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Talking %^&* – Fertilizers

Talking %^&* - FertilizersPlants need three things, sun (light), water and Nutrients. Nutrients come naturally from organic matter and elements in the soil. Nutrients will become depleted over time and will need to be replenished in the soil. It is highly...

Starting Squash Transplants

Starting Squash TransplantsWith a month and a half before the last frost date, it's time to think about those squash transplants. I have taken to pre-sprouting my squash plants of all sorts and would highly recommend it to maximize your plants. Start by soaking a...

Starting and growing giant pumpkins

Starting and growing Giant PumpkinsAtlantic Giant Pumpkins were developed through selective harvesting for decades by Howard Dill in Windsor, Nova Scotia, my hometown. Since then, the seeds have been grown worldwide and are commonly produce 400-500 pound pumpkins....
Chitting your way to more potatoes

Chitting your way to more potatoes

Getting more potatoes per plant Chitting your way to a bigger cropSeed potatoes, or just old potatoes that have sat for too long will grow new plants eventually. Each potato eye has the potential to form an entirely new plant. Most people will plant an entire seed...

Grow Bags Putting your garden in a bag.

Grow Bags Putting your garden in a bag.

Grow Bags Putting your garden in a bag. Grow bags are cloth bags typically made from thick, non-woven, pressed fabrics. In most cases, a thick (7+year) landscaping fabric is used. The non-woven fabric aspect allows for free air circulation around the roots allowing...

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