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Growing an edible garden

Archive for October, 2013


   Oct 30

Pineapple Sage herbal tea

Preparing fresh tea from homegrown herbs brings great joy and a taste sensation you wont get from store bought dried herbs. A fantastic herb for this purpose is pineapple sage. It’s grows very easy in containers and produces lots of leaves and attractive red flowers. It’s native to Mexico and grows as perennial. It has […]

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   Oct 30

Bird scare – protect your berries and fruit

Are cheeky Birds eating up all your strawberries and blueberries? How can you protect them without using birdnetting? While bird netting provides the best protection, it’s not always the best solution. First of all it’s difficult to install in some gardens and can also be expensive. Also birds might get tangled up or trapped inside. […]

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   Oct 27

Strawberries in grow bags

This year I divided my strawberries and planted them into grow bags. For the smaller plants I made holes in the side of the grow bags and thus created a super cheap vertical strawberry planter. The bigger plants got a whole grow bag of their own. They are doing pretty well and produce lots of […]

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   Oct 26

Lot’s of cherry tomatoes – Sweet 100

This year I seem to be getting a huge crop of cherry tomatoes. Last year I bought a few sweet 100 plants for a garden center and planted them in different spots throughout my garden. They performed very well and I had a great harvest. Shortly after the end of the season I noticed little […]

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   Oct 26

Hand pollinating zucchinis, squash and pumpkin

If you notice baby zucchini or other squash starting to shrivel and die before ripening, it’s most likely because of a lack of natural pollinators, such as bees. In this case your best bet is hand pollinating your zucchinis. It’s very simple, quick and if you do it every morning, you’ll get a bumper crop. […]

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   Oct 26

Zucchini in self-watering container

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   Oct 26

Grow some herbs in the kitchen window

Herbs grow quite nice in partial shade with only short periods of sunshine. I grow some mint, spearmint and garlic chives in small pots indoors in my kitchen window all year round. They only receive an hour or two of sunlight and do very well. It’s actually better to grow them in a shady window. […]

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