Nature

Plant problems and diseases (with pictures) How to identify and control pathogens, fungus, mold, mildew, blight & more in soil and plants

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Plant Diseases & Pathogens – List of Problems & Solutions with Pictures Have a problem with fungus, mold, mildew or blight?  We’ve got the solution.  Control plant pathogens and diseases the organic way for healthy and safe vegetables to eat for you and your family. Powdery Mildew Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease that […]

Nature

Plant Nutrients & Soil Elements Overview List from A-Z

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Overview of macro & micro-nutrients and minerals required by plants We recommend reading and understanding this before moving on to our soil amendments guide / article. These are normally and naturally present in soils in varying levels depending upon the geographical location itself as well as how much the land has been cultivated, disturbed, and/or […]

Gardening & Garden Maintenance

Natural Pest Control Solutions & Remedies: Snails, Slugs, Ants, Aphids, Scale Bugs, Larvae & More

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The Top Best 100% Natural Ways to Control Pests in the Garden: Holistic Pest Control Solutions

Natural Pest Control Solutions; Organic Garden Pest Control & Prevention Methods Here are not only the best but the safest ways to control problem bugs in your landscape. A thorough, well-tested treasure trove of proven organic pest control solutions and information. We are not affiliated with any of the products we recommend and only recommend […]

Landscape Design

Establishing and Acclimating New Varieties of Self-seeding Annual Garden Plants & Vegetables – Replacing weeds with food easily

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New Variety of Parsley for Ventura, CA

How to replace the weeds in your landscape with food:  Breeding new varieties of annual veggies, greens & herbs that sow or re-seed themselves every year! Three years before this post, I had three different varieties of Parsley seeds and scattered them in different places in my yard.  Some places got more water than others, […]

Soil Amendments

Compost 101: A-Z Composting Guide – What, How, Why & More Especially for Ventura’s

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First, here’s some great info-graphics for your reference that cover everything mentioned more in-depth below. A comprehensive guide to complete composting from A-Z, especially for southern California’s dry climate. First, an overview of compost chemistry and natural nitrogen & carbon cycles: All organic matter is composed of large amounts of carbon (C) [or “BROWNS” in […]

Perennial Vegetables

Okinawa Spinach (Gynura Crepioides / Bicolor; Asteraceae Family)

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Plant Common Name(s): Okinawa Spinach, Perennial Spinach Taxonomy (Binomial Name): Gynura Crepioides / Bicolor; Asteraceae Family Cultivar / Variety: There is only one variety of this species known. Indonesia Lowers cholesterol, helps prevent cancer and various diseases “Very nutritious eaten raw or cooked. The leaves and young shoot tips are steamed, used in stir fry, […]