Category Archives: organic gardening

Organic Gardening: A Little About Using Wood Mulch in the Garden

This is a short video showing how we use wood mulch in our garden for weed control, water retention and even to enrich the soil. For videos showing how to plant in mulched beds, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdEkUcGKHes and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsT0iyaMFFkContinue reading

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Organic Gardening: Growing and Harvesting Peanuts

Growing a late crop of peanuts, if your weather permits, has multiple benefits for your garden: crowds out weeds, adds nitrogen to the soil, holds the soil in place preventing erosion …… AND YOU GET PEANUTS! Peanuts are easy to … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening: To Prune or Not to Prune — The Number One Tomato Question

Do you prune your tomatoes? How much? What about suckers? Do I prune off all the suckers? These are frequently asked questions on Debbie’s Back Porch? I will try to answer some of them in this video.

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Organic Gardening: Harvesting and Curing Potatoes

This is my first time growing Red La Soda Potatoes. My return was not as good as Red Pontiacs, but not too shabby. This was from a late winter planting. I will try them again in the fall. Jon us … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening: Using a Hula Hoe for Weed Control

Nobody likes weeding, but the Hula Hoe is a tool that can make it easier and decrease your weed problem a little every year.

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Organic Gardening: Harvesting and Curing Inchelium Red Garlic

Garlic is a great thing to grow in your backyard garden.  It takes up little space, needs almost no attention, stores well, and saves you lots of money.  Garlic is very expensive in the grocery store, and you have very … Continue reading

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Easy, Practical Tomato Support System

Those of us who obsess about growing tomatoes know that a support system that really works is hard to find.  I have tried many different ways to support my tomato plants.  This is the system that works best in my … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening: How to Prevent and/or Treat Tomato Blight

Living in the South, we are very familiar with fungal diseases of tomatoes.  There are several different types, but they are all treated the same.  Here are some tips.

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A Walk Through My Organic Garden

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Planting Tomatoes in Deeply Mulched Beds

Mulch is great for your garden, and we use aged wood chips petty freely for water retention and weed control. Planting in these deeply mulched beds is a little different, though.  Here are some tips you may find useful.

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