Growing Organic Corn

Plant corn in an area that receives at least eight hours of full sun a day Get an early start. You can avoid a lot of past problems with an early crop. No need for sprays or chemicals, you’ll get your harvest before the bugs arrive. corn-plants-started-indoors.jpg Try starting your corn indoors, and you will get a harvest 10 to […]

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Benefits of Mulching

Mulching is another essential requirement for maintaining a healthy, easy to maintain garden. Mulch helps to keep moisture in the soil and keep heat, drought and pests at bay. A little effort will produce BIG results. Mulching is the process of spreading material around plants and trees, which protect roots and delicate stems from high temperatures. Mulching also suppresses weed growth […]

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Growing Organic Peppers

Peppers are a popular easy to grow vegetable for the home garden. Today’s gardeners have a tremendous array of choices. You can pick sweet or hot. There are a wide variety of sizes and colors to choose from. There are yellow, red, purple and orange colors. Peppers like full sun, moist but not wet soil. Regular watering is required in […]

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Starting Seed Indoors

To start seeds indoors start with good seed, properly moist starting mix, and a seedling heat mat to ensure proper temperature.   Start with fresh seeds that have been stored properly. Keep records and properly tag your seedlings to avoid confusion when it’s time to plant.     Pre-moisten soil – Use a good quality seed starter Mix, soak in water for […]

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Advantages to Eating Organic Foods

It depresses and angers me to think about the poisons, chemicals, and pesticides that are used in commercial farming.  If you are genuinely interested in these details, please let me know and I will provide that information for you.    Suffice to say, the corporation ~ in their quest to produce more product in as short a time as possible ~ […]

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Plan ahead, buy seeds early for a successful garden

Buy Early – Buying your vegetable seeds early in the year ensures you get fresh seeds, and the correct variety and color you want. A cold snowy day in February is a good time to plan and order your seeds.  In order to get a good selection I suggest ordering online or from a seed catalog. You might find what you […]

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Growing Organic Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a warm weather crop that can be eaten fresh or pickled. Plant cucumbers seeds or transplants after the threat of frost has passed. Start cucumber seeds indoors 2 weeks before transplanting. Plant a second crop to extend growing season. Ensure that you have adequate space as Cucumbers vines easily each 6 feet. Where space is limited train the […]

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Growing Organic Tomatoes

Plant in full sun – Choose a spot that gets at least seven hours a day of full sun. Rotate crops – Avoid pests and disease, do not grow tomatoes in the same area. Skip 2 full years before planting in the same spot again. Don’t plant your tomatoes where potatoes or eggplant were grown the year before. These are in the […]

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Improve Soil With Recycled Leaves

Don’t throw out your leaves turn them into organic vegetables. Leaves and grass clippings are free source of fertilizer and mulch. Collect your neighbors leaves and you’ll have an ample supply of free mulch and trash bags.           The best leaves are the ones that are shredded or chopped up with a lawnmower. I’ll work these chopped and […]

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Growing Organic Broccoli

Broccoli is a hardy cool weather crop. When properly grown it can yield for an extended period. After the large central head is harvested small side heads develop. Heat tolerant varieties allow broccoli to be grown in all but the hottest parts of the season. When cooler temperatures return in the fall plants will begin to produce more side heads. You might […]

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