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679: Soil Review – What does a Garden Need

A Garden Chat with Michael Moore. - Instead of starting a new crop in your gardens with tired old soil, consider boosting the potential yield and health of the crops by rejuvenating the soil each season. In this Garden Chat we talk with permaculture gardener and practitioner Michael about how to boost…

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678: Seed Saving Myths

A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. - A myth is an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true, according to Webster’s Dictionary. Seed saving myths are plentiful and often are motivated by large corporations to increase seed sales and profits. You can’t save seeds to hybrids. You need…

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677: Lisa Steele on Cooking with Eggs

Knowing a thing or two dozen about raising hens and collecting eggs. – Eggs are an important and readily available food source, and they are so very versatile. Rediscover the humble egg with returning guest, Lisa Steele as she talks about her newest book, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook. She also tells us a bit…

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Deer can be the most damaging pests in any garden.  In the spring they can devour the green shoots of most any new plant, even plants they would avoid later in the season.  In the summer, one visit from wandering deer can destroy a vegetable garden overnight. During fall and winter, evergreens such as Arborvitae, […]

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Not all insects are pests. In fact, the majority of bugs living in your garden are helping your plants to grow in numerous, unseen ways. If you are having a problem with pests in your garden, you probably have an imbalance of fauna or an imbalance of soil nutrients. The more insects and other fauna […]

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Learn how to grow tomatoes with this step by step guide

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For a rewarding garden — and experience — think like a farmer and an artist
Anyone can become an artist in the garden. By Colin McCrateSpecial to The Seattle TimesMay 13, 2022 Excerpt: “GROW MORE FOOD,” the book I wrote with Brad Halm, is for people who are intent on getting as much food as possible from their gardens, whatever the size of their plot. Our knowledge is drawn from […]
Australia: How a neighbourhood rescued an urban farm from catastrophic floods
A report for the Landline TV show. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Courtney Wilson filed this reportMay 13, 2022 Neighbourhood Farm is a small market garden based in Brisbane’s south-west. But this year it was devastated by catastrophic flooding in the Australian city. Its customers, neighbours and supporters have proved their loyalty goes beyond buying its […]
Growing microgreens in space – How NASA is feeding astronauts using VegBed grow mats
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Johnson and her research, please join discussion Wednesday, May 25th. By Albert LinVegBedMay 05, 2022 Excerpt: What are the challenges about growing food in space? Christina M. Johnson, PhD (of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center) was kind enough to share with us some of her current research. […]

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