Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Garden Update: Planting Vegetables

The turning, tilling, weeding, and making of rows is finished. Now it’s time to lant the garden and get the vegetables into the ground. The shade provided from the Tree of Heaven is relieving. I find it hard to get up from my lawn chair at times, so comfortable and enjoyable to watch the balloons flying overhead. I work up quite an appetite though and go through water like a hydroelectric dam. My body craves salt and I drink Gatorade to replenish electrolytes. Nibbling on the wild edibles that grow near the garden’s edge helps keep me going too; mustard, clover, lemon wood sorrel, cleavers and wild violets. Just having some fun and trying to show a different perspective on gardening. Gardening is hard, but rewarding work. I enjoy getting my hands dirty and seeing the fruits of my labor come to form. Just because the work is hard doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun doing it. Laughing and making fun is what keeps me motivated. Tags: vegetable gardening planting plant sow reap weed cultivate hoe rake shovel agriculture garden horticulture fruit flower science botany botanical nightshade mustard legume grass family “farmers market” “food for the needy” organic off grid be prepared survival self reliance “pepper prepper” “raw food” homegrown down on the farm three sisters squash beans corn maize “teosinte grass” evolution selective harvest breeding monoculture glucosinolate herbicide nematocide fungicide bio diesel biology permaculture wildcrafting

Container Gardening Season 2 – Week 3: Seedlings & Sprouts!

This week we finally see some life from our seeds and embark on a few new experiments, including growing our own sprouts. Also, thanks to buying a box of Triscuits we got some free dill seeds to plant. This is our second year attempting to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in containers on our patio in the city. Each week we update with what’s new, good or bad, in our patio garden. This year we are growing: Basil Cherry Tomatoes Cilantro Dill Green Onions Eggplants Habanero Peppers Jalapeno Peppers Oregano Lettuce Spinach Strawberries and a random heirloom tomato plant given to us as a gift Theme music by DoKashiteru – bit.ly

How To Grow Potatoes : How to Dig a Trench for Potato Planting

Learn how to dig a trench for planting potatoes in this free video on home gardening. Expert: Doug Smiddy Bio: Doug Smiddy has had an active interest in gardening as long has he can remember. Filmmaker: Dale Fitzgerald

FARM-Africa – Growing beans, peanuts and rice in Central Uganda, Nov 11

FARM-Africa is helping farmers in Uganda improve their harvests so they have enough food to eat. In Central Uganda nine out of ten families rely on the their land for survival, so poor harvests can be catastrophic. Farming here isn’t easy – plant diseases are rife and can destroy entire crops, leaving families without enough food to eat. FARM-Africa is working with local farmers’ groups to set up demonstration plots, where members of the group learn how to grow bigger harvests using good quality, disease resistant seeds and more modern farming methods. The farmers can use their new skills on their own land to grow more food. In this film we meet Joyce, the chair person of the Nakasongola district farmers’ group. Joyce shows us around her group’s demo plots where we see what a huge difference they have made to her community.

Container Gardening Season 2 – Week 16: Baby Tomatoes, Pepper and Eggplant Flowers

This week our first tomatoes appeared on our cherry tomato plants and our mysterious heirloom tomato plant–though we see some signs of bottom end rot. Also, Arlen updates on his onion experiment and our jalapeno pepper plan is flowering like crazy. This isour second year attempting to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in containers on our patio in the city. Each week we update with what’s new, good or bad, in our patio garden. This year we are growing: Basil Cherry Tomatoes Cilantro Dill Green Onions Eggplants Habanero Peppers Jalapeno Peppers Spinach Strawberries and a random heirloom tomato plant given to us as a gift Theme music by DoKashiteru – bit.ly

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