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A reader's SFG experience

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

One of my very special readers Ahmed Alkandari who also blogs himself is starting his own square foot garden in his home. He is following the Mel Barthalomew method, and has been seeing its Kuwaiti results through my experience. This is truly the best feedback I can get; that I've proven to you that it does all grow in Kuwait, and inspired you enough to try it for your self. Lets take a look at Ahmed's work, He created a plan for his raised beds. A plan is very important to help you stay organised and prepared. He started his seeds indoors under fluorescent lights, weeks before the planting...

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Its hardening off time!

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

The growing season is here! And this means its time to get those seedlings planted outside, but before you do that, make sure you harden them off.. Your seedlings have been pampered indoors for weeks. They need to be introduced slowly to the elements of wind and intense sun. Initially, you will put plants outdoors only for short periods of time, perhaps for a couple of hours. You'll want to set them in a semi-shaded area. Gradually, you will increase the time plants are kept outdoors; you also will gradually increase their exposure to sun. after about a week, these...

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Italllgrows interview

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

Alzainah Albabtain, a 22 year old student, is growing her own food in the scorching heat of Kuwait and wants others to give it go too A green fingered student from Kuwait is taking the blogosphere by storm with her ‘It All Grows’ blog. Filled to the rafters with gorgeous photos of lovely fruit and veg, recipes, and gardening tips, Alzainah wants to prove that “good fruits and vegetables don’t have to travel across the world to make it to your plate.” I caught up with her to find out how she got hooked on gardening and her insider tips...

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Chicken wire composting

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

Ive recently started composting in chicken wire bins which I easily made. The wire is sold in rolls and is very easy to work with. This method has proven more successful in my case, than the plastic bins. As the compost is by far hotter than before. I've never had actual steam blowing in my face when digging into my compost before. I made sure the bin is in the shade, as to not lose moisture so quickly. This method is cheaper to set up, and in my case cooking compost better. I can't wait to fill the entire thing,...

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Not too wet

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

I've been juicing fruits and vegetables everyday and since then, I've been tossing all of the left over juice pulp in y compost This is probably giving my compost too much nitrogen all at once, so it started getting soggy and matted, and once that happens in your compost for whatever reason, it will start to stink a little. It's because anaerobic bacteria; the bad guys will decompose matter where there is no oxygen and high moisture. They give off a bad smell and slimy green stuff. To get the good guys back in, you should introduce oxygen back to...

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