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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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    Container gardening – Claire’s allotment part 88

    Sunday, October 16th, 2011

    How a few old tyres from your local garage and cardboard boxes from the local mini-mart can get you started on container gardening!

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      Can chicken manure be used in a vegetable garden as fertilzer?

      Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

      We had 26 chickens but got rid of them about 3 months ago. Is it safe to use their manure on our vegetable garden?Also there is corn& looks to be squash growing in the fenced in chicken yard. Is it safe for human consumption?

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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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          Would these tools get my Garden done?

          Saturday, June 25th, 2011

          I want to start a garden from grass using only hand tools. I will add rich dirt, manure and whatever i need also. But i plan on using these tools in this order…Do you think i should add others?

          1. Hand twist cultivator (till dirt/grass up)
          2. Garden scraper/straight hoe (break up grass clumps)
          3. Spading fork (loosen deep soil)
          4. Hand Cultivator (clean excess grass)
          5. Action hoe (remove uncoming weeds)

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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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              There is dog feces in my vegetable garden, can I still use the dirt to grow vegetables?

              Friday, March 18th, 2011

              I want to plant a garden in my backyard and I have recently found out that my neighbor has a routine of taking his dog into my backyard to do his duty and not cleaning it up! I know dog manure can carry parasites that can effect humans and I need to know if I can still use the dirt to grow vegetables. There isn’t much noticeable dog manure but I have seen some.

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                GROW, Veggie Garden, GROW!

                Monday, March 7th, 2011

                Come take another quick look at our homegrown vegetable garden! Update July 4th, 2009. This is our most successful garden yet, and we’re happy to show it off! We’ve used a generous amount of manure, and lovingly tended it daily – now it’s completely crammed full of lush green vegetable goodness. MMMMM. In this relatively small BC garden we’ve got Potatoes, Peas, Corn, Rhubarb, Herbs, Bok Choy, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Zucchinni, Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers, and salad greens. Read about our country farm life on our blog theredneckhillbillies.blogspot.com and Git Yer Redneck On! Tees, Mugs, Magnets and more at http

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