How to Start Your First Vegetable Garden

If you are looking to start your first vegetable garden, look no further than right here. First, lets look at the reasons why.  Starting a vegetable garden at home is a great way to save money.  For example, a plant that may cost you a dollar and a half may product pounds and pounds of produce!  Also, it gives you the distinct advantage of enjoying a much better and delicious product than you could ever dream of getting at the best grocery store produce aisle ever.   More So, it is likely much easier than you think it is.  If you can work out your plan right, you can enjoy the process.  Even more, you may not have to take tons of time to tend it.  It can even make a positive impact on your landscaping!   If you would like some help on deciding what to grow, take a look at what you actually like to EAT!  I find it surprising that so many people don’t think about what they would actually like to eat before they plant the garden.  If you do not like this stuff, then don’t bother planting it, is the bottom line.  Some plants produce all throughout the season, and you will not need as many of them.  Some of them, on the other hand, only provide produce at the end of the season, and it would be a good idea to plant more of these.   When you are trying to plan how much space …

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Pet Rabbits – A Worm’s Best Friend

Rabbit droppings are small, relatively dry and don’t contain too much nitrogen, which can spoil plant roots. Although new rabbit manure is considered great plant fertilizer, many rabbit growers choose to put earthworms under their rabbit cages. Why? Rabbit manure along with wasted rabbit feed has been proved to be some of the best food a worm can eat. Also, when properly cared for, earthworms eliminate manure piles, odor, and fly problems all together. For this reason alone, rabbits and worms make a great team. Rabbits are a worm’s best friend. Making Simple Compost with Earthworms To set up your earthworms for an optimal place to feed, you will want to have them underneath your rabbits cage. The best earthworm that I have found is redworms. Ideally, you should have 250-550 worms per square foot. Worms will do a terrific job eliminating the rabbit poop and wasted feed into dark, nutrient-rich, finely textured humus. In addition, keeping worms under the cages allows you to raise worms for fishing bait and worm castings for your garden. This ecosystem that you are creating with worms and rabbits creates a fantastic number of uses for catching fish and feeding gardens – all part of eating organically grown food. Creating a Rabbit and Earthworm Ecosystem Underneath the rabbit hutch you can build a wood frame around the worm bed.  This should be about 12 inches deep. The rabbit hutch should be 3 feet above the ground. A half inch wire mesh floor should be …

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