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8 Frost Resistant Vegetables

These 8 frost resistant vegetables are perfect for your fall garden or for an early spring planting. Frost resistant is more accurately described as frost tolerant, which means that these veggies will still be fine after a frost, but may not necessarily withstand a hard freeze. In many cases, a light frost will actually improve the flavor Read More…

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Native American Gardening Techniques

Many people who are interested in green living are turning to Native American gardening techniques to learn how foods were grown in the past. Native Americans had to survive on what they grew, as well as what was available in the wild, for their survival. Some of the techniques that they used in the past Read More…

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Grow Cucumbers In Pots

Container gardeners have given the thumbs up to several different cucumber varieties, including: Sweet Success, Suyo, Salad Bush, Bush Slicer, Burpless, Liberty, Early Pik, Salty and Crispy. Cucumber vines may get tangled and unruly in containers, but other than that cukes are well suited to container growing. Best containers to use Cucumbers have deep root systems, Read More…

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Planting A Fall Garden – Tips & Tricks

Anyone who gardens knows that there is a wonderful hopefulness in the smooth, black earth of a freshly planted plot, great joy in those first shoots that appear in spring, and an immense satisfaction that comes from seeing your garden overflowing with lush green life. After all of that it’s a little sad when the Read More…

4 Types Of Succession Planting

Succession planting is a useful technique for maximizing the vegetable yield from a permaculture plot. Used in vegetable plantings it can mean that you can harvest a number of crops across the whole growing season – and avoid having a glut as when everything ripens simultaneously. A bit of planning before planting can ensure that Read More…

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Rotating Vegetable Crops For Garden Success

To keep the vegetable garden healthy, avoid repeating the same planting plan in the same spot. This practice, called crop rotation, can feel a bit like juggling, but it’s important to prevent crop-specific pests and diseases from building up and carrying over from one season to the next in the soil. If you move the crop, Read More…