to make sure it is ready for the winter?Continue

Dig the holes in raised beds to avoid water runoff

Started Aug 10, 2013 0 Replies

Last year I made raised beds to plant brassicas, but the soil is dense clay and I have a lot of runoff. As a result after the soil was piled up quite pleasantly, I got out the post-hole digger and…Continue

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Can I prune apple trees in March?

"Hi Lorraine! Good to hear from you! Thanks for the good news of your tree successfully growing in pot. Happy gardening to you!"
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Meet the spring, plants!

My plants have slowly started to be shown up from under the snow. What about yours?
Apr 13, 2014
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Can I prune apple trees in March?

"Lorraine, thanks for your practical guidance on fruit trees pruning. Please by all means post photos of your potted plum. I'm personally interested to see the progress of your plum growth."
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Why do you need Green Onions

Hello dear garden enthusiasts!Today I will tell you the whole truth about the process on how to grow green onions. Consider this info as being taken from the first hands. Raising of the green onion - it's one of my favorite activities. Before starting to cultivate, I learned a bunch of stuff about this great green vegetable. It's awesome to pick the green onions from the garden to pick but in the winter when vitamins and strong immunity are what we really need so onion would be very handy.…See More
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Radish is not afraid of boiled water

Are you familiar with a feeling of impatience in waiting for the first harvest? But nature is relentless: each vegetable has it's own term. What if you dare to bet with nature a little bit? For example, make radishes to mature well before it's scheduled time.I sow radish very early: as soon as snow will descend and soil will thaw a…See More
Feb 2, 2014
Gordon Howard replied to James Smith's discussion How do you prepare your garden for the cold
"Mow the lawns one last time and add a little organic fertilizer to encourage nice green growth in the spring. Water any new plants and all trees and evergreens before the ground freezes."
Dec 1, 2013
Gordon Howard replied to James Smith's discussion How do you prepare your garden for the cold
"Remove soggy brown leaves from perennials such as daylilies, hostas, irises and peonies to avoid attracting slugs. Before the first snow flies remove all obvious weeds from the garden and most but not all of the fallen leaves so the garden is not…"
Nov 25, 2013
Jane Merkini replied to James Smith's discussion How do you prepare your garden for the cold
"Since some plants may still be flowering, leave them out to keep your garden looking pretty as long as possible. Some perennials and shrubs such as grasses, sedums and hydrangeas should remain for winter beauty and interest."
Nov 24, 2013
Gordon Howard replied to James Smith's discussion How do you prepare your garden for the cold
"Don't overdo your preparation by "scrubbing garden beds clean as if they were your kitchen floors."
Nov 23, 2013
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Organic Food Statistics

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides  and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.Total Annual Revenue for Organic Foods (2010) $26.7 billionTotal Food and Beverage Represented by Organic Food 4%Total Percentage of Organic Food sold by Mass Market Retailers 54Read more at…See More
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Why do you need Green Onions

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Hello dear garden enthusiasts!

Today I will tell you the whole truth about the process on how to grow green onions. Consider this info as being taken from the first hands. Raising of the green onion - it's one of my favorite activities. Before starting to cultivate, I learned a bunch of stuff about this great…

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Radish is not afraid of boiled water

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

Are you familiar with a feeling of impatience in waiting for the first harvest? But nature is relentless: each vegetable has it's own term. What if you dare to bet with nature a little bit? For example, make radishes to mature well before it's scheduled time.



I sow radish very early: as…

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Organic Food Statistics

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 8:51pm 0 Comments

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides  and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

Total…
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Things To Do in the Garden in August

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 12:12am 0 Comments

We are on the continental divide of the gardening season. On your right is the last 4 months that you invested and the flowers and fruit that your garden has produced to date. On your left is another 4 months [or so, depending on where you live]. This is when apples ripen and tomatoes are harvested. To many of us, the best is yet to come.…

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