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Last Days of Poppy

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Growing Great Food

You can grow healthy and tasty vegetables by following a few basic steps.


"You will succeed if you place the garden where the plants get the sunlight they must have; vegetables need at least six to eight hours of sun each day. Tomatoes and peppers love sun and heat so consider this when planting them."

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Permaculture: The Zone System

People garden for many reasons; some because they enjoy being busy and being outside. Some garden to grow prize winning roses; some to grow tomatoes; other seeks herbs and some garden to enhance the value of their property.
When you grow for food production, whether it be for personal or market use, yield is crucial. Permaculture design will assist you to create a home garden that will maximize yoru yield. Permaculture is a design system that is used to create sustainable human habitats. Permaculture designers use a zone system to determine what goes where. The zones serve as guidelines which help plan where things will be placed in a landscape. The zone system allows for efficient use of time and energy and this helps increase the return on yoru gardening investment. What belongs in what zone is determined by the frequency with which you need to visit that zone; how many times per week do you need to pay attention to what occupies a zone? You place the items that you use the most such as h…

Photos From My Greenhouse

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Geraniums Front along Driveway

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Front Garden

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers are versatile and with a little attention not difficult to grow. "Cucumbers are from the subtropics and grow best at relatively high temperatures, 65-75 degrees F being the ideal temperature range. Frost is a serious threat and in northern climates you are best to start your cucumbers indoors about four weeks before you plant them out."

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Greenhouse

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Bumblebee in Action

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My backyard about 12:50pm


Garden Design

Anyone can garden, it is all in the design. Good design begins when the needs of the person, for whom the design is created, are considered before any planning takes place. Read More in this Friday's Campbellton Tribune

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