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Vegetable Gardening: Growing Zucchini / Courgette: How to Grow

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Wondering why your zucchinis/courgettes won’t develop properly? The Garden Guru Phil Dudman helps you solve this problem. See more videos at phildudman.com

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    Anyone have any vegetable garden tips?

    Thursday, April 21st, 2011

    So, my vegetable garden is finally dying because it’s getting colder. I feel kind of sad because I didn’t utilize it much. A lot of good crops went bad and were wasted. Also, I had a hard time keeping pests away and preventing my squash plants from rotting. Anyone have any tips to share that I can keep in mind for next year as far as utilization and pest/mildew control while keeping everything organic?

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      Garden Girl TV: Vertical Gardening One(How to Grow Vertically)

      Friday, December 17th, 2010

      Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you techniques to get more out of limited landspace, by growing up. Check out her website at www.gardengirltv.com This video is available through closed caption(cc) enjoy in any language. FULL TEXT Vertical Gardening Part 1 As urban gardeners, we have a limited amount of space to grow our vegetables and flowers. What I have done is I have employed verticle gardening. Right here as you can see, I have a variety of different cucumber plants. Now, a cucumber is vining crop, which means that with vertical support like this one, you can train it to grow up and the fruit, Take a look right here, can grow perfectly fine on the vine. Different types of crops that work well in a vertical garden are watermelon and pumpkin. Let us go take a look. Here, as you can see, my pumpkin plants are thriving. Pumpkin plants are also vining crops. Now, in the country, where you have a lot of space, you can just let this grow along the ground, but here in a city environment, we do not have all that space. So, what I have done here is, I put together a dog kennel. This is actually really nifty. It is exactly 4 x 4 so it fits perfectly in your raise beds. And, these vines just slough on themselves eventually. You do not have to continuously train them. Okay, so you can go vining crops on vertical supports, but there are other types of plants that also need support like my heirloom tomatoes here, this are Tiffin Mennonite tomatoes, and it grows to be a huge

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      Indoor Gardening

      Monday, December 28th, 2009

      Growing your own vegetables and herbs is a great way to save money and eat healthy.  Indoor gardening has many uses for both personal and commercial use. Whether you just want a few peppers in your home or a produce store in your town, any amount of fresh vegetables can be grown with the right equipment. There are also multiple ways to grow crops in bigger yields and faster rates. If you know what you want and have space to grow it, indoor gardening pays off after a little bit of work.

      If you just want a small selection to grow, many companies offer all-in-one grow kits that fit on your counter top and only use a small amount of water and electricity. They cost around $200, but you can find better deals if you shop around. Many use nutrient packs to feed the plants for weeks. Within 3-6 weeks, you have fresh produce to cook with in any meal. These counter top grow kits are great for cherry tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and small veggies. You can also use these to transplant bigger plants outside or in a bigger space to grow some more.

      If you wish to grow plants and vegetables that are bigger than 3 ft, it’s best to hire a home improvement specialist that works on indoor green houses. It’s possible to do it yourself, but it’s not recommended. Electrical setup is needed for lighting and water pumps, which if not done right can burn your house to the ground. You also have to keep the temperature constant, so you may need a separate thermostat to keep it in check. Some plants need more light to grow than a person can stand. After the makeover, you have a man-made garden that can produce goods all year round.

      It all comes down to your budget. Whatever you wish to spend, you can have a little garden to grow whatever you choose. The grow kits are a great choice for beginners, while advanced setups are better for those born with a green thumb. Indoor gardening is a great money saving technique, no matter what recessions and economic booms fly by. It’s also great for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, since none of the seeds in stores come with toxins or dangerous chemicals. Also, you get more vitamins, nutrients, and a different flavor in your food when you cook with fresh produce.

      Indoor gardening is an affordable hobby that saves money in the long run. The health benefits depend on what you’re cooking, but make the food better for you when done right. Remember: the larger the garden, the more complex the growing gets. Get the pros to make a room into your new indoor garden. This way, you know the system is safe to use and assembled properly. Compared to the outdoors, indoor crops can grow twice as fast and during every season. If you feel like having some more green in your life, creating an indoor garden is a healthy and smart way to go. 😉

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