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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: (3392)

Like your Fruits and Vegetables? Thank a Bee.

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Like your Fruits and Vegetables? Thank a Bee.
If you like your fruits and vegetables, you should definitely thank a bee. The domesticated honeybee is one of the most familiar beneficial insects and plays a key role in the pollination of many of our home and commercially grown fruits and vegetables. It is also an important pollinator of many agricultural crops and a large number of ornamental flowers, herbs, trees, shrubs, wildflowers and meadow plants. In addition to helping pollinate the things we love to eat, the honeybee’s ...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: bees , beneficials , fruit , vegetables | Comments (0) | View Count: (1480)
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