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Beetroot 'Boltardy' (Globe) (Seeds) - 1 Packet (250 Seeds)The best choice for early spring sowings. Reliably producing high quality, tasty, dark-red rounded roots, up to 10cm (4in) across, with crisp, sweet flesh. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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Durham Early Cabbage SeedsCabbage Durham Early Seeds
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Cabbage Greyhound SeedsGood quality, mild flavoured, pointed heads. Can be used harvested early as greens. Excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
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Jack's Bean Stalk Children's SeedsA great idea to encourage children to eat their greens. Jack's Bean Stalk seeds are Runner Beans which are easy to grow and climb canes or a fence.
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Beetroot 'Detroit 2 Crimson Globe' (Seeds) - 1 Packet (240 Seeds)Ideal for sowing in succession through the season, achieving a longer harvesting period. An excellent flavour from rich maroon-coloured roots, and easy-to-grow. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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Cabbage 'Greyhound' (Summer/autumn) (Seeds) - 1 Packet (350 Seeds)Reliable old favourite, produces early, pointed hearts that are full of flavour. Plants are more narrow in growth allowing closer cropping and less waste of outer leaves. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16")
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Cabbage 'Primo 11' (Summer) (Seeds) - 1 Packet (250 Seeds)Well know variety that produces solid ‘ball head’ cabbages from June to August. Easy-to-grow and reliable cropping. Full of flavour either eaten raw, or cooked. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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Cabbage 'Wheelers Imperial' (Seeds) - 1 Packet (390 Seeds)Popular compact variety. Reliably produces tasty hearts that can be harvested as ‘spring greens’ in late winter, or be left to grow-on as hearted cabbages by mid-spring. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14")
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Beetroot Boltardy SeedsIdeal beet for early sowing as it does not bolt. Lift young as baby beets or leave to mature. Excellent source of folate and good source of potassium.
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Organic Gardening – Grow Your Own Food At Home

 
 

Most people will be surprised, starting your own organic garden in your back yard is not as hard as you think. There are lots of benefits that you can get from your own organic garden. It is fun for the entire family and you’ll get fresh, healthy and nutritiousness food as well.

To have a thriving organic farm at home, you have to put in a lot of patient and effort. To have healthy crops, you can’t use any chemical products on the soil. Doing so would have defeated the purpose of growing your own natural organic foods.

Everything that you put into the soil should be all natural. You can begin by making your own natural compost for the soil. Making the compost is really not difficult. What you’ll need are organic material such as old vegetable, fruits skin, grass clipping, dried leaves, egg shell etc.

Put all the material into a container and let it sit for a couple of days. The compost material should be turned from time to time to let oxygen into it.

Finally, the compost can then be taken out and mixed with the soil. The soil now will become very fertile and is ready for seeding.

When tending on your organic garden, the thing that you must be aware of is weed. Weed spreading on the soil will prevent the seedling from growing. However, you should never use any chemical weed killer. The best solution is to pull the weed out with your hands. It’s a lot of manual hard work, but the end result is keeping your organic garden natural.

When the fruits and vegetables from your organic garden are matured, you can now start your harvest process. By harvesting your own food, you don’t need to go to the market thus saving you some money

 

Can Your Turn Your Home Vegetable Garden into a Permaculture?

 
 

Article by Michael Podlesny

Did you ever think you can turn your back yard into an area that provides not only food for your family but a sustainable living environment for other animals and creatures? In its simplest definition, that is what a permaculture is. Read on as Mike gives you some more information on the topic.

Wikipedia defines a permaculture as an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies. Yes I know, that is a mouth full. However, simply defined, a permaculture, as it relates to your back yard home vegetable garden means, creating a system where plants, animals and the waste thereof all work together to make the system work.

For example, you can have chickens living among your vegetable plants. They can eat various insects which in turn allows you to reduce the use of chemicals to treat your plants for those insects. The chickens then leave behind their waste that can then be later tilled under to make your soil more nutrient rich.

The vegetable plants that you add to your garden can also be used as shelter and protection for “good” insects, toads, and other animals that assist with making your home vegetable garden a success.

There is no question that a permaculture is a lot of work. Or at least it can be when you first make an attempt at it. That is why many experts recommend that you start off slowly. One good technique is to use rabbits. House your rabbits in a cage that sits over top a worm box for vermicompost, more on that in a moment, or your garden soil, with a floor where the rabbit droppings fall through. You can till the rabbit waste directly into your soil, which provides much needed nutrients for your plants.

Vermicomposting is the process by which worms break down waste leaving behind their castings. Their castings are also called vermicompost. Vermicompost is one of the best sources of nutrients for your plants. If you have been using worms to create your own vermicompost you already have the beginnings of your own permaculture. You (or your rabbits) provide the waste for the worms, they provide the nutrients for your plants and then the cycle repeats itself.

There are countless options that can make a backyard permaculture work with the inclusion of other animals likes chickens, goats, and so on. Make sure you check with your local municipality as to what is allowed in your area and what is not. You may like that rooster waking you up when the sun rises, but your neighbor? Not so much.

Your permaculture is also not limited to the use of animals. Trapping rain water in a rain barrel for later use can be added in and I have seen some setups that use solar panels to run a pump, that pumps the water from those barrels through soaker hoses. That’s a bit more advanced than many like to get, but it gives you a couple of ideas that you can toss around.

Start off slow with the basics, then expand as you learn more, get more advanced and understand how a permaculture can work for your back yard vegetable garden.