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Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered

rumah minimalis mewah – Ok so I decided I would post this here. I did a free answer and question session with my newsletter and figured this might help some casual surfers who don’t sign up for my free newsletter.  For your information, you can also read another tips at minimalisrumahdesain.webs.com , we hope you got lots of ideas there.

You can sign up for my free vegetable gardening newsletter on the right and get free information like this all the time. But basically I let my readers ask me any questions they wanted and here are some that were asked that I answered.

Ok so lets get started with the first question:

QUESTION #1:

“Hi, what is the best way to test the Ph and temperature of your heap, and the best / worst ingredients to “pile in”. Thanx! ”

Answer To Question 1:

Well there are actually a few ways that I know about to do this. If I miss any im sorry but I will tell you what I do know. First you can purchase a home test in many garden centers that will give you the PH levels of your soil within only minutes. But these devices can be pretty pricy, so thats one option but lets move on to a free option!

Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered
Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered

Something you can do for free to test your PH levels of your soil that works fairly well is actually something that sounds a bit odd.

Heres what you do! Get two samples of your soil and put them in seperate containers. Glass will work well here so you can see everything well, maybe a glass jar. Fill the containers about 1/3 the way up with your soil. Next you want to add water to both containers to make the soil turn muddy. Now you want to add a tablesppon of vinegar to one container while adding a tablespoon of baking soda to another container.

If the container with vinegar begins to fizz then you have akaline soil. If the jar with baking soda begins to fizz then your soil is acidic. If none of the containers fizz after doing the above then your soil is more neutral. Pretty neat huh?

Lastly you can simply send your soil off to a local University. Many of them will test your soil for free but it can take weeks to get your sample back. They will send you a detailed report though which is great!

Now to the other part of your question. The best thing you can do is use a mixture of using greens and browns. You should use near equal amounts of both for best results.

Grass mowings and young soft weeds rot quickly but actually act to “activate” which gets your compost started well. Older and tougher plant materials are slower to rot and gives more body to the finished compost. Wood items that are chopped into small peices decay very slow. You can use all sorts of items for this, but make sure you mix your greens and browns for best results. Hope this helps!

For the reader who sent this simply email me if you need any more help and I will be glad to give you further information if you still feel like you need help. Its really such a broad area, theres alot of things you can use in your compost.

Ok lets move on to Question #2

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Organic Vegetable Garden Mini Guide

rab rumah minimalis– Organic vegetable gardening is basically the best way to get the freshest produce on the market. The great thing about organic gardening is that the vegetables are actually fresh and natural. Its true that the fruits and veggies you get at stores are fresh but many are not actually organic.

The great thing also is your not getting any of those toxic chemicals like pesticides or anything like that. Its great for the inverioment also if you decide to take the organic route of growing. A lot of people take the organic route simply because its better for their health while others do it because its better for the inverioment.

So how do you start organic gardening? Here are a few tips to get your very own little garden started:

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Organic Vegetable Garden Mini Guide

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The Benefits of Container Vegetable Gardening

gambar-gambar rumah minimalis – Not having a garden shouldn’t stop you from planting vegetables. Container vegetable gardening will help you grow your vegetables even without a big space. All you need are containers that will perfectly match your gardening needs. It’s that easy!

There’s no need to buy vegetables in the market if you can harvest them at your house. No need for big gardens, its ok for small garden! There are a lot of vegetables that are suited for container vegetable gardening like corn, tomatoes and more. Larry Bass, a Horticultural Specialist from the Department of Horticultural Science in North Carolina University can attest to that, “Plant breeders have helped to make container vegetable gardening more practical by breeding plants with compact growth habits and relatively high crop yield. Almost any vegetable can be adapted to container culture.” In addition, container gardening helps you position the vegetables in places where they can get optimum sunlight like in balconies and windowsills.

The Benefits of Container Vegetable Gardening
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Tips For Growing Herbs In A Container

konsep rumah minimalis – Considering the changing seasons especially if you live where there are four seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall), it is advisable to put your desired plants in containers so that during winter, the plant can be brought inside. Growing herbs in a container can be easy as long as you know that they need fertilization every mid-season and regular watering as well as a good sunny window.

An advantage of growing your herbs in containers is that you can move them as you see fit. You can cover them from strong winds or raise them up from occurring and unexpected floods.

Tips For Growing Herbs In A Container
Tips For Growing Herbs In A Container

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Container Gardens, When Properly Planned, Make Patio Sets Look Their Best

Sketsa rumah minimalis: Garden patio sets are typically located adjacent to beautiful outdoor areas teeming with plant life. While such natural features are fantastic to look at while enjoying your patio set, it may be nice to bring that wonder right to your garden patio set by creating a container garden. Such plant arrangements allow you to have flowers and plants amidst your patio set while keeping them movable and free. Yet before setting out to create such a garden a few specific considerations must be made.

First, understanding the amount of light that the area surrounding your garden patio set receives is crucial to seeing potted plants flourish. While certain plants may seem like they would suit your patio area perfectly, their sun and shade requirements may prevent them from receiving the sort of attention that they actually need. Sometimes issues regarding sun and shade can be rectified – if you want to place shade plants around a garden patio set that receives full sun you may be able to provide shade using large plants or by installing trellises that block out the sun. No matter what you decide to do, paying careful attention to your plants and how much sun or shade they need is crucial to seeing your garden patio set’s container garden flourish.

Container Gardens, When Properly Planned, Make Patio Sets Look Their Best
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The Secret Of Successful Small Garden Design

Desain minimalis rumah type 100 – If someone has twice the space that I have but the same amount of junk, their clutter will appear half as much as mine. But they are no tidier than I, only, they have twice the space. This is the concept I want you to take away when you think about a successful small garden design.

If we think about the grand gardens of say the Chateau of Vaux-Le-Vicomte see how much space is between each point of focus. If you went for the same sort of spacing in a small garden design would we be able to create the grand quality of this garden in a micro kind of way?

The Secret Of Successful Small Garden Design
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Some Cheap Outdoor Decor Ideas, Walls, Doors, Patio and Garden Decorations

Affordable outdoor ideas. Outdoor decorations is a must in every house with patio or garden. We always want our house to look nice from outside too. If we like to drink tea outside, we want to be surrounded by nice design and accessories. There are a lot of modern solutions for decorating garden and patio. In this article i want to give some ideas on budget decorating, how to do it in a cheap way. Cheap outdoor decorations is the best choice not only for those who want to save some money, it is also useful for those who decorate walls and doors outside, patio and garden for the first time in there life. You should not spend a lot of money if you are not sure in the result. Then later you can easily change the existing design to something new.

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Some Cheap Outdoor Decor Ideas, Walls, Doors, Patio and Garden Decorations

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Container Gardening: How to be Ready for Winter Months

Container gardening winter care. I have already told in my previous article about autumn garden care before winter. This is a bit different  to prepare container gardens for winter. Container flower, herb and  vegetable gardens have more advantages and low maintenance than usual gardens including advantage of possibility to move containers. In my other article i have also mentioned how wonderful vegetable garden on your patio can be, and if you have already have one, this article will help you to prepare it for winter months.

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