Posts Tagged ‘compost’

Unrealistic Gardening Expectations

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Grab a cup of coffee or soda or glass of juice and join me in my indoor wonderland of green where I explain how to achieve realistic gardening expectations as well as show some more tips on successfully growing various organic vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, bush beans…and even potatoes! I’m having a great day today, but it’ll be even better if I could get you to take a few minutes to hang out with me. It’s always funner when you drop in. 🙂 ps: I promise not to throw potting soil this time, ok? Backyardhomesteader: www.youtube.com Help Feed hungry families: www.americanseedalliance.org Randy and Amanda www.youtube.com Give and Get Seeds!: www.youtube.com Contest Sponsor!: www.mypatriotsupply.com

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    How To Plant A Water Wise Container Garden – WGN 9 News

    Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

    Shawna Coronado appears on WGN 9 News (Chicago) as a sustainability and greening expert. She plants a conservation oriented container garden and educates on planting perennial gardens with the appropriate water-saving soil. WGN 9 News gave The Casual Gardener Co. permission to utilize this video for demonstrating Shawna Coronado’s expertise on television. This video is uploaded to You Tube with permission. See more of Shawna at www.shawnacoronado.com

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      Planting A “Green” Container Garden – Save Money & Water!

      Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

      Shawna Coronado from the www.gardeningnude.com green lifestyle blog shows you how to plant a green and conservation centered flowerpot. Shawna is a green lifestyle and garden expert and the author of a green living book called “Gardening Nude.” See more of Shawna and her tips at http

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        How or where can I get FREE garden supplies?

        Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

        We are having a Vegetable garden this year. We live near Midland, MI. It will be a 1,000 Sq. feet garden but we do not have a whole lot of money. How can I get free Soil, mulch, Compost, manurer, tools, seeds, plants and anything like that?

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          Fall Gardening

          Sunday, September 11th, 2011

          Master Gardener Kent Phillips talks about planting in the fall and overwintering plants through the cold months of the year. Many people think that gardening season is over when summer ends, but you can continue planting in autumn and produce delicious vegetables. This video is brought to you by the Home and Garden Information Center, part of University of Maryland Extension. provides resources and encourages people to start their own food gardens. www.growit.umd.edu Learn about our Grow It Eat It campaign, check out our facebook page for more gardening advice: www.facebook.com Animation by Chris Heuer, Freefall FX, LLC Shot and edited by Brett Wooldridge and Emily Heimsoth

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            Easy way to get soil ready for a vegetable garden?

            Sunday, September 4th, 2011

            I’ll have a 12′ x 4.5′ garden and need to get the soil ready. Our soil is largely clay. I’ve got compost, sand. mulch, and can get manure (though I think the compost is sufficient). I’ve got a good shovel and a Garden Claw and metal rake and other tools.

            Now I need suggestions on how to get the soil ready for the seeds I plan to plant in the next few days. Any procedures or links to easier ways to get the soil ready would be appreciated.

            Thanks.

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              EZ Container Gardening AND Pineapple Update

              Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

              Easy method for successfully growing garden plants in small containers on your porch or in limited space and STILL have very heathy plants as well as get huge harvests. Plus as requested by countless (countless I say!!) viewers, an update on the pineapple plant grown from a pineapple top. Demonstration of how to transplant the pineapple to ensure maximum growth and healthy fruit production. Now wasn’t THAT a bit long-winded? I got dizzy just typing it! 🙂

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                Shoveling Compost to Enrich your Vegetable Garden

                Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

                John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to Sonoma Compost, which is where he sources the majority of the organic compost he uses in his garden. In this episode, you will learn the best source of compost in Sonoma County. You will also see what they are growing in their test garden, and how to load compost into bags so you don’t need a truck.

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                  Vegetable Gardening: Growing kang kong – easy leafy greens

                  Friday, July 29th, 2011

                  Kang Kong is an easy leafy vegetable to grow on your balcony. Growing Kang Kong provides a healthy vegetable harvest year round. Phil Dudman the Garden Guru shows you how to grow. phildudman.com

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                    Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Broccoli

                    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

                    Broccoli is an easy and rewarding crop to grow, but it needs regular feeding and attention. Phil Dudman The Garden Guru shows you how to keep broccoli growing strongly. phildudman.com

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