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Success with Succession Planting

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What is succession planting? Succession planting is the practice of having another plant ready to replace the one that is finishing and ready to harvest.  This method can help you get more harvests out of your space.  Succession planting is the practice of planting crops on a set interval, for example, sowing beans or carrots every two weeks during their planting time. Doing so ensures that you frequently have something to harvest.  As opposed to getting your harvest all at once, you can spread it out over the entire season.  That is important if you have a home garden, and...

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Compost, Castings and Garden Teas

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What is Compost/Garden Tea?The easiest way to define this is the liquid that is extracted when you soak compost or garden materials in water.  The tea is the liquid.  Now I keep saying compost, but it doesn’t solely have to be that.  That is why I use the term garden tea.  See garden tea can be made from many different ingredients;  compost, worm castings, chicken manure, comfrey, and other plant materials. Everyone knows the benefits of compost, worm castings, and other garden products.  Less is known about the benefits of these garden teas Purpose of Garden TeaThe concept behind garden...

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Natural Farming Overview

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Natural Farming Overview

Ever since initially getting into gardening, I have been interested in continuously learning.  I want to acquire as much information as possible so that I not only am I knowledgable, but the more I  learn, the better I can produce.  When I got older and learned about the soil, we grow our food in I  realized it is directly connected to what is in the produce. So I switched from all conventional pesticides and fertilizers to organic.  I have been growing organically for over a decade, and I thought I had a decent amount of knowledge.  Then one day, a...

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Growing Kohlrabi

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Growing Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is a member of the brassica family that originated in Northern Europe.  Crazy to think that this crop didn’t make it to America until the 1800s.  Also, if you survey people who are not gardeners, I am willing to bet almost anything that more than 85% would say they have never seen or tasted kohlrabi. Since Kohlrabi is a member of the brassica family, that means that it is related to kale, broccoli, and brussels to name a few.  Members of the brassica family are referred to as cole crops.  Read about cole crops here.The name kohlrabi is German. ...

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Beginner Garden Series- Garden and Plant Orientation

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 We all love gardening for various reasons:  It has many health benefits, it is relaxing, and not to mention the great reward of fresh produce that you receive.  With this article in our beginner gardening series, we will be talking about the garden and plant orientation.  Proper garden orientation will help you achieve maximum results due to receiving maximum sun exposure. Also, proper placement of plants within the garden is essential. However before we can talk about orientation for your garden, it is first necessary to assess the plot.  Check out how many hours of direct sun the potential area...

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