The Vegetable Garden

Gardening Articles

Controlling Insects Organically

  • Written by Kathy Anderson

Most gardeners are anxious to get out into their gardens as soon as the weather warms up and the first green sprout appears. Unfortunately, plant-eating insects are just as anxious as we are to get into the garden. They seem to think that our beautiful shrubs and tasty vegetables were planted for their benefit!

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ECO-Organic Vegetable Gardening

We all know how much hard work there is in growing vegetables - digging, weeding, crop rotation, watering, fertilizing, planting winter crops, resting beds, spraying pests and weeds - the list goes on and on.  So imagine a vegetable garden that didn’t need any of these things. 

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Ecological Gardening

The term Ecological Gardening seems to be gaining popularity.  But what is it?  My experience with Ecological Gardening started many years ago.  You see, I have always been a fence sitter.  As a teenager I could never make my mind up whether I wanted to be a horticulturist or an environmental scientist.  And sometimes I’m still a little unsure!

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Ecological Vegetable Gardening

When we think of organic gardening and permaculture we tend to conjure up images of bearded warriors dressed in overalls who dedicate their lives to working long days in their vegetable plots.  Whilst this may be a wonderful way to live your life, it doesn’t suit the average suburbanite with a full-time job and a hefty mortgage.

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Garden Housekeeping

  • Written by Kathy Anderson

Most gardeners, myself included, would much rather be outside working in the garden than inside doing housework. Gardening also requires some housekeeping, but plant lovers generally don’t mind being outside fussing with their plants.

Garden housekeeping is done for two reasons. Keeping the garden neat and clean is done to maintain the aesthetics of the garden, and also to maintain the health of the plants in the garden.

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How to Use an Invisible Fence to Keep Your Dogs Out of Your Garden

To your pet dogs, your vegetable garden looks like an enticing playground and delicious feast just waiting for them to devour. Dogs who love to dig and eat can quickly destroy gardens and crops if they’re left unattended. If your dogs are enthralled by your garden, it can be a constant battle to make sure they don’t damage it when you aren’t looking. For peace of mind, you may need to install a fence to keep your dogs out. Let’s explore the option of an electronic dog fence.

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