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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

Backyard tobacco growing garden with beautiful, full grown plants

Growing your own tobacco is easy – and a fun hobby. For generations, people have grown Nicotiana as a decorative, ornamental plant – particularly for its beautiful little trumpet-shaped flowers. And now, more recently, as excise taxes have risen exhorbinantly on all forms of tobacco, people are growing their own for personal use. It’s chemical free, additive free, and now…. a growing cottage industry all its own. Tobacco can be grown virtually anywhere – even Alaska and Nova Scotia – so long as you have 70-90 days of reasonably good sun. And it grows astoundingly FAST. These plants have been in the ground only 3 months! Wow!

Planting 48 Peppers in a 4′ x 10′ Raised Square Foot Urban Garden Bed

John from shares with you the process of planting 48 pepper plants. Including enriching the raised bed, varieties being planted, the difference between green and red, orange and yellow bell peppers as well as what to do with all the ripe bell peppers.

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