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Young & Green: Chealsea Sells Summer Squash ("Those Aren't Bananas!")

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on August 24, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Joshua Tree pest

   I am new to the list and a Master Gardener but I need to let people know about a possible pest.

I am a Master Gardener and have learned from a Joshua Tree resident about a pest he has in a Joshua Tree. It is a warm and has been eating the pulp in his Joshua Tree. 

   Have you seen any? Hopefully I will have a picture the next few days.

Added by Doug Arnold on August 17, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Storage Secrets for Your Garden Shed

Having a beautiful garden is never easy; you may have the green thumb, but if you don’t dedicate a lot of time and effort into keeping it neat, it will only end up looking like a jungle. One of the reasons why people don’t like spending a lot of time in their garden is probably because their garden shed isn’t well-organized. If you spend fifteen minutes looking for your tools, you’ll lose all enthusiasm for gardening. This is one of the reasons why…

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Added by Victoria Lim on May 29, 2017 at 3:17am — No Comments

Common Gardening Issues and Solutions

Having a garden nowadays is a true blessing. Many people live in small apartments, surrounded by the many items they own, without a glimpse of personal space for fun and rest. The people who live in the suburbs are practically blessed, because they have big houses with lots of space, a garage for their cars and a big back or front yard, where they can put a table, some chairs…

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Added by Jane Wilson on April 3, 2017 at 6:21am — No Comments

Seeds, food foresting and garden talk with friends

New beginnings for the gardens start in February.
I invite in the excitement in the form of seeds and begin setting my strategy.
I begin to gradually bring it to life while I sit down for some garden talk with fellow seedaholics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tPvkJckwA0

Added by Sharona Goren on February 26, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Naomi on Concord Grapes and Being Prepared

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 10, 2017 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Kristy on Fresh Produce and Big Responsibilities

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Caring About Your Garden Through The Winter

Just because outside is cold, it doesn’t mean that your garden should be forgotten. Every single professional gardener will tell you that during the winter, there are a lot of tips, facts, and tasks you should complete. All of them have just one goal, to make your garden look much better when the time comes. Maybe you prefer staying at home and playing unblocked free games, but when you take a break, your garden should…

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Added by Emily Lopes on January 14, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

Young & Green: Jonathan on Positivity and Asian Pears

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on January 13, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

Advantages Of Irrigation Supplies

Irrigation is a technique which is used to provide required water to plants at regular intervals for agriculture. When there are large fields it becomes impossible for a single person to water places all by himself and since the technology has developed over the years in every sector, it has become easier for farmers to look after big farms using irrigation…

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Added by Anjali Dixit on November 25, 2016 at 5:16am — No Comments

Don't Waste the Garden Waste, Make it Work for You

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Added by Jane Speller on November 22, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Your Indoor Plant is Dying

Many people know that taking care of a plant is the first step to finding out if you're going to be able to take care of a child one day. Many people decide that the best way to find out if they're going to be good parents, is to buy an indoor plant of some kind and take care of it for a while. If the plant doesn't die, you can proceed to the next step. But taking care of a…

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Added by Jane Wilson on November 22, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

Midvale Farm: Kunekune Pigs In Palmyra, Virginia

My family raises Kunekune pigs on our farm in Palmyra, Virginia. www.midvalefarm.com

Midvale Farm raises Kunekune Pigs because of ever increasing interest in this Pig for quality meat and fat. The current trend among chefs includes the use of the whole hog and that includes the fat. We offer our pigs a variety of ORGANIC/NON-GMO feeds which include, but are not limited to, pasture grass, hay, fodder, limited fruits and…

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Added by Taylor Anderson on November 16, 2016 at 10:11am — No Comments

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away While Gardening

The joys of gardening are ample in the summer: plump tomatoes ripening in the sun, colorful flowers waving in the breeze, butterflies stopping for a sip of nectar. It’s even more fun when you get your children to join you in tending growing things out in the sunshine and fresh air.

 

One aspect of summer gardening that’s not so fun? Bug bites. They’re…

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Added by AliLawrence on July 18, 2016 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

7 Beautful & Low Maintenance Window Box Flowers

     One of the favourite trends for summer when it comes to flowers is growing them near windows. Window boxes are the perfect choice for anyone who has sunny windows and wants to experiment with decorating the exterior with some plants. Although the window seems like the perfect environment, not all plants are suitable for the purpose. Don't let your window box project fail by choosing inappropriate plants. Do your homework in advance and prep yourself with the best…

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Added by Abby Lees on July 18, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

5 Handy Ways to Kill Weeds

The garden is the place where people with houses like to spend most of their free time. It's nice to have a garden where you can spend some time relaxing or taking care of different vegetables and fruits. Nowadays most people live such fast and full of stress lives, that it's actually nice to be able to spend some time in nature, even if it's only a few steps from your house.…

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Added by Jane Wilson on July 12, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

How to Grow an Orchid Flower

The orchid flower is one of the most beautiful additions a garden may have. It is the mark of the caring and expert gardener, a flower that proves that your reliable gardening can get you places. Adding one to your own garden will greatly improve the landscape and will make heads turn in envy. And for all its greatness, the orchid flower is also one of the most capricious things you could grow in the garden. Its different varieties – all 30,000 of them – usually require different treatment…

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Added by Aimee Howard on July 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Be Fancy! Cook With Flowers For Gentle Taste And Modern Look

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Added by Evelyn Jenson on July 5, 2016 at 1:36am — No Comments

Canning

Our family has started the canning season with fresh strawberry jam. After we sanitized the jars we are left with a filmy glass. Does anyone have any suggestions. We are using filtered water to boil and clean them. I read vinager, but my wife is worried it might leave an additional test behind.

Added by Dave on June 18, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

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