The Vegetable Garden

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Helping You Learn How To Vegetable Garden

The Vegetable Garden provides information on how to  vegetable garden including ways to plan and design a garden, plant, grow and harvest vegetables. You will find prices and information on gardening supplies, tools and seeds. If you're already a  seasoned gardener the site has tips to help you improve and information on raised beds and container gardening. The site also reviews gardening products and provides links to many popular gardening product and seed suppliers so you can find everything you need in one easy-to-read and convenient location. The goal of this site is to help you learn how to garden successfully.

  • The Vegetable Garden

Water Only The Vegetables and Save

While conserving water is on all of our minds having a vegetable garden requires a lot of water. Nothing compares to good ole rain water but it seems to me that we are not getting it like we use to... or at least I'm not in my neck of the woods. Since the rain fall is lacking I need to use my water to make sure my plants have what they need in order to produce. If you are not on well water and have to pay your bill each month like me you will quickly become a conservationist.

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Weed and Insect Control through the Use of Companion Plants

The development of most vegetable plants is slowed down considerably by the occurrence of weeds. To reduce the weed situation for susceptible plants, you can grow different plants for the duration of the prior season so as to dissuade weed development in the soil in the present season. Two such type of plants are kale and rape. Another example is the Tagetes minuta, Mexican marigold. It has been noted that in many cases it has killed couch grass, wild morning glory, ground ivy, ground elder, horsetail, and other chronic weeds that defy nearly all poisons.

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Companion Planting: A Love Hate Relationship

Like people in relationships, specific crops love and hate each other, based on the specific natures involved. Seedlings of transplanting size begin to interact more and more together with the plants near them. These associations come to be especially necessary as adult plants cultivate explicit  personalities, essences, and aromas. Green beans and strawberries, for instance, thrive better when they are grown in combination than when they are grown independently. To get really wonderful-tasting Bibb lettuce, one spinach plant should be grown for everyfour Bibb lettuce plants.

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Why is compost special?

Building and maintaining a compost pile is the surest, easiest way to become a better gardener. Not only will you be producing the best possible food for your garden, but by watching leaves, eggshells, orange rinds, and grass clippings become transformed into rich compost filled with earthworms and other soil creatures, you'll be learning what healthy soil is all about.

Compost is a rich and crumbly blend of partially decomposed organic material that does wonderful things for your garden.

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Restore Basic Life-Supporting Systems

The breakdown of our food growing systems poses one of the biggest threats to our survival.  Our existence depends upon our agricultural systems, but what do our agricultural systems depend on?  The answer: water, air and soil.  These basic elements support all life-forms and without them, life as we know it cannot be sustained.

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Planting Tomatoes In Your Garden

  • Written by Kathy Anderson

Tomatoes are without a doubt one of the most popular vegetables in the home garden, and for good reason. Homegrown tomatoes are very nutritious and much more flavorful than those bought from a store. Tomato plants will produce an abundance of fruit for the home gardener if they are properly planted and cared for.

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