Garden Tips and News From Around the Web

Spider's WebIt's time for a little more link love and I have some goodies for you.

  • Here's a great garden seed planting chart (mostly for veggies) that will help you know how much space you'll need for the yields you have in mind: Seed Planting Chart
  • If you garden, and you probably do if you've stumbled onto this page, you've no doubt been concerned about changes in agriculture and agri-business over the last couple of decades. If you worry about heirloom seeds and old-growth trees, this heartening piece about orchard preservation on Great Britain will be worth a couple of minutes of your time: Ancient Orchards Restored to Save Fruit and Wildlife
  • If you wonder a little about the seeds you plant every spring and worry about what all the cloning, treating and heirloom stuff means. This video will explain a lot, heighten your awareness and make you think. It's long but worth a coffee break: The Future of Food and Seed
  • HowStuffWorks.com is a Discovery Communications website. They're the folks that own the cable channels: Discovery, TLC and others. They have a great article on different types of soil and how soil content impacts plants. It's worth a read if, like me, you're always worried about giving plants the soil conditions they need: 10 Types of Soil and When to Use Each
  • This is an important time for gardeners, herb enthusiasts and people who love the outdoors. While you're conducting your outdoor activities this season, don't forget to wear sunscreen. Skin cancer (melanoma) is the most prevalent cancer in the U.S., so take precautions by wearing sunscreen of at least an SPF15 that screens out UVA and UVB rays. The CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has a skin cancer fact sheet you can take a look at here: Basic Information About Skin Cancer. It's important.

Stay safe.


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