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Easy Self Watering Patio Container Garden – Growing Herbs and Leafy Green Vegetables

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shows you from start to finish how easy it is to set up a self-watering patio pickers “raised bed” container garden. In this episode, John will set up two of these container gardens that are perfect for growing on a patio, deck, porch, lanai or other small area for people that live in an apartment, condo or townhome with limited space. John will show mixxing his special soil mixture and talk about what he is planting in each patio pickers garden and why. After watching this episode, you will be able to set up and start growing your own patio pickers garden.

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    Vegetable Garden in Phoenix

    Saturday, May 7th, 2011

    This is my first garden. I started the project thinking we’d just have 1 or 2 raised beds but it turned into something much bigger. Everything is done organically (no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers etc.) and “veganically” (without the use of manure, blood meal, bone meal or any kind of animal product). 99% of the vegetables are “heirloom” or “open-pollinated” meaning the seed has been bred true and saved for at least 50 years and will continue to breed true when you save the seed…as opposed to a “hybrid” which has generally been bred for appearance, shelf life, yield, disease resistance but rarely taste. A saved hybrid seed will not breed true to the vegetable you saved it from. My family and I built the structure. I started everything by seed, mostly indoors under a grow-light system. What I’m growing now: Tomatoes Peppers Eggplant Basil Squash Cucumbers Watermelon Cantaloupe Mint Green Beans Calendula (for tea) Tepary Beans Onions Garlic Indian Corn Strawberries Okra Tomatillo Sunflowers Parsley Amaranth What I grew over the winter: Lettuce Kale Rapini Broccoli Arugula Beets Carrots Peas Bok Choy Spigariello On an unrelated note, check out the band I’m in with my 3 brothers. www.kongos.com

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      I want to start gardening – advise pls?

      Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

      I am interested in starting a small balcony / indoor garden. i’m interested in growing palms outside my door(there is no direct sunlight) herbs (coriander / mint / oregano / methi etc ) and a few vegetables like tomatoes and peppers.
      what is the care i should take and is it better to buy the plants and grow them or plant seeds??
      and any other care to be taken.
      I live in Hyderabad, India

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        Can I save my indoor herb garden?

        Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

        I have a small herb garden in a spare bathroom that I have placed a grow light in. Some plants are doing really well, while others aren’t. I cut back most of the herbs in the fall but some of them haven’t started growing new again. The bathroom stay cool but not too cold. We have a clothes dryer in there that we use but it doesn’t get too hot or humid. Thoughts?

        Here is what I have:

        Doing Well:
        Aloe x2
        Lovage
        Echinecea

        Hanging on for dear life:
        Patchouli
        Stevia

        Possibly dormant or dead?:
        Sage
        Mint – in own container

        Pretty sure these are gonners:
        Rosemary
        Sweet Marjoram
        Lemon Balm
        * these three were potted together. Perhaps that is why they all perished.

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        winter indoor gardening?

        Monday, June 21st, 2010

        I live in Southern Colorado and I was just wondering how good plants such as Lavender, mint, sage, chamimile, echaeniacha would do just to start growing indoor in pots? Would weather or lack of sun effect them even indoors? shoud i wait til spring?

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