Recommended Item Of The Week: Portable Greenhouse

Before I built my larger permanent greenhouse this is what I used to get my seeds going a little earlier in the year and give my garden a jumpstart. When you’re not using it for seed starting it also makes a great shelf to set plants on in the summer when you remove the cover.

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What’s Going On With My Tomato Plant?

The main topic of today’s podcast is about identifying common problems with tomato plants and organic ways to fix the problems. This is a question I get asked often and I see being asked all over social media, “what’s going on with my tomato plant?”and I have to say it’s a good question because in the many years I have been growing tomatoes I’ve discovered they are a fickle plant and at one time or another i’ve had about every problem with them.

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Purslane: Friend or Foe of the Garden?

The answer in yes, purslane can be both a friend and a foe in the garden depending on how you use it and manage it in the garden. In order to get the most from our gardens it is not only important to understand the vegetables we are growing but to know all we can about the weeds that pop up as well and purslane is one such common weed you are likely to see.

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Today’s Harvest From The Quote Garden #12

“And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.” – Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels

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Today’s Harvest From The Quote Garden #11

“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey

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