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IN THIS VIDEO
→ Patio Choice Yellow Bush Tomato:
→ Anise Hyssop:
→ Mountain Merit Bush Tomato:
→ Butterscotch Nasturtium :
→ Kurinishiki Kabocha:
→ Salvia Blue Victory:
→ Number One Bitter Melon:
→ Chocolate Flower:
→ Brightest Brilliant Rainbow Quinoa:
→ Mazurkia Zinnia:
→ Angel Hair Winter Spaghetti Squash:
→ Steel Blue Sea Holly:
→ Ciao Bella Basil Blend Microgreens:
→ Purple Coneflower Echinacea:
→ Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe:
→ Cardinal Basil:
→ Homemade Pickles Cucumber:
→ Incredible! Swirl Coreopsis:
→ Candy Cane Chocolate Cherry Sweet Pepper:
→ Rocky Mountain Blue Penstemon:
→ High Scent Sweet Pea:
→ Fortamino Rootstock Tomato:
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00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Patio Choice Yellow Bush Cherry Tomato Seeds
01:03 – Anise Hyssop
01:40 – Mountain Merit Bush Tomato Seeds
02:23 – Nasturtium Butterscotch
02:55 – Kurinishiki Kabocha Winter Squash Seeds
03:51 – Salvia Blue Victory
04:11 – Number One Bitter Melon Seeds
04:57 – Chocolate Flower
05:22 – Brightest Brilliant Rainbow Quinoa Seeds Organic
06:00 – Zinnia Mazurkia
06:34 – Angel Hair Winter Spaghetti Squash Seeds
07:00 – Sea Holly Steel Blue
07:19 – Ciao Bella Basil Blend Microgreens Seeds Organic
08:09 – Echinacea Purple Coneflower
08:45 – Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe/Muskmelon Melon Seeds
09:32 – Basil Cardinal
09:58 – Homemade Pickles Cucumber Seeds
11:04 – Coreopsis Incredible! Swirl
11:28 – Candy Cane Chocolate Cherry Sweet Pepper Seeds
12:06 – Penstemon Rocky Mountain Blue
13:00 – Giant Vegetables
13:47 – Sweet Pea High Scent
14:12 – Fortamino Rootstock Tomato Seeds
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Organic Gardening Made Simple Through These Tips
Organic gardening is gaining in popularity because more and more information is coming out about the harmful effects of pesticides and garden chemicals. If you want to learn more about organic gardening, do some research into the various things you can do. You can begin by reading some of the advice here.
Select perennials to reduce the amount of care your garden requires. Plants that return year after year usually require only a modicum of weeding and pruning. Edible perennials, such as asparagus, rhubarb, and sorrel, can provide an excellent salad addition for your household without causing too much work for you.
If you like to plant flowers that produce a lot of fragrance, consider planting them close to your house. One reason is that you can enjoy the scent whether you are inside or outside your house. Another reason is that the heat from the walls of your house can intensify the scent from your flowers, making them more fragrant.
Be careful not to over-water your garden. Giving your plants too much water can actually kill them faster than not giving them enough water. Soil that has too much water in it prevents root systems from growing properly. It can even cause your plants to rot from the bottom up.
Even if you think you will remember which plants are which later, tag your plants properly from the beginning. Plants can look very different after just a few weeks. Write plant names on flat rocks with a permanent marker in a decorative way, and lay them next to each plant so that you can save yourself from confusion down the road.
To fight off weeds in a natural way, make your own homemade weedkiller. Simply mix water and white vinegar in a bottle, and spray it the same way you would a normal weedkiller. As an added bonus, the vinegar solution will also serve as a source of nutrients to your plants.
Be careful when applying mulch. Too much can suffocate a plant’s roots and prevent moisture from penetrating deeply into the soil. Too little will not be able to suppress weed growth, effectively. An appropriate amount is 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch. Always keep mulch away from a plant’s crown or stems.
If you do not like chemical insect repellants you should consider using herbs instead. Herbs like chives can be used in place of the chemical insect repellants to keep bugs from eating your flowers and produce. You can grow chives yourself or buy them at your local grocery store.
Hang shiny silver objects throughout your garden. These can act as natural pest deterrents; no need for chemicals. The reflections can disorient flying pests such as aphids that require the sun to direct their flight, and may frighten off larger pests such as birds, and even rabbits or deer.
Create living walls in your garden. A living wall can take many forms: it can be as tall or low as you want, informal or formal, a single plant or created out of multiple plants. A wall of forsythia, lilac or roses offers eye-level blossoms and fragrance. Some people like the look of a formal, clipped hedge of privet or boxwood. Many flowering shrubs can be adapted to form a hedge, such as hebe, abelia or diosma. For existing structures, such as a fence or trellis, a vine such as clematis or morning glory can cover it in a season, offering a vivid display of vertical color.
It is important to use a strong and quality sunscreen when gardening outdoors. It is very easy to get burnt on the back of your neck, tops of your arms or on your legs while you are gardening. Sun block will help to prevent sunburn and will lessen your chance of getting skin cancer through sun exposure.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need. Mulch will also improve the general appearance of your flower beds.
Organic gardening is not difficult to do if you know the methods. It will take some experimentation to find the right combination of plants, amendments and techniques to use, in order to produce the best results in your garden. Continue to gather ideas from reading and from seasoned organic gardeners. Before long, you will have a beautiful and healthy organic garden.