How Well Does Your Garden Grow

Depending on the composition of your soil determines how your garden will grow

How much sun and how much water   your garden gets will determine how your garden will grow. And how much work will you put in for the care of your garden will also determine how well your garden will grow. If you put the work upfront it will be much easier to care for your garden as it grows.

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The soil must have enough nutrients for your plants to strive. Clay soil is very bad in growing a garden. Clay soil prevents water  from penetrating the soil and also will have poor drainage. Clay soil will deprive the plants of oxygen. Sandy soil is also bad. Sandy soil can’t hold the water  long enough to be of benefit. Sandy soil will also lose most of the nutrients in the ground that is essential for the plants or vegetables  to grow. Your garden will strive and grow in a balanced soil.

Not too sandy and not too much clay. The soil must be cultivated   regularly, so the plants can breath and allow water  and nutrients to soak down to the roots. The soil needs Continue reading

Growing Vegetables at Home

How to grow vegetables at home is quite easy.

Just a little planning and you can have a bountiful vegetable garden. Whether it’s for additional supplement food source for the family or just the pleasure of having your own homegrown veggies, anyone can do it.

The first thing that you need to consider is where to have your garden. This will depend on the available space that you have to work with. If you have a good size plot to utilize and good drainage with lots of Continue reading

Growing inside | herbs, cabbage easy to grow inside

Q: We planted a garden this year, but it goes without saying that the restrictions of heat and water that hasn t ‘is good for everyone. The children were very disappointed. Is there a way for us to grow something “forest park” in?

“The Indoor Gardener

Answer: Dear Gardener:

Early spring is not uncommon to start seeds inside and transplant the seedlings when the threat of frost. Now that temperatures are well above average and appears to be an end in sight, can bring certain elements or repeat if necessary.

Herbs can be grown indoors, they do not require a pollinator garden as their friends. Try mixing the herbs actually cook regularly in a single container. Use the technique of the company to help ensure healthy plants. For example, basil and oregano are good partners because they need regular watering. For more information on companion planting grass to check:.

Once you have planted your plants, find a sunny spot in your home that mimics the light of your garden receives and is not a temptation for small hands and small animals. Take care of indoor plants and their favorite recipes benefit by having fresh herbs on hand.

Gardening With Herbs

My family has discovered in gardening

a new culture in this summer cabbage. We grow the soybeans for use in our favorite stir-fry recipes and alfalfa sprouts in salads and sandwiches. Whatever type you choose, the process is very simple n ‘need for land or fertilizers. Even more surprising, their crop is ready for harvest in a matter of days.

We use a large mason jar with a stainless steel screen inserted in the thread. We buy dried beans or seeds from the store. Smaller seeded just a tablespoon or two of a culture quite clear. For beans, I used to use one in a cup. Place the beans or seeds in the pot with water about 3 times and soak overnight. Drain the water in the morning and pull the boat on its side on the counter of the track. Direct light is not necessary.

Rinse with warm water and completely drain times of 3-4 seeds per day. In fact, I am a little water from my other plants with the rinse water. In a day or two, you should see the buds begin to form. The buds are ready for harvest when they grow about 2 inches long (bean sprouts can grow a bit more) and start getting leaves little to them. Rinse well to remove shoots shells and enjoy their favorite recipes.

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Gardening | Japanese Garden Designs

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You probably look at your garden and think that something is still wrong!

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Other sources including magazines and the internet do contain valuable information, but not in an easy to use way You have to sift through tons of material to get a design that suits you, your budget and your yard

How Does Your Garden Grow | HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW: Having Trouble With Summer Squash, Basil

Editor’s note: How Does Your Garden Grow is a series the Gazette will feature this growing season, provided by master gardener Ken Oles of Wrentham. He will discuss various backyard gardening topics,, and answer your gardening questions.

The signs of late summer are everywhere. Goldenrod and purple loosestrife blooming along the highways signal the approaching ragweed season. The intense aroma of sweet pepperbush activates the olfactory receptors. Cicadas begin their evening chorus. Corn borers and Mexican bean beetles are active.

For the gardener, it’s decision-making time. Shall I plan for a winter cover-crop or gamble with a late sowing of snap beans? Succession planting can extend my harvest. What did I do with those leftover lettuce and cabbage seeds anyway? Shall I try saving my own seeds?

Growers are speculative by nature. Results are often unpredictable and surprises abound. It’s why we garden.

Interesting note from Roger Swain at Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth a few weeks ago: “In 1944 (during the War) 44 percent of all food was grown by amateurs in victory gardens. Then, in 1945, there was a food shortage! Why? As the number of victory gardens diminished, industry did not keep pace with the increased demands for food.”

Q My summer squash still doesn’t have the rich, dark green foliage. Most of it is light green with a few bottom leaves turning yellow. I have a lot of flowers but so far only one male blossom that has resulted in a squash. Is there anything I can do?

A The yellowing of older bottom leaves on your plants is probably more weather related. Just be careful not to over water.

Look at the underside of the leaves for a silvery-colored web, which is a sign that spider mites are present. If the edges of the leaves are curled and yellow, your plants may have aphids. Aphids live on the underside of leaves and leave a sticky substance that eventually turns black. Gently wash the leaves with a mild soap to remove the mold.

Pale green foliage can signal a nitrogen deficiency. Try an application of a balanced fertilizer.

Your squash develops from a fertilized female blossom after pollen from a male flower is transferred to the female. Pollinators include bees, wasps and various other insects that are attracted to the yellow flowers. Be sure to check your soil pH this fall. pH is a measure of soil acidity. For most veggies, pH should be in the 6.3-7.0 range (more on pH in a later column).

Q I purchased basil in a pot and left the pot outdoors with the intention of planting it. Very soon something began to eat the leaves so I brought it indoors. The problem has persisted. Any idea what the problem is and how to save the plant?

A Aphids (wingless insects), spider mites, and white fly are common pests of basil. White-fly infestations are ordinarily problems with greenhouse plants. Check the underside of the leaves for tiny insects and remove any by wiping them off with a soft cloth. Be sure to keep aphid-infested plants away from your other indoor plants.

HOW TO SUBMIT A GARDENING QUESTION: If you have any specific questions for our master gardener, email to with the subject line: How Does Your Garden Grow Question.

Ken Oles is a Wrentham resident and a master gardener with URI ( ) He is also the coordinator for the Harvests from the Heart community garden in Wrentham that produces fresh produce for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Ken is a member of the board of directors and vice president of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom. He can be reached at Acknowledgement: Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom.