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I cannot adequately stress that the site selected for growing organic and healthy vegetables is extremely significant. A poor vegetable garden layout will drastically limit the possible for crop yields, regardless of just about any horticulture competence or technical talents which are subsequently applied. Even one of the most simple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Because of the uncertain economic uncertainties and due to the health alarms caused by the lax government oversight of our food suppliers, many families are now growing their own fruits and vegetables and raising their own live stock and food animals. The National Gardening Association reports that over 7 million... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
There has been a considerable increase in the number of people turning to their own gardens to grow their own vegetables to save money and to eat healthier food. Organic gardening is enjoying a level of popularity like never before and raised bed gardening seems to be the popular choice.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Gardening has become a wonderful pastime for many people. It is relaxing and takes us away from our busy lives. Manmade chemicals in our food are a growing concern, and gardening organically offers a safe alternative to this problem. The organic method gives everyone, even organic gardening beginners the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Lawns, we love them, we hate them! Well maintained lawns were once the domain of the wealthy, but at some point in the last half of the last century home lawns for middle class Americans became the standard. It is safe to say that Americans spend more on lawn care... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Takea look at this great article from "the micrfarmer man" and let me know what you think... While I was perusing the website, I found an article about the cost explosion the middle class is about to feel when they go to the grocery store. I didn't need to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Building a greenhouse is an exciting step toward expanding your gardening expertise, as well as your growing season. Greenhouses have come a long way, and are available with so many technological advances, making it easy to grow a variety of plants, fruits, and vegetables. Decide on the size of your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
The reality is that in many places a year round vegetable garden is simply not an option outdoors. Learning about the temperatures, moisture and lighting that are present in your area throughout the year are a good starting point for determining whether you will need some shelter to garden year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
There has been some outcry against farm and garden chemicals and it is true that mistakes have been made with them, but if used intelligently in your vegetable garden layout,some of them can be of the greatest value to the gardener and can do no possible harm. In general they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Growing carrots is not hard if you make sure the soil is well prepared. Carrots growing in hard clay gumbo will be stunted and look funny. Carrots grown in rich sandy loam are full of vitamins and taste better than store bought carrots, which have traveled a long way since... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Growing your own food, now, is becoming an economic necessity for many. Even those in cities are growing food on their balconies and rooftops and in suburban backyards. When America returns to home gardening it will likely become known as a way of defending against the hostile adversary of an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Check out this get article from Michael C. Podlesny, who incidentally is the administrator for the largest Vegetable Gardening page on Facebook. Spinach is a geat addition to any vegetable garden layout, large or small Popeye the Sailor (or the creators thereof) was not too far off the mark when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
If you have ever wondered what the heck compost tes is and more importantly how you can make it yoursef, take a look at this great article from Mike Podlesny.... If purchased from a gardening store or garden center, good quality compost tea can cost as much as twenty dollars... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Take a look at this great article from the Growing Chillies webiste. It makes me wonder if I could have a go myself! One of the best ways to Grow Chilli is by starting from seeds. Seeds can be obtained from the chillies that you used in your kitchen or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
If you love using herbs when cooking as much as I do, then you will most likely agree that starting a kitchen herb garden is one of the best ways on how you can have your herbs handy for year round fresh flavor. Growing a garden indoors is relatively easy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
When the weeds get out of control, there seems to be so little that we can do to keep them at bay. For many people, resorting to harmful chemicals would seem to be their only option, but the truth of the matter is, it is not. Instead of turning to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Although herbs have a lot of varieties, we will focus only on Italian herbs that are commonly used in cooking such as the oregano, sage, parsley, basil, and rosemary. When starting out your first herb garden, you can either buy seed packets depending on the kind of herbs you want... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Flowers in the vegetable garden may sound like a crazy idea! After all, won't growing flowers in your vegetable garden layout decrease the potential yield for your crop? But hang on, there are some very sound reasons for including flowers in your vegetable garden plan. In fact flowers in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
There's multiple ways to build quick garden beds without having to use a shovel. These methods don't have established names for the most part so let's get started on how to do them. Building quick vegetable garden beds. 1. Lay down cardboard or newspaper, cover it with mulch and cut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
If the prices at the grocery store are getting to be too much for your budget it is time to start thinking about growing your own. Even if you manage a garden through the summer months as prices go up every gardener dreams of extending the growing season or moving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
Heres a good example of a vegetable garden layout I found in an old magazine article. It shows the variety of vegetable planting you can achieve if you take care over your vegetable garden plans. Pick a garden plot that receives plenty of sunlight, at least 6 hours per day.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
The best vegetable garden layouts are simple but very productive. I hope I can share plenty of ideas for improving your vegetable garden layouts as quickly as possibl to give you the most veggies possible! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at veggiemike's blog
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