Once you’ve done it once you can show the kids how to grow tomatoes. Once you have grown vine ripened tomatoes, bring the kids out and show them how you can pick one right off the vine and eat it like an apple. It will stick with them a for a lifetime.
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The proponents suggest there are many good points to consider when contemplating whether to allow backyard chickens.
The raspberry bushes were allowed to grow wild and become infested with tall weeds. It resembled the briar patch that Br’er Rabbit so desperately wanted Br’er Fox to throw him into.
To compost -or, to make a compost pile, is to turn once living things into a soil conditioner, weed preventer, fertilizer. It’s taking those things, putting them together in a ‘compost pile’, managing the process so they decompose and leave you with a great result. Compost is a key, critical component to effective organic gardening.
One of the best things you can do ecologically is to provide a ‘stopping spot’ for butterflies and other insects to feed along their way in an urban area. This is consistent with the ‘Green’ environmental movement. Not only do we create something beneficial for the butterflies -we get a benefit from it as well. We get all the beauty.
Tomato plants should be pruned throughout the season starting when the suckers are between two and three inches (2-3″) long. To do so increases the yield and reduces the disease pressure on the plants.