Month: August 2009

Month: August 2009

Taking Care of Runner Beans

I have 6 runner bean plants in my garden this year, climbing up bamboo sticks. I’ve checked all 6 six of them to be sure, but pictures of the three of them is enough for what I want to show you: Notice which direction they all turn around the bamboo stick? Counter-clockwise. This is good

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Month: August 2009

What Does a Spinach Plant With Seeds Look Like?

If you take a closer look at bolted spinach plants you’ll find the seeds grouped in small clusters: The seeds can easily be rubbed off the stem although some will stay together and you’ll need to separate those. From a single spinach plant I saved enough seeds to fill at least two normal seeds bags,

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Month: August 2009

Month: August 2009

The Worlds Best Compost Review

This is a 43 pages eBook about making compost written by Rod Turner in 2005 titled “The Worlds Best Compost – The How & Why“. My own attempts at making compost have been a bit disappointing. Of course there’s some kind of break-down of organic material into humus, but I can ensure you it’s not

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Month: August 2009

Month: August 2009

Arion lusitanicus… We meet again

So you like onions huh? Well me too. In the YouTube video I showed you in a recent post Scott McGuire talks about the use of the word pest. He deals with pests by growing more produce and accepts the loss cause by so called pests. No doubt that when we experience some kind of

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Month: August 2009

Month: August 2009