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Collards and Moonshine

(January 13, 2009)  Moon Phase Planting of Collards Collards should be planted when the moon is in the 1st Quarter (i. e. waxing) and in one of the following Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Libra, Taurus. An important perennial vegetable in southern gardens, collard is extremely resistant to warm as well as ..

Tilling the Soil

(April 01, 2008)  Working the soil The best landscape plan in the world will turn into an empty dream if the plants grow poorly. So before you turn the first spadeful of earth, ponder this question: How has the weather been? If the dirt is gummy wet, wait until it dries out enough to crumble when you try to squeeze ..

Broccoli Growing and the Moon

(March 29, 2008)  Broccoli Broccoli is a hardy, fairly quick-maturing crop which belongs to the Cabbage family. This vegetable is very sensitive to heat, especially heat combined with good growing conditions and negative effects of the moon. At first you might think it's growing mightily (which it is), but too ..

Artificial Light for Starting Seeds and Indoor Growing

(March 22, 2008)  Fluorescent Light In starting seeds indoors and growing house plants, light, along with temperature and humidity, can be controlled and thus become a tool for producing luxuriant healthy growth. With fluorescent light you can give plants just the illumination they need all the time, no matter what ..

Growing Perfect Tomatoes

(March 09, 2008)  Growing the Tomato Planting and gardening in the proper moon phase is only a part of the formula to growing great tomato plants. To grow perfect tomatoes remember that the tomato plant is only ready and willing to deliver if you give it the full range of conditions that it requires. Moon phase ..

Composting A Natural Life Cycle

(March 08, 2008)  Composting Cycle In the soft, warm bosom of a decaying compost heap, a transformation from life to death and back again is taking place. Life is leaving the living plants of yesterday, but in their death these leaves and stalks pass on their vitality to the coming generations of future seasons. ..

Light Requirements For The Home Garden

(February 17, 2008)  Leaves must have Light Leaves are the plants’ food factories, and light is the power that helps them manufacture food from elements of air and soil. Most plants need many hours of sunshine daily in order to grow satisfactorily. Roses, for instance, need at least six hours. Some plants, ..

Starting Seeds Indoors by Moon Phases

(January 31, 2008)  Starting Seeds Successfully Seeds are alive but in a state of hibernation. By adding moisture and warmth, when the Moon is right, you will stir them into growth and start them on their path to maturity. You can decide which seeds you will bring to life, and when you wish them to awaken. It is ..


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