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Five of the All Time Best Vegetable Gardening Books
We're always on the lookout for new gardening knowledge, but as Book of Ecclesiastes says 'there is nothing new under the Sun' the best horticultural knowlwedge is out there, you just need to know where to find it.
These five classics are a great starting point. They comprise a list of the books that I tend to reach for more often than they sit on the book shelf, I even have some on my kindle so I can reference them more readily. They are five of the best vegetable gardening and homesteading books that belong on every gardener's bookshelf.
Potato chitting is a task that some home growers engage in on an annual basis. It is sometimes called greensprouting, or pre-sprouting.
Chitting gives you a head start on your potato planting and not only an earlier harvest, but also a heftier one. Chitting is not 100% absolutely neccesary but it does ensure a quicker and bulkier harvest. It is basically sprouting your potatoes prior to planting them in the ground.
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Hydroponic Basics - Getting Started in Hydroponics
Hydroponics gardens are inexpensive, easily maintained, pesticide free, and relatively simple to set up. For these reasons hydroponics has become extremely popular. Hydroponics is used to grow healthy vibrant and lush indoor plants ,food and herbs. The basic requirements of most plants can be met without natural sunlight or soil using tried and true Hydroponics methods. Plants are supported in an inert medium and nutrition is provided by mineral elements that are water soluble. Full Article