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Herbs

In Herbs, Plants by Thussadmin

Growing herbs is a simple way to add edible plants to your garden. Most herbs are very versatile, and grow well in the ground or in containers. They also mix nicely with either perennial or annual flowers in your garden. A few square feet allotted to growing herbs outside the kitchen window or along the patio can also serve the needs …

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Rhubarb

In Rhubarb by Thussadmin

Rhubarb is an easy plant to grow and if you get the conditions right at the start it will be relatively trouble free for many years. It is a plant that looks fantastic in the vegetable garden with its large leaves and striking red stems but also gives you a sweet and tasty treat when there is little else to …

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Perlite vs. Vermiculite

In Uncategorized by Thussadmin

Perlite & Vermiculite are both volcanic in origin and both are put into potting mixes to provide additional air space and to lighten things up so the soil is not too dense and heavy for the plants roots. Perlite does not provide any nutritional benefit and can collect fluoride if the water contains it.  That means that flouride will increase …

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Growing Asparagus

In Asparagus by Thussadmin

As a perennial vegetable, you’ll be able to look forward to its early appearance each spring. Once your plants are established, you don’t want weeds getting the best of them. Clean the weeds away by hand, taking care to not disturb the roots will encourage vigorous growth. The size of the garden bed is at your discretion and depends on …

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Gardening Terms

In Gardening Terms by Thussadmin

Dazzle your friends, and yourself, with your knowledge of gardening terms!   Annual – a plant that grows, flowers and produces seeds all in one season. It does not survive the winter and must be planted new each year. Perennial – Plants that survive for many growing seasons. Generally the top portion of the plant dies back each winter and regrows …

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Seed Potatoes

In Seed Potatoes by Thussadmin

Seed Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Even though they are referred to as seed potatoes you are actually planting a piece of a potato, because they are not true to seed. When selecting potatoes to plant it is not recommended that you try growing ones from the grocery store. Grocery produce is often treated with a …

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Onion Sets

In Onion Sets by Thussadmin

 Our  onion  sets  have  arrived! Onions are such a versatile vegetable! They are used in so many recipes, and growing your own means you’ll always have them on hand. They are easy to grow from baby onions, which are called sets. Onions need a sunny, sheltered site with well-drained soil. Before planting you can add some compost to enrich the …