Benefits Of Juicing

What does juicing fruits and vegetables have to do with organic gardening? Simply this.   Just like plants and vegetables must be well fed with organic nutrients in order to grow lush and healthy, we humans must also feed our body well in order to be without disease. Therefore I am in full agreement with Leiba [...]

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Advantages of Creating a Food Budget

In today’s diminishing economy, creating a food budget can be advantageous in  many ways. Dawna Pacini, a single parent with 2 chidren, has learned how to “stretch her money” and have enough to eat “great” on a budget”. Through experience she knows that Creating a Food Budget is the first step to eating frugally but [...]

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Are Heritage Seeds Organic Seeds?

As you know, it is important to make sure the seeds we are planting are organic seeds, so I was pleased to see that some are checking for the “certified organic” label. As I was reading through the comments, I came across a most interesting question concerning Heritage seeds sold by Canadian Tire. Shelley had [...]

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Rubber Mulch? How Safe Is It?

I just cannot believe that people are buying into using this rubber mulch for gardens hook, line, and sinker! Just think of it for a minute. Where is this rubber mulch coming from? What is rubber made of? Is rubber not rubber anymore once it has been ground up?

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Growing Your Own Vegetables Is a Good Idea

It’s a smart idea to be growing your own vegetables for many reasons New conventional farming techniques spearheaded by large companies have changed the organic agricultural methods to such a point that  in many cases growing your own vegetables in nice healthy soil had been replaced with large crops of one type of vegetables being [...]

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Building A Raised Garden Bed

A raised Garden Bed, A Hot House, and an Automatic Watering Sprinkler –  the perfect setup for any gardener! What do you do when you love gardening but you just had a hip replacement  and you will never again be able to get down to soil level to get the work done? Well you may [...]

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Hardscaping & Dry Garden Landscaping Ideas

Hardscaping or dry garden landscaping might just be your solution . . . . . .if  you are the type of person who hates mowing a lawn and everything else that goes with it  — yet  you want an aesthetically pleasing front yard which is low-maintenance. If you have rocky areas, high hills, or extra [...]

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Natural Lawn Care

Switching to a natural lawn care method and still having beautiful green grass . . . . . . is not only possible but desirable.  In fact once you have done the ground work, you will notice, first of all,  that this innovative natural lawn care method is even more economical than the old-fashion way [...]

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Organic Matter – Organic Fertilizer

Being able to grow  nourishing delicious vegetables (or beautiful plants) year after year depends on what you use as organic matter and how much of this organic matter you put into your soil as organic fertilizer. Using organic matter (or an organic fertilizer) is of prime importance because it . . . 1. improves the [...]

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Organic Soil Amendments

The absolute best type of amendment you can use in your soil is organic soil amendments because these organic soil amendments can add a reservoir of nutrients for plant roots to absorb. To produce big juicy nutritional vegetables, your soil must be able to supply the plant with the following five critical nutrients: *  Nitrogen [...]

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