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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Compacting Garden Part III

I found that trellising most of my vine plants, saves not just room, but my back as well.

You don't need to put up a new fence to do this, any chainlink fence will do. Trellising vegetables on a shared fence gives you an opportunity to meet the neighbors and start shared planting.

There are biodegradable strings {you'll need to scroll down if you click the link} to help you attach the vines to the fence. Tomatoes do well, and you will deal with less insects and rot by doing this. But what of the heavier fruits/melons? Here is where saving your torn pantyhose comes into play, {or ask friends and family not to throw their nylons out, just cut the legs off and save them for you.} Place your melon inside of the stocking and tie it to the fence, careful not to break any vines. The nylon will stretch as your melons grow. This keeps them from falling, keeps them clean, and less likely to be attacked by insects.

The Compacting Garden Part I

The Compacting Garden Part II

I just saw this on cookthink, Wal-Mart has now been accused of misleading consumers by placing nonorganic products in areas that are labeled “organic.”

1 comment:

Rachel said...

sounds like walmart to do something like this. I really don't care for the store too much anymore.

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