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Vegetable Seeds

Starting Vegetable Seeds

Vegetable Seeds

Vegetable Seeds

Vegetable seeds  are easy to start and grow. Vegetable seeds are a lot cheaper than buying the plants already grown  for you. And you can grow vegetable seeds organically if you’d like. I choose to grow organic because I think the fruits and vegetables taste a lot better. But it’s really up to you. I feel better about the veggies I eat if I grow them myself and I’m sure you will too. I use only rain water from my rain barrels to water my vegetable seeds and I only use compost for fertilizer. I also grow my veggies in my greenhouse so that I actually get to eat the vegetables I grow and not feed the local wildlife.

Saving Your Vegetable Seeds

If you know you’re going to have a garden the next year you should save some vegetable seeds of the plants that you know you will be growing. Then the following years you will save more money gardening your vegetable seeds. I save my vegetable seeds every year and I’m always glad I did. You should also try to  grow enough to can your veggies it really saves money to have canned veggies in the winter time. They will always taste great too.  I will usually wait till about the end of the season to save the seeds because of their viability. The longer vegetable seeds sit the less viable they are. This is not true for all seeds some seed stay viable for thousands of years. But saving vegetable seeds can save you money and make you money also.

Harvest Time

At harvest time you will be happy to go and pick your fresh vegetables and put them right out to eat. The taste is amazing. A tomato grown in your yard and a tomato bought from the store don’t even compare. The taste of the home-grown tomato is out of this world and the taste of the store-bought tomato is so bland you can barely taste it. This is because the store-bought tomato is picked before it is ripe and the home-grown tomato ripens on the vine. There is a huge difference in the taste and that is a fact. Don’t forget to save your vegetable seeds. For more info check out http://makemoneygardening.org/

Thank You for Reading.

Jeff Gabelman

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Bamboo Plants In The Ground

 

Bamboo Plants In The Ground

Bamboo Plants In The Ground

Bamboo Plants In The Ground

A Bamboo plant in the ground will gain its full hardiness by the time it is established. By that I mean that it has many of its own culms around it for protection. In order for this to happen the bamboo plants need to grow and spread out. So if you’re looking to grow some very large canes or culms be prepared to give your bamboo room because it will need many canes to get large. Once it has established you will be amazed at how fast this magnificent plant grows. It’s one of the most incredible  things I have ever witnessed and I get to do it year after year after year. And with 39 different species of bamboo plants I get excited many times a year. So Plan a Visit To Gabelmans Gardens to check it out. It’s something you won’t soon forget.

A Bamboo Plant in a Pot

A Potted Bamboo Plant is different from Bamboo in the ground. A bamboo planted in the ground is a very durable plant. However, a bamboo in a pot is a very needy, under-developed plant that if left to its own devices will most of the time die.  It will  require extra  care because the pot will dry out faster and it will need to be fertilized more often. Just over-all harder to take care of.   Bamboo in the ground will mostly survive on their own.

Bamboo Plants

Bamboo Plants

If  the pot is left out in the cold to freeze solid, many times it will die. But bamboo plants in a pot that is protected from the elements will survive without much care. But bamboo in a pot will always  be less hardy than bamboo plants in the ground.

Learn All About Bamboo Plants

When you visit we will teach you everything you need to know about growing, containing and maintaining Bamboo Plants. We love to teach you what took me many years to learn and you’ll learn in just a few minutes. But the best part is getting to see the giant canes   it always takes people’s breath away. Bamboo plants come in many different  shapes and sizes and we have some of each.

Thank you

Jeff Gabelman

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Container gardening is a good way to garden when you are limited with space. There are many different types of plants that will do well in a pot. Just keep in mind that any plant in a pot will require much more attention than a plant in the ground. Because plants in a pot will dry out a lot faster than a plant in the ground. Plus, container gardening doesn’t give you near the amount of soil around the plants roots.  The more soil around the plants roots the better the plant will do. So, when container gardening make sure to use the largest container you can possibly get.

Greenhouse Gardening

Greenhouse Gardening

Greenhouse Container Gardening

When container gardening it’s great to have a greenhouse to store your plants in for the winter. Most plants will not survive the winter in a pot outdoors if the pot freezes solid usually the plant will die. Unless protection is used such as bubble wrapped pots or healed in pots. Healed in means buried in mulch or dirt temporarily for the winter months. Every year I drag a bunch of pots in the greenhouse for the winter and they always do just fine in there and I live in zone 6. I really like my greenhouse and wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being able to control things like temperature, moisture, air flow, pests and animals. By animals and pests I mean I can keep them out of my garden in the greenhouse. It’s nice having so much control over my gardening choices.

Container Gardening Tomatoes and Cucumbers

My favorite things to grow with container gardening are tomatoes and cucumbers. They really do well in the greenhouse and they just fill the place making it kinda feels like a small rainforest. It can get pretty hot and steamy in there sometimes but the plants love it. I grew a tomato plant that was over 16 ft long(tall).I have never been able to grow cucumbers well out in the yard but man they grow great in the greenhouse. I also grow strawberries in containers in the greenhouse. They seem to really like hanging pots. I also grow all my veggies starters in the greenhouse.

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Alexandria, KY 41001
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Phyllostachys Aureosulcata 10 pots 1-3 ft tall. Hardy to -15 degrees F.





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Phyllostachys Rubromarginata

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