Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tomato Blossom End Rot

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While volunteering at Cold Water Gardens in Milton, Florida, I learned about tomato blossom end rot (pictured below)–which is the result of a calcium deficiency.  When you see this, there is either a lack of calcium in the soil, or … Continue reading

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Pruning Tomatoes: Why & How

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Today at Coldwater Gardens, I learned why and how to prune tomatoes: WHY:  Pruning tomato plants will help increase the efficiency of photosynthesis–leading to well fed, large fruits, produced consistently throughout the growing season. A (indeterminate) tomato plant that is not … Continue reading

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Seaweed Soil Amendment

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Seaweed makes a great soil amendment and vegetable feeder.  –Why? Because its packed full of proteins, complex carbohydrates, and 56 different minerals and trace elements–including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, iodine, and magnesium. (It is especially high in potassium, so tomatoes … Continue reading

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WOOFing at Cold Water Gardens

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May 7th I headed out on a road trip to the Florida panhandle, where I will be volunteering as a WWOOFer at Cold Water Gardens–a 360 acre sustainable farm located in Milton. While there, I will be learning about organic gardening, bee keeping, … Continue reading

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Cypress Villages & CRP

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For the past few weeks I have been assisting community founder Dan Walker with the planting of thousands of trees at Cypress Villages.   —Cypress is a 140 acre eco-community  located in south east iowa that boasts the state’s first LEED … Continue reading

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