By Cindy Conner Tags: winter gardening, season extension, Cindy Conner, Virginia Building low tunnels that are about 30 inches tall to protect your crops through weather that is outside of their comfort zone is fairly easy to do using plastic pipe and plastic sheeting. You will find directions for this at Homeplace Earth. The … Continue reading Securing Covers on Low Tunnels
A catalogues of vegetables Garlic is Chandran Chaliyakath’s big test this year. Their wiry, green stems grow out of a couple of plastic cans on his terrace. Last year, he harvested onions. “I got about 20 kgs,” says Chandran who makes metal grills and shutters for a living and grows vegetables for passion. In the … Continue reading Farm fresh from home
The Biochar Edition. Why the decline in golf is great for the environment. Click here Biochar works 'magic' in the soil almost immediately. Click here Fuel and biochar from the one renewable source. Click here A green space integrating energy, food and sustainability. Click here Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source. Click here Biochar improves … Continue reading 13 October 2014
Wow! That makes me want to work out every time I feel the need to soak my vegetable garden. But wait a minute, you said: “My dog pees wherever she goes brown grass areas, which means that the grass is flourishing with her urine.”
Correct undiluted urine with a high nitrogen content, and sometimes with a high salt content. High nitrogen actually “burn” the plants it comes in contact with. Dilute it and it’s stronger than any chemical fertilizer. Healthy human urine is rich in nitrogen, potassium and phosphate, all of which are essential for healthy plants. If you look at the ingredients on a bag of fertilizer, you will see the word “urea”, which is present in the urine, as you may have guessed.
Vastu Vihar Biotech discovered that rice husk ash and human urine to perform as well as the use of chemical fertilizers are more expensive, while…
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Gardening Learning from your mistakes is half the fun of gardening. Click here Useful info for new and not so new gardeners; not everything is as it says on the box. Click here Farming Ag Institute celebrates 30 years of service. Click here Kerala State, India to increase organic hectares to 2000. Click here Key … Continue reading 22 September 2014
Wow!!! Resistance is fertile!!!
Paul Joseph Watson
August 4, 2014
War on self-sufficiency intensifies
In yet another example of the federal government’s war on self-sufficiency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down a seed library in Pennsylvania, claiming that a system whereby residents could borrow heirloom seeds and then replace them at harvest time was a violation of the 2004 Seed Act, while a commissioner warned that such behavior could lead to “agri-terrorism.”
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Gardening Trimming and storing garlic. Click here A garden focusing on medicinal herbs. Click here Building a herb spiral. Click here The ecological advantages of being lazy and untidy! Click here Farming Organic farming continues to grow in Fiji. Click here A Thai example of organic vegetables and coffee. Click here Sunshine Coast, Queensland, a … Continue reading 6 August 2014
Gardening Baltimore man gardens in tiny space. Click here The pay off. Harvesting garlic. Click here Norwegian spin on urban gardening. Click here Chinese greens, quick return wonders. Click here Food Restaurant garden gives more than food. Click here Homegrown fruit and vegetables better for kids and wallets! Click here Nepalese rush to organic suppliers amid … Continue reading 25 July 2014
The view from the dark side…
This video gives a version of Monsanto’s past and current operations. It especially highlights the most controversial chemical products created by Monsanto (think Agent Orange). Really one large question on my mind was ‘Why do we allow so many synthetic chemical compounds to be used so extensively before we are truly certain of their effects?’
I understand the argument given here by Monsanto, and other supporters of conventional (monoculture farming w/use of pesticides) /factory farming operations, that we simply need more food and (even if some people argue the quality of food suffers) this is the only way to achieve that. I just happen to think their reasoning on the way to achieve that, and what the end goal should be (mostly focused only on quantity of a limited number of crops and a limited number of cultivars of crops), are wrong.
The argument being given to us by companies like…
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