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Container Gardening

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Starting an urban vegetable or herb garden is easy with a few tips from Jennifer Bartley. Just properly mix the soil and plant the seeds and let the pots on your patio both feed and provide color. Running time: 2:05.

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    Urban Vegetable Gardening in Sacramento and Harvesting Artichoke Pollen

    Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

    John from www.growingyourgreens.com visits an Urban Farm in Sacramento to find out whats growing on. In this episode you willdiscover some the techniques they use at this urban farm to grow food. You will also see two chicken tractors. In addition you will learn about heirloom red okra, as well as how John loves to harvest Artichoke Pollen.

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      How to make an Organic spring VEGETABLE GARDEN Southern California build plot tomato squash cucumber

      Thursday, June 9th, 2011

      Howdy! Here’s how I made a nice, productive garden in my backyard in southern California. I show how I built the bed using compost, organic soil, hay, gypsum, and bloodmeal and how I grew tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, and red peppers.

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        Organic Vegetable Garden Trellis

        Sunday, May 15th, 2011

        This easy to build organic vegetable garden trellis system from bamboo poles and twine from www.beginner-gardening.com award winning garden author Doug Green. This organic gardener lashes three poles together to form a tripod and then strings a section of bamboo fencing up the tripod. Beans or any other vegetable can be planted around the fencing unit or trained up the poles of this simple garden trellis. Doug grows his beans up the trellis and tomatoes up the poles. Using bamboo like this is making use of a renewable resource for gardening with no pollution involved. The tripods are taken down in the winter and stored out of the weather; in this way, Doug gets 5-10 years from each pole before it starts to weather and split. When the 8-foot poles split, they can be sawn into shorter stakes and used throughout the garden where strength isn’t an issue. In this way, this garden trellis system provides support for many years from each bamboo pole. Doug answers questions and published a free gardening newsletter at www.douggreensgarden.com

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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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            Enhance Your Outdoors With Gardening Gifts Of Trellises

            Friday, October 2nd, 2009

            Trellises are a great way to bring attention to a specific part of your yard.  Your garden’s gateway is the first thing that visitors will see when they come into your outdoor abode.  A garden trellis is a simple and cost-effective way to add style to your outdoor garden decor.  Trellises are structures that allow for movement into different parts of the garden; they make it easy to cultivate climbing vines and other plants that need a little support to grow to their full potential.  Garden trellises are perfect for growing roses, clematis, morning glories or pole beans.

            A home garden trellis can be seven feet tall, standing over six feet above the ground when placed in your garden.  For best results and safety, make sure all garden trellises are securely anchored to the ground.  Trellises are usually located on a sunny section of the porch, which encourages plants to bloom and creates shade on the porch. Some plants are very good at grasping onto the rungs of trellises and will tend to take care of themselves, while others will need to be secured onto the lattice using some nylon thread.  Garden trellises placed next to walls need to allow at least four inches of clearance for ventilation to keep plants healthy and prevent rot on the building.

            A garden trellis can be made from treated cedar or pine wood, copper, iron and vinyl.  While the wood trellises require more upkeep, they are much more charming.  A wood trellis makes a very decorative garden landscaping feature in itself, and it also allows you to display beautiful climbing and flowering plants where they can be seen from all over the garden.  However, it is important to keep your plants trimmed so as to leave enough space for wind movement through your trellis so you won’t miss out on those warm afternoon breezes.

            Garden trellises are very beautiful, adding a classic look to your garden area.  They aren’t just a way to turn plain into pretty, a garden trellis feeds the soul and nourishes our love for beauty.  When the gardening is done, one enjoys the fruits of their labors best while relaxing in a comfortable chair with a cool drink, preferably in the shade of your garden trellis. 😉

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