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Garden Planning for Success

Garden Planning for Success

I think most of us are so excited and anxious to get into the garden that we overlook a very important first step, that of planning. I know I’m guilty. When we neglect to plan we often make poor choices which end up in failures and disappointments. A great new book has hit the shelves which is designed to lead…

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Growing Orange Pumpkins

Growing orange pumpkins with Sensible Gardening.

Pumpkins are a type of tough skinned winter squash and require a long, warm growing season to reach their full potential and to completely mature. They also require a lot of garden real estate. Pumpkins can grow into 20 foot vines but around 12 feet is average. If your garden space is limited, try growing your pumpkins vertically, using a…

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Guide to Growing Garlic

Your Guide to Growing Garlic with Sensible Gardening

Fall is garlic planting time and what I like is that garlic is so easy to grow. You can use garlic sets that are available at the garden centre or farmers market, or save a few of your best bulbs from the previous season. It’s best not to plant bulbs from your grocery store as they have often been treated…

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When to Harvest Your Fruits and Vegetables

How to Harvest Your Fruit and Vegetables with Sensible Gardening

Seeding, sowing and growing, many hours of hard work. You’ve been nurturing your plants for weeks and want to get the best rewards from your efforts. Why is it Important to Harvest at the Right Time? You will have tastier fruits and vegetables Your crops will be more attractive You will receive more nutrients from your crop You will prevent…

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Growing Asian Greens

Growing Asian Greens with Sensible Gardening

Asian greens make for a versatile and easy crop to grow in your garden. Loaded with calcium, vitamins A, C and K, asian greens make a great addition to your daily diet. You can cook them to make healthy stir fry and side dishes or eat them raw in salads. You should consider growing Mizuna, mibuna, nappa cabbage, Chinese broccoli,…

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Growing Strawberries in Containers

Growing delicious strawberries without a garden with Sensible Gardening

There is nothing like a fresh grown strawberry. Store bought strawberries simply cannot compete for flavor with a strawberry grown in your garden. But not everyone has a garden. Not a problem as strawberries grow exceptionally well in containers. Container Benefits: Picking your berries is much easier if you raise your containers above the ground. No more bending down to…

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Vertical Modular Gardening

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I love country living and wouldn’t change it for anything, but when it comes to growing a veggie or herb garden it can be a challenge. With so many critters lurking around night and day, it’s very difficult to beat them at their game. I’d pretty much given up on growing herbs out in the veggie patch and decided to…

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Growing Awesome Carrots

Growing Awesome Carrots with Sensible Gardening.

Carrots have come a long ways from the wild carrot Daucus carota. Breeders have focused on developing a carrot with better flavor and color. We now have carrots in all shapes and sizes and a color range from yellows to oranges and burgundy. Most modern carrots have a very small central core, are sweet, crunchy and packed with nutrients. Where…

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Great Tips for Harvesting Vegetables

Harvesting Vegetables at Sensible Gardening and Living Se

You spend all spring and summer working hard to grow your veggies so you want to make sure you pick them when they are at their best. When vegetables are in their prime you will experience the greatest flavor and nutrition they have to offer. As a general rule you should try to harvest in the morning before the searing…

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Potted Herb Gardens

Potted Herbs with Sensible Gardening. How to grow herbs in pots.

Herbs are great in containers. With such a wide variety of decorative foliage and delicate flowers a patio or deck can be transformed from boring to attractive and functional. With so many deer in our garden space I had to give up trying to grow my herbs in the garden and flower borders. There was just too much nibbling going…

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COMFORT FOOD / GREEK STYLE PIZZA

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Today some blogging friends from The Garden Charmers are sharing their favourite winter comforts. From delicious food to creative handwork projects, we’ve got what you need to make winter a little warmer. See the bottom of this post for all of the project links. But first, here’s mine: Comfort Food, we all have our favorites. Sometimes it’s food we grew…

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RASPBERRY & SPINACH SALAD

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If you are thinking of having a Valentines Day dinner this salad is not only delicious but will add a touch of bright red colour to your table. The enoki mushrooms will add a crisp texture and sweet flavour to the salad. YOU WILL NEED: 2 cups baby spinach washed 2 cups enoki mushrooms with roots trimmed 1 cup of…

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