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  • Organic Gardening- What Does Organic Mean?

    Mar 17, 2012 3:01

    Organic Gardening- What Does Organic Mean?

    What Does Growing Organic Mean You have decided you want to become an organic gardener. But what exactly does organic gardening mean. Organic gardeners don’t use pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers on their plants. Organic gardening is much more than what you don’t do, but rather what you do. When […]

     
  • Organic Gardening

    Mar 10, 2012 22:21

    Organic Gardening

    Why Go Organic Twenty five years ago the thought of organic gardening would have been considered a pretty radical idea.  Herbicides and pesticides were considered the gardeners best friend. Without herbicides and pesticides how were gardeners expected to control the weeds, bugs, and animals that may threaten a thriving garden? […]

     
  • Growing Kale

    Jan 22, 2012 1:05

    Growing Kale

    KALE Brassica oleracea sabellica Kale or borecole is a class of plants that belongs to the Cabbage family, which form neither heads as the common cabbage, nor eatable flowers like the broccoli and cauliflower. Some varieties can reach a height of six or seven feet; and some are compact and […]

     
  • Choosing a Composting Bin

    Jan 22, 2012 0:57

    Choosing a Composting Bin

    How to Choose a Composting Container   There are many sizes, shapes, and styles of composting bins to choose from.  You can make one yourself or opt for not using one at all and create a compost pile or heap.   A compost tumbler is a cylindrical shape much like […]

     
  • Growing Horseradish

    Jan 20, 2012 0:37

    Growing Horseradish

    Horseradish.–Widely used as an appetizer, Horseradish is a kitchen-garden vegetable, that is usually planted in some out-of-the-way spot and a piece of the root dug as often as needed, the fragments of roots being left in the soil to grow for further use. This method results in having nothing but […]

     
  • Growing Garlic

    Jan 20, 2012 0:34

    Growing Garlic

    GARLIC   Allium sativum   This is a perennial plant, from the south of Europe. The root is composed of from ten to fifteen small bulbs, called “cloves,” which are enclosed in a thin, white, semi-transparent skin, or pellicle. The leaves are long and narrow. The flower-stem is cylindrical, about […]

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Choosing a Composting Bin

    Choosing a Composting Bin

    Jan 22, 2012 0:57

    How to Choose a Composting Container   There are many sizes, shapes, and styles of composting bins to choose from.  You can make one yourself...

     
 
  • 6 Helpfull Tips on Planting Trees

    6 Helpfull Tips on Planting Trees

    Apr 15, 2010 23:24

    Colorado Blue Spruce Last November we purchased five pine trees for my sons wedding, two white pines, two tannenbaum pines and a Colorado blue...

     
 
 

Recent Posts

  • Organic Gardening- What Does Organic Mean?

    Organic Gardening- What Does Organic Mean?

    Mar 17, 2012 3:01

    What Does Growing Organic Mean You have decided you want to become an organic gardener. But what exactly does organic gardening...

     
  • Organic Gardening

    Organic Gardening

    Mar 10, 2012 22:21

    Why Go Organic Twenty five years ago the thought of organic gardening would have been considered a pretty radical idea. ...

     
  • Growing Kale

    Growing Kale

    Jan 22, 2012 1:05

    KALE Brassica oleracea sabellica Kale or borecole is a class of plants that belongs to the Cabbage family, which form neither...

     
  • Choosing a Composting Bin

    Choosing a Composting Bin

    Jan 22, 2012 0:57

    How to Choose a Composting Container   There are many sizes, shapes, and styles of composting bins to choose from. ...

     
  • Growing Horseradish

    Growing Horseradish

    Jan 20, 2012 0:37

    Horseradish.–Widely used as an appetizer, Horseradish is a kitchen-garden vegetable, that is usually planted in some...

     
  • Growing Garlic

    Growing Garlic

    Jan 20, 2012 0:34

    GARLIC   Allium sativum   This is a perennial plant, from the south of Europe. The root is composed of from ten...

     
  • Growing Endive

    Growing Endive

    Jan 18, 2012 0:16

    Endive.–One of the best fall salad vegetables, being far superior to lettuce at that time and as easily grown. For...

     
  • Growing Egg-Plant

    Growing Egg-Plant

    Jan 18, 2012 0:13

    Egg-plant.–The egg-plant has never become a popular home-garden product in the North. In the South it is better known. Unless...

     
  • Growing Cucumbers

    Growing Cucumbers

    Jan 18, 2012 0:12

    Cucumber.–The custom of putting down cucumber pickles in the home kitchen is probably passing out; but both the pickling...

     
  • Growing Water Cress

    Growing Water Cress

    Jan 13, 2012 2:41

    Cress.–Two very unlike species of plants are grown under the name of cress,–the upland-cress and the water-cress....

     
  • Growing Corn

    Growing Corn

    Jan 13, 2012 2:39

    Corn, sweet or sugar.–This is the characteristic American table vegetable, and one that every home-gardener expects...

     
  • Growing Chives

    Growing Chives

    Jan 13, 2012 2:37

    Chives.–A small perennial of the onion family, it is normally used for flavoring. It is propagated by division of the...

     
  • Growing Collard greens

    Growing Collard greens

    Jan 10, 2012 2:28

    Collard Greens.–This is a name given to a kind of kale, used when young as greens; also to young cabbages used in the...

     
  • Growing Chervil

    Growing Chervil

    Jan 10, 2012 2:24

    Chervil.–The chervil is grown in two forms,–for the leaves, and for the tuberous roots. The curled chervil is...

     
  • Growing Chicory

    Growing Chicory

    Jan 10, 2012 2:20

    Chicory is grown for two purposes,–for the roots and for the herbage. “Barbe de capucin” is a salad made...

     
  • Growing Swiss Chard

    Growing Swiss Chard

    Jan 8, 2012 21:16

    Chard, or Swiss chard,–is a development of the beet species characterized by large succulent leafstalks instead of...

     
  • Growing Celery

    Growing Celery

    Jan 8, 2012 21:13

    CELERY Apium graveolens Celery a biennial plant and grows naturally by the sides of ditches and near the sea, where it rises...

     
  • Growing Celeriac

    Growing Celeriac

    Jan 8, 2012 21:10

    Celeriac.–A form of the celery plant in which the tuberous root is the edible part. The tuber has the celery flavor...

     
  • Vegetable Garden Companion Planting

    Vegetable Garden Companion Planting

    Jan 8, 2012 2:07

    Companion Planting at The Home Garden for A Healthy Vegetable Garden. Companion plantings have been practiced throughout...

     
  • Tips on Starting a Garden

    Tips on Starting a Garden

    Jan 8, 2012 1:58

    If you are planning on starting a garden here are 8 steps you will need to know to help you get started.  1) First, start...

     
  • Container Garden Vegetable Selection

    Container Garden Vegetable Selection

    Jan 8, 2012 1:35

    At The Home Garden we always have some sort of container garden. Usually it’s herbs because they do so well in containers...

     
  • Container Garden Watering and Fertilizing

    Container Garden Watering and Fertilizing

    Jan 8, 2012 1:29

    Planting vegetables and herbs at The Home Garden is always a fun time. We wait with anticipation as our first vegetables...

     
  • Container Gardening Insects and Diseases

    Container Gardening Insects and Diseases

    Jan 8, 2012 1:22

    Now that you vegetables and herbs are up and growing you will have to watch for diseases and insects. One of the most important...

     
  • Choosing Containers and Soil

    Choosing Containers and Soil

    Jan 8, 2012 1:12

    If you have decided to start a vegetable container garden, and have already decided what you want to grow the next step is...

     
  • Growing Cauliflower

    Growing Cauliflower

    Jan 8, 2012 1:02

    CAULIFLOWER Brassica oleracea var The Cauliflower, like the Broccoli, is strictly an annual plant; as it blossoms and perfects...

     
  • Growing Carrots

    Growing Carrots

    Jan 8, 2012 0:58

      CARROT   Daucus carota   The Carrot is a half-hardy biennial. It is indigenous to some parts of Great Britain,...

     
  • Growing Cabbage

    Growing Cabbage

    Jan 7, 2012 23:45

    CABBAGE Brassica oleracea capitata The Cabbage is a biennial plant; and, though comparatively hardy, will not withstand...

     
  • Growing Tomatoes in Containers

    Growing Tomatoes in Containers

    Jan 7, 2012 23:07

    If you have limited space you may want to consider growing tomatoes in containers. At The home Gardenwe always grow one tomato...

     
  • Growing Brussels Sprouts

    Growing Brussels Sprouts

    Jan 7, 2012 23:02

    BRUSSELS SPROUTS Brassica oleracea var Brussels sprouts are a hardy, slow-growing, long-season vegetable and belong to the...

     
  • Growing Broccoli

    Growing Broccoli

    Jan 7, 2012 23:01

    BROCCOLI Brassica oleracea var In its structure and general habit, the Broccoli resembles the Cauliflower. Between these...