Grow Organic Salads, Family of Four, Indoors for Pennies!
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2w ago
Using a storage rack shown below (and see previous post) you could easily grow enough salad for a family of four for pennies. OK it will cost you about $300-500 to get the shelf and grow lights but after that the salad w ..read more
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A New Indoor Growing System
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2w ago
This one is new to me. I just finished replacing a 4 ft long by 5 ft high growing rack with this one. It is 6 ft long, 6 ft high. At this time (early February) it is being used for an assortment of my plant collection (I ..read more
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Having Trouble Germinating Parsley...Try This!
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3w ago
Parsley is difficult to germinate even under ideal conditions. It takes two weeks or more! Try this! First put a few seeds in a glass jar and then add 110ºF water (about two inches deep). I then place the soaking seeds ..read more
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Use Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks to Build Your Beds
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1M ago
Here is quick way to build a raised bed garden using these wall blocks. Just cut your 2 inch by 6 inch lumber to size. I recommend buying 2 in x 6 in x 8 ft pine. Use it 8 ft long for the length of your beds and cut some ..read more
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How I Re-Pot Cactus
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1M ago
If you are like me, you hate getting poked by those cactus thorns. Re-potting can be a rather painful event. No more! I learned this tip from a greenhouse grower. Just fold over a piece of newspaper. Wrap it around the c ..read more
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Our Favorite Veggies for 2024 (still after all these years)
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1M ago
These varieties continue to be our all time favorites. Each year we try a few new varieties some we like, some we don't. The list changes, but these have remained the same over the last several years. Try them and let me ..read more
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Start Planning Your Garden Now!
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1M ago
It is still the cold of winter but it is not too early to plan for this season's garden. If you haven't garden before then I suggest you scroll down to the very beginning of this blog page and enjoy the journey, one post ..read more
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It's Winter...But I Want Fresh Veggies?
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1M ago
Try growing microgreens. Actually they are just the same plants that you would grow in your garden but you plant them very close together and harvest when they are this size or just a bit smaller ..read more
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Hot Weather Making It Hard to Germinate Seeds? No Worries!
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7M ago
In this hot July weather, it is still possible to transplant out cabbage, late season broccoli, kale, Swiss chard and collards. I repurpose an old leaky 5 gallon water jug, cut off the bottom and drill a generous number ..read more
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What is a SIP? Could there be one in your future? Read on...
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9M ago
SIP, Sub-irrigated planting system. See video here of how one gardener built one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXyV-XsQWNE ..read more
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