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How to Start a Guppie Bowl

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How to Start a Guppie Bowl
In the east window of the Kemper Center you'll notice a fish-safe ceramic bowl that we have set up with water plants and veil-tail guppies; our "Guppie Bowl." Veil-tail guppies are tiny fish (the largest we have here are about an inch or so long).    The “Guppie Bowl” is a sample of a small water garden that is a good learning tool for kids. Without the aid of an electric pump or added chemicals, the plants produce oxygen, use carbon dioxide and keep the water clean ...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: water garden , fish , water lily | Comments (0) | View Count: (621)

Growing Vegetables in Containers

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Growing Vegetables in Containers
My 17-year-old son and I like to grow vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers). It has been our project every summer since he was a little boy. The problem is that in my current backyard I have all shade (north facing) but my front yard is full sun (south facing). Container gardening is my answer to this problem. It’s easy, affordable and it offers you greater control. I line my pots in front of my garage. They get protection from the weather and still have a sunny exposure. I have di...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: vegetables , containers | Comments (0) | View Count: (828)

Growing a Grocery Store Garden

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Growing a Grocery Store Garden
One of the displays that we have had in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening for the past couple of years is the “Kitchen Garden."  A better name could possibly be the “Grocery Store Garden" — all of the plants that we are growing in this indoor display are from the grocery store. We have taken different seeds and bulbs and vegetables from the produce department of the grocery store to propagate and show kids where their food comes from, as well as the potential to grow mo...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: gardens , vegetables , fruits , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (3398)