Fundraiser Help

June 20, 2012 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening

50% Payout. You Make $8.50 To $23.50 On Each Sale. Dynamite Ebook On Fundraising With High Conversion Rate.
Fundraiser Help

Macular Degeneration: Help I’m Losing My Vision… Now What?

May 7, 2012 by Mario  
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Macular Degeneration: New, Practical Solutions For Adapting To Vision Loss. Photo-rich, How-to Steps Using Low Cost Everyday Products To Regain Your Independence.
Macular Degeneration: Help I’m Losing My Vision… Now What?

Help Us Feed Millions Of People!

March 6, 2012 by Mario  
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Produce 5-10 Times More Food While Using 1/2 The Water! World-renowned Mittleider Gardening Books, Cds Videos & Software Show You How! Affiliates Earn 40% & Help Others Automatically As This Non-profit Foundation Teaches Families To Feed Themselves.
Help Us Feed Millions Of People!

If Theres Anything I Can Do: How To Help Someone Cope With Grief

January 25, 2012 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening

Its Awful When Someone You Love Goes Through The Pain Of Bereavement But Theres No Need To Feel Helpless In The Face Of Grief. This Book Is Full Of Little Ways (and Big Ways) You Can Help Someone You Care About Cope With Grief That Little Bit Better.
If Theres Anything I Can Do: How To Help Someone Cope With Grief

Steve’s N. CA Farm Needs/Gets Help From Wwoof.org

May 2, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening


Steve Robinson talks about organic gardening on his N. CA homestead and how he gets help from www.wwoof.org. He is very modest in this video and doesn’t mention his work hiking and snorkeling the rivers to do survey counts of salmon and other fish, or his volunteer work with Vets For Peace and Incopah.com. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Herb Garden Information – Background Info To Help Your Herb Garden

March 15, 2010 by Mario  
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Herbs can be traced back into the times of the traditional Egyptians and the ancient Chinese. There are also references in the Bible and medieval documents that show herbs were used by most homes. Growing herbs is something that is terribly advantageous to gardeners for several different purposes. Herbs may be used to flavor food, for potpourri, for tea, for medical purposes or to even control pests in the garden. Herb gardens can be specialized towards one of these express areas or a mix of some different purposes. They can also be grown in a garden with other species of plants or in containers indoors.

Herb gardens can be grown in different ways like an indoor herb garden in the kitchen or a small plot in the garden. A small plot of 4 feet by 6 feet is a large enough area to support a small family. Though a preferred use for herbs are for cooking known as culinary herbs, also they are grown for their aromatic foliage and some for the wonderful thing about their flowers. They can be used fresh or dried. Some herbs are used as garnish for plates or salads while other sorts of herbs can be employed to liven up the flavor of a dish.

Like all the other plants herbs grow as annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. When planting herbs, you need to use well-drained soil. If you realize that your soil is heavy or compacted, you are able to add organic matter to it. Manure are not necessary either. Most herbs like a bright location though some like full shade. Many herbs will grow well with afternoon shade. Surprisingly, only a few diseases or insects attack herbs. Sometimes in dry, hot weather red spider mites can be discovered on low-growing plants and aphids may attach dill, caraway, anise, or fennel. Rust can also have an effect on mint.

Herbs can be acquired and planted into a home garden or they can be grown from seeds. It is a credit and a joy to be able to see a plant be grown from a single seed. You are able to enjoy each step of the process from birth to death in a respect. When growing a plant like an herb from a seed the experience is all the more rewarding because herbs are so helpful. Just about all herbs can be grown from a seed. Seeds should be placed in a shallow pot or box in latter winter. Employ a light, well-drained soil to grown your seeds in. Since herbs don’t have a deep root base, ensure not to cover the seeds too much with the soil. They need to be planted shallow. Follow the rule : the finer the seed, the less deep it should be sown. You can transplant the seeds to the outside in the spring. Though most herbs can be grown from seeds, some herbs do not transplant well. Herbs like dill, fennel, anise, and coriander should be planted straight into the garden.

Although growing herbs in a home garden is extremely straightforward and worthwhile, there is a lot of info you want to know and understand about herbs. This article has given you a lift and now it’s time to complete the journey with more info. And you will find all the info you want right here! Good Luck!

Free Help with Your Gardening Questions -The Cooperative Extension Service

February 21, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Ideas

There can be so many technical questions to ask about your yard and garden, your plants and trees, and your soil and water, but you donâ??t know who to go to for the answers or your budget canâ??t afford a private horticulturist or technician.  Fortunately, you can find answers available through the Cooperative Extension Service.  The Cooperative Extension system is associated with every state land-grant university and is a network of local or regional offices which are staffed by one or more experts-Extension Agents-who can provide answers to lawn and garden technical questions.  Their expertise can provide practical, useful and research-based information. 

Cooperative Extension Agents provide teaching, research and informational services to the public regarding many aspects of plant horticulture, plant physiology, entomology, soil science, botany, and fertilizer and pesticides.  They are available to answer questions, provide diagnosis, and provide training and information based on the local area based on years of experience and research.  Best of all, they are accessible either in your local or regional area and generally provide their services for free or for a minimal fee.

Areas of technical expertise provided by the Cooperative Extension Service include gardening, fruits and vegetables, trees, bees, lawns, plant health, insects and pesticides, soil sampling and fertilizer, water quality and plant disease.  A few examples of the services that are provided include: 

Every lawn and garden has different care requirements to grow the healthiest and 
most productive plants.  Generally, this begins with a soil sample to determine the type of soil, the fertilizer requirements, and the water usage needed.  An Extension Agent can instruct in how to properly collect a soil sample and then assist in getting the sample tested.  From the information received, they can further advise on the types of soil nutrients needed and the best type of application to use.     Plants and trees can be susceptible to insects and diseases which can be difficult to 
diagnose.  The result of infection  or infestation is a plant that does not produce, does not look healthy or dies.  An Extension Agent is trained to analyze the insect or disease and give instruction for the best type of treatment.  The Cooperative Extension Serviceâ??s is especially helpful when insects or diseases are new to an area because of their continuing study and research in this area.  For gardening enthusiasts, many Cooperative Extension Services have a Master Gardener Program.  This program provides extensive classroom training in horticulture, entomology, soil science, botany, plant pathology and pesticide safety.  In exchange for this training, the Master Gardener agrees to further volunteer their time to the community using the knowledge they have gained.  This program provides valuable training and is very rewarding.  

 

To grow a yard and garden that is beautiful and enjoyable requires the gardener to have a wide range of technical knowledge.  This knowledge would cover all aspects of plants and plant growth, plant nutrition, insects and disease and general plant care.  To gain this knowledge can require dedication and time.  We are fortunate to have experts to assist us who are trained and available to the public without requiring a costly investment on our part.  Generally, the only charge is for materials and outside services, i.e. sampling or lab fees.  If you have questions about your yard or garden, consider contacting your local or regional Cooperative Extension Service-they are available to help you.