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Container Garden Irrigation

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Irrigation system for a container garden.

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    Will the rain ruin my vegetable garden?

    Thursday, May 5th, 2011

    I planted a bunch of vegetable seeds in my garden and that was about a week ago. Well since then it has been nothing but rain. Do you think my little seeds will survive? There are no seedlings yet. By the way I live in CA so it hasn’t been terribly cold or anything, just rain rain rain.

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      I just recently moved onto a farm and am interested in starting a vegetable garden. I have some questions?

      Monday, April 18th, 2011

      I live in West Virginia and we get plenty of rain and sunshine here for the next several months. The owner of the farm would be willing to plow me a small garden, maybe 25×25. I am wondering after it has been plowed, do I need to add anything to it before I can plant my vegetables? I will be planting seedlings. Also, is it necessary to hoe the garden or will that cause more harm than good? Thanks.
      Brian…emailing you on FB

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        My 2008 Vegetable Container Garden – PART 5

        Thursday, February 10th, 2011

        Week 6 update. The mixture that I used in the pots outside so far have been: 1 Part Compost 1 Part Peet Moss 1 Part Perlite 1 Part Potting Soil I may change it up a bit in the future to 40% peet moss, 40% compost and 20% perlite. Music: “Everyday” by The Dave Matthews Band

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          Starting Tomato Seeds EZ – Home Vegetable Garden

          Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

          Vegetable Garden Starting tomatoes and other seeds the easy way. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

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            Mini Green House – Vegetable Garden

            Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

            Vegetable Garden Inexpensive mini green house to start you seedlings in the winter. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

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            Mini Green House Construction – Vegetable Garden

            Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

            Vegetable Garden Construction by Jeff from Kentucky of an inexpensive mini green house to start you seedlings in the winter. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

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            How do I prepare soil for a vegetable garden from a grassy lawn?

            Saturday, October 16th, 2010

            I have already started the seedlings, but I want to transplant them into the ground tomorrow. I’m hoping to prepare a little patch of soil on my grassy lawn, but I know nothing about gardening.
            I understand I have to till the soil several inches deep, but what do I do with all the grass? I know I don’t want to get rid of the top soil, but do I just mix all the grass in with the soil??
            All I have is a shovel, hoe, fertilizer, and some muscle, but no fancy gardening tools.

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            For indoor container gardening, what is the best, sure-fire method for seed-starting you have found?

            Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

            This is a new adventure for me. A search of the Web indicates several approaches to this, each with pro’s and con’s.

            I1) It seems to me that bio-degradable starter-trays with dome, bottom-watering tray and heating pad would create the best conditions for fast, vigorous germination. On the other hand, these kits get mixed reviews. Many customers say the medium – pellet, coir, plug, what have you – does not engender strong roots or plants, and often nothing at all.

            Also, some say that as the seedlings are developing, the peat pots quickly become moldy, which is not desirable.

            Once set in a permanent location, the bio-degradable containers, it would seem to me, would slow root development – in the sense that the small pots have to have time to decompose.

            On the other hand, removing plants from plastic trays is difficult and often destroys the root system.

            2) Then there is the common sense, obvious alternative of starting the seed directly in its permanent containter. But this lacks the advantage of a heating pad, plastic dome and bottom watering tray. There will be fluorescent lights immediately overhead within a few inches.

            After reading everything on the Web, all equally hyped by merchandisers, I’m sorta’ befuddled. I’m really looking for personal, hands-on experience to give reliable answers. No guesses, or mere speculation, please.

            What has worked well for YOU? What technique are you giving 5 stars?
            This reply was appreciated, and has spurred me to come-up with a variant that is right for me.

            My plan is to use individual, plastic, starter pots, perhaps cut from linked groups. A popular item around my place is pre-washed organic lettuce which comes in transparent, vinyl boxes roughly 8" X 12." A large number have been saved. In one of these the starter pots will be placed, so the larger container may serve for bottom-watering. Another of the large, vinyl items will be placed on top as a dome.

            As the plants are intended for indoor vegetable-gardening – a new venture for me – I am intent on generating as many positive factors as possible.

            The warmth of a heating mat placed beneath this arrangement will encourage speedy germination. Seed will be soaked overnight to initiate growth before planting, with a single seed placed in each starter. This technique eliminates the need for "pricking out" and allows minimal root disturbance in transplanting.

            Many thanks again.

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            Tell me which grow lights to buy for my indoor garden.?

            Saturday, September 4th, 2010

            I have been to several websites, but I have not found one that specifies the best, commercially available tube grow light. I have 2 gro lux from sylvania. I don’t know if they are the best I can get. My price range is up to . Should I use 2 gro lux or mix and match then? Typically doing jiffy seedlings 8 weeks before last frost for transplant in the garden.

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