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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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    my vegetable garden is looking ill, what can I do?

    Monday, April 11th, 2011

    I plant a garden every year, last summer wasn’t the best, but florished before leaves started yellowing and bitten up by the japanese beattle. I did put milky spore down to help rid them, I know it can take years to really work, but this year my vegetable plants are looking ill, and starting to yellow and brown spot near the base?? What’s going on? HELP!!

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      Garden & Lawn Leaf Sleeve

      Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

      www.leafsleeve.com leaf sleeve lawn leaf bagger, high quality leaf bag holder, lightweight leaf cleanup removal bag system. user friendly, one person job, works everytime. clean up leaves in less time.

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        Help with managing my vegetable garden?

        Sunday, November 7th, 2010

        I have a very nice and fruitful vegetable garden. It is growing so well that it is getting out of control. I was wondering if you can trim your vegetable garden without hurting the vegetables. Such as trimming the long leaves that don’t have anything flowering from them. We would like to be able to reach our vegtables without stepping on the other ones in there. Right now we have growing in there is: watermelon, pumpkins, green & yellow squash, tomatoes ( big beef & cherry), turnips, radishes.

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        I am doing a vegetable garden for the first time, how do I make sure I am watering correctly?

        Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

        I am doing a vegetable garden for the first time. We rented a rotatiler, then added peat moss. I then planted seeds and tomato seedlings. I have been watering every morning, now I feel like it is too much. The cucumbers have not grown anymore since they popped out of the ground. The green beans lower leaves have turned yellow. I do see some tomatoes and yellow flowers. Any words of wisdom??? Thank you in advance.

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        Do you have some pointers on how to easily start an indoor "garden" for someone in a nursing home?

        Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

        My neighbor, who always worked outside in his yard, is now confined to a dementia ward in the local nursing home. He still responds to plants, trees, leaves etc. I did take him some bare branches in water off my corkscrew willow tree which have now leafed out and he likes that. What else can I do? I’m thinking of taking small pots full of potting soil and helping him start seeds, (coleus comes to mind as they could be transplanted and used as houseplants.) Do you have any other ideas? Obviously we are limited on space (there is a large windowsill in his room). Could we grow any vegetables? Thank you for any suggestions.

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        Suggestions on how to fertilize a vegetable garden that is already planted?

        Saturday, August 21st, 2010

        My vegetable garden is already established, but unfortunately the leaves are yellowing and it has quite a bit of weeds meaning it needs fertilizer. Any suggestions how to fertilize it efficiently, without compromising the plants?

        Thanks!

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        Vegetable garden has yellow or brown leaves, but the vegetables look great. Should I worry?

        Saturday, August 7th, 2010

        I have a vegetable garden and some of the leaves are turning yellow or brown. However, the vegetables on the plants look great and continue to grow. Is there anything I should do or worry about?
        I have a vegetable garden with mostly tomatoes and peppers. Some of the leaves are turning yellow or brown. However, the vegetables on the plants look great and continue to grow. Is there anything I should do or worry about?

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