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New 2012 Kitchen Garden Clean Up

Here’s a couple of videos from my 2012 garden makeover. It’s just great to have a patch of soil again, but there’s work to it. These are before-and-after videos – I removed a lot of random bushes and plants to make room for vegetable beds: Actually, the before-video don’t show the tall grass and snakes

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Concrete in the Kitchen Garden

I think the use of concrete in the kitchen garden is something that should be considered more often. Concrete is not pretty but since the main purpose of the kitchen garden is to produce edibles the benefits of concrete as a building material should be kept in mind. The guy who started this garden I

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Raised Bed Designs

It’s time for another collection of raised bed designs from around the world. The kitchen gardeners out there are really creative when it comes to shapes and materials used. Although many types of raised bed kits for gardens are available in shops you might get inspired to construct your very own based on the gallery

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Concrete Block Raised Beds

The good thing about using concrete blocks for your raised bed is that concrete will last for a lifetime. Although this one is being used for flowers you could just as well grow vegetables in it: Photo by Liz (perspicacious.org). The concrete blocks will stay in place for many years but unfortunately they take up

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How to Keep Birds Away from Your Strawberries

I’m impressed with my new scarecrow made out of old CD-ROM’s so I thought I wanted to show it to you in live action: [media id=14 width=400 height=320] Now it’s only the slugs that are eating away, but fortunately there are solutions for that: Crushed egg shells around the edges of the bed Copper tape

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Raised Garden Bed Plans

When you have decided that you want your own raised beds, you need to figure out how to build them. There are a lot of ways to do this and this post will try to give you some ideas by showing some of the very different ways people have raised their beds up above ground

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Food4Wealth Review

Here is my review of Jonathan White’s product called Food4Wealth. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience as an environmental scientist and horticulturalist. He claims that if you follow his program in the form of an eBook and related videos you can save up to $5,000 per year, and that may indeed turn out to

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The 2009 Harvest

Now that the snow is covering everything around here I’ve had a chance to look through the stacks of paper documenting my food growing adventures in 2009. This is a log describing the food I’m bringing in from my garden grown in 2009. I’m using the following beds: Raised bed, 3 m x 1.2 m

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Garden Layout

Okay, I’ll admit that it looks nice with the sharp edge between the raised beds and the lawn. It’s soft on the knees when you sow or weed, but I’m beginning to realize that there are some rather annoying disadvantages by alternating between lawn and beds like this. First, this is what always happens near

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You Don’t Have To Own A Nursery Greenhouse To Grow Your Own Food In The City

Get ready for some serious city raised bed gardening. The way she uses PVC pipes to build a small greenhouse over her raised beds is just brilliant. And very simple. See if you can spot the hens: Here’s another video from the city. I love how happy and enthusiastic the kids are. Look at the

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