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Entries from March 2009

Starting Impatiens From Seed

March 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Anybody else tired of paying high dollar for Impatiens?
If you have the space under the grow lights or in the greenhouse, you can benefit from starting them from seed.  I started a tray of them three to five days ago now (early to mid March) and they are starting to sprout up nicely.  Considering they [...]

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Tags: Flowers · Seeds

Stop Getting Phone Books, its 2009.

March 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Paper Comanies + Clear Cutting + Phonebooks = Deforestation & Inhumane Forestry Practice
I look out my window about 4 times a year to see large yellow pages books in plastic bags thrown onto my lawn.  I just let them sit there for about, ohhh, two months or so to see what will happen.  They get [...]

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Tags: Go Green · Trees

Companion Planting

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Companion Plantings with Reason:

Cabbage and Dill – As dill flowers it draws beneficial insects to eat cabbageworms and aphids.  If you don’t already know about cabbageworms, I had an issue with them.
Flowers like Calendula and Cucumbers and Squash – The pollen from the flowers attracts pollenators and thereby increases yields.

Please send in your companion plantings.   [...]

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Tags: Flowers · Herbs · Organic Gardening Techniques · Vegetables