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Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Companion Planting: Maximizing Your Garden Space

For those of us that suffer from a lack of gardening space you are always looking for ways to best utilize what you have.  This can lead to growing space saving varieties of plants like the Spacemaster Bush Cucumber, or growing plants that can be trellised like beans and small squashes.  You can also use a technique called companion planting which allows you to plant different types of crops withing close proximity to each other that will provide benefits to each other.  

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Easy Ways To Prevent Weeds In Your Garden

Weeds is the five letter word that crossed the lips of many gardeners as they peered out over what was a beautiful garden.  Chaos has come to the order you instilled into to this plot of ground because you didn't take the appropriate preventive measure before you planted you now have many hours of hot sweaty weeding to do.  The key to effective, cheep and easy weed control is timing and just a little bit of imagination.  Read on to find out more about 3 Easy Ways To Prevent Weeds In Your Garden. 

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Companion Planting For Your Cucumbers

Everyone's favorite vegetable is a toss-up between tomatoes and cucumbers. I have to fall on the side of the cucumber as it is great fresh, cooked and as pickles. Cucumbers scientific name is Cucumis sativus and belong to the melon family so they share traits with watermelon, squashes and cantaloupe. Cucumbers can be paired with some unusual suspects as well as some more expected ones.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
The Death Of The Banana

There is a global problem in the making right now that most people are not even aware of. The beloved banana that you find on grocery store shelves around the world is under threat from a unstoppable fungus that has swept through large portion of the banana growing regions. This fungus is so far untreatable and we haven't yet found any means of stopping its spread.

Environment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
The Hidden Consequences of Tillage

Soil tillage is not as simple and straightforward as we thought. It has many hidden consequences that are only recently coming to light.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
What is Permaculture Landscaping

Instead of agriculture we should be doing permaculture.  Permaculture is system of growing things that relies on natural patterns, perennials planting and good design. 

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
5 Plants To Grow With Your Tomatoes

There are lots of lists and articles out there that tell you what plants should be planted together. These companion plants will help each other grow but I find that no one really tells you why they help each other grow. To try and remedy that I have decided to write articles telling you why those plants help each if the reason is actually know.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
The Benefits of Deep Mulching Your Garden

Are you tired of back breaking labor of weeding and hoeing your garden? Don't you wish you could just throw something on you garden bed a couple times a year that would solve all those weed problems for you? Well luckily for you we have a new product that has been around since the oh I don't know forever. Its called mulch and it is going to change how you garden.

Environment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Disappearing Farmland: An American Tragedy

Did you know we are suffering a quiet tragedy in this country.  This tragedy is not one you hear about in the news or read in the paper.  But this tragedy is one that has the potential to alter a very fundamental aspect of our lives.  If we don't stop polluting, paving over and eroding the worlds best farm lands sooner than we think, we could be suffering from a famine of our own making.  

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Benefits of No-Till Garden Planting

No Till is a method of gardening that utilizes none to minimal cultivation, heavy mulching and the use of cover crops to produces a loose fertile soil with minimal effort on your part.  When done correctly No Till gardening can improve yields, reduce labor and manage weeds and pests without chemicals or heavy cultivation.  

Environment
by J. Larson
7 years ago
Soils 103

Soil Horizons are layers that from in soil profiles of sufficient depth. These horizons give us clues on soil structure, chemistry, climate local vegetation and parent material.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Ways To Improve Your Garden This Fall

So here we are at the end of another gardening season for most of us in the US.  September heralds changing temperatures, final harvests, and signals that it is time to put the garden tools away for the year and to leave the garden alone for awhile.  Hate to break it to you but if you do that you are missing out a golden opportunity to improve your garden for next year.

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