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Quercetin - found in apples, onions. A powerful antioxident.

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M - Micro-nutrients. Vegetables are loaded with them, which is why you need to eat your veggies. And I personally believe that gardening organically as opposed to chemical fertilizers increases the amount of these nutrients, since if they aren't in the soil, how can they be in the plants?

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Lime

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I - Icicle radishes - best variety (though others will work too) to plant next to your squash/cucumber/pumpkin plants to repel squash vine borers.

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Hellebores - love those very early spring blooms!

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G - Garlic

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6/4/13 10:00 A

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Fencing - to keep the critters out.

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E - Eggshells and egg water. Eggshells make great additions to your compost and even scattered directly at the base of your plants. They add calcium and other minerals to the soil. Egg water is the water you have after making hard boiled eggs, including the water used to cool them down. Great for watering plants, including houseplants, as it too contains lots of beneficial nutrients (that's all I used on my houseplants and they were healthy and huge!).

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C - Cilantro/Coriander. The leaves are called cilantro, the seeds are called coriander.

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Blood meal

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5/31/13 10:35 A

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Apples....I'm hoping to can some applesauce from my trees this fall.

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Yes!!! say yes to all the health benefits

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X - Xpensive - NOT! Growing organic doesn't cost more than traditional gardening. The soil is healthier, the produce is healthier, and you are healthier (gardening is great exercise)!

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Water!

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V - Vertical gardening. Great option if you have limited space. Many crops can be grown up fences instead of on the ground, thereby needing less space and making it easier to harvest. Because the air circulates better, it cuts down on any diseases caused by damp conditions.
Cucumbers (grow longer and straighter), pole beans, peas, squash, melons, gourds, even pumpkins can be grown on the vine. The necks of the stem on pumpkins are strong enough and so are the tendrils along the vines. The main issue is if the fence and posts themselves are strong enough. You can always enclose the growing produce in netting and attach that to the fence for extra support. Have to be careful and check that the young fruits aren't growing between the fencing and quickly move any that are.

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turnips

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N - Nasturtium. Attracts aphids away from susceptible fruits and vegetables in the garden. Repels squash bugs and whiteflies, especially when used as a spray. Beneficial to potatoes, radishes, cucumbers, squash, and any member of the cabbage family.
All parts can be added to salads - has a spicy flavor similar to cress.
Aphids appearing in nasturtiums can also be a sign of lime deficiency in your soil, so if it happens, dust the plants with lime and the aphids should disappear.

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M- Mushrooms

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Leeks

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Ita Palm fruit (had to look it up on google)

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H- heirloom varieties....lots to choose from

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G - grapes

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Fennel- yum

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E- Eggplant

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Dirty - love getting my hands dirty! Ah - the feel of good organic soil! emoticon

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C- Cabbage

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Beautiful food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A- Asparagus I can start harvesting mine this year ;)

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Z - Zero pesticide residues on the food we grow to have to worry about!

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Y- Yummy...I love my fresh veggies

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X - marks the spot where I am going to plant some fruit bushes!

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V - Vitamins. If you don't furnish your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs, it won't work properly. Same with vegetables. Chemical fertilizers only add a few nutrients to the soil. Fertilizing with compost and manure adds so many more nutrients to the soil, so the food you grow also can get the nutrients they need in order to optimize the vitamins they will provide you.

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Trellises- for vertical gardening so you can raise more veggies in less space

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Tansy - repels borers so good to plant under fruit trees, especially peach. Also good to plant with roses, grapes, raspberries, and other cane fruits. Deters flying insects, Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetles, and squash bugs. And the dried leaves are good to put with stored woolens and furs. (from "Carrots Love Tomatoes")

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