Posts Tagged ‘care’

Container Planting

Join Master Gardener William Moss as he shares his tips on creating the perfect container garden. William suggests using planted containers to spruce up your deck, balcony, or outdoor stairways. You can also use them to host an organic vegetable garden or organic fruit garden! Using a process he calls the “meat, vegetable, starch” process, you select plants based on three different areas: “meat” being the center focal point, “vegetables” being a compliment to the “meat”, and “starch” being any filler plants that can be used to create depth or to hang over the sides of the container. Moss suggests using organic gardening products, such as Safer® Brand products, when caring for your herb, vegetable, or fruit gardens because they do not create an adverse affect on the environment. To learn more about organic gardening visit: www.saferbrand.com Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap, RTU www.saferbrand.com Safer® Brand Tomato and Vegetable Insect Killer, RTU: www.saferbrand.com

3 Tips for Organic Gardening Lawn Care

Here are three tips for organic gardening lawn care from garden author Doug Green at www.beginner–gardening.com The first tip is to mow the grass as tall as your machine will let you, in most cases this is around the 2-3 inch mark. A you can mow it a bit shorter in the early spring but by late spring to early summer you should be at the tallest setting on your mower. In the fall, top dress with 2 pounds of grass seed per thousand square feet of lawn. This will thicken up the lawn and healthy, thick grass will fight off weeds by reducing the amount of sunlight that gets to the soil and encourages germination of weed seed. A thick organic lawn is your best first defense against weeds. The third tip is to use corn gluten in the spring to stop small seeds from germinating. Apply it when the forsythia start blooming for best results and water it thoroughly after application. With the thick turf grass on your lawn stopping weeds from germinating and the corn gluten doing the same, the vast majority of weeds will not get started. And that’s how you create great organic lawn care. You can ask questions at http

Gardening Flowers & Vegetables : How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

When planting a vegetable garden, determine which vegetables will be eaten regularly, map out where the vegetables will go on the plot, and plant the seeds to maximize sun exposure and accessibility. Plant a vegetable garden with information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Soil Types: Home Container Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

Learn how to choose soil types for a container garden in this free homegardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice. Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

‘Pinching Out’ Your Growing Tomato Plants (Suckers)

A quick video about caring for your growing tomato plants. www.container-gardening-for-food.com

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