Organic Sweet Potato Container Harvest: Basic Growing Details & Container Sizes

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Gary Pilarchik
October 17, 2016

These were planted in the container soil late May and grew for about 150 days. They love the heat. Loose soil, organic fertilizer, drainage and two containers sizes set up the harvest. I show you the harvest (see if you like the outcome to try it) and talk about the basic set up. If you want to grow your own sweet potato slips/plants indoors, a link is provided.

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Growing Vegetables (Tomato, Cucumber, Pepper & Basil) in a Self Watering Container: It Works!

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Gary Pilarchik
August 7, 2016

I was in a contest with some friends and won a Crescent Garden container. I could have picked any kind. I went for the TruDrop self watering container. I have a large vegetable container garden. I put this one to the test and planted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, basil and onions in it. The video takes you from set up to harvest. It was a success! I thought I would have to fill it every 2 weeks… I never filled it once over an 8 week period.

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Introducing Italian Chicory [Dolci Talli]: A 3 Season Flawless Garden Green – TRG 2016

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Gary Pilarchik
August 1, 2016

This variety of Italian Chicory, Dolci Talli, is flawless. I doesn’t seem to be bothered by diseases or pests. Here in Maryland Zone 7, I plant it in the spring and harvest through fall. I plant more in the fall and it overwinters nicely. It is mild in the cool seasons and bitter in the warm season but still pleasant to use through all seasons.

Cucumbers, Squash, Zucchini: Time For A Mid-Season Water Soluble Feeding – My 2016 Routine

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Gary Pilarchik
July 11, 2016

It is important to give your squash, cucumbers and zucchini a mid-season water soluble feeding. After they have been growing and producing, they often take up a lot of nutrients. I like to give them a water soluble NPK organic fertilizer or similar with Epsom Salt and calcium nitrate. In 1 gallon of water I put in the recommended does of the NPK fertilizer, 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salt and 1 tablespoon of calcium nitrate. These feeding helps them to continue to stay green and produce.

Tour #5 – My Entire Garden Shown As Requested

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Gary Pilarchik
July 11, 2016

For Tour #5, I show you my entire vegetable garden as requested. The container garden on the deck, my raised beds and the fence lines. I focus on my indeterminate tomatoes, name them and show you their growth.. No tomato diseases at all (first time) as I finally followed my own advice and have kept up on my prevention spraying schedule so far. It works!

Tomato Variety Profiles: 3 Dwarf Determinates [8-15 Inches] – Tiny Tim, Red Robin, Micro Tom

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Gary Pilarchik
July 5, 2016

Here are three dwarf determinate tomato varieties that grow 8-15 inches tall. They are perfect for small containers and flower boxes. They produce full size cherry type tomatoes. If space was your excuse for not growing tomatoes this year… you just lost that as a future excuse! The tomato varieties are Tiny Tim, Micro Tom and Red Robin.

TRG 2016: Herb Garden Make-Over: Lemon Balm, Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Celery LeaF, Parsley & Sage

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Gary Pilarchik

Every 4-5 years it is good to give your herb garden a make-over, You can remove tired plants, add young replacements, re-organize the look and just get something new in there. Early spring is really the best time to do this. It is less stress on your plants.

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