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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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Rain It does a Bamboo Good

 

Rain it does a Bamboo Good

Rain It does a Bamboo Good

Rain

Rain is one of the essentials for a grove of Bamboo. As we all know no one has the money to go out and water our groves on a regular basis. So nature takes care of that for us. We were in a drought being about 6 inches behind in the rain. Well in the past few days we have seen a deluge of rain showers just pouring rain. In one hour we received about 3 inches of rain, while most of that probably ran off. It did wet the ground so that it could soak up more the next few days. And we got hit hard about 4 more times. This is perfect for my Phyllostachys Aureosulcata or Yellow Groove bamboo. And many others that I could not get to. Like Arundinaria gigantea or River cane and my Phyllostachys Bissettii and Nuda. Also the Phyllostachys Nigra that I have been babying for 3 years now.

There’s Nothing Like a Good Rain Shower

Just watering is not the same as a good long rain. Just by watering the ground is so dry that it sucks up all of the water from around the plant, while a good long rain will wet the whole ground around the plant and the plant will benefit more from the rain. I don’t like to water with the hose because the chemicals in the water. I like to use the water from the rain barrels for one its cheaper and two it’s organic.

Ohio Valley Weather

For as we all know if you don’t like the weather in Cincinnati, just wait 15 minutes and it will change.  I actually live in Alexandria, KY  but most of my groves are in the Cincinnati Area. I am shocked at the number of people who grow bamboo in the Cincinnati area. Bamboo does well in many areas of the country, but does especially well in our zone 6. I’ve seen canes pushing 3-4 inches at the Cincinnati zoo. It’s just incredible and I can’t wait to see these in my own yard and gardens.

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