Category Archives: Gardening

Front Lawn Vegetable Garden Design – Shawna Coronado

We northern gardeners are all covered in snow and desperate for spring, clutching our cups of hot tea with fingers just itching to get into the soil. Now is the perfect time to start planning our spring garden design. This season I went back to basics with the front lawn vegetable garden. While the front lawn has been made into a colorful rainbow garden, a giant flower garden, and more, my favorite design is still the simple sun burst design I created originally (see design right). Jung Seed sponsored the plants in the test garden this season with the goal of helping me grow more food for the local food pantry. It was a tremendous success – between the front lawn veggie garden, containers, living walls, and the back yard garden we were able to donate over 500 pounds of food to the local food pantry. Sun Ray Vegetable Garden Plants – Swiss Chard – Bright Lights Swiss Chard Cabbage – Danish Ballhead Cabbage Rutabaga – Purple Top Rutabaga &  Swiss Chard Lucullus Cabbage – Ruby Perfection Cabbage Kale – Tronchuda Beira Hybrid Remember my secret to success is the soil — this is a till-free garden. Every year I …

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Estimating Yields and Crop-Planting Area for Your Home Garden – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Planting for abundance without over-producing can be tricky. Here’s a brief overview on how to estimate yields and planting area for crops in your home vegetable garden based off of the unique needs of your household.

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How to Design a Year-Round Solar Greenhouse – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

How can you create a lush naturally abundant indoor garden year-round? With these 7 simple principles, you can create a greenhouse that is completely self-sufficient, relying only on the sun to provide all of its heating needs. Moreover, solar greenhouses can grow much more than traditional greenhouses – citrus, avocados, guava – using less energy, water and resources.

Source: How to Design a Year-Round Solar Greenhouse – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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