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Zucchini can be such an abundant crop! However, you may start to wonder, what am I going to do with all of this squash!!?? Today we are going to teach you how to make Zucchini Spaghetti! This is a delicious and easy way to use zucchini even when it is very large and may be too tough for other recipes. It is a super healthy alternative to traditional pasta that allows you to bring more garden fresh ingredients to your table!
Top Tools to Create Vegetable Noodles:
This week we are sharing how to increase the nitrogen in your soil by planting legumes! Nitrogen is the one of the most essential natural chemical elements for growing healthy gardens. You will know if your soil is nitrogen deficient if plant leaves turn yellow or their growth is stunted. The most common way of adding nitrogen to soil is fertilizers but did you know that planting legumes can help fix nitrogen in the soil?
Join us in celebrating the first day of Spring! For the next 2 days, get 25% off Back to Eden DVD! The sale ends on Friday at 9PM (PST).
Thousands and thousands of people tuned in yesterday to Paul Gautschi's live interview! It was a wildly successful online event that helped spread Paul's message and the Back to Eden Gardening method even further around the world (people tuned in all the way from Germany)! For those of you who missed Paul's presentation, please order the entire Home Grown Food Summit presentation by The Grow Network. In addition to Paul's exclusive interview, there are a total of 36 presentations that will teach you how to grow your own food!
The other best way to celebrate the Spring Equinox is to start planting and/or preparing to plant seeds in you garden! Remember to purchase non-gmo, organic, heirloom seeds! If you are searching for seed companies, check out Seeds Now. They offer a wide variety of vegetable and fruit seeds that are rated among the most popular in the world!
Paul Gautschi's exclusive interview is streaming online for FREE today only! This is your last chance to claim your FREE tickets to watch and listen to Paul's interview. The interview will only be FREE to view from Tuesday, March 19th at 7AM - Wednesday, March 20th at 7AM (PST).
Paul's presentation covers topics including:
For those of you who are not available today to watch Paul's presentation, you're invited to claim LIFETIME ACCESS to watch this entire event on your own schedule. The Home Grown Food Summitincludes 36 presentations with the leaders in the home grown food movement. These presentations will teach you how to sustainably grow all your own food and medicine. Lifetime access includes digital recordings of all 36 presentations including Paul Gautschi's presentation.
Now that Paul's presentation is over, we encourage those of you who missed it to purchase lifetime access to all 36 presentations that are including in this years Home Grown Food Summit!
Registration is now open and FREE tickets are available for the Home Grown Food Summit 2019. There are 36 experts INCLUDING Paul Gautschi who promise to reveal their BEST secrets for growing all your own food & medicine! The speaker lineup for 2019 includes big names like:
Dr. Kai Fu Lee, Lehman’s, Stacey Murphy, Melissa Norris, Joel Salatin, Patrick Jones, Woody Tasch, David Goodman, Justin Rohner, Tom Bartels, and Wardeh Harmon. Just to name a few!
If this will be your first year attending the Home Grown Food Summit, you should know:
It’s a 100% online event, FREE for you to attend. However, you must register online to get access to the event.
The event is LIVE from Monday, March 18th - March 24th. There will be over 40 hours of video presentations for you to enjoy. Paul Gautschi's presentation is on Tuesday, March 19th. Please, mark your calendar and register today!
Swiss chard is high in vitamins A, K and C. It is also rich in minerals, dietary fiber and protein. There are a rainbow full of colors to choose from! We love Swiss chard because it is super easy to grow, hardy and tolerant of cold and heat, and so delicious. Most importantly the seeds are organic and non-gmo!
Swiss Chard is great to eat raw in a salad, slightly steamed, or sauted. Swiss Chard meal ideas I love include adding the baby greens on to sandwiches, tossing in a salad, adding to soups, stir fries, and probably one my favorites is to toss the greens with olive oil and apple cider vinegar and add them fresh on a pizza!
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PAUL LOVES KALE! There is no question about that. In fact, Paul plants several varieties of kale in his garden. When we asked him, "What is your favorite vegetable or fruit to grow and eat?" there was no hesitation before he answered "Red Russian Kale." Therefore, this is our first recommended seed of the month!
If you have been on one of Paul's garden tours, you know that Paul recommends to eat a piece of kale from the stem upwards towards the leaf. Traditionally, people discard the stem of kale. Paul does not. Why? When you grow your own kale in a Back to Eden garden, it tastes sweet, is full of water, is super tender, and is full of nutrients!
Kale is considered to be a highly nutritious vegetable with powerful antioxidant properties; kale is considered to be anti-inflammatory. Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and reasonably rich in calcium. If you are looking for a new heirloom, non-gmo, variety of kale to plant in your garden, we recommend growing Red Russian Kale. It is a hearty variety that is an excellent producer in cooler growing seasons.
Gift Living Flowers
Cut flower bouquets are a traditional Valentines Day gift but what gardeners really love are living flowers! Give her the gift of growing living flowers this year! It is an uplifting way to fight the winter blues and you can also have fun transplanting them together in the spring! As you nurture your plants growth together you'll be reminded of your love for one another for years to come.
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If you're new to seed starting, begin with easy, reliable seeds, including zinnia, marigold and cosmos. These all germinate easily and grow quickly.
Couples that Grow Together Stay Together!
BIODEGRADABLE GIFT WRAPPING
No matter what you give, take the time to wrap your gift and write a handmade card! It makes that special someone feel valued and show that you care. You don't have to be wasteful to make a gift look wonderful. This biodegradable wrapping paper can even be re-used in your garden and the twine can be used for many garden projects. DIY: Be creative and adorn with leaves or flowers!
Thanks for checking out our Valentines Day living flowers and herbs gifting ideas!
Back to Eden Film, already seen it? Consider gifting it to a friend for Valentines Day! After all what says 'I love ya pal' more than the gift of learning how to healthy food for a lifetime!?
Article by Dana Richardson, Back to Eden Film producer & gardener.
Hello gardeners worldwide! Today we will answer some of the myths and facts about mulch and termite problems. Our goal is to teach you how to avoid termites in mulch. Let me start this article by saying that Paul Gautschi has never had an issue with termites nor have we heard testimonies of any gardeners having termite problems due to wood chip mulch. Nevertheless, one of the common concerns we receive from gardeners is, "does wood chip mulch attract termite infestations?"
What is the best mulch to use to avoid termites?
Did you know that some types of wood chips deter termites and are even toxic to termites!? Cedar, cypress heartwood, melaleuca, southern tidewater red cypress and California redwood are not edible to termites and decrease a termites chance of survival. Research has proven that Cypress heartwood extracts actually are one of the most effective natural repellents of termites. If you are concerned about termites or already have a termite infestation, ask for one of these types of trees mulch when you sign up for a wood chip delivery. The Chip Drop App is free to sign up for and allows you to make special requests such as this.
Does mulch attract termites?
Although termites like feeding high cellulose organic matter, wood-based mulches aren't going to provide termites with a source for heavy feeding.
Drywood termites are the most common termites to infest your home. This is because drywood termites feed on dry wood, obviously! They will usually feed on your home's framing, structural timbers, hardwood floors and furniture. However, drywood do not make contact with the soil. They are able to survive with the little bit of water they find in the dry wood they inhabit. Because drywood termites don’t make contact with the soil, putting mulch in your garden shouldn’t affect their population or provide an attractive food source for them. Furthermore since their colonies infrastructures are made up of long tunnels that enable them to work together their ability build this infrastructure in wood chips is not possible.
The second most common termites species are dampwood termites like the Subterranean Termite. Dampwood termites do like moist wood and often can be found eating dead or decaying tree stumps and logs. Again, they work in colonies so wood chips don't provide an ideal structure to build tunnels in like they can in a decaying log for example. Although dampwood would find a layer of mulch an attractive habitat to nest underneath, they rarely are less likely to infest buildings do to their affinity to feeding on wet organic matter, not dry structures. In the case they do try to infest a building they would enter at ground level or have to build mud tunnels to enter through an existing opening into in a house. This enables them to travel without contacting sunlight since sunlight kills termites. Bottom line, although an existing dampwood termite colony may enjoy a moist garden mulch habitat they are not likely to infest your home unless your home has an already existing rotting wood problem. Keep mulch away from your foundation to prevent problems.
Will Wood Chip Piles Have Termites In Them?
A termite would not normally live through the chipping process that is used to create wood chip mulch. Even if a few termites were to survive the wood chipper, they wouldn’t survive long after being separated from their colony. Additionally, termites that feed on mulch have a lower rate of survival when compared to a termite that feeds on solid wood. In conclusion, chances of having an infestation of termites brought to your home from a wood chip load is very slim and unlikely. Furthermore have you seen the heat that comes off a turned wood chip pile?! This is a naturally purifying factor in the composting process of wood chip piles that makes them an unlikely habitat for most bug infestations.
How to Avoid Termites in Your Home
Even though wood chips are not an attractive food source for termites, they do like moist soil. So, if you already have a termite infestation in your soil the moisture from the mulch could be an attractive area for them continue to survive. To avoid problems, reduce excess moisture around the siding of your home. If your wood chip mulch is laid down right up to the side of your home, rake it back 12-24 inches to give some space where the dirt lays bare. This will prevent excess moisture around your home that will prevent not only termites but also rotting. Also, make sure your sprinklers aren’t spraying the side of your house to avoid too much moisture at your foundation.
Natural Remedies for Termites
Remember, termites are a natural part of the ecosystem. They are actually one of many insects that help break down wood into compost. So once you've removed the threat from them damaging your home you need not attack them for harmlessly doing their job outdoors. When the termites population has not gotten out of control it is probably due to another disruption in the local ecosystem, solve that first. Are you watering too much near your foundation? Is mulch too close to your home causing overly wet soil? Are decaying logs or dead plants touching your house? If so, fix this and the nature will rebalance on its own.
IF you have wood chips in your garden or in a pile that DO have termites in them do NOT spray it with insecticide! Not only will you create a toxic growing material you will also kill all of the beneficial organisms that are vital to process of decomposition of wood chips into compost. Even using organic sprays is against the principles of growing with sustainable permaculture methods since it can kill beneficial organisms.
The following remedies are recommended for use in or around your home. Although they are non-toxic I'm not sure how your vegetables or beneficial organisms will respond to large amounts of them. If you have a termite problem inside your home, don’t panic and grab toxic pesticides either! There are other very effective solutions that wont hurt you and your family as well. We’ve already shared that Cedar and Cypress heartwood are great naturally toxic to termites so it’s no surprise Cedar Oil is one effective solution that’s safe for humans. Orange Oil or clove bud oils are other effective, non toxic, termite repellents and they smells great too! Many forward thinking pest control companies are beginning to offer these non toxic termite repellents as part of their offered fumigation treatments.
DIY Organic Garden Insect Repellent
Researchers found that garlic oils are one of the best for termite elimination. Although it wouldn't smell great indoors its perfect for garden use! First, Paul recommends focusing on getting the plant or tree healthy so it can defend itself from infestations naturally. If all else fails Paul Gautschi uses his garden fresh garlic and cayenne peppers thrown in a blender with water and applied via a sprayer bottle to help solve a bad insect infestation. The cool thing is these ingredients can be grown yourself and are safe for use on your vegetables and fruits! Watch Paul and organic gardening experts discuss handling pest issues in gardens holistically below.
Bottom line and Conclusion
Putting wood chips mulch in your yard won’t start a termite problem. If you already have a termite problem, take care of it with a natural treatment before adding a ton of mulch to your yard and keep mulch 6-12 inches from your foundation to avoid issues. Remember some mulches prevent and eliminate termites! So ask for a delivery of wood chips that contain the trees listed above.
It's simple, put down your wood chips a safe distance from structural foundations and watch the incredible results in your Back to Eden vegetable garden melt away any worries you had in your mind!
Gardening with Wood Chips
Watch the Back to Eden Film on DVD to own helpful Wood Chip Gardening FAQ videos answered by master gardener Paul Gautschi. Or watch them for free when you buy Back to Eden to download On Demand. Please follow us on facebook to read the first hand success stories of Back to Eden gardeners!
The information shared in this article is gleaned from research shared on Orkin, Terminix and SFGate articles as well as first hand experiences shared from Back to Eden gardeners testimonies worldwide.