Growing Blackberries

Some say, the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice. I believe that is the case with the blackberry. They are perennial and tend to grow very rapidly in season and lie mostly dormant outside of it’s growing season. There are many great things about growing blackberries aside from the tasty fruit itself.

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What Blooms When

Do you want a succession of landscape color throughout the growing season? If so, pick bulbs, perennials and flowering shrubs that bloom at different points in the season.

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Certified Organic Food

Given the rapidly growing quantity of organic products, government agencies have created regulations to make sure that the public is well-informed. This includes organic food certificates from reputable suppliers.

We need more from agriculture without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to make the service of organic food certificates. Every aspect of a growing process must meet strict standards to gain organic seed certification.

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100 Foot Diet Challenge

Grow what you eat, eat what you grow.

Central PA Gardening is presenting a challenge to bring food close to home. The 100 Foot Diet Challenge reduces the traveling distance from field to table from miles to a few steps — right outside your back or, even, front door.

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Be Enchanted by a Fairy Garden

Fairies have that magical way of making you feel like you are sharing a secret with a special friend who no one else knows about. Of course that special someone has to have a garden all their own.  It is a place where you are taken from reality for a few moments in time. Maybe it’s time you started your own fairy garden. Read More

7 Reasons to Eat Organic

Like any other industry, the primary goal of the food industry is to make money. Read More

Garden Web

Fall – what a beautiful time of year. The season is beginning nicely, with just slightly cooler temperatures. This crazy thing called weather has us betting on snow before Thanksgiving this year. Have you ever noticed an amazing part of this year is we all see little puffs of spider webs around the landscape? I think it becomes more obvious with the dewy mornings and just slightly darker skies.

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Garden Secrets

Many of us are busy connecting with family and friends now during the holiday season. The plants we focus on – momentarily – are holiday centered evergreen trees, poinsettias and amaryllis. But soon, this will pass and we will be left with a many week void between holiday greens and seed starting. If you need a garden fix between now and Super Sow Sunday, consider visiting the High Line in New York City or Longwood Gardens.

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The Wonder of Organic Eggs

Breeding hens in your garden is a good way of getting your own fresh and organic eggs. They do not take a lot of space and are easy to look after. Chicken food does not cost a lot as well so there’s no reason why everyone can’t do it. Read More

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Organic vegetable gardening is now a fast-growing market and industry all over the world. Many people are becoming more and more aware of the dangers of traditional farming and gardening. At the same time, they are becoming aware of the merits of organic vegetable gardening.

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