Life Begins the Day You Start a Garden

When you start growing your own vegetables it opens up a whole new world of fun, fulfillment and satisfaction. It is such a great feeling when you harvest your own vegetables especially for the very first time. A feeling that never leaves

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Space to Grow: Thinning and Spacing

I have just recently thinned my lettuce and spinach. Plants need space to grow! How much space they need depends on the size of the mature plant. So when you are planting your plants it is important to take note of the recommended spacing which can usually be found on the plant label or on […]

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Tomato Regrowth

My seedling tomato wasn’t looking that great back in July (my winter) but it was producing tasty tomatoes. After it finished fruiting I cut it back as there was a bit of fresh growth in the bottom.   Now (Nov) it has sprouted away and even has some flowers. The beauty of living in a […]

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Succession Planting Keeping the Production Going

Having a continuous supply of vegetables takes a bit of planning; it doesn’t just happen by planting and sowing at one time. I have had lettuces growing in 2 containers made from old cases which were no longer travel worthy. Just recently I tipped out my first case lettuce garden contents after they had gone […]

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Time to Make Compost

I like to use my compost as my growing medium for my containers so it is very valuable to me. What I do isn’t a very sophisticated practice by any means. I usually start a new heap when I have mown the lawn and have some grass clippings as a base. In our dry climate […]

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The Easy AZ Method

Inside The Easy AZ Method you will discover that it is easy for almost anyone to grow their own truly organic vegetables and greatly reduce their exposure to the toxic pesticides in store bought vegetables. Anyone can do it even if they don’t have a garden or green thumbs! Dot Cruickshank has put together this […]

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Containers can be low cost or no cost at all

Why Use Containers to Grow Your Organic Vegetables?

There are a myriad of reasons as to why you would consider using containers for growing your own organic vegetables. Let’s take a look! It allows you to grow vegetables even if you don’t have any ground for a conventional garden. Many people now live in apartments or housing with no back yard or if […]

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Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers

Utilizing containers for growing vegetables generally means you are short on space or don’t have a suitable space to grow conventionally and are looking for a way to grow as much as you can in what space you do have available. It makes perfect sense to grow as much as you can so that you […]

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How to Avoid the Toxic Pesticides in Store Bought Vegetables Including Organic

I got into growing my vegetables in containers as a means to provide more growing space. I always liked to grow my vegetables because of the convenience of always having them on hand. I lived on a farm without a supermarket just down the road! I also loved the freshness of home grown vegetables. My […]

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Extreme Vertical Gardening

Vertical Gardening Making the Best Use of Your Space

As housing goes more and more high rise with less and less ground (if any) available for gardening it makes sense to go high rise with your gardening too! Growing vegetables vertically enables you to produce so much more in your available space, in fact I have heard, it could even increase your harvest a […]

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