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Guide to Growing Early Girl Tomatoes

Early Girl tomatoes are an extremely popular variety that is one of the most common supermarket and backyard garden varieties in the U.S. This indeterminate variety grows to about the size of a tennis ball and has the look and shape of what most people would equate with a “standard” tomato. The Early Girl is fast-growing, [...]

STOP using Guardian Pesticide: Here’s why

Attention Gardeners! We have just discovered that a immensely popular pesticide product Guardian has been proven to contain Ivermectin. It has been flagged on a few local tests. We have since pulled them off the shelves and are recommending all customers trying to maintain an organic garden to STOP using this product. ODA is investigating the matter. [...]

How to Make Sturdy Recycled Newspaper Pots

THINK GREEN Making seed pots out of old newspapers is not only a thrifty use of the newspapers, but also good for the planet. Commercial seed pots usually make you choose between throw-away plastic, or expensive pressed peat moss pots that can go straight into the ground, but use up a scarce natural resource in the [...]

Gardening Tip: Cinnamon

Did you know Cinnamon is an anti-fungal? Cinnamon kills the fungus that the fungus gnats eat, so it helps get rid of them. Also, Cinnamon helps prevent damping off, a fungal infection that little seedlings are very vulnerable to. Cinnamon is a delicious herb that makes a wonderful addition to teas, cookies and more! Cinnamon doesn’t [...]

Growing Brandywine Tomatoes

The Brandywine varieties are some of the most popular heirloom tomatoes grown in North America. They are known for their huge size, great taste, and pumpkin-like ridges. Many color options are also available in the Brandywine family, including red, pink, orange, yellow and even black tomatoes. Their distinctive potato-plant-like leaves set them apart from most other [...]

How to: Growing and Planting Asparagus

How to Succeed at Planting Asparagus - With Just a Little Planning First By planting asparagus you will be following in the footsteps of many long-gone civilizations. The ancient Egyptians ate asparagus - the Greeks thought it grew from a rams horn buried in the ground - the Romans took it with them on their conquests. [...]

Garden Tip of the Day!

DID YOU KNOW; USED COFFEE GROUNDS ARE A GREAT COMPOSTING ADDITIVE?  Used coffee grounds make a nitrogen-, magnesium- and calcium-rich contribution to the garden. They can also be tossed directly into the garden as mulch or tilled in as a soil amendment, improving soil structure and increasing the availability of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Soil testing [...]

Garden Tips

Via: gardeningchannel.com   Tomato gardening is a rewarding activity that can be done on a small scale in containers or a large scale in the garden. Choose the best seed or garden starters, transplant them properly, keep them warm and watered, and control tomato insects and diseases. Your tomato plants will set fruit in abundance. If [...]

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