Posts Tagged ‘mulch’

Self Watering Tomato Container Gardening in the Las Vegas Desert

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

John from www.growingyourgreens.com visits Jason who is growing in self watering containers in the Las Vegas Desert. Watch this video to learn how to make your own self watering containers and learn which variety of tomato grows best in the desert climate. Also learn about reflective mulch aka mylar film.

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    Fall Gardening

    Sunday, September 11th, 2011

    Master Gardener Kent Phillips talks about planting in the fall and overwintering plants through the cold months of the year. Many people think that gardening season is over when summer ends, but you can continue planting in autumn and produce delicious vegetables. This video 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, 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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      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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        Is it possible to adjust the power of blowing/suction on a garden tool ?

        Sunday, July 31st, 2011

        I have a combo tool. It blows the dirt, leaves etc. to create a pile with certain attachment. With a different attachments it sucks the pile of dry leaves into the bag attached that could be emptied in a waste can. Lately, it blows so hard (even after turtle/hare adjustment), that it really blows out mulch(naturally hardened over 18 months) from the flowerbed along with the dry leaves. On the other hand, its suction has gotten so weak, that the nozzle has to be held steady within an inch of the surface (say driveway, steps), to pickup the dry leaves.
        I would like to increase the suction power, so I can walk around sweeping the area. At the same time, I would like to reduce the blowing power, so I can slowly move the dry leaves in a nice pile in a corner.
        Thanks in advance.

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          get rid of out of control weeds in garden?

          Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

          I’ll admit I’ve been neglecting my garden. It is full of weeds! I don’t have any kind of garden tools to clean it up with. what do I need to do? The lawn grass is even moving in. There is a mulch paper that’s oven the entire garden for years now, with holes where things were planted. I don’t know what to do. All I can think is I can’t afford a tiller or anything.

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            Vegetable Gardening Jobs for Summer HD

            Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

            forgreenies.com Find out what you can do to improve the soil conditions of your vegie garden in preparation for a long hot summer. On Lamb Island, Queensland Australia, Kat who is passionate about living sustainably and self-sufficiently utilises what is on hand to leave her vegie plot virtually maintenance free while she is away on summer holiday. Learn how to improve the water retention of your soil and how to harvest the nutritious castings from an active worm farm (without touching the worms).

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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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                Gardening 101: How do I start a garden? What type of garden tools do you suggest? Serious replies only.?

                Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

                Right now the area is partially covered with mulch.

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                  How to Manage Your Lawn & Garden : How to Prepare your Lawn & Garden Tools for Work

                  Saturday, May 14th, 2011

                  Learn how to prepare your lawn and garden tools for work, in this free lawn care video clip. Expert: Jose Zuniga Bio: Jose’s experience with gardening comes from growing up around his grandfather, who was an avid gardener and farmer. Filmmaker: Grady Johnson

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                    Should I roto-till bark into the vegetable garden?

                    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

                    My wife put bark inbetween our rows of vegetables. As I prep the garden can I just mulch that in or should I take it out?

                    Happy growing everyone!!!!!

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