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Gardening - Growing Food in Small Urban Spaces

Growing Food in Small Urban Spaces

Small urban spaces are perfect for growing high-value crops like herbs, salad leaves and soft fruit. Homegrown produce can be a great way to supplement a diet and cut down on food waste. Growing food in urban spaces can also help reduce the amount of food that needs to be stored or transported in temperature-controlled storage facilities. Whether you grow vegetables, herbs, or other plants in your home or city garden will depend on what you plan to grow. Growing food vertically Growing food vertically in a small urban space can help solve many of the problems associated with limited

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Essential Tips For Starting a Balcony Vegetable Garden

There are a few essential tips to starting a balcony vegetable garden. First of all, you should decide if you want to grow vegetables in the full sun or in the shade. You can also grow vegetables in containers. Another essential tip is to avoid wind and windy locations. If you can’t avoid wind, you can use pots. You can use pots to grow vegetables in the full sun, but avoid growing them in the shade. Growing vegetables in full sun If you are aiming to grow your own vegetables in a balcony garden, you will need to consider the

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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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Gardening – How To Grow Blueberries

The blueberry not only bears delicious fruit high in fiber and vitamin C but does double duty as an ornamental landscape shrub. Blueberries are very easy for the home gardener to grow and enjoy. Choosing Blueberries Chose blueberry varieties appropriate to you garden hardiness zone. While blueberries are technically self-pollinating, the use of at least two different varieties will greatly enhance fruit size and yield. Planting Blueberries Plant with soil 1/4”- 1 1/2” above the root system Spaced 4 ft. apart and mulched regularly. Blueberries require acid soil with a pH of5-5.0 with a high organic content to maintain moisture.

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Gardening – How To Grow Apricot Trees

The apricots are a fine addition to a home-growing repertoire. Apricot trees can be grown as fans, bushes, or pyramid-shaped examples, or left to grow to a natural shape. Dwarf varieties are available which can be grown in containers, small spaces in the landscape, or trained along walls so that apricot trees can be suitable for even the very smallest of gardens. Why Grow Apricot Trees? If you want to know why grow apricot trees, you should first understand their needs. These small fruit trees are quite vigorous and can quickly outgrow your existing trees. Pruning is necessary for good

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Gardening – How To Grow Peach Trees

Peaches are such attractive trees and have such delicious fruit – no wonder they are a favorite with many gardeners in the climate zone. Peaches are a delicious, fresh taste of the summer and there is nothing better than being able to pick these juicy fruits from your garden. Choosing a Peach Tree Most peaches are self-fertile and so will not require a companion tree to fruit. However, you may wish to consider choosing different peach varieties to be able to harvest these delicious fruits over a longer period. Peaches that do well in zone 8 gardens include Gulf Crimson,

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