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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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Hello Messy Garden!

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

Its been an entire month since I've last blogged, here's what's been going on since my last post.. I came home after a painful two week break from my garden, expecting the worst, I found it relatively the same, except  that the garden was very messy like a jungle; there were bamboo sticks everywhere and there was an aphid party that was going on on the underside of mustard leaves. The person I left responsible did a great job taking care of the garden, except when it came to actually turning over the leaves and checking under them. This is...

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Super fast radishes

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

If you want to grow something super fast, radishes are for you, these things are ready to harvest in 25 days! And they need no special care, just pull them out when they start to pop out of the soil! They're great for the soil too..

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Winter gardening

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

For me, winter gardening has been all about leafy greens, I found that these do extremely well in our very cold winter! Things like Kale, spinach, rocket, Swiss chard, parsley, cilantro, carrots, mustard, and lettuce did really well! On the other hand, a lot of plants suffered from the cold nights, like tomatoes. If you had success with tomatoes this season, you're one lucky gardener! Tomatoes love sun and warmth, and there's been too little of both to keep tomatoes going. Basil plants suffered from the lack of sunshine too, this resulted in small leaves and premature bolting.

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5 damaging flies

Posted by Alzainah Albabtain on

As the gardening season starts a lot of us, including myself  overwater in order to cool the soil and correct heat damage. This is a big mistake because it invites certain pests to your garden that cause some problems. Having pests in an outdoor garden is inevitable, and organic control measures can be difficult and frustrating, so know your pest well before going into any control measures so as not to waste time and energy. Houseflies & Fungus gnats The pests I'm having thanks to overwatering are fungus gnats and houseflies, both lay eggs in the soil, they're not a...

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