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A hungry rabbit, looking for his next vegetable meal. Often times we can find gardening to be a bit frustrating when we see the effects of pest damage on our plants. Although usually not destructive to a healthy plant, too many insects can overwhelm the defenses of any garden.  However we should resist the temptation to reach for toxic pesticides and herbicides to control the situation. The natural alternatives can be inexpensive, easy to apply and healthier for the environment and your family. Here's one idea you can try this summer season: All-purpose garlic-chili oil spray Combine 1-2 tablespoons of biodegradable...

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Now is the time to plant summer crops! If you think the time for germination is over, think again. Cucumbers, squash, pumpkins and melons are all great choices for the warm season months and can be directly seeded. Don't forget about cold-season crops as well, like cabbage, kale, spinach and herbs for this coming autumn. Why not stock up on some seeds today?

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Greetings fellow foragers, growers, and outdoor enthusiasts! Visit our Steemit page to see more of our photography and blog articles. It is updated year-round with information on Canadian plant-life as well as tips on growing and foraging. Feel free to comment and provide feedback, or give us some ideas for future articles! @vegiseeds

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For those of you who want to get a kick-start on growing indoors, consider using additional lighting to suppliment or replace natural daylight. This will extend your growing season and allow your plants to flourish when the conditions outside may not be as optimal. LED Bulbs are very energy efficient and becoming more affordable every day. Natural Daylight type bulbs are commonly found at most hardware stores and can be used for growing. Full-spectrum LED bulbs are also available, and will yield best results. These closely simulate the kelvin rating of sunlight (5000-6000k). Flourescent bulbs are also a viable option....

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The Winter months force many of us to spend more time indoors. Why not start your own home garden? Our growing kits are tailored for growth in your environment, with indoor and outdoor options available. Many kits germinated in the next month will be yielding fresh vegetables by springtime. Transfer plants into your own home garden for continued growth, or explore our options for expanding your indoor garden.  Stay tuned for more information on successful transplanting, and tips on getting started.      

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