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Growing Cherry Tomatoes from Seeds

Growing Cherry Tomatoes from Seeds

Michael Sheperd March 28, 2013 0

A Bit of Tomato History Originally cultivated by the famously blood thirsty Aztecs and Incas as early as 700 A.D., the tomato is native to the Americas. The Spanish explorer Cortez conquered the Aztec

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How to Grow Summer Squash

How to Grow Summer Squash

Michael Sheperd March 28, 2013 0

A Bit of History: Our word “squash” comes from the Massachusetts Indian word askutasquash, meaning “eaten raw or uncooked.” Although the Indians may have eaten some forms of squash without cooking, today we like

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How to Grow Roma Tomatoes

How to Grow Roma Tomatoes

Michael Sheperd March 28, 2013 0

History of Tomatoes: The Tomatoes connection with bloodshed continued in Europe. During the French Revolution in 1783 the patriotic Republican citizens of Paris who wore the Red Cap as a mark of faith in

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How to Grow Carrots

How to Grow Carrots

Michael Sheperd March 28, 2013 0

Want to learn how to grow carrots? You’ve come the right place. Smart, health conscious gardeners grow them. They are a favorite of weight watchers and health conscious crowd. Carrots are loaded with vitamins,

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History of Tomatoes: Tomatoes are Evil and Deadly

History of Tomatoes: Tomatoes are Evil and Deadly

Michael Sheperd March 28, 2013 0

As the tomato arrived in Europe the plant became associated with poisonous members of the Solanceae family, specifically henbane, mandrake and deadly nightshade, to which it bore more than a passing resemblance. Deadly nightshade

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Twenty Days to Garden: Day 3-Ants and Aphids

Twenty Days to Garden: Day 3-Ants and Aphids

Michael Sheperd February 11, 2013 0

Today, we are researching the best and possibly organic methods to fertilize and create a pest free garden. It is quite fun to research all of these components and to also consider the pests

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Twenty Days to Garden: Day 2- Planting Boxes

Twenty Days to Garden: Day 2- Planting Boxes

Michael Sheperd February 11, 2013 0

Today we are looking at our planting boxes and deciding who gets what section, whole box or corner. These decisions are based mostly on what has been selected as a plant and by whom.

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Twenty Days to Garden: Day 1

Twenty Days to Garden: Day 1

Michael Sheperd February 11, 2013 0

Well, spring is coming very soon. And it is time to plan your summer garden. I am going to spend some time thinking about what I want or need this summer. So for the

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10 Green Thumb Organic Gardening Recommendations

10 Green Thumb Organic Gardening Recommendations

Michael Sheperd February 11, 2013 0

Making gardening easier doesn’t mean there won’t always be something to do in the garden. Although most gardeners enjoy the time they spend working in their gardens, there comes a point when garden tasks

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Four Secrets to Growing Roses

Four Secrets to Growing Roses

Michael Sheperd February 11, 2013 0

Soil (earth): Roses prefer a soil pH ranging from 6.5 to 6.8. Soils with good drainage are best for rose growing. When improving the soil through the use of soil amendments, don’t forget to

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