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Makin’ Habaneros – Part X: Transplanting

By now your seeds have sprouted and are now seedlings. If you have sown your seeds in 48 or 72 cell seedling trays, and your plants have a few good sets of leaves on them then it is probably time to give these little guys (or g...
 
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Garden Updates & More

Whew, what a busy two weeks it’s been! Just got back from getting one of our dogs from the vet – she tried to jump the fence after a squirrel but got caught on the fence – she’s fine, just recovering wit...

 
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Makin’ Habaneros – Part IX – Tips

Watering: When you water your young seedlings you need to be as gentle as possible. I recommend picking up a typical spray bottle, of course do not reuse one that has had cleaning products or any chemicals as this will probably...
 
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Makin’ Habaneros – Part VIII: Planting!!!!

Now that we have everything to get started, we can start planting our seeds. This is very simple and there are not really any tricks to this. I lay out my seed trays on a large table and pour a good lot of potting soil (I perso...
 
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Makin’ Habaneros – Part VII: Heat

Now that we have our soil, seeds, trays and a place to grow them, there is one more thing that we need to accommodate for before we start to plant our seeds: Heat. As I mentioned before, if we are going to be growing peppers, w...

 
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Building the Garden – Part 2

The removal of the trees was part 1 of the garden construction, but this weekend really kicked things off. I had spent the previous 2 weeks laying out the garden and trying to determine the most effective planting layout and us...
 
 
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Going Green with Garlic

Growing a market for a unique product First step in selling green garlic was showing people how to use it, entrepreneur says By SANDRA BRETTING For The Chronicle It all began for Dilip Naik when he tried to find fresh green gar...

 
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Makin’ Habaneros – Part VI: Makin’ the “Grow Op”

Makin’ Habaneros – Part VI: Makin’ the “Grow Op”. Please forgive me for the instructions below, hopefully the drawings (thanks Google Sketchup!) will help clarify them. These are just suggestions, anything will do but I w...
 
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Makin’ Habaneros – Part V: Makin’ up the “Grow Op” – Lighting

There are many different types of indoor growing setups you can buy. Some of the prices are out of this world (up to $300). I am not even talking about mega-expensive Metal Halide grow lights that commercial greenhouses use, I ...
 
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Makin’ Habaneros – Part IV: Makin’ the “Grow Op” – Space

I will start with space because this is a deciding factor on the lighting issue. Let me explain my situation to you first. I live in the lower half of Canada, while not entirely without light in the winter, I know that I am not...