Vegetable Gardening

Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer

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Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer

Did you know used or fresh coffee grounds sometimes make an excellent plant fertilizer? It’s true, but there are some caveats. Read on … COFFEE GROUNDS & YOUR PLANTS By their very nature, coffee grounds are acidic (high in acid). Fresh, unused coffee grounds are higher in acid than used grounds … And since most […]

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Did you know used or fresh coffee grounds sometimes make an excellent plant fertilizer? It’s true, but there are some caveats. Read on … COFFEE GROUNDS & YOUR PLANTS By their very nature, coffee grounds are acidic (high in acid). Fresh, unused coffee grounds are higher in acid than used grounds … And since most plants like soil conditions that are neutral pH (neither high in acid or low in acid), how do coffee grounds fit into your arsenal? Turns out, there are a few dozen plants that prefer a little more acidic soil … Most of these plants are fairly common in...

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Dog Friendly Vegetable Gardening

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Dog Friendly Vegetable Gardening

You can share some of the bounty from your backyard vegetable garden with your canine friend! Supplementing your dog’s meals with small amounts of veggies is a healthy snack for your hound. By cultivating an organic garden, you ensure no traces of potentially toxic herbicides or pesticides make it into your pet’s dinner bowl … […]

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You can share some of the bounty from your backyard vegetable garden with your canine friend! Supplementing your dog’s meals with small amounts of veggies is a healthy snack for your hound. By cultivating an organic garden, you ensure no traces of potentially toxic herbicides or pesticides make it into your pet’s dinner bowl … When you’re considering the addition of vegetables to your dog’s diet, it’s important to be aware of ones that are potentially harmful to dogs. Two that should be avoided are garlic and onions since they’re known to cause...

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Easy To Grow Vegetables

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Easy To Grow Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables is one of the most satisfying garden activities. There’s nothing quite like eating a freshly picked tomato or making a salad with greens harvested from your own backyard. Plus you can take comfort knowing that no pesticides were used on the crops. Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her […]

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Growing your own vegetables is one of the most satisfying garden activities. There’s nothing quite like eating a freshly picked tomato or making a salad with greens harvested from your own backyard. Plus you can take comfort knowing that no pesticides were used on the crops. Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. ~ Douglas William Jerrold What to grow? Grow what you and your family like to eat! I enjoy growing different varieties of favorite vegetables than what you can typically buy in the grocery store. Try a heirloom strain for a change...

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Fall Vegetable Gardening

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Fall Vegetable Gardening

Fall Vegetable Gardening In Zone 5 & 6 … In addition to the many flowers we mention on this website to keep your garden lively and colorful late into the season, you can also plant vegetables late in the summer (mid to late August and early September) to enjoy a bountiful harvest during the fall […]

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Fall Vegetable Gardening In Zone 5 & 6 … In addition to the many flowers we mention on this website to keep your garden lively and colorful late into the season, you can also plant vegetables late in the summer (mid to late August and early September) to enjoy a bountiful harvest during the fall and winter months … Most people don’t really consider fall vegetable gardening, believing vegetables only thrive in the warm summer months. While it’s true more common vegetables like green peppers and tomatoes are best planted in late spring, there is a surprising array...

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Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

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Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Winter is a fun time of year for gardeners. We get to browse the colorful seed catalogs, gardening magazines, books, and websites while dreaming and planning our next beautiful, prolific, and fragrant gardens. Growing vegetable plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do at all. Quite the contrary, it’s actually very rewarding and […]

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Winter is a fun time of year for gardeners. We get to browse the colorful seed catalogs, gardening magazines, books, and websites while dreaming and planning our next beautiful, prolific, and fragrant gardens. Growing vegetable plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do at all. Quite the contrary, it’s actually very rewarding and a good thing to do while it’s still cold outside and you are itching to dig in the dirt. To start veggie seeds indoors all you need are some containers, a seed starting mix, a light source, water and, of course, seeds. Most seed packets will tell...

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