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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: Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap, RTU Safer® Brand Tomato and Vegetable Insect Killer, RTU:

3 Tips for Organic Gardening Lawn Care

Here are three tips for organic gardening lawn care from garden author Doug Green at www.beginner– 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

Kids Gardening – How to grow a Grass Head A short video that teaches kids how to grow a grass head. Great for children who love the home garden. For more gardening advice visit:

Grow a Front Yard Vegetable Garden and Go To Jail. The Plight of Julie Bass Oak Park, MI

Support Julie Bass at John from shares with you his thoughts on the plight of Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan who faces Jail Time if she is convicted of the misdemeanor crime of growing a vegetable garden in her front yard. After watching this episode, you will learn what you can do to help and discover John’s tips on how to stay out of trouble in the first place.

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