Tag Archives: growing

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    Phil Williams

    All About Parsnips

    Tips for cultivation and use
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:57 PM

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    Parsnips are not typically found in home gardens, but they should be. Parsnips are root vegetables, related to carrots, but larger, and white in color. They are more cold hardy than carrots, and have a slightly stronger taste, and smell. I actually like parsnips better than carrots when cooked, as they are sweeter, and I prefer the smell of fresh parsnips to carrots.

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    How to Establish a Wildflower Meadow

    Providing habitat and diversity to the landscape
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:49 PM

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    Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working to establish a wildflower meadow on the lower part of my property, zones 3 & 4. In time, trees may be added, but for now I would like the native meadow to provide habitat, diversity, nectar, pollen for my bees and the other pollinators, and beauty, all in a low maintenance package.

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    How to Start Your Seeds Indoors

    The basics of Spring seedling propagation
    by bgarrett

    Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:21 PM

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    It’s that time of year when you can start planning for your planting!

    Many people are beginning to plant vegetables and flowers indoors in order to transplant them outdoors when the weather is warm enough. This helps you get a head start on your spring garden. Check out the advice below to see what things you can do to start your indoor seeds.

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    Phil Williams

    How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms in Logs

    DIY fungi gardens
    by Phil Williams

    Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:29 PM

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    Over the past six years, I’ve enjoyed growing healthy fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs. One part of my diet that I’ve overlooked is fungi. Until now, I hadn’t thought of the benefits of including mushrooms as a regular part of my diet. Mushrooms are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. On the negative side, fresh and dried mushrooms, like Shitakes are expensive. We as gardeners can get around that by growing our own.

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    Growing Bamboo

    A Multi-Functional Permaculture Plant
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, February 9, 2015, 3:49 PM

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    Bamboo is actually a member of the grass family. There are over 1000 types of bamboo worldwide. Some grow as tall as 100 feet, and others only a few inches. Many do well in the tropics, but some can handle cooler weather. Colors and thickness of canes abound. Some grow in clumps, while others grow with their rhizomes extending out taking up more and more real estate.

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    Feeling Queasy?

    Ginger is the Best Remedy for Nausea
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:52 PM

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    A great article that discusses the many benefits of using ginger root to combat the feeling of nausea, upset stomach and as a digestive aide.  Fresh root is best but also having some in dried tea form works well too.  Keep in mind that organic ginger root can be planted in container pots and grown as a nice house plant.

    http://readynutrition.com/resources/feeling-queasy-ginger-is-the-best-remedy-for-nausea_18082014/

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