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Winterizing the Eco Garden System

Winterizing the Eco Garden System 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Another garden season has ended here in the Midwest and it is time to put the Eco garden System away for the winter. When life gets busy it is hard to keep up with the seasonal everyday tasks that come with gardening especially in the spring and in the fall. The Eco garden System was designed to eliminate most of those tasks and still produce healthy garden vegetables. Winterizing these gardens is as simple as gardening in these units. Because the gardens are made out of recyclable durable plastic, they can with stand many climate changes and extremes. In the northern states this time of the year those extremes are freezing temperatures. The Eco system has a water reservoir that should be drained to avoid expansion of the garden itself. Putting a cover on the garden will also avoid the possibility of rain or melted snow refilling the reservoir. There is a cover that is made especially for these gardens and can be purchased on our website. There are five simple steps to winterizing the garden for the winter months using the Eco garden cover: Step one: Open the spigot located on the side of the garden. This should be turned until it stops to ensure it is completely open. Leave this open throughout the winter months to allow drainage if needed. (Now you may have some debris that will need to be removed to clear the opening for the water to drain out. A simple tweezer or even a stick will remove what is clogging the spigot.) Step two: Let water drain out. This might take fifteen minutes to one hour depending on how much water is in the tank. If some water is left in the reservoir that is not a problem. What little water left on the…

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Water and Your Garden

Water and Your Garden 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Water is essential for plants to grow. Good quality water is even more important if you want healthy plants and vegetables to thrive. There are many questions asked about the different filtered waters that people have in their homes when it comes to watering a garden. There are four water types: hard water, soft water, reverse osmosis, and of course good old Mother Nature’s rain water. If there was one to choose as the best for gardens, rain water would win hands down. However, we all know that relying on nature’s rain comes with a lot of inconsistency either in the form of drought or flooding, neither that is good for gardens. Hard water Hard water can be good for your plants. If you are using water from a well without a salt softener than that is consider hard water. Hard water contains minerals in the form of calcium and magnesium which can benefit your garden as long as there is not too much of it. Most of your fertilizers will contain these minerals to help growth and healthy foliage. If you notice stunted growth in your plants than you might want to check your soil to see if it test high for any of these minerals. I use hard water in my Eco garden systems and have notice in different locations that a white calcium build up will show up on top of the soil. No worries plants are healthy and soil is at a neutral pH level. Hard water can increase your alkaline level which means acidic loving plants may struggle. If the soil is to acidic plants can’t access nutrients very well. Hard water in an Eco Garden System White build up on top of soil from hard water Soft water Soft water is questionable and is…

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How to Garden in an Eco Garden System

How to Garden in an Eco Garden System 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

What is it? How does it work? How do you fill it? How is it different? It is unique and different! It is an old system that has been around for a while in a new and improved body. It is a way to garden that can elevate backaches and muscle strain as well as breakdown the barrier to the question, how do I start a garden? It is a system that not only guides you to learning gardening if you have never done it before, to a system that enhances your knowledge of gardening if you are advanced and want to grow new varieties. It is easy to maintain and clean and can be landscaped around for an aesthetic “welcome to the garden” atmosphere. It is the Eco Garden System! The Eco Garden System uses the wicking method of gardening. This method has been around for decades and involves a reservoir at the bottom of your garden that wicks water to your soil that than allows your plant’s roots to find and use when needed. This system helps all of us with the one thing that makes a garden grow and that is WATER! Good soil plays an important part but without sufficient water nothing will grow in it. In the Eco system, over and under watering become minor, because the system waters itself. There are no bad gardeners just forgetful waterers! We are a busy society and forgetting to water a garden is common. Watering extra to make up a day lost can mean overwatering. The Eco Garden System lets you sow and go without the guesswork of watering. The Eco Garden System is delivered by truck to your front door. It comes in a large box with the legs and feet inside the garden box. Establish a…

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Garden The Eco Way

Garden The Eco Way 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

What is Eco anyway? The word Eco is short for ecology, the study of organisms and their environment. However, when we use the word Eco-friendly we are describing human ecology, meaning ways to preserve environmental quality of our natural resources through conservation. When we say Eco-friendly it merely means having little to no harm or impact to the environment. Goods and services that are eco-friendly help sustain and promote a healthy environment. This is becoming top priority for most people who fear environment tragedies that can include depletion of the earth’s water. Top gardening trends for 2018 have mentioned the need to conserve and sustain and the idea of changing how we garden. The Eco garden system is an elevated garden container. It applies the three R’s of environmental change which are reduce, reuse, and recycle. In gardening it is very easy to consume a lot of water due to the fact that vegetables and plants need a lot of it. In the Eco System there is a reservoir that is filled once every two weeks in the heat of the summer and once every three to four weeks during spring and fall. This reservoir provides enough water to sustain the plants for healthy growing. It also uses a sprinkler system on top of the soil that recycles the water from the reservoir below. This system ensures that nutrients won’t be washed away and that they will be returned to the soil. This garden not only saves on 65 percent of your water usage, but recycles and reuses the nutrients. The garden itself is made out of recyclable food grade plastic that can last up to 40 years. This cuts down on the need to replace wood raised gardens that deteriorate after time. If you think about it, no more…

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Planning A New Garden

Planning A New Garden 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Don’t just plan it, Plant it! New Year resolutions are made every year and with those resolutions come excitement and motivation. January starts out with a bang and off we go running to change our old ways and start new ones. Exercise and diet seem to always top the most popular New Year’s resolutions. If changing your lifestyle by eating better is on your list, why not try and grow your own organic food. It is that simple! Most of the population has had some exposure to gardening with either growing up gardening or getting some education in school programs. Finding the resources to start a garden can be a challenge. Not everyone has access to land or for that matter space. Container gardening is always an option when there is no place to dig. If planning a new garden is on your list of resolutions, here are five things to consider with container gardening that will not just get you thinking about it but get you planting it: • Selecting a container      Selecting a larger container to plant will eliminate the constant need for watering. Smaller planters will dry out faster especially if wind is a factor where you live. Self-watering planters are a great way to start a new garden because it takes the guesswork out of the too much, too little fear of over or under watering. Having a complete understanding of the amount of time and money you want to put into gardening will also help you with the first phase of starting a garden. Choosing a container that will last the duration of garden seasons will help you grow and learn with your garden. • Choosing a spot     Choosing a spot to put your container garden can be overwhelming. Decks and…

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A Garden for Everyone

A Garden for Everyone 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

If you knew you could grow your vegetables 12 months out of the year, would you do it? I sometimes chuckle at comments that remind me of the old saying “I can’t boil water!” I have heard everything from, “I can’t get anything to grow” to my favorite one, “I kill weeds I am that bad.” With the right setup and tools available, gardening CAN be for everyone! Gardening does not need to be that difficult. It can be simple if the conditions are right. For a first time gardener there are many failed attempts followed by years of successful gardening. It takes time and patience and the ability to shrug off those failed attempts with “I will try again next year.” For the new generation that is not getting the same exposure our older generation received, there are ways to teach and promote a gardening life. Many schools across the country are bringing gardening back with raised and elevated garden beds as well as hydroponic and aquaponic systems. Gardens are popping up all over the country in preschools to elementary schools to high schools. Even though the hydroponic and aquaponic systems offer a diverse way of growing vegetation without soil, I firmly believe we need to teach children to play in the dirt. Good soil is hard to come by and has been depleted due to high demands for food production. We take more nutrients out than what we put back. Helping our younger generation understand water and soil conservation as well as recycling nutrients such as composting is vital to our future food production. Many people do not have access to land to start and maintain a garden. With the Eco Garden System we bring the land to you. We recently set up a garden at Roosevelt High…

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The Love of a Potato

The Love of a Potato 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

If you are a potato lover you know that a home grown potato is a delicacy!  It is a treat to eat a potato straight from the garden.  My favorite is, without a doubt, the new potatoes harvested before they reach maturity.  Boil the baby potatoes, add fresh garden peas with a rich cream sauce, and you have heaven in a pot! Potatoes make for a hearty side dish with any meal especially if you are feeding hungry boys. I have two, and they are always hungry!  Potatoes are the go to dish that complete the feeding frenzy of severe hunger (so they say!) Growing my own potatoes has had some challenges through the years. I have tried many ways to solve issues with soil and insects.  From mounding to mulching to organic soaps, I have had some unsuccessful crops, which have included few potatoes to a wipe out of the plant leaves before they flower. This year I planted my potatoes in the elevated Eco garden System. Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in the Eco Garden System.  After years of growing potatoes in the ground this system was the answer to the age old dilemma of potato bugs! In gardening conversations, many gardeners sigh when you mention theses pesky little destroyers, and some will say “Just move your plot!”  Well, I am at the top of hill now and nowhere to go! In comes the Eco Garden System and wow, a season without bugs!  The plants were beautiful, and the flowers were stunning. Best of all, no bugs! The Eco system has many of the ideal conditions for growing potatoes. Potatoes should be planted at least 2 weeks before your last frost.  Seed potatoes can be cut to the size of an egg with at…

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Have Complete Control of Your Garden!

Have Complete Control of Your Garden! 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Have complete control of your garden! We love to emphasize this in a growing, busy world that is trying to be active and eat healthy.  The Eco garden system is the perfect way to grow organic, healthy vegetables without the time consuming art of gardening.  Don’t get us wrong, we love to garden! But, with time being a precious commodity in a fast pace world the Eco System is the answer to growing your own vegetables on a limited time schedule. So easy to assemble, fill and plant. What makes the Eco system stand out among the many other raised and elevated gardens out there?  Here are five reasons why you may want to invest in an Eco garden system. Materials You want to garden and you want to do it with ease. Deciding on what type of garden you want and where to put it for ultimate sun can be a challenge. Most of your raised and elevated beds are made of wood. However, they can also be constructed from rock, cinderblock, concrete and metal.  These options can get expensive and they may not last as long as the amount of money and time you have invested.  Mother Nature is not always a friend to these materials and over time they can deteriorate, rust and crack.  The Eco system is constructed out of food grade plastic and can be the last garden you will ever need.  It resists fading and cracking and also maintains the moisture and temperature of the soil.  If you don’t like where it is you can move it. It can also be brought indoors in a controlled environment for year round gardening.  The Eco garden system comes with easy to assemble parts and can be constructed in as little as 30 minutes Sustainable This is…

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