String beans are very popular in many countries. For example in England canned beans are the leaders on the list of the most popular products. They are a good source of fibre, carbohydrates, vitamin C and vitamin A. So lets talk about planting these vegetables.
String beans prefer rich soil in a sunny location and a lot of moisture. So make sure that you water them frequently in the heat of the summer.
Do not try to get an early start with them – you’ll waste a lot of home garden seeds! String beans are fragile and you should not plant them until all frost danger has passed and the soil remains above 65єF.
You have to plant them in the area that will give them at least six hours of sunlight.
Before planting the beans you need to prepare soil. It has to be worked with a garden hoe, rake or spade down 8 to 10 inches. You have to brake up all dirt clods and remove any rocks or weeds.
Plant garden seeds 10 inches deep, every two to three inches in rows 24 inches apart. You have to cultivate them frequently and shallow until flowers appear. After that, be very careful, try not to disturb the roots as it can cause the flowers to drop.
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Carrots. This vegetable is loaded with vitamins, taste good, help to control your weight, good for your skin and blood.
There are a few ways of planting carrot home garden seeds. But before planting them don’t forget to prepare soil. Work it deeply adding some compost or peat moss. Try to remove stones as in may affect downward formation of the roots.
Carrot seeds are one of the smallest of home garden seeds and it is important to thin the seedlings before crowding impairs their growth. There are two tricks you can use:
1) You can add several scoops of fresh coffee grounds to the mixture. It will help you space the carrot seeds by increasing the volume you have to pick up. The grounds will also help repel pests, as well as help fertilize the soil.
2) Also you can add some radish home garden seeds to the mixture. The radishes will sprout first, so you will be able to see where your rows are. It will also help you space the carrots out more when you cultivate them.
After the carrot home garden seeds have germinated, I recommend you to thin them to two inches apart.
Keep them well weeded early in the season. Carrots are easily overcrowded, and weeds usually winning out.
They also need a good supply of water, in soil that drains well. They respond well to fertilizer applied prior to sowing carrot seeds, and a couple of times during the season.
Carrots are ready to pick approximately 65 to 75 days, depending upon their sort.
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Today I want to write about one very important thing for all gardeners. In fact the normal gardener will not plant home garden seeds without using it first. I am sure you all have it somewhere in your garden. It’s called compost pile.
To make a good compost for planting your home garden seeds or seedlings, you need organic material plus microbes (bacteria, fungi, etc.) and other small creatures that will break down that material.
In order to get the best compost the most quickly, you’ll have to keep the microbes happy. The three elements for making them happy are: the right amount of moisture, enough oxygen, and the right types of food.
Let’s talk about the food first.
A lot of people add special chemicals but there is a much better way to have a great harvest. It is cost effective (actually it won’t cost you anything!), healthier and easy. The secret is – nature around you. Yes, the nature and nowadays mass production gives a lot for your compost heap.
To survive, the bacterias in your compost pile need carbon and nitrogen.
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All of us probably have seen self-watering containers in the shops or markets. Some of us probably use them to grow home garden seeds. They are really good for those who have to visit their family or friends during the summer and don’t want to kill their plants and vegetables. But these containers cost a lot. Not everyone can afford to buy them. I am also guessing that some of us wanted to build self-watering container themselves, they saw a lot of tutorials on the Web but 95% of the tutorials ask to buy garden containers anyway, drill them and all that sort of things. I don’t know about you, but am too lazy to do that (I know I shouldn’t say that but at least I will be fair with myself ). But today I’ve found the tutorial for making a self watering container from 2 litres bottle and I think this is the easiest and best way to make it. It takes maximum 10 minutes and costs virtually nothing. You will be able to plant home garden seeds straight away! Have a look on the video-tutorial from Youtube. I hope you’ll find it useful.
P.s. If you are busy and can’t spend a lot of time in your garden, you also may want to buy vegetable and tree Ooze Tube.
A few days ago I’ve come across something called Aquaponic Gardening. In two words, it is a special system that combines aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The fish provide nutrients to the plants and the plants absorb nutrients that can become harmful for the fish if left up to high levels. The pump pumps water from the container with live fish, then the water goes though the container with the plants, the roots of the plants absorb the necessary elements and then clean water goes back to the container with the fish. There are few advantages (one of them – you don’t have to become an organic weed killer as there will be no weeds) and few disadvantages but in overall the idea sounds great.
I was thinking yesterday – how many of us can make such system? 10 percent? May be less. All we want to do is to plant our home garden seeds and get a harvest. And what about expensive tanks, pumps and electricity bills? How many of us can afford that? And then a brilliant idea came to my mind. It is simple but smart (heh-heh, I am being modest today). Read the rest of this entry »
People who want to have an organic garden have to remember one thing: it is impossible if you spray chemical herbicides over your garden bed. There are much better ways to control and get rid of weeds.
1) Use heavy mulching with straw and wood chips or shavings. Even if you put a light mulch of grass clippings around the weedy areas you will see that will do wonders to suppress them. But don’t over mulch or apply to closely to your other plants or places where you planted your home garden seeds. It is really cheap and healthy way to get rid of nasty weeds on your garden beds. The mulch softens the soil so that any weeds that come through are easy to remove.
2) Use Vinegar. It is more expensive way but it also helps. You can spray it every week or so in the bad spots and keep it off the good plants.
3) Turn your topsoil. You can do that, wait a few days so the weed seeds will begin to grow then heavily apply mulch to area and let stand for a few weeks to kill everything off. Obviously this is best done as early in the year as possible.
4) There is also one new method. Recent invention called weed torch. It is fast and easy way to remove unwanted vegetation. This inexpensive method effectively burns the tip vegetation of weeds. By the way, it can also be used to melt ice in the winter. You can watch the movie below about types of weed torches and by them on Amazon. They are cheap and easy to use but, again, be careful and do not use it close to the place where you planted home garden seeds.
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If you want to do a container gardening you don’t need a lot of space. It is a great way to grow plants,
vegetables and herbs right outside your kitchen door. Or on the kitchen window. As some of the people say – you can garden in a tea cup. You can not believe how easy that is!
First of all you need a container. You need one with a good drainage (for example old villow market basket). If the holes at the bottom are too big you can put some plastic bag there and make some small holes in it.
Secondly you need a potting soil. As I wrote in the previous posts it is better to use organic one. It already has all the nutrients etc.
In containers you are commited to two things: furtulizing and watering.
To eliminate the problem you can use special soil moister. Put just a little bit in the soil and mix it. Don’t add a big ammount – soil moister gets bigger after watering so if you put too much it will blow your basket off and you don’t want that
There is no need to buy a soil moiture for those who have a small baby in the house. They can just put one or two baby diapers at the bottom of the container. It will do exactly the same job as a soil moister.
If you don’t add soil moister or baby diapers you’ll have to water your plants every day.
That’s all about container gardening, really.
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For indoor herb garden it is very simple: All you need to do is to get a potting soil (it is better to use organic potting soil) and put it in to the pot (not to the top. It is better to leave about 1 inch of space).
Use small pots if you want to plant home garden seeds. They don’t need big pots. And that’s all for growing herbs indoors.
When it comes to outdoor soil preparation, what you need to do once you have your location ready:
1) Make sure that it is completely clean.
2) Then you have to loosen your soil using shovel and then follow it with the rake. It will help you to release roots from other plants that were in the soil. Try to remove them completely.
3) Sprinkle it a little bit with potting soil from the market and mix it up using rake.
4) Select the area where you want to plant your home garden seeds and dig small holes.
The soil will be dry and it’s ok for it to be like that as you have to control the water drainage for most of the herbs.
Add a little bit of potting soil in the holes.
That’s all! Easy isn’t it?
We all have to plant organic garden seeds in to potting soil. What is it? Potting soil is a mixture used to grow plants, herbs and vegetables in a contained garden environment. The first recorded use of the term is from an 1861 issue of the American Agriculturist.
The most common ingredients used in potting soil are composted bark and/or other plant materials, peat moss, sand, and perlite (for drainage). Some potting soil mixtures contain particles of vermicompost, while other contain vermiculite for water conservation. Most commercially available brands of potting soil have their pH fine-tuned with ground limestone, and some contain small amounts of fertilizer and slow-release nutrients.
So basically the potting soil is a combination of elements and despite its name, little or no soil is used in potting soil because it is considered too heavy for growing house plants.
Can it be organic? I know only two companies who sell organic potting soil – “Organic Mechanics Soil Company” and “Scotts Organic” . Their peat-free potting soil is sold in retail garden centers, supermarkets, botanic gardens, and farmers markets.
Their products are 100% organic.
Why they sell peat-free soil?
Well, because harvesting peat destroys unique ecosystems for both flora and fauna, and is particularly damaging to insect and migratory songbird populations. They use coconut coil instead. This renewable resource is comprised of a 40% to 50% lignin fiber or more and 20% to 30% cellulose fiber.
What about benefits?
Apart from helping songbirds population to survive and minimizing pollution you’ll grow bigger and healthier plants than your neighbour.
Living soil contain higher levels of nutrients, and many taste better than their conventional counterparts.
So be green and use organic soil! It is helpful for nature, helpful for yourself and helpful for plants!
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We all like to use herbs in cooking to provide the that special flavours and aroma in our food. It will be interesting to know that most professional chefs prefer to use fresh herbs in their cooking. So why not to do the same and grow herbs indoors?
It is very easy to grow herbs indoors using home garden seeds and grow the most commonly used ones. Most of them require average soil and just some of them need rich soil, for example oregano.
Most of the herbs grown in a basic organic home garden such as parsley (note that this herb is biennial in nature. This means the first year it is grown it will not be useful for seasoning), sage, rosemary, thyme (this is a very forgiving plant and if it dries out will likely come back when an appropriate amount of water is given), oregano and basil are tolerant of direct sun, and will need minimal amount of water to survive. You can harvest leaves, sprigs and twigs from any of your herbs as they are growing giving fresh organic herbs for your kitchen.
Whenever possible, plant the organic garden seeds close to where the plants will be used.
In most cases it is easier to grow herbs indoors close to the kitchen (on the window, for example) for easy harvesting of the fresh crop. Note that you don’t have to cut and use the entire growth at once. With the right care, the herbs will grow and be usable for the entire season. You may want to dry or freeze the extra cuttings at the end of the season. It will supply you with the herbs throughout the winter.
A home garden of herbs is a great addition to your kitchen supplies and won’t take too much of your time to look after.
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