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Aubergines

To grow aubergine, it can be treated it much like the tomato, best grown in a greenhouse or tunnel, although it can be grown outdoors reasonably successfully in a warm, sheltered setting. Results will be quite good in a good summer, not so good in a dull, cool year. Growing

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Temperature in tunnels more economical

Every crop has specific cardinal temperatures at which growth and development are best. There are three cardinal temperatures for every crop. The minimum cardinal temperature is the lowest temperature at which crop growth can occur. The optimum cardinal temperature is the temperature when crop growth is at its greatest. Finally,

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Eco Veg – this wellness month…

Healthier Diet  For years, doctors and nutritionists have stressed the importance of fruit and vegetables in a healthy diet.  Many studies have shown that those who grow vegetables and fruit in their own gardens are more likely to eat them regularly, contributing to a healthier lifestyle. Growing organic vegetables benefits

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Watering and Fertilizing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

Watering Because tomatoes are more than 90 percent water, yield and quality suffer when plants suffer under drought conditions. Inadequately watered tomatoes develop fewer flowers per truss, produce less fruit and often contract blossom-end rot. Critical growth periods for adequate watering of tomatoes are during flowering, fruit set and fruit

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Expand your growing season and profits

A third method for ensuring a successive harvest is to sow seeds of several different varieties that mature at different rates. Planting rows of different varieties is an easy way to extend the harvest of corn and peas. For carrots, radishes, and salad greens, you have the option of mixing

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Extending the Garden Season with High Tunnels

What Are the Benefits of Gardening in High Tunnels? Many benefits exist for growing plants in high tunnels related to temperature, pest management, harvest quality, and yield. Gardeners can reap (eat) the rewards of earlier harvests compared to plants grown outdoors. Temperatures in high tunnels are more constant than outdoor

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Soil moisture and irrigation

What appears to be properly irrigated soil on the surface has the potential to be dry below. Digging a hole to sample soil moisture is a recommended control that achieves quick results. Drip irrigation is preferred for its efficiency and labour cost savings, as well as its ability to maintain

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Eco –Tunnel Plant Nutrition Basics

1. How do plants get their nutrients? The plant obtains its nutrients through automatic irrigation systems as the nutrients (fertilizer) is dissolved in the water.  2. What are the different growth mediums one can use? There are number of growth mediums one can use however the two most popular methods

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Green Tunnels – Protect your veggies

One such product, that has proven time and again, how well it can protect your plants and vegetables are Garden Tunnels. Tunnels are designed in many different forms. They can range from the small Garden polythene Tunnels, 6ft long and a foot wide to the larger range spanning to 6ft

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GM crops and food

As the world population continues to grow and more people need food, it becomes necessary to increase food production. This can either be though the clearing of new land for agriculture, or by increasing yield of the crops on the same amount or less land. The first generation of GMO

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