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Bio char

Bio char is very beneficial for organic and super soils. It adds all types of nutrients, amendments and other needed nourishment’s. What you need to do is save all your used bbq coals and any campfire remains and mix with your soils to enrich them. Mix thoroughly with all other nutrients and enjoy your new…

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Tomatoes and Potassium

Want to keep your garden growing strong during the fruiting and flowering process? Giving your plants the right amount of potassium is key. During heavy fruiting and flowering, plants can deplete the potassium in the root zone quickly, sometimes in as little as three or four days. Potassium (K) is a catalyst for carbohydrate metabolism,…

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How to grow hot peppers

Growing your own Hot Chili Peppers is an awesome way to add some flavor to your food and color to your home. Not everyone can maintain a full garden, but luckily with Chili Peppers you don’t need to. It can be difficult for your peppers to get started, but once they start sprouting it is…

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Growing Tomatoes

To start plants from seed, sow the seeds 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Because spring weather can be so variable, some people allow 12 weeks from the time they start the seeds to the time they set the transplants in the garden. Set the seeds one-quarter inch deep or less in a seed…

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Solanaceous Vegetables

A vegetable plant’s carrying capacity for fruits will be affected by the amount of healthy, effective leaf area. Effective leaf area is that which has adequate exposure to sunlight and that is not excessively shaded. Plants generally have excess leaf area and can lose some leaf area before affecting yield. However, once a critical point…

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Soil Type For Hot Peppers

The good news is you can obtain a mix that contains key organic ingredients and grow some very healthy chillies. First, your peppers need to have a seed-starting soil mixture that supports their nutrition and hydration needs so that pepper seeds turn into seedlings (germinate) and the seedlings grow into strong and healthy plants. This…

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Tomato Growing Problems

Got lots of leaves, but no fruit? The plant is likely getting too much nitrogen, which triggers it to grow foliage, and not enough phosphorus, which favors flowering and fruiting. Choose a fertilizer that has a balanced ratio of the three major elements, such as 10-10-10, or where the middle number (phosphorus) is larger than…

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Soil Tips For Carrots

1. Prepare a Cozy Bed Depending on the variety, carrots can plunge down 7 or 8 inches into the soil. This means that for straight, uniform roots, a deep seed bed is an absolute necessity. Carrots grow best in loose, friable soil tilled to a depth of 10 to 12 inches, and because they’ll fork…

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Soil For Potatoes

Soil Quality Potatoes grow best in loose, well-drained loam soil. Heavy clay soil retains too much moisture and tends to become hard as it dries, which can eventually slow water absorption and make it difficult for tubers to grow. Sandy soil drains too quickly, which can result in drought stress unless you water often. Garden…

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Growing Cucumbers

1: Encourage Healthy Soil The soil for cucumbers should be rich, but not heavy. One month before planting, amend the soil with compost and manure, and loosen it with a digging fork or broadfork in the no-till garden. If you don’t have access to homemade compost or local livestock manure, adding store-bought worm castings to…

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