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Eco-Worm Bins

Studies have shown worm castings enhance germination, plant growth and crop yield. They add microorganisms to the soil and improve water holding capacity. A well-run worm farm will not smell at all, it will have a natural earthy smell to it. It will also need very little of your time

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Eco Vegetables

Usual plant nutritional programs utilize aggressive nitrogen fertilization in an effort to drive more vigorous growth and higher yields. When plants have an imbalance of nitrogen when compared with other nutritional elements, this generally results in plants having an excessive level of amino acids and soluble nitrogen compounds in the

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Growing tomatoes in high tunnels

Structures and trellising One of the first decisions you need to make is whether you will grow determinate or indeterminate varieties. This will affect which type of high tunnel and trellising system you use. Determinate varieties are lower-growing than indeterminate varieties. They reach a certain height and then stop growing, and

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What you can grow in eco tunnels?

Here is a basic list of what can be grown in tunnels: Artichokes Baby marrows Brinjals Broccoli Cabbage Catnip Celery Cucumbers Dill Flowers Garlic Green beans Lettuce Mushrooms Peas Peppers Rocket/Arugula (Eruca sativa) Spinach Strawberries Tomatoes If you have successfully grown any specific crop in tunnels not included in the

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The benefits of building a high tunnel

What Are High Tunnels? High tunnels are structures generally constructed of a metal frame covered with a single layer of 6-mil greenhouse-grade plastic and are considered nonpermanent structures. They have high ceilings comparable to those of greenhouses, which allow gardeners to comfortably enter and tend plants, even when it is

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Heirloom Vegetables compared to hybrids

Heirloom Vegetables compared to hybrids Heirloom Plants Adapt Our ancestors saved their vegetable seeds by necessity, selecting only outstanding plants for next year’s seeds. These seeds were carefully preserved, traded with friends, and passed to the next generation.  This resulted in plants slowly developing resistances to local diseases and insects,

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What are Heirloom Seeds?

What are Heirloom Seeds? Organic Seeds Organic seeds are those harvested from plants grown without the use of any chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers or any other chemical treatments. The seeds themselves are also not treated with any of the chemicals that are generally used by commercial seed companies to protect

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Why You Can’t Beat Beetroot

Antioxidant Properties Antioxidants are believed to assist with the lowering LDL cholesterol and help protect artery walls, thereby reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Support Detoxification It’s also high in fibre, which contributes to healthy bowel functioning. Reducing Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes Research has shown that

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Organic, Hybrid, Heirloom, GMO – What Do They Mean?

Organic Organic seeds can be defined as those seeds that have been harvested from plants which have been cultivated without any form of herbicide, pesticide, insecticide, synthetic fertilisers or chemicals of any kind. It should be noted though, that organic seeds will only produce organic produce if they are grown

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What is hydroponic farming?

Hydroponics is a branch of agriculture where plants are grown without the use of soil. The nutrients that the plants normally derive from the soil are simply dissolved into water instead, and depending on the type of hydroponic system used, the plant’s roots are suspended in, flooded with or misted

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