Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

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Lettuce in a Wine Barrel

Here is a really quick way to get a lot of lettuce in a short period of time and that is also protected from those pesky slugs and snails. I plant my lettuce in a half wine barrel planter for a number of reasons. It looks decorative in the garden. It grows very quickly. It is easy to harvest the …

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Three Tier Hanging Herb Garden

Three Tier Hanging Herb Planter

I just have to share this smart project from Martha Stewart Living‘s June 2013 issue: a three tier hanging herb planter. Even if you have a small outdoor space you can still grow plenty of herbs. I can even see this in a sunny window indoors, given the baskets are lined with a little plastic first.

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Bike Rim Trellis

Spotted: Bicycle Wheel Trellis

This bike wheel trellis is not only an ingenious recycling project, but also a great way to grow peas. I just happened to be walking by it and knew that I had to share the project here.

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How To Make A DIY Woven Bamboo Trellis With Only One Material

How to Build a Woven Bamboo Trellis

When the sun starts shining those seedlings will soon be reaching up to meet it. Some plants have nice strong stalks to hold them up but others need our help. Peas, beans, and other vining vegetables need some sort of trellis to support their growth towards the sky. This project shows you how to easily build a bamboo trellis with only one material. Yep, you guessed it…bamboo! …

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Square Foot Planting Guide

Square Foot Planting Guide

Are you deep in to planning  your vegetable garden? Small space gardeners tend to get good yield and lot of variety with a square foot garden. Not only that, but also they tend to have less weeds and conserve water by being planted densely. Year after year you can rotate crops around the beds to ensure that there is no nutrient depletion nor diseases introduced. …

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Vegetable Gardening In The Pacific Northwest

What’s New in Vegetable Gardening Books

Spring is now so close that we can almost touch it, taste it, see it, smell it, hear it. Part of what makes spring so sensory is the fresh little green things that begin to grow in the vegetable garden. Whether you have garlic and broad beans popping up, or some overwintering Brussels sprouts from last year’s planting, there is a whole …

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