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Root-Vue Farm ~ Be sure to remove the blue plastic covering on the acrylic windows. Place unit in a warm, sunny location, with temperatures between 70 - 80 degrees. Keep fresh air near the unit - stagnant air creates an environment for mold to grow. Radishes will sprout first, … [Read more...]
When setting up your Worm-Vue Wonders, the instruction booklet (pg. 5) recommends placing at least four inches of shredded newspaper into the bottom of the unit. This serves as bedding, keeps the soil aerated, and also becomes a food source for the worms. The worms are shipped to you with dried … [Read more...]
by Henry Homeyer Carrots really are rather splendid. Raw, steamed, or made into a soup, they are almost universally pleasing. I have never encountered a child who would not eat a carrot, particularly if it is raw and slightly gritty, straight from the soil (though there must be some, … [Read more...]
Dylan started his own vegetable garden at the beginning of the summer. He has been tending to it ever since. So far he has picked cherry tomatoes and baby cucumbers. He never liked to eat cucumbers before, but now says "they taste better when you grow them yourself." … [Read more...]
When Evan and Dylan were planning their garden, their Dad Richard suggested "Square Foot Gardening," which is a raised bed planting with vegetables and flowers in the minimum of space they need. This cuts down on weeding and watering, and provides easy access to the plants. It's perfect for kids to … [Read more...]