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The Flowerpot Method of Sprouting

The Flowerpot Method of Sprouting

Sprouting is a practice that is gaining popularity every single day and for all good reasons. Flowerpot sproutining has been around for decades, and it turns hardly digested seeds, grains, or beans into food products that are digested quickly by your body as vegetables. There are many methods of sprouting, among them jar sprouting, tray sprouting, towel sprouting, soil sprouting as well as clay saucer, just to name a few. Each of these methods works best for specific seed types. However, we are going to look at the flowerpot method of sprouting, clay saucer sprouting. Clay saucer sprouting is the

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How to Grow Lettuce Indoors

If you love making salads and garnish, growing your lettuce can cut your grocery budget tremendously and provide a constant fresh supply through the seasons. But if you’re growing your plants outdoors, you might find it challenging to get your favorite greens during winter. Funtunately, lettuce is one of the easiest crops to grow indoors, allowing a steady supply of self-grown fresh veggies. And these fresh vegies cost next to nothing. Growing Lettuce As Microgreens Lettuce is an ideal plant for indoor gardening since it only requires mild temperatures to grow. When growing lettuce indoors, you can choose to have

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Easy Gardening – Garden Seed Tapes

What are Seed Tapes? Seed tapes are products designed with seeds perfectly attached between narrow strips of biodegradable tissue layers, which are ready for planting in both the garden and house. They are ideal for sowing in containers, large empty garden plots, as well as fill-ins in tighter areas. The seeds are applied at the correct distance along the tapes to reduce overcrowding of newly germinated seedlings. The tapes can consist of a single variety, custom mixtures, and multiple species of seeds. You can find products with flower, vegetable, and herb seeds embedded into them. What are the Advantages of

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Growing Zucchini And Summer Squash: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Thinking about growing some zucchini and summer squash and are not sure where to get started, well, this book will get you on our way. This concise gardening guide provides the essentials any home gardener will need to grow zucchini and summer squash at home for their tables regardless of how large or small garden patch is or if it just a tiny container garden.  This guide covers topics such which quash to choose, garden considerations, and how to handle the more common pitfalls and problems of growing Zucchini and Summer Squash. Growing Zucchini And Summer Squash: A HOME GARDENER’S

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Gardening – How To Grow Loose leaf Lettuce

Looseleaf lettuce is one of the favorite green leafy vegetables that not only make a salad taste great but also loaded with essential nutrients and minerals that benefit our health. Loose leaf lettuce is incredibly easy to grow in your home garden and can save you money. Well, here’s how to go about growing loose leaf lettuce: Start seeds indoors You should start seeds indoors in the early spring. Your seedling containers don’t need to be burry too deep since the plants produce shallow roots. Just cover the seeds lightly with soil, but make sure they receive a little light

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A Guide To Mulching in a Permaculture Garden

Mulch is merely the name given to the layer or layers of organic material that is laid on top of the existing topsoil in your garden. Mulching is an essential practice in a ‘no dig,’ permaculture garden. This guide to mulching in a permaculture garden will help you understand why we mulch, what materials can be used as mulch, how and where they should be applied. Read on to get a better understanding of this important permaculture gardening technique.  Why Mulching in Important in a Permaculture Garden An understanding of where and how we use mulches begins with an understanding

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