Organic Gardening

Pros and Cons Of Organic Gardening

By Bonnie and Amy Grant<p>There has been much talk about sustainability, green living and our effect on our planet. Inside that conversation is the …

Gardening

Great Horticulture Advice On Great Organic Gardening

Gardening can seem like too much to learn, but if you do a little research, it doesn’t end up seeming so hard. Now that you’ve read through these …

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Namibians Embrace Organic Gardening

Organic gardening and the need to become food secure is fast becoming a priority for Namibians from all walks of life.<p>Okahandja — Organic gardening …

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The Grateful Gardener: 10 Things to Be Thankful for in 2017

Every year is challenging to <i>someone.</i> Looking back on 2017 as Thanksgiving and the holiday season careen toward us, gardeners may be tempted to lament …

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8 Winter Flowers to Brighten Your Snowy Garden

Ensure that your garden looks lively year-round by filling flower beds and window boxes with any of these winter blooms.<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p><b>Q: I’m</b> …

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Established perennials probably OK without mulching ahead of winter

I read an article that says perennial gardens should be mulched for the winter. Since I have not been doing that in the past, I would like to know if I should start doing so as part of my routine bed maintenance.<p><i>— Bobby Jackson, Glenview</i><p>I try to minimize the amount of time that I spend maintaining …

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10 Surprising Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide In The Garden

Hydrogen peroxide is familiar as a household disinfectant and bleaching agent. This colorless liquid has a chemical formula (H2O2) similar to water, …

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Make This Homemade Garden Insect Spray To Keep The Bugs At Bay

Gardeners know all too well that certain bugs just won’t leave the plants alone even when the commonly available pest sprays are applied.<p>That just …

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Which garden mulch is best? | NOLA.com

<b>A question for Dan Gill:</b> Would you give me your opinion on Eucalyptus mulch? I see it available locally, and I was wondering which mulch is really …

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Growing Peppers- How to grow Peppers- in Texas

<i>Joseph Masabni, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist, The Texas A&M University System</i><p>Peppers are a warm-season crop that will grow in …

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Top 10 Varieties Of Tomato For Short And Long Growing Seasons

Whether you have a short or a long growing season, the range of organic, heirloom tomato varieties means that you will be spoiled for choice when it …

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Growing Squash - how to grow Squash - in Texas

<i>Joseph Masabni, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist; and Patrick Lillard, Extension Assistant, The Texas A&M System</i><p>Squash is a popular …

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The 6 big gardening trends of 2018

The planting, colour and design trends that will sweep UK gardens next year<p>The new year often brings with it plans and intentions to make a few …

Gardening

Dont Put Your Greens To Bed Without A Blanket

Some basic maintenance practices withstand the test of time. A good example is late-season topdressing applied to putting greens after they have …

Golf

Bokashi is a Fuss

<i>Bokashi is an odorless, space-saving, mess-free composting system will turn kitchen scraps into nutritious plant food in as little as a month.</i><p>By …

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Growing Things: Spray plants to eliminate whitefly

<b>Q: I had a lot of whitefly in my garden this year and would like to get rid of them for next year. Do whitefly eggs (or adults, for that matter)</b> …

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Could Iran’s sand storms be fought with nanotechnology?

<b>In Iran, sand and dust storms are a persistent, worsening problem. Climate change and water mismanagement have transfigured whole regions of the country in the last half-century, notably in the southeast and the southwest, where these storms swallow up entire villages and make the air very</b> …

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On Gardening: ColorMax violas offers the wow factor to the cool season landscape

Make no mistake about it; if you have ever thought a viola couldn't dazzle like a pansy, then you haven't tried ColorMax. ColorMax is a relatively …

Lifestyle

How to Grow Rosemary

<b>Are you investing some quality time into building a herb garden but want to learn the basics before you get started? Our guide on how to grow</b> …

Gardening

Stop Stress In Its Tracks With These Four Ayurvedic Herbs You Can Totally Grow At Home

Soft wet earth. Unfurling green leaves. A blend of mellow and strong floral fragrances together with the humming of bees and glorious bird songs filling the air. Gardening is indeed a feast for the senses.<p>The popular outdoor hobby isn’t just a great form of physical exercise but also doubles as an …

Herbs

The Dark, Teeming Vineyard Underworld

Explore the rhizosphere, the world below grapevines that might hold the key to the future of farming, and wine.<p>You’re forgiven if you think that …

Wine

A Class Proves That Growing Cannabis Is Anything But Simple

click to enlarge<p>In 25 years of growing organic veggies, I've never met a plant quite like cannabis. It responds to pruning the same way basil or …

Cannabis

This solar-powered Dutch poultry farm specializes in 'carbon-neutral' eggs

And surprise ... they're not even free-range or organic.<p>Sprawling industrial parks, manufacturing hubs and logistics centers dominate the once …

Farming

Amazon is opening pop-up stores in Whole Foods for the holidays

This holiday season, you could step into a Whole Foods for some organic bananas and step out with a couple of Echo speakers instead. Amazon is already selling "farm fresh" Kindles, Echos, Fire TVs and tablets in 100 Whole Foods locations, but it's taking things a step further for holidays this …

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How to Plant and Grow Papaya Trees | Home Guides | SF Gate

Papayas (Carica papaya) are tropical single-trunked trees, somewhat similar to pine trees and coconut trees in appearance. Growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b through 11, these trees are heavy feeders with relatively short lives. They offer large attractive leaves and …

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Bye-Bye Coffins, These Organic Burial Pods Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

Instead of becoming embalmed toxic waste, or resting in peace stuck under the ground, you can transform your dead beloved ones into a living memory – …

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A Coffee Producer’s Year: What Do Farmers Do?

There’s far more to producing coffee than just planting the trees and picking the cherries. Even though the harvest period might be just a few months …

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Why Gardening Can Help You Live Longer and Be Healthier!

Like never before, vegetable, herb, and seed sales are soaring, thanks to the new spirit of consumers who are not only concerned about the quality of …

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Do you even compost, bro?

Instead of being an organism in nature’s vast ecosystem, you could literally run your own! We generate a lot of waste, a large part of it being …

Composting

Your November Gardening Dilemmas, Solved

1. We have a problem with artillery fungus spraying the siding of our house. My wife says it has to do with the type of mulch we use. Should we …

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