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Container Gardening: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own Food

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Container gardening is a great way for beginning gardeners to start producing their own food. Jon Traunfeld from the University of Maryland Extension talks about everything you need to know, from potting soil to planting, to grow vegetables in containers. From five-gallon buckets to Earth boxes, container gardening gives you a ton of options for any budget. Read about container gardening here: www.agnr.umd.edu And check out individual vegetable profiles here: growit.umd.edu Thisvideo 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, which 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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    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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      Compost in 40 gallon Containers for Container Gardening-Recycle your trash for compost

      Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

      Hi! This is Going Organic. You can find our website at “www.goingorganic.weebly.com”! Today I am going to talk about composting. It is winter time here in Central Florida. I am composting in containers to prepare for a container garden in the spring. I’ve drilled 3/8″ holes in the bottom of these 40 gallon containers. I’ve added oak leaves to the containers with shredded paper and cardboard from the home shredder, used coffee grounds from Starbucks, water from the fish pond, egg shells, cow manure, vegetable scraps. All those old bills and junk mail you shred at home can be a carbon source for your compost. This is one more way to recycle and not send paper to the landfill. Used coffee grounds are a good source of nitrogen. Once the grounds are used, their ph is close to neutral. So they are very safe for plants. I picked up this bag full of coffee grounds the other day. Starbucks has a recycling program for their coffee grounds. Anytime, you can walk in and ask for their used coffee grounds. They will pull the whole trash bag full of grounds out and double bag it for you. The other day, the server even carried it out to the car for me. I just want to say “Thanks!” to the Lake Mary Starbucks for all their free coffee grounds. I’ve been using water from the fish pond, since it is used as liquid fertilizer in hydroponic systems. I have a page on my website on how to build an easy portable fish pond. I save the egg shells from cooking, since tomatoes like calcium. I let them

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        The Tallest Man On Earth – The Gardener (Live on KEXP)

        Saturday, March 19th, 2011

        The Tallest Man On Earth performs “The Gardener” live at KEXP. Recorded 12/30/2008.

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          pagans…. if you could would you…?

          Thursday, January 6th, 2011

          if you could have any amount of land/gardens that you desired and there was no limit on the money you could spend would you:

          have a garden and how many? also would you have a garden/areas in the garden for each element (fire, water, wind, earth)?

          would you have an alter in your garden?

          how big would your perfect space (garden/outdoor space) be and what would you do with the space? (garden:what type and what type of plants, space: decor/hardscape, other:whatever else you would do).

          how much time would you spend in your outdoor space/garden?

          thanks!

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          Help starting my own garden?

          Sunday, October 24th, 2010

          I want to start a garden, but don’t know how. I live in central New Jersey. The soil I’m looking at is the area around my mailbox. It’s pretty small, less than 2 feet wide and 5 ft long. There are plenty of weeds and stuff thriving there, and lots of rocks. Not big rocks, the kind of rocks that people put as decor. I used a shovel to turn the earth, and it looks moist. There are lots of ants. I want to prepare the soil for planting, but I don’t know how. How do I get rid of the rocks? Should I get rid of the soil? What about the weeds? I know absolutely nothing on gardening. I’m just looking to make a pretty flower garden around my mailbox. Please help me. Links are appreciated. Thanks!

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          Container Gardening – How to Start an Easy Basic Garden

          Monday, October 4th, 2010

          Please be sure to subscribe to Naztazia’s channel! This is a how-to video on growing fruits and vegetables in containers and planters instead of a traditional in-ground garden. Also known as container gardens or container gardening. These types of gardens work great for those with limited space or have no yard. Grow your vegetables, fruits and herbs on your balcony, patio or driveway.

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          How do we convert lawn to vegetable garden?

          Friday, August 20th, 2010

          We have a section of lawn that we will convert to a herb and vegetable garden. It has grass and weeds. Can we simply rototill the ground, enrich the earth with organic fertilizer and compost? Is it better to remove the sod first?

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          Garden themed aquarium; decor/plant ideas?

          Thursday, June 17th, 2010

          I want to do an ‘around the garden’ themed aquarium. I will buy terra cotta pots and get earth colored gravel and get a ton of plants. Any particular species of plant you have in mind? Also any other decoration ideas are appreciated. 🙂 Thanks!

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