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Things Green: Building the Garden

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Okra #3

Okra #3 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that when an Okra plant begins to set pods, they are so fast growing that harvest should be every other day? If pods get too large, the plant will stop producing new ones.

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String Beans #6

String Beans #6 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that water on a bean flower can cause the flowers and small pods to fall off? Avoid top watering and focus on keeping the soil moist as beans typically have a shallow root system and need regular moisture.

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clover ground cover plant

Let’s Debate: Ground Cover Plants or Mulch?

Let’s Debate: Ground Cover Plants or Mulch? 626 417 Eco Garden Systems

As Winter approaches, we have been seeing a lot of information on how to best leave your soil over the Winter – by planting ground cover plants or heavily mulching your space. We see merits on both sides and have a preference for our own gardens (more on that at the end) so let’s explore the benefits!

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Summer Squash #6

Summer Squash #6 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that vining squash can be grown in an elevated garden? Just make sure you train the vines to grow over the side or into a trellis – otherwise you risk the squash plant taking over your entire growing space!!

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Cucumbers #3

Cucumbers #3 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that cucumbers are very sensitive to frost and cold weather? Their short growing season (55 to 60 days) makes them viable in almost any growing area.

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turnip

Turnip #4

Turnip #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that turnips are related to rutabaga? Turnips originated in the Mediterranean during prehistoric times while the rutabaga (a cross between cabbage and turnip) came along in the Middle Ages.

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hands in soil sustainable gardening methods

Sustainable Gardening Methods: Hacking Fertilizer

Sustainable Gardening Methods: Hacking Fertilizer 626 352 Eco Garden Systems

We have shared before some things you can do at home to re-use things around the house to “hack” your gardening experience and implement sustainable gardening methods. Now, we want to share some ideas on how to make a season’s worth of fertilizer over the Winter months and into Spring. We will also share any cautions we have experienced or come across. All of these are easy – but they require a bit of thought as well.

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Tomato #7

Tomato #7 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that tomatoes are the most popular fruit grown by home gardeners? While it is usually consumed as a vegetable, tomatoes are technically a fruit (and were called Love Apples based on their heart shape and the perception that they were an aphrodisiac) – the average consumer eats 18 lbs. of tomatoes each year – this does not include ketchup or other sauce-based products.

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Celery #4

Celery #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that celery seeds are VERY slow to germinate? It is much easier to plant transplants – and being a cool weather plant, you can put your transplants in ~two weeks before average last frost date. To be ready for Spring, you should start seeds two to four months prior to your planting date (we did say VERY slow to germinate!).

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Peas

Peas #5

Peas #5 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that there is a difference between shelling-type peas and edible pod type peas? Edible pods are a fairly recent development – pick the young pods before the peas fully develop.

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    The original Eco Garden will transform the way you garden. Quick and simple to setup, sustainable, and efficient — this garden is for any level of gardener.

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    Started in 2016, Eco Garden Systems has a long history of gardening, gardening innovation and gardening for seniors.

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