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Timers: The Key to Saving Water

Timers: The Key to Saving Water

With the hot summer months, here again, it's time to be as water efficient as possible and find the best timer (water controller) for your needs. The convenience that a timer gives you is tremendous. People often go away for a week or two during the summer, and a timer can take their place in the garden, making sure your plants get watered while you are away. The focus of this article is to describe the types of timers that will fit your needs.

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The "Must Grow" Healthy Vegetables for 2018

The "Must Grow" Healthy Vegetables for 2018

Garden fresh veggies that you grow are by far the most beneficial. Here is our easy to grow favorite veggies that will provide fresh, healthy food for your family and save you money. Having fresh garden grown veggies will help you eat more salads and vegetable dishes every day. Store bought vegetables lose a lot of their nutrient content by the time you get them home. Some examples of this are spinach that loses 64 percent of its vitamin C after one day in the fridge, green beans that lose 23 percent after a day, green peas that lose 61 percent after two days, and carrots that lose 42 percent after a week. Eating and enjoying the harvest will improve your overall health in so many ways! Here are some old favorites to consider, and some welcome surprises.

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Gardening Tips and Trends 2018

Gardening Tips and Trends 2018

Let's get started with essential tips and garden trends for a successful 2018 gardening season. Even us experienced gardeners can learn something new every year when it comes to gardening, for example, did you know that there are plant identification apps available for your iPhone or Android? Snap a picture of a plant, and the app will give you the name of it. Wow, how easy is that, no more flipping through books or running to a local nursery with clippings. There is so much to do when it comes to planning and prepping for your garden let's get started with some gardening trends.

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Innovative Growing Solutions: Vertical Gardens

Innovative Growing Solutions: Vertical Gardens

Finding arable land to produce food is at a premium as the population grows. The demand for high quality locally sourced food has caused some small companies to develop some very creative solutions. Repurposing steel shipping containers and using vacant buildings for vertical gardens are two innovative techniques that are beginning to be a part of the answer to our growing demand for fresh produce.

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Striving for Imperfection in Your 2018 Garden

Striving for Imperfection in Your 2018 Garden

As we dream about our upcoming gardening plan for this year, I want to suggest being creatively imperfect. I'm talking about taking the stress out of your garden design and making it fun and environmentally friendly. Beautiful, healthy plants displayed brilliantly will remain the top priority.

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Getting Your 2018 Garden Going

Getting Your 2018 Garden Going

The cold, wet winter months are the perfect time to think about and plan your vegetable garden. For me, gardening is a source of pride, passion, and beauty! Your garden’s size should depend on the amount of time and energy you think you’ll have and how much food you think you’ll need. Don’t be fooled, gardening will be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun.

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