Posts Tagged ‘growing vegetables’

Self-Watering Container Gardening System: Richard’s Garden

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Richard has added eight containers of various sizes and shapes to his self-watering container garden, one of which is the EarthBox. He used the two EarthBoxes last year but with very little success because he couldn’t keep up with the watering because of the drought and his traveling. Now, by attaching the EarthBoxes to the self-watering system he only has to check one water reservoir and all eight of his containers will get watered. He and his wife like to travel so they could connect the float bucket to a garden hose and be gone for an extended period of time and not worry about watering, fertilizing or weeding their garden.

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    Gardening: Birds, Bees & Blueberries

    Saturday, April 7th, 2012

    The birds ate all but one of my blueberries last year. They are not getting any this year. Using PVC pipe I put up some inexpensive netting (not bird netting) that keeps the birds out and lets the bees in. Because I painted the PVC black it looks good in the backyard.

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      Vegetable Gardening : How to Plant a Vegetable Garden for Children Step by Step

      Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

      Even children can plant a vegetable garden with these easy step-by-step instructions for growing radishes and tomatoes. Children of all ages can learn from this free video on vegetable gardening. Expert: Rose Keppler Contact: www.rosekeppler.com Bio: Rose Keppler is an artist and horticulturist who provides careful, detailed garden maintenance based on the principle that gardens should serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. Filmmaker: Stephen Strosin Series Description: Vegetable gardening allows you to grow your own food, get acquainted with nature and generally have a lot of fun, and now your green thumb will get even greener with these vegetable gardening tips. A professional horticulturist shares her knowledge in this free video series.

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        Beginners Vegetable Gardening : How to Garden in Pots on Your Deck

        Monday, July 25th, 2011

        The most important aspect of gardening in containers on your deck is placement of the pots in sunny areas. Provide adequate lighting and irrigation for container plants withhelp from the owner of a nursery in this free video on gardening. Expert: Frank Burkard Contact: www.burkardnurseries.com Bio: Frank Burkard, Jr., the third-generation proprietor of Burkard Nurseries, carries on the family tradition. Filmmaker: Max Cusimano Series Description: Growing vegetables can be done in a large-scale backyard garden, or in small containers on your apartment balcony. Grow your own vegetables with help from the owner of a nursery in this free video series on gardening.

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          Vegetable Gardening : Compatible Planting of Garden Vegetables

          Friday, July 22nd, 2011

          A technique known as compatible planting involves pairing different garden vegetables that grow particularly well together, such as tomatoes and basil or dill and cabbage. Learn the art of compatible planting in this free video on vegetable gardening. Expert: Ali Reynolds Contact: www.alisorganics.com Bio: Ali Reynolds owns Ali’s Organics and Garden Supply where she sells organic gardening supplies and accessories in addition to raising organic vegetables for sale. Filmmaker: Mike Phillips Series Description: If you love fresh vegetables, gardening in general or just want a fun and rewarding new hobby, your green thumb will blossom with the aid of these vegetable gardening tips. Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening from a professional instructor in this free video series.

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            Vegetable Gardening : Planting a Raised Bed Garden

            Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

            A raised-bed garden is beneficial in that the soil within the garden bed is not so condensed and that the beds tend to warm up faster in the spring. Plant a raised-bed garden with seeds and a garden trowel with help from an organic farmer in this free video on gardening and horticulture. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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              Beginners Vegetable Gardening : How Do I Prepare a Vegetable Garden Site?

              Thursday, July 14th, 2011

              Preparing a vegetable garden site involves enriching the soil with organic matter and creating a raised bed for proper drainage. Prep a garden site withhelp from the owner of a nursery in this free video on gardening. Expert: Frank Burkard Contact: www.burkardnurseries.com Bio: Frank Burkard, Jr., the third-generation proprietor of Burkard Nurseries, carries on the family tradition. Filmmaker: Max Cusimano Series Description: Growing vegetables can be done in a large-scale backyard garden, or in small containers on your apartment balcony. Grow your own vegetables with help from the owner of a nursery in this free video series on gardening.

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                Vegetable Garden Cleanup

                Monday, June 20th, 2011

                Gary Heilig, Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension Ingham County discusses how and why you should clean up your vegetable garden at the end of the growing season.

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                  Vegetable & Fruit Gardening : Cold Weather Vegetable Garden Tips

                  Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

                  If you live in a cold climate area, there are vegetables you can grow in your garden that are resistant to the cold. Get tips on cold weather growing from a professional gardener in this free video. Expert: Brant Tunstall Bio: Brant Tunstall, a lifelong farmer, started out in the family garden; he grew fruits, vegetables, and flowering plants. Filmmaker: Alfredo Rodriguez Series Description: Vegetable and fruit gardening can help you grow your own plants, helping to remove your need to go to the supermarket or worry about quality. Start a fruit or vegetable garden today with help from a professional gardener in this free video.

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                    Vegetable & Fruit Gardening : How to Grow Radishes

                    Friday, May 27th, 2011

                    Radishes are great crops because they can tolerate the heat of the summer and the cold of the fall and spring. Grow radishes in a nice, fluffy seed bed with help from an organic farmer in this free video on vegetable gardening. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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