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giving thanks with a gardening spin

Being Thankful…With a Gardening Spin

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Have you noticed that a lot of people seem angrier than usual? There does appear to be more angst in the world (or at least in our corner of it) than we remember ever being there in the past (okay, the Vietnam era was a bit angry as well). It is always amazing how appreciation for all we have gets over-run by desire or despair over what we don’t have. Being thankful falls by the wayside. It is our goal at Eco Garden Systems to embrace life through the shared purpose of gardening – and for that we are thankful.

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Okra #4

Okra #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that young Okra pods (~2” long) are less gluey than larger pods? While this is a good thickener (mmmm…Gumbo!!!), it can be unappetizing in Okra that is cooked.

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Tomato #9

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Did you know that you should prune stake tomatoes so only one main stalk is left? Prune by removing all suckers that are below the first fruiting cluster. This provides more energy for the plant to produce fruit. This is an especially important tip for beginning gardeners as not pruning can lead to disappointment in the amount of fruit grown. Let suckers that grow above the first fruiting cluster remain – but remove all but two leaves. This will provide shade to the fruit.

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Radish #4

Radish #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that you should introduce children to radishes early? Their spicy flavor can be used to educate young palates on flavors and create a desire to explore more different flavors as children get older. Older children who have had a bland diet often find radishes difficult to eat as the flavor becomes off-putting.

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pumpkin

Pumpkins #4

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Did you know that you should harvest pumpkins before a freeze? The fruit can become very soft when it freezes – so make sure you bring your bounty inside prior to a freeze!

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history and future of gardening

Vegetable Gardening 101: The Future of Gardening

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Vegetable gardening has been around a long time, but does the future of gardening retain roots in its rich history? From early civilizations to nomadic tribes and the ancient Greeks, vegetable gardening was a big part of the beginning. What did we have to unlearn in vegetable gardening, and how does that impact the future of gardening?

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Celery #5

Celery #5 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that you should cover your celery prior to harvesting? This protects the plant from the sun and helps produce chlorophyll and turn the plants green – reducing the bitter flavor. Cover during the final two weeks prior to harvest.

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Summer Squash #7

Summer Squash #7 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that you should avoid handling squash plants when the leaves are wet? This can cause a powdery mildew to form – and this can then spread disease throughout the plant. Avoid watering the foliage if at all possible.

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String Beans #8

String Beans #8 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that you should avoid handling bean plants when they are wet (dew, rain, etc.) to prevent the spread of disease?

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gifts for gardeners holiday 2019

Top 10 Gifts for Gardeners in Your Life

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Gifts for gardeners is one of our favorite topics because every year there are new gadgets and tools gardeners will love! Read our top 10 garden gifts of 2019, complete with links!

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