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Growing Beautiful Organic Roses in Your Garden

Organic Roses Growing organic roses can be easy if you just plant them the right way in the right spot and understand a few things about how roses grow. Since I don’t know what you have been taught—let’s just start over and learn this simple way from scratch. Antique or Old roses are the best choice because they are the most disease resistant to start with. Of course as with almost anything-There are a few exceptions Here are things to consider when growing organic roses: *Roses need good drainage. *Most Roses need 6 hours of sun or more—but there are […]

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The Debate About Corn Meal Gluten

I have received e-mails every day now from both  professionals and home owners–about corn gluten meal–To put it down now–or—  to not put it down- and what if it rains real hard after the application— are the  main questions. With corn gluten meal- especially in the Spring- these questions are always looming.  here are the pros and cons–-if the dandelions are blooming then it is time to do it—you have to know that the weeds you see now had to have be controlled last fall- (or if you see them now they weren’t) the whole idea is to put the […]

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Take The Time To Plant Your New Plants Right

By Lucy Harrell To start a new bed, remove grass and weeds from the bed area. If you are raising the bed levels- add enriched topsoil. In beds where the soil is just being amended- add 3‖- 4‖ of any organic compost mixed with 10% lava sand and till the mixture evenly down to 8‖ deep. ( if using expanded shale you won’t need the lava sand in the mix-see next paragraph ) – This would suppose that there was at least 3 feet of soil that already existed in that area- not just a few inches –and then rock. […]

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Organic Garden

Why Organic?

The difference between organic and chemical fertilizers The Words—against chemical fertilizer When you use chemical fertilizer you are throwing out a carrier (some kind of salt) with a chemical on it then you water this into the soil and a small amount (about 2%) is absorbed into the rhizosphere (the zone around the roots) the rest of the chemical continues to drain through the soil until it hits the water table. This is known as water pollution the #1 reason against using chemicals. (We need to drink water) Chemical fertilizers negatively impact the soil web by killing off portions of […]

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Growing Roses Organically

By Lucy Harrell T.C.N.P.-A Specialist On Demanding Environments Having roses can be easy if you just plant them the right way in the right spot and understand a few things about how roses grow. Since I don’t know what you have been taught—let’s just start over and learn this simple way from scratch. Antique or Old roses are the best choice because they are the most disease resistant to start with. Of course as with almost anything-There are a few exceptions Here are things to consider: *Roses need good drainage. *Most Roses need 6 hours of sun or more—but there […]

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