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   Cultivating Your Vegetables [Aug. 16, 2014 11:49AM]   
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Before taking up the garden vegetables individually, I shall outline the general practice of cultivation, which applies to all.

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The purposes of cultivation are three to get rid of weeds, and to stimulate growth by (1) letting air into the soil and freeing unavailable plant food, and (2) by conserving moisture. ...


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   Cook a Whole Meal Under $10 [Jul. 26, 2014 12:37AM]   
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Making meals that are inexpensive is something many families are striving for. With a family of five, keeping the little ones well feed and healthy was a constant matter for us. Having them taste good or maybe even restaurant quality while still not eating a huge hole in your budget can really be a challenge, though. But, it can be done. Here are five tasty meals that can be made for less than $10 each and will feed your whole family....


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   Which Vegetables to Grow [Jul. 16, 2014 02:43PM]   
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As a rule, we choose to grow bush beans rather than pole beans. I cannot make up my mind whether or not this is from sheer laziness. In a city backyard the tall varieties might perhaps be a problem since it would be difficult to get poles. But these running beans can be trained along old fences and with little urging will run up the stalks of the tallest sunflowers. So that settles the pole question. There is an ornamental side to the bean question. Suppose you plant these tall beans at the extreme rear end of each vegetable row. Make arches with supple tree limbs, binding them over to form the arch. Train the beans over these. When one stands facing the garden, what a beautiful terminus these bean arches make....


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   Enjoying the Fresh [Jul. 05, 2014 02:12PM]   
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I enjoyed a fresh green salad this morning. So what you may be thinking. The difference is the veggies were picked last night. A few friends of mine rent one of the many garden plots provided by the City of Toronto. For a small fee (about $30 or so) per year. The city makes small (12 by 24 feet) plots; complete with water supply. You must maintain the plot in order to keep it....


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   Which Vegetables to Grow [Jul. 05, 2014 06:46AM]   
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As a rule, we choose to grow bush beans rather than pole beans. I cannot make up my mind whether or not this is from sheer laziness. In a city backyard the tall varieties might perhaps be a problem since it would be difficult to get poles. But these running beans can be trained along old fences and with little urging will run up the stalks of the tallest sunflowers. So that settles the pole question. There is an ornamental side to the bean question. Suppose you plant these tall beans at the extreme rear end of each vegetable row. Make arches with supple tree limbs, binding them over to form the arch. Train the beans over these. When one stands facing the garden, what a beautiful terminus these bean arches make....


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