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Cool Season Gardening

Cool Season Gardening

As far as I’m concerned, the longer I can grow and harvest my own food the better.  Last year I picked my last bowl of salad greens on December 14th .  My dinner that night was bittersweet…sweet because I was still eating something I grew but bitter because…

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Added by amy dugas on September 29, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Everything I’ve Learned about Healthy Eating After a Month of Growing My Own Food

After spending a weekend at a friend’s farm last year, eating fresh produce that I helped harvest that same day, I pledged to do more to grow my own food. This took a back seat when I returned to my own home and make excuses for why this couldn’t work for me. Eventually, following a friend’s advice, I decided to start small. I planted potatoes and onions. Then carrots. Then cabbage. And then broad beans. Next, the chicken coop when up and we welcomed Mitzy and Norah to our family.…

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Added by Rebecca Harper on September 20, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

Flowering Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Autumn is upon us (almost) and so now is a good time to start thinking about what bulbs if any you would like to see blooming in your garden next spring and summer.  During this time of year, we often plant many of our die hard favorites such as hyacinths, crocus, narcissus and tulips but there are…

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Added by amy dugas on September 18, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Seed Saving Part 1

From Mary's Blog

Saving seeds from your garden bounty is like putting money away for a rainy day. Best of all, saving your own seeds is one of many ways to regain control of your family’s source of food.…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 14, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

5 Ways To Make Your Home Sustainable, Economical and Eco-Friendly

Global warming has been a raging worldwide topic for decades now, as people from around the world are experiencing the consequences of air pollution and the exploitation of natural resources. High green gas emissions paired with unprecedented consumption of natural resources have not only set the world on a path of a natural catastrophe, but they have also greatly increased the average cost of living.

Witnessing the constant increase of…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on September 7, 2017 at 7:49am — No Comments

Young & Green: Sabeha on Cooking and Learning to Adapt

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

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on August 31, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

How to Create Perfect Environment for Growing Indoor Plants

If you prefer to eat organic and prefer growing something in your garden then you should have basic knowledge of the food products. Gardening or farming is not an easy task and if you do not want your efforts to go in vain then you need to make sure that you…

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Added by Emma Miah on August 7, 2017 at 5:20am — 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…

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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

Essential oil guide for good health

Essential oils are the term used for organic oils extracted from plants. Such essential oils are mainly rich in healing properties and other health benefits.  These oils are acquired by the distillation process from various parts of plants like bark, roots, stems, flowers as well as roots. These compounds are highly concentrated and mainly used for healing or therapeutic benefits. These oils have molecular components which are absorbed by tiny pores in our skin, and it shows incredible…

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Added by Alice Thomas on January 15, 2017 at 8:30am — 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…

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

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