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Growing In Shade, Weeds And Guerilla Gardening

August 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Garden Plants, Gardening News

Conventional wisdom tells us that shade is the last thing that vegetables need, but Mark Hoffman from Kempton, Illinois disagrees. He will tell you from personal experience that some shade can have unexpected benefits. For instance potatoes which are grown partly in shade are more resistant to leaf hoppers. While crops grown in shade will [...]

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Pruning Roses, Sprouts And Nightmare Weeds

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

If you want some indoor gardening activities while waiting for spring and a window farm does not appeal, why not grow some sprouts? Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that you either love or hate, but they are not what I am talking about. “How to grow sprouts” is the title of an article [...]

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Stomping Snails And Non-Toxic Dandelion Killers

November 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Garden Plants, Gardening News

A few weeks ago I wrote about an English gardener who was investigating the homing instinct of snails. By marking their shells with a little spot of nail varnish she was able to check whether snails she had moved a certain distance were able to find their way back. It turned out that thirty yards [...]

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Forest Gardens And Talking Weeds

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

Image via Wikipedia Willie Chance who is now retired from UGA Extension in Houston County says that he knows of no reason not to talk to your plants, but suggests you stop if they begin to talk back. In fact he is making a serious point that although you will not hear what they are [...]

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