Growing Carrots and Food Security

Growing Carrots and Food Security

Food Supply, Growing Food, Organic Gardening
I don't talk a lot about varieties, I grab seeds from the Farm Supply store, read about them seed catalogs, and various websites, and work very often with trial and error. That is the sum total of how I write, how my garden works. You can read and read, but nothing in the world prepares a person to grow their own food like hands on growing. Like Nike said, "Just do it!" It is the only way. However, rather than get off on a long discourse on the necessity of organic gardening, let me write simply about getting started. Much could be said about gardening. When I read, then review books for this website, I often think that next to love and religion, this is the most written about subject…
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Growth Requirements for Common Herbs

Herb Gardening
Different herbs have different growth requirements to flourish. The growing environment that will cause one herb to grow plentiful for you will cause another to languish. The table below will help you find the right spot for the right herb. HERB LIGHT SOIL HEIGHT PROPAGATION HARDINESS Angelica Angelica archangelica Biennial Best in cool climates Light shade Moist soil 72 inches Seed in fall Hardy AnisePimpinella anisum Annual Alkaline soil Bright Well drained 18 to 24 inches Seed in spring Half hardy Basil, sweet Ocimum basilicum Annual Excellent for pots. Bright Moist soil 18 inches Seed in spring Tender Bay, sweetLaurus nobilis Woody perennial For containers. Topiary. Light shade Well drained 48+ inches Cuttings Tender Borage Borago officinalis Annual Often self-Seeds. Bright Dry soil 24 to 36 inches Seed in spring…
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Tips For Growing Strawberries: Easy Garden Care

Growing Food
Imagine eating luscious red strawberries fresh from your garden still warm from the sun. What a treat and that treat can be yours. Here are easy tips for growing strawberries. Strawberries need at least six hours of sun a day to flower and set fruit. Keep that in mind when selecting a site for your berries. Strawberry pots, those big pots with little holes in the sides are not ideal for strawberries because they dry out too fast. Strawberries prefer rich soil. Dig down about six inches with a sturdy shovel and turn the dirt over. Remove rocks and twigs and sprinkle in a slow release fertilizer per package directions. Add a bag of compost or well rotted manure for every 8 square feet of your strawberry patch. For example…
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