Organic Weed Control

Organic Gardening, Weeds
Although much has been heard about organic weed prevention and its benefits, there are still people who seem skeptic about it. Is it really any good? This question is just among the recurring questions that you can encounter regarding organic weed control process. Organic weed prevention uses different process of controlling the growth of unwanted grasses or weeds. You can either pull them from the ground whenever you see them or use organic weed killer on them. As you can see, organic weed control doesn’t disagree on using products to control or remove wild plants. The idea of this process is to prevent them in the most natural way possible. So if you want to use sprays, fertilizers or any other kind of chemicals on them, make sure that you…
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Control Cabbage Worms Organically

Control Cabbage Worms Organically

Organic Pest & Disease Control
Did you have beautiful cabbage plants yesterday? Did you come out to your lovely organic garden this morning to this... Cabbage worms can do damage to the entire cruciferous (cabbage) family of plants but definitely prefer cabbage and cauliflower; also Alyssum and Nasturtium in the flower garden. They frequently damage turnips, kale, collards, radishes, and mustard. Cabbage Worm Identification Let's determine if this is your real problem... if you click on the photo, you can see this little buggar up close and personal. I didn't have too much trouble with them this spring, so I didn't get very many good photos, but this fall began the emergence of the dreaded, white cabbage moth. But before you begin any form of control, even organic pest control, you need to make sure…
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Heirloom Tomatoes and Disease Resistance

Heirloom Tomatoes and Disease Resistance

Growing Food, Organic Gardening
Unlike hybrid tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes have not been tested and bred for disease resistance. For this reason, they may or may not have some natural resistance to various diseases. However, it is beneficial to remember that these unique varieties would not have been saved if they were not both productive and tasty. You can give your heirloom tomato plants the greatest odds for good health and keep them producing well by incorporating basic organic methods to make sure your plants have good air circulation (a few feet between them), good soil drainage, and full sun.
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The Root Cellar

The Root Cellar

Food Storage
...we offer the following article, copied without permission from the winter 2009/10 issue of Edible Hudson Valley. What come up must go down... Unearthing the Contemporary Root Cellar By Anne Dailey & photography by Jennifer May As we evolve as a society, various tools and technologies disappear from our daily lives, rendered obsolete by modern innovation. Butter churns, horse-drawn wagons, stone foundations and cast iron cook stoves faded first from use, then gradually from memory. In some cases, the things we lose become obsolete or no longer make sense for our needs and our culture. After all, evolution and innovation are often positive processes—if we come up with a tool that does the job better, we ought to use it. There are times, though, when the technology or tool we…
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