Homegrown Lettuce Flavor, Freshness, and Food Safety WRITTEN BY JESSE ALEXANDER Jesse grew up in a small agricultural town on Canada’s east coast. He loves all things that grow and has a B.Sc. in Agricultural Business from Dalhousie University. Jesse holds that our planet must be stewarded, not for future generations, but for its own…

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Dehydrating Garden Tomatoes



Here’s an idea when it’s time to pick the tomatoes in your garden and you don’t know what to do with all of them. Why not dehydrate them. An Excalibur food dehydrator is the perfect addition to any gardeners kitchen. Dehydrating tomatoes from your garden will allow you to enjoy them from one season to…

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Tomatoes have actually come to be a mainstay in our gardens. They are effortless to grow and can easily offer bountiful quantities of fruits for the gardener. The majority of garden enthusiasts discover tomatoes will generate fruit with incredibly little effort, however might not understand that by including a small amount of focus and having…

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Container Gardening Basics



  Container Gardening Made Simple If you are gardening in containers, be sure each container has a drainage system to prevent water from pooling. Lining the bottom of a container with small rocks or pebbles can also help with water drainage for container gardening. Allowing water to sit for extended periods can rot the root…

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Planning Your Vegetable Garden



When planning your vegetable garden, try and answer the following questions before starting. Who will be doing the gardening work? Will this garden be your own or maybe a family affair? Sorting products by Store Name Womanswork 610vg Vegetable Garden Wheel Womanswork Garden Wheel Vegetable more… $8.99 Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small…

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Winter Vegetable Gardening






Even in February you can plant a winter vegetable garden using this growing method. Incorporating the use of a cold frame can have you growing vegetables year round. Simple enough to build your own.

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Vegetable Garden






How to shade lettuce plants in the long hot days of summer. During this period lettuce tends to bolt. This when the lettuce flowers and makes seeds.

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Organic fertilizers offer many advantages over chemical fertilizers. When using organic matter you will always know what makes up the final product. Kick off your gardening season by preparing the soil organically.

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Find out why homegrown food tastes best. Retain that goodness as you go from garden to dinner plate within minutes. Get all of the flavor and nutrients from the vegetables naturally.

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Garden Carrots






More people are growing their own food these days. Is it because vegetable gardens are more popular in the bad economy? Could it be because of the trend to eat locally grown food, food safety concerns or maybe people want to be more self sufficient?

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