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Organic Gardening – Americas favorite – The tomato

By Denise

The tomato is Americas favorite garden vegetable. The tomato is referred to as a vegetable but it is technically a fruit. It is a member of the nightshade family and for this reason in past history was often referred to as a poisonous plant and thought to have mystical negative properties. There are many varieties […]

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The Importance of Birds in your Gardens

By Denise

Birds add fun to a yard and are important for insect control. They do cause a few problems with young seedlings and berries in the summer but the positive benefits of birds outweigh the bad.¬† If you feed the birds it will also help to keep the birds away from your other crops and small […]

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Heirloom Seeds or Hybrid Seeds – Organic Gardening

By Denise

What is the difference between¬† heirloom seeds and unmarked or hybrid seeds? Many of the new seeds are treated with chemicals to protect the seed from rotting or being nibbled on by bugs. Others are treated with a fertilizer to help them grow. You will see this information marked on most seeds packets if they […]

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Organic Gardening – Saving Seeds

By Denise

Saving seeds can be fun and it’s a good habit for several reasons. Sometimes you can not find a seed you purchased and by saving it you know you will have it for the next year. If it’s a bad growing season there may be a shortage of seeds and you may not be able […]

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