Good greenhouse ideas: sun, heat, and ventilation control

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P. Allen Smith takes us on a tour of his greenhouse and explains the benefits of year-round growing.

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Extension video: An overview for designing, constructing, filling, and planting raised beds and containers

Uploaded by on Jan 17, 2012  | Gardening in small spaces or on challenging sites can be made easier through the use of raised beds and containers.

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Farm stock panels: Functional, cost-effective, durable trellis material for home gardeners

Uploaded by on Jan 13, 2012  | John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the local hardware store to share his favorite trellis material for use when growing a vertical garden. In this episode, you will become more familiar with stock, hog, cattle panels, welded-wire fencing, and re mesh mats and rolls and how they can be used to grow plants up a trellis to get them off the ground. In addition, you will learn about how steel stock tanks can be used as a raised bed garden and finally how you can store rain to water your garden.

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Pollinator hedgerows aid insects and growers

Uploaded by on Dec 13, 2011  | Fred Stolp in Butte County hosts the video crew at his walnut orchard where his pollinator hedgerow is providing plants suited to answer the needs of pollinators year round. Stolp also enjoys the aesthetics of the hedgerow. Soil Conservationist Rachael Morgan discusses the role of pollinators in California agriculture and how native pollinators can help augment this need, especially in the face of challenges faced by the domestic honeybees. Good conservation planning between the landowner and NRCS can help address practical challenges to the establishment of a hedgerow, such as weed control and irrigation.

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Wildflower Center horticulturist shares bare-root planting tips

http://wildflower.org/howto/ – Wendy Redding, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center horticulturist shares her tips for having success when planting bare-root natives in six easy steps.

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Prairie/wet meadow prescribed burn explained in restoration video

Acorus Restoration  |  Aug. 13, 2011  |  At Acorus Restoration, a native plant nursery located in Southern Ontario, Paul Morris explains the role of fire in the preservation of different natural habitats.

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Organic, cost-effective erosion control — large scale or small: compost-filled burlap tubes

My brilliant friend Nick Novick is responsible for much of the ingenuity and installation of landscape elements at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. He tells me that chipmunks have messed with the burlap tubes mentioned in the  video below, so some repair will be necessary, but don’t let that discourage your trying this effective slope-stabilizing method.

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Best labels for pots, stakes, or kitchen garden: Free, durable, reusable plant markers

Dairy lid container tags can be easily stapled to stakes in order to be held above your more robust vegetation.

Plastic lids from dairy food containers have proven the most convenient plant markers for our kitchen garden. Slicing off the lid’s rim and cutting straight lines toward the center produces wedge-shaped tags. Once it has dried, an ordinary Sharpie marker’s ink will last the whole growing season despite sun and rain. The ink will not hold up to abrasion, however, so do not rely on the writing to remain visible where waving vegetation might erase it.

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The benefits of high tunnels and cold frames for gardeners demonstrated by University of Nebraska Extension

  | May 6, 2011  |  UNL Assistant Professor of Practice Stacy Adams and student Elias Bloom talk about the benefits of using high tunnels or cold frames to extend your gardening season.

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Like to grow some Pennsylvania sedge? Tough to start from seed, Prairie Moon Nursery suggests buying plants

  | April 13, 2011  |  Carex pensylvanica, Pennsylvania Sedge, also called Common Oak Sedge is difficult to grow from seed so we suggest buying plants.

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