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How to Grow Tomato & Vegetable Transplants Without Grow-Lights: Principles, Examples & Planting

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How to Grow Tomato & Vegetable Transplants Without Grow-Lights: Principles, Examples & Planting

You can grow wonderful tomato transplants without grow-lights and you can use this same method with other flowers, herbs and vegetables. It is pretty simple. The video explains the principle and shows you examples of vegetables grown using this method. In short... take the seed flats out during the day when it is not freezing and conditions are good and bring them in at night.  You need grow-lights indoors because a window doesn't provide enough direct light and your seed starts will get tall and leggy. Taking them outside during the day, addresses this issue by exposing them to the...

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The Benefits of Using Peppermint Oil Spray in Your Vegetable Garden

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The Benefits of Using Peppermint Oil Spray in Your Vegetable Garden

Peppermint oil essentially does two main things to discourage insects from coming into your garden. It masks the scents of your vegetable plants and it is an irritant.
It makes for an extremely good repellent for very small insects like spider mites

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Seed Starting Basics: 30+ Questions Answered on Seed Starting Indoors - Digital Table of Contents

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Seed Starting Basics: 30+ Questions Answered on Seed Starting Indoors - Digital Table of Contents

I answers all those questions (30+) everyone asks about starting herbs, flowers and vegetables in doors under grow-lights. Questions like... How long do I leave the lights on? Can I use a window? When do I water? Do I have to start them in small cells? What is a seed flat? How do I use a heat mat? How many grow lights do I need? A great video for those of you just getting started in well... indoor seed starting. Check out the video for more information and detailed answers. If you watch the video through my YT Channel and...

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Where & How to Place Your Vegetable Garden Beds: Maximizing the Sun on Your Homestead

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Where & How to Place Your Vegetable Garden Beds: Maximizing the Sun on Your Homestead

The Rusted Garden Seed and Garden Shop Vegetables need 4 to 8 hours of direct sun. It is important to know how much sun falls onto your proposed areas for garden beds. The best way to accomplish this is to track the sun's movement across your homestead. On a sunny day go out into your yard at 8 A.M., 10 A.M., 12 P.M., 2 P.M. and 4 P.M. and take notes on the parts of your yard that are getting direct sun.  If the sun is hitting your proposed garden spots, jot down the estimated amount of time the direct...

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34 Vegetable Plants You can Grow in Less Sunlight or More Shade: Full Sun, Partial Sun and Minimal Sun Categories Defined

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34 Vegetable Plants You can Grow in Less Sunlight or More Shade:  Full Sun, Partial Sun and Minimal Sun Categories Defined

The Rusted Garden Seed and Garden Shop 34 Vegetable Plants You can Grow in Less Sunlight or More Shade:  Full Sun, Partial Sun and Minimal Sun Categories Defined Does my garden have less sunlight or more shade? Growing vegetables is not difficult but it does take work and we (gardeners) at times, make it more confusing and complicated than needed. The beauty of a garden is that it wants to grow and give back to you. Nature designed plants to adapt. Even if you initially have some trouble, you will still get plenty of vegetables as you develop your skills...

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