In the Garden

10
Jan

About Worm Castings

Vermicompost is the product or process of composting utilizing various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and earthworms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, similarly known as worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by a species of earthworm.

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10
Jan

Winter Blues? Plan your Garden – Times, Tips & Techniques

Winter Blues? Plan your Garden – Times, Tips & Techniques Winter Blues? Plan your Garden – Times, Tips & Techniques I. GARDEN PLANNING If you haven’t already done it, sit down and make some rough plans for what you want to do in your vegetable patch this year. 1) Make a list of what you want to grow based on

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4
Jan

Roof Gardens in Landscape Design

Roof Gardens in Landscape Design Roof gardens and green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, but the rest of the world definitely seems to be planting a fair share of awesome gardens. Gardens on roofs are not just eye candy – they can save energy by significantly lowering the cost of heating and cooling in a building.

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11
Dec

Fun in the Garden!

Fun in the Garden! Nature can enrich our wellbeing. Caught up in schedules we forget to add a significant amount of it in our lives. By enhancing our outdoor environment, we not only get to enjoy nature every time we look out our window, we can readily spend time in it. One would not think landscapes might not needenhancing –

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21
Nov

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden – Keeping an Indoor Herb Garden Healthy

Growing an indoor herb garden is a rewarding and efficient way to grow fresh herbs. You can micro-manage herb plants very well when they are right on your windowsill. When growing herbs indoors , there are 7 key areas to control for the best results. Once you manage to control these areas, you can grow otherwise difficult herbs indoors, even

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18
Nov

Chicken Talk & Photos from Bumblebee Blog

Chicken Talk & Photos from Bumblebee Blog Chicken Talk & Photos from Bumblebee Blog . . . Chickens are very difficult models. I must have about 4,000 chicken photos. In 3,990 of them the chicken is facing the wrong way, running the wrong way or taking a poop. THE DIFFICULTY PHOTOGRAPHING CHICKENS http://www.bumblebeeblog.com/2011/09/23/the-difficulty-of-photographing-chickens/ To photograph a chicken takes patience and

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2
Nov

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

Putting the garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up. As fall progresses and temperatures drop, those plants that aren’t killed outright by frost prepare for dormancy. Clear out the blackened stems and foliage of annual flowers and vegetables to prevent the possibility of their harboring disease pathogens and insect eggs over

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18
Oct

Pumpkin Food!

While some varieties of pumpkins are specifically grown to be eaten and are a little meatier and tastier (including sweet Jack Be Littles, Cheese Pumpkins, sugar pumpkins and some delicious heirloom varieties), any commonly available pumpkin is edible. Pumpkins are a true American vegetable, a favorite of Native Americans before becoming a staple of early European explorers and settlers in

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30
Sep

First Day of Fall: The Autumnal Equinox

Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere on September 23, 2011, at 5:05 A.M. The Autumnal Equinox The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator. From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start

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29
Sep

Sweet & Simple

Sweet & Simple Give a table natural charm with petite gourd place settings. Start by wrapping a winding twig around each gourd. Then attach a ribbon with each guest’s name for a personal touch. Nature can enrich our wellbeing. Caught up in schedules we forget to add a significant amount of it in our lives. By enhancing our outdoor environment, we not only get

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