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Texas Organic Gardening

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

This was back in April 2011. Super excited about growing our own food. The weeds that I pointed out and said were Dandelion greens apparently were not, because those grew to be about 6 feet tall. Yeah… I didn’t know any better so I just kept juicing them. They gave me a super buzz. I still don’t know what they were, though. LOL.

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    15 Vital Organic Gardening Lessons For Becoming A Better Gardener

    Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

    Come join me at www.smilinggardener.com to get these 9 free videos and 6 free articles. I made these lessons for people who are passionate about learning more about organic gardening and getting some new gardening advice. If that is you, I am super excited that you are going to join me on this journey and commit to expanding your knowledge!

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      Easy Vegetable Garden

      Monday, June 13th, 2011

      www.OrganicGardenAllYear.com New tips for easy vegetable gardening. Be sure to click this link www.organicgardenallyear.com

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        Any good sites for organic gardening?

        Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

        I am planning an organic garden, does anyone have any suggestions for books or websites that might help? If it matters, it’s going to be a large vegetable garden.

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          How to Plant a Garden in the Snow

          Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

          This video from KitchenGardeners.org shows that with the right seeds, information and a bit of holiday magic you can grow just about anything and at any time of the year, even in the midst of a blizzard. Enjoy!

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          Are june bug larvae bad for a vegetable garden?

          Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

          I have a small plot of land that I let go fallow for a season or two, and now, while tilling the soil, I’ve discovered a major infestation of june bug larvae. Will they hurt my plants? I removed all that I could see by hand, but I’m sure I missed some. If they are harmful, how can I keep them out of my organic garden? Thanks. And any other tips on organic vegetable gardening/pest control are appreciated. I’m a little rusty.

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          What Kind Of Gardening Gift Is A Worm Bin?

          Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

          Almost anyone who has an organic garden will set up a worm bin sooner or later. A worm bin is simply a compost bin

          How A Worm Bin Works

          A worm bin or vermicompost pile as it is called works simply. Instead of just allowing the food from your kitchen to decay on its own, you put it in a bin where you have placed worms. The worms eat the vegetable and fruit matter and when they eliminate waste you have compost.

          Building a worm bin is simple. You can use any material such as rubber, wood, plastic or galvanized tubs. Most serious worm compost users like wooden bins because wood breathes better and absorbs excess moisture.

          How to Make a Worm Bin

          Build a wooden box twice the size you want for composting and put a removable divider down the middle. Drill holes about 1/8 of an inch apart in the bottom four inches of the box to provide ventilation. Make two lids the right size for each half of the box from tops or other material that will help block out rain. This will keep excess moisture out.

          Preparing the Bin

          Now you need to prepare your bin the day before placing your worms inside. You do this by filling the bin with thin strips of shredded newspaper, straw or dry grass, and then putting a light covering of dirt on top of it. Water, the dirt lightly but thoroughly. Let it sit for 24 hours before adding your worms.

          Ordering Your Worms

          There are many places where you can order your worms from. The best worms to use are red wigglers or European Night crawlers. You will need 1 lb of worms for every square foot of surface area on your compost pile. Add the worms to your bin and then add some fruit and vegetable scraps from your kitchen.

          Maintaining Your Worm Bin

          In order to maintain your worm bin, simply add more fruit and vegetable scraps at least once a week and sprinkle with water every other day. Keep your worm bin covered unless it becomes overly damp.

          When the worms begin making compost the height of your newspaper or dry scraps will lower when the bin looks to be about ½ full then add more newspapers or dry grass.

          Harvesting Your compost

          In order to harvest your compost you need to separate the compost that is not completely decomposed and the worms from the compost. To do this prepare the unused side of your bin as you did the first side. Remove the divider and then take the lid off the side with your compost and worms in it. Since worms like the dark, the worms will begin to move to the side of the compost bin that is dark, this takes about two or three weeks. Replace the divider and use the compost.

          Since your worms will be reproducing, grab a handful and take the afternoon off to fish. Who knows not only can these worms help you grow prize winning vegetables, but they may help you catch that prize winning fish you have been after as well. 😉

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