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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Mark: Cathy Marshall at Xerox PARC originally started speaking about information gardening. She developed an early tool that’s the inspiration for the Tinderbox map view, in which you would have boxes but no lines. It was a spatial hypertext system, a system for connecting things by placing them near each other rather than drawing a line between them. Very interesting abstract representational problem, but also it turned out to be tremendously useful.

      Cathy Marshall was an early digital gardener!

  2. Apr 2022
    1. Purchase SoilGarden soil is not uniform throughout the state. Theoptimum soil mix for raised beds is a 1:1:1 ratio of sand,compost and garden loam.The problem is that you may be introducing incredibleamounts of weed seeds and disease-causing organismsif the soil has not been treated to eliminate weeds anddisease organisms. Most garden centers sell a gardenblend of soilless soil or media that works well forvegetables.Soil should be dark and comprised of decomposedmaterials. Try to choose a soil that isn’t primarily largebark pieces. Too much bark ties up nutrients and drainstoo quickly.When buying soil or planting media, ask the seller for acopy of the soil analysis. Make sure the soil has a pH of 5.5to 7.0. This is the perfect range for most vegetable crops.
    2. Before You Build,Remove Grass and WeedsRemoving weeds before you build will makemaintaining the garden much easier in the future. Youcan remove weeds and grass in several manners.1. Use a nonselective herbicide to kill broadleaf andgrassy weeds. Allow the plants to completely dieand then remove all plant material from the areawhere you plan on placing your bed. This includesremoving roots.2. Use black plastic, cardboard or some other materialto smother weeds and grass from sunlight. Thisprocess will take at least a month for completekill. Again, remove all plant shoots ad roots beforebuilding the raised bed.3. Use a string trimmer to remove all grass and weedsin the area. Completely remove all green portionsof the grass and then dig at least 3 inches into theground with the trimmer to remove roots. Rake itout and then construct your raised bed.
    1. Once constructed, raised beds will need to be filled with soil. Before adding the new soil, kill or remove any unwanted grass or weeds present in the bottom. The herbicide glyphosate – the active ingredient in Killzall, Eraser, Roundup and other brands – may be used to do this. Till the soil in the bottom of the raised bed, add a few inches of organic matter and work that in before filling the bed with soil. The roots of the vegetables may grow down into the existing soil at the bottom of the bed, particularly if the raised bed is less than 12 inches deep. This creates a transition that helps the roots grow deeper. If tilling is impractical, you can simply put the soil mix in over the existing soil after the weeds are dead.
    1. Outline the bed. Use string or spray paint to outline where the bed will be in the yard. Rectangular beds are the most common, but you can also plan a square bed, circular garden or any shape you are interested in. Be sure you have enough materials to accommodate the shape, however. Remove the sod. Use a sharp spade to cut away the sod and remove it from the bed's area (sod scraps may be replanted in other parts of the yard if needed). You could till the soil under the sod to help kill weeds, or leave it undisturbed. Add weed barrier fabric. Lining the bed with weed barrier fabric or a layer of cardboard or newspapers will minimize weeds and make the garden easier to maintain. For thorough coverage, the barrier should be several inches larger than the bed so the sides are adequately overlapped.
  3. Mar 2022
    1. Professional Gardening Service Provider

      If your garden is well maintained, you are more likely to spend time there. A well-kept garden can create an overwhelming feeling of calm and order even when you’re just looking out at it. This is similar to having a clean, neat and tidy house. Feeling better is good. Furthermore, a beautiful and healthy garden will truly enhance the appearance of your property. To accomplish that, there are a variety of steps that need to be taken.

      When you engage a professional gardening cleaning service, they ensure that your garden's lawn and hedges are properly mowed and manicured.

  4. Jul 2021
    1. pav koronis@pav_koronis·Jun 30#GardensOfTheFuture - check out the story in this @YouTube video @RonFinleyHQ @dianehatz @ChangeOurFoodGardens of the Future : Our StoryCollectively aiming to build a home for sustainability.To support locals become agro-entrepreneurs.To find more about the campaign visit: https://gardensofth...youtube.com
  5. Jun 2021
    1. A vegetable garden can do more than save you money -- it can save the world. In this talk, Roger Doiron shows how gardens can re-localize our food and feed our growing population.
    2. Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
    1. When Ron Finley first grew a garden on a curbside dirt strip, he got cited—and then a warrant was issued for his arrest. He fought back, got the laws changed, and started a movement. Now the community activist and self-proclaimed “Gangster Gardener” is teaching you how to grow your own food, keep your plants alive, and find beauty and freedom in gardening no matter the size of your space. Start planting a revolution.
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  8. May 2020
    1. It's better to water heavily once a week than a little every day. This forces roots to reach further down to seek moisture, improving self-reliance.

    1. The idea is simple: the long tines of the fork penetrate and aerate the soil, allowing room for roots to grow, without collapsing the soil the way a fuel-operated rototiller might.
  9. Nov 2014