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New Kitchen Garden in 2012

I moved into another house a couple of months ago, and with that came a new garden for me to build. It was a complete unattended wilderness when I moved in but after much sweating it’s beginning to look like a kitchen garden. This picture was taken about 6 weeks ago when I prepared a

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Interview with Mike Higgs from Canada: We Like to Experiment

He has been growing fruits and vegetables for four years now together with his wife Joyce. They preserve part of what they grow in a root cellar and they even have enough to sell some of it at the local market. Propagation by seeds, cuttings and root division is a big part of their gardening

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 18: Selecting Fish and Plants

In this project we’re combining traditional fish keeping in an aquarium, and growing plants with the roots submerged in the same water as the fish live in. The question to answer next is – what is the best water pH value to aim for? Depending on the genus and species of the fish they’ll prefer

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Tag: spinach

Saving Arugula Seeds

Last year I saved seeds from spinach and the seeds turned into healthy plants. This success inspired me to look at other plants that I could do the same with, so after a nice harvest of arugula leaves for salads I let the plants bolt. What a mess: Pods with seeds have been formed that

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And While We Wait For The Potatoes…

I have a number of smaller projects in my garden that I want to write about today. The big project I’m working on is our new chicken coop but there’s not much new to report yet, but do look out for the upcoming third part in the series. Mulching We have a rather big large

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My Garden Layout for 2010

Below you’ll find my kitchen garden layout for 2010: 1. Potatoes (48 plants) 2. Potatoes (48 plants) 3. Root vegetables (carrots, parsnip, beets) 4. Legumes and brassica (radish, peas, corn, runner beans, broccoli, cauliflowers) 5. Misc. (squash, rucola, spinach, leeks,  onions) 6. Misc. (carrots, onions, leeks) 7. Flowers Against the wall on the left I

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