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Vegetable Gardening:Post By Thomas Husnik

Gardening

Vegetable gardening has lately become just as popular as going to the grocery store fore produce. Vegetable gardening can produce vegetable that are usually cheaper than store bought, and vegetables from a home vegetable garden definitely taste better by far. Vegetable gardening is no different than growing herbs or flowers and if the proper steps are taken and the plants are given the proper care they will flourish and produce very tasty vegetables.

First you must decide what size of garden you wish to plant and then select a place for it; somewhere that has good drainage, good air flow, and good, deep soil. It also needs to be able to get as much sunlight as possible. Because vegetable gardens have such tasty rewards, many animals, such as dogs, rabbits, deer, and many others will try and get to your veggies. One way to prevent this is to surround your garden with a fence, or put out a trap to catch mice, moles, and other animals.

Before planting, the soil must be properly prepared. Good soil for vegetable gardening is achieved by cultivation and the application of organic materials. The soil must be tilled (plowed) to control weeds and mix mulch into the soil. If you have a small garden, spading could be a better bet than plowing. Mulching is also a vital part of soil preparation. Organic matter added to the soil releases nitrogen, minerals, and other nutrients plants need to thrive. The most popular and best type of mulch you can use is compost. While the kind and amount of fertilizer used depends on the soil and types of plants, there are some plants that have specific needs; leafy plants, like cabbage, spinach, and lettuce usually grow better with more nitrogen, while root crops like potatoes, beets, turnips, and carrots require more potash. Tomatoes and beans use less fertilizer, while plants like onions, celery, and potatoes need a larger amount.

One thing that is vitally important in vegetable gardening is the garden arrangement. There is no single plan that will work for every garden due to varying conditions. One popular way to arrange a vegetable garden is to plant vegetables needing only limited space together, such as radishes, lettuce, beets, and spinach, and those that require more room together, such as corn, pumpkins, and potatoes. Try and plant tall growing plants towards the back of the garden and shorter ones in the front so that their sunlight does not get blocked.

When you are finally ready to begin planting your vegetable garden, make sure and plant at the right time of year. If you are dying to get an early start, you may want begin your garden inside in a hotbed and then transplant when the weather permits. After you are finished planting, make sure your vegetables receive the appropriate amount of water, which depends on the type of plant. Most plants will need the equivalent to about an inch of water per week.

Weeds must be controlled in vegetable gardening because they will take up water, light, and nutrients meant for the vegetables and they often bring disease and insects to the garden. You can get rid of weeds by cultivation or mulching. To protect against disease and insects you can buy seeds that are disease resistant or use controlled chemicals.

Vegetable gardening is many people’s favorite form of gardening because you can actually taste the fruits of your labor. Vegetable gardening is not that expensive to start and the taste of home grown veggies definitely beat out that of supermarket vegetables. Your vegetable gardening days will be full of produce if you take the proper precautions when planting and continue maintenance of your garden.


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Burn Fat, Build Lean Muscle and Play your Best Golf with This Exciting New Breakthrough… by Absalom Edoh

Building a Lean Athletic Body for Golf in Just 2 Hours a Week If you are an avid golfer, you already know the future of golf is here. Golfers are lean, they are strong and they hit the ball longer than ever before. Take a look at Tiger Woods, Mike Weir or the up and coming Camilo Villegas. Golfers today do not leave their fitness to chance. They exercise control over the fitness routines and their nutrition so their bodies and mind are prepared to play to their peak on any given day and always on a Sunday. And how about the ladies tour…have you seen Lorena Ochoa, Annika Sorenstam and up and coming rookie, Brittany Lang? Your game may have survived the test of time until recently, but do you have what it takes to reach the next level? Straight talk about fat loss for golfers… Fat loss is a very serious subject. Excess fat jeopardizes your health, zaps you of precious energy and deprives you of living your life to the fullest. A lean fit physique can take you to the top of your game and keep you there. It doesn’t matter if you have 5 lbs or 10 lbs or 50. By using this proven program, you can finally have the lean, athletic shape that can give you the golf performance you’ve earned and deserve. A Solid, Strong, Tight Body Can Overcome a Weak Golf Body Any Day of the Week Show me a golfer who has not cared for his or her body in decades and I’ll show you a golfer in need of a drastic makeover. If you’ve become frustrated with the way you look and the way you play, this program is for you. You may need a complete overhaul or even a few key adjustments. Either way, you can still play to your full potential, but only if you give yourself an opportunity to be successful first.

Our rapid fat loss, build lean muscle program will work for you, if…

You are significantly overweight and want to get in shape If you are feeling weak, tired and frustrated with your energy levels on or off the course Are a competitive junior or collegiate golfer in need of important muscle gain You are male or female who wants more out of your game and aren’t afraid to ask

Easy to follow This rapid fat loss program has been designed for simplicity! In the book, you’ll find easy to follow exercise instructions, exact sets and reps, beginning and ending exercise photos and step by step progressions to get the just the body you want to look and play your very best.

Maximum Results, Minimum Time Lean, Strong, and Long is the perfect combination of both strength training and interval cardio training. This customized program written by one of the foremost experts on fat loss will give you the body of your dreams and allow you to play the golf of your life. With this program, you’ll burst through your past fat loss plateaus. The reason for your success? Intensity. This isn’t another one of those 60-minute cardio programs that turn you into a skinny-fat guy. Lean, Strong, and Long is more effective and more efficient. This is the program that is going to build you that coveted lean athletic body.

You’ll get maximum results in minimum time by increasing your intensity in your workouts. Forget about long, slow workouts. Who has time for that? Instead, with only three 40-minute sessions per week (that’s just 2 hours total!), you’ll burn fat, build muscle and sculpt your body to help you look great and play better on the course. Do you have 2 hours per week to spare for a fantastic physique? “Men’s Fitness readers want to build size and strength, improve their sports skills, and lose their guts – and usually all at once! Craig Ballantyne is absolutely adept at all these things, and that’s why I regularly ask him to contribute to the magazine. His programs are widely regarded as the best methods for fat loss, and I recommend them to readers constantly. In addition to being one of the most knowledgeable and up-to-date trainers in the world, Craig’s friendly, outgoing personality puts his clients at ease and encourages quicker results.” Sean Hyson, Fitness Editor, Men’s Fitness Golf Performance Facts You Should Read… Golf Performance Fact 1- A lean, fit golfer will outperform a weak, out of shape, lethargic golfer in any round, in any competition, on any day and in every instance.

Golf Performance Fact 2 – You do not have to work out in the gym for more than 1 hour on any day or at any time in order to maximize your results and achieve your dreams.

Golf Performance Fact 3 – If you want to maximize your metabolism, and get defined arms, abs, and legs, then you must include strength training in your fat loss workout. High intensity strength training with interval based short duration cardio helps protect your lean muscle mass, which you are almost certain to lose on traditional diet and exercise programs.

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Get In Shape For Golf

Now when most people think of golf, physical exertion hardly comes to mind. But we all know that a round of 18 holes can really take its toll on the body and the mind. While I am no expert on golf fitness, just looking at how most top professionals train will show you the amount of importance they place on their physical conditioning.

Improving your fitness could potentially help improve your control over the club, your concentration and consistency, your balance plus the power of your swing.

However, I’m guessing that a lot of you really aren’t very interested in starting a full-on fitness program in the hope that it will help your golf game. But here’s just a few simple ways that any player, regardless of their current physical condition, can get in shape for their next round, with really no effort at all.

Strength

Sure you can go to the gym and bulk yourself up to crush the life out of the ball, but that’s not always necessary. If you’re looking to improve your strength specifically for golf, it would be best to stick
with exercises relating to the movements of your swing. Such things as rotational exercises with weights in different positions will only take a few minutes of your time each day, but will improve your core strength as well as your flexibility, balance and control.

Flexibility

It’s one of the main areas people need to work on. There are a range of different stretches that you can do that will help your movement when you swing, but one thing most players ignore is performing a proper warm up. A few light stretches and a couple of swings with a heavy club (or two clubs) will help loosen up your joints and muscles for the round. Doing it often will help keep your golfing muscles loose all of the time.

Endurance

Again there are many ways to improve your endurance, but if you are looking for a quick golf specific solution, you can’t go past walking. I mean it’s what we do for the majority of the time that we are out on the course, and if you can learn to walk longer distances without getting tired then your swing is not going to suffer as much later on in the round.

So even if you don’t want to commit to a serious training program, you can still get in shape for golf, and maybe even improve your game just by performing a few of those simple exercises every now and then.

About The Author
Matthew Roberts is the creator/author of The Golf Files. It’s a FREE weekly golf newsletter shaped by the readers, and includes a range of articles on all sorts of interesting golf topics.

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Golf Tips – Getting Started

History has it that the game of “golf” was born in 15th century Scotland. Then around 1744, the first rules of play were codified and established in Edinburgh by The Company of Gentlemen Golfers. Golf has become one of the most popular sports in the world; played in countries as far reaching as Mexico and Ireland, South Africa and China. And, of course, Scotland. And the world has not been the same since. It’s come as no surprise that there are universities offering degrees in Golf.

The best way a beginner can begin is by learning what NOT to do. So, for the novice getting started, the game entails entering a world with a rich and varied history, a major investment of time and money, a demanding physical and mental learning curve and last but not least – days with huge amounts of “FUN”!

Now, don’t go running out and spending a small fortune on things you don’t know anything about. Such as course fees, golf lessons, and golf attire. Some courses are not worth the fee nor are the costs for equipment claiming to be of high quality. The clothes and lessons can also wait for a time.

The newness and the joy of finding a sport that you can play alone, with friends and spouses, or even with the whole family is part of the excitement. Learning to play golf well can be an emotionally exhausting experience not to mention expensive. Take some time and do a bit of research. You’ll not want to enter into this without being armed with what you need to know.

Learn to take baby steps first and remember to have fun and not take yourself and everything else too serious. The pros will generally advise against spending too many weeks on the driving range at first, claiming you may develop some bad habits that are difficult to break once you start playing on the course. However, spending a bit of time on the driving range can be beneficial, helping to get the muscles moving, discovering if you’ve got any inclination or interest in the game and an idea of what and where to use what clubs.

Find a cheap course and wear comfortable, baggy clothing that doesn’t restrict your arms and shoulders. Save that $1,000 you’d spend on pants, shoes, and shirts for later. To start use a simple three club set you can borrow from a friend or use a clubhouse rental. A Nine iron, a wedge, and a Number 5 wood is plenty. Actually the wedge won’t get much use on a driving range, but you can add a putter and move to the putting practice area later. Some have miniature versions of sand traps to practice escaping.

Take it easy, watch those who hit well and imitate their grip, stance, and posture. Tee up, keep your eye on the ball as you swing, and give it a firm whack. If you miss a few, so be it. Have Fun. You’re teaching your body what the swing feels like, what angle and impact produces what kind of flight..

On the putting green, start very close to the hole — no more than a couple of feet. When you can make 25 putts in a row more or less consistently, move back to six feet, 10 feet, 20 feet — no farther. ‘More or less’ consistently — even the pros sometimes miss a two-footer!

Whether driving or putting, stand so that a casual push wouldn’t knock you over. Golf is about balance, concentration, and some simple physics. Now, go have a cool drink in the clubhouse and enjoy the day.

So You’ve decided to take up Golf. Don’t know quite where to start or what you’ll need? Visit : http://www.golfbeginnerguide.com And get answers to all your Golf questions?

Salt Water Fishing

There will always be challenges whether one decides to fish either in the river or in the open sea. The important thing to remember is to have patience waiting for the fish and doing your best to catch it when it appears.

To be able to fish, a person needs to get a fishing license since this is a requirement by law and the regulations regarding fishing varies from one state to the other.

The first thing one needs for salt water fishing is a boat. It can range from a simple row boat to a yacht. The size of this vessel depends on how many people will join the trip.

For people who will do it in-shore, a 15 foot sailboat that comes with a cuddy forward to serve as a shelter when it rains should do the job. The boat should not be heavy and yet adequately sturdy to not be swayed by the action of strong waves or some bumps on the beach or on the rocks.

One should always try the edges of the perimeter first instead of plopping bait or lure in the middle. This is because it will scare the other fish away. By going through the sides first, one will have a better chance of catching unsuspecting fish in the middle.

If one decides to go “down below” some time, a cod-line is a necessity for everybody to enjoy saltwater fishing. A perch-line will also be good and if it’s time for mackerel fishing, a mackerel jig will be an excellent help.

The right time to start salt water fishing is on the ebb tide. This should be during an early time of the morning to ensure that the trip will be a productive one. This will put the tide in one’s favor and if the wind is light or not fair, this will also help in going home quickly.

The best place to start fishing is going to a fishing ground that is well known to the locals.

Many anglers who are too impatient move from one spot to another which at times make these people miss a hot spot further decreasing the chances of catching fish. It is advisable to cast out a couple of times before moving on using different types of bait. This should be done from the shallowest to the deepest point.

Sharks in the area can disrupt people from catching fish. By pouring some fish blood on a paper towel or newspaper and rolling it into a ball then casting it overboard, sharks will follow the current and leave the area increasing the chances of catching fish.

About The Author:
Travis Clemens is a life time fisherman and he knows the ins and outs of gettinem on the hook! You too can gettem on the hook with Travis as your guide! http://www.best-fishing-tips.com :Also for some good saltwater fishing tricks and techniques visit : http://www.aboutsaltwaterfishing.com

Brew Your Own Beer Easy

Any body with a passion can brew their own beer at home. It isn’t hard after all. Make it your passion today! Start brewing your own – taste better home made beer!

Brewed on every continent around the world and enjoyed in every nation, beer can quench every type of thirst and go down as easily as spring water to thick, heady concoctions that resemble that of the thickest oatmeal. Hand crafted brews continue to maintain their supremacy among beer drinkers just like gourmet blends of coffee continue to dominate the coffee market. There are hundreds of thousands of brews out there, which are sure to please even the hardest to please. A lot of weight is attached to the impressiveness of gourmet microbrews. The guidelines provided can be a blessing to a fresher in the world of gourmet types and microbrews.

When you go to a pub or just out to drink, you should start off light with a basic lager, pilsner, or wheat beer. The ample full-body beers like porter and Oktoberfest can follow later. These can be very potent, especially for those who don’t really drink that much. If you begin with light drinks, your system will be able to accept stronger ones in a better way. This way, you can enjoy plenty of microbrews without having to worry about stopping too early. A visit to the nearby brew bar will give you the opportunity to taste many types of beer. Many of these small brewery/restaurants will offer samplers, which feature small glasses with four to five of their most popular beers. This way, you can experience a variety of beer tastes without having to spend a lot of money. You can decide on your order after having tried a few samples.

You should try dark beers by all means if you drink occasionally and have the capacity to hold your drink without toppling over. Roasting the malt in the beer well give it a darker color which does not necessarily mean that it is stronger or has more calories.

Small businesses and businessmen are also reasons for the flourish of micro brewed beers and not merely the taste. Your support will make the small businesses prosper in the face of large giants of the industry as they are only able to make microbrews in small batches.

When you know that your money is going to help the little people, you’ll normally find the brew to go down much smoother. When you know that the micro-breweries require all the support that they can get, it is reason enough to help them out. You’ll get a great beer for your money – and you’ll be supporting those that actually need your help.

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Make Fishing Lures

Considered the most simple of all other lures, they got their name because they look like the head of a spoon. They act for the bait fish by doing a flickering and wobbling movement or action. Spoons are excellent for starters in lure fishing; easy to use and very affordable.

Spinners

The spinner is basically a blade wherein it does a rotating action on a spindle when being retrieved or taken back through the water as well as it gives off a flash as light is being reflected on the revolving blade, characterizing the bait fish’s scales and movements. This is a lure that is flexible because only can one verify and know the retrieve depth by the period or time frame one leaves before one starts a retrieve, one can also alter the speed of the revolving blade around the spindle, by either speeding up or slowing down one’s retrieve. For the Trout and Mullet, a smaller size is recommended, and a larger spinner with the pike liking, along with the treble hook in a red wool.

Surface lures

These lures are used on the water surface and considered to be the most explosively thrilling of all lures as one could actually see the fish taking the lure, and the anticipation and the expectation of one looking forward of the take is an exciting experience. The fish can be completely seen exiting the water when they send off at a surface lure. Since these lures are being retrieved on the surface of the water, they can be a good choice in areas that have a lot of weed.

Suspending plugs

Having neutral buoyancy and resistance, when the plug has dived or dropped to the required depth and left alone, it will continue on being suspended to that depth. For this reason, this type is perfect for pursuing your prey hidden near the weed beds, rocks or banks. When yanked in order to imitate life to the plug, it causes some crashing attack from your target.

Floating drivers

A necessity for all lure anglers, they cover a wide scope in diving depths; beginning from just beneath the surface up to fifteen feet or more. The diving depth is established on the point of view of the vane or fin to the body of the lure. The lesser the angle to the body of the lure the deeper it can dive. The shape as well as the size of the vane and the lures body contributes to the movement of the plug in the water.

Sinking plugs

These are excellent for deep water fishing, wherein the retrieve can start soon as the preferred depth is reached. This is accomplished by counting down before one starts the retrieval process. Therefore, the same depth will be reached whenever one casts. The distance that the lure has sunk down in a particular time, will give a suggestion of how deep or how far down the fish are situated when they strike; thus this is called the sink rate of the lure.

Soft baits

This is soft rubber bait that comes in various shapes and forms, with matching sizes and colors. These are commonly used for sea and fresh water fishing, which can be used on a weighted jig head handled in the same manner as the jerk bait, being managed as a plug is used.

Jerk baits

Having no movement of its own when in the water, the angler gives life to this lure; whenever the rod trembles or shakes or jerks, this lure can appear to have life. This lure for the most part, mimics an injured or wounded fish that the prey fish find tempting, and be compelled to thrust or lunge at.

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Floridas Bass Fishing

The state of Florida is known for its exceptional bass fishing.

Its popularity has yielded a million dollar industry for this state.

A lot of boats on the market are designed specifically for bass fishing and generates revenues as well for the boat owners.

There are lots of beautiful species found underneath which captivate fishermen as well as tourists out for some snorkeling or swimming.

For people who specialize in fishing, it is a dream come true to capture such wonderful species. It is a thrilling experience one can never forget.

Good freshwater fishing can be found not only in lakes but also in ponds, creeks and canals.

Largemouth Bass, Redfish, Black Crappie and Trout are some of the fascinating sea creatures targeted by expert fishermen in the many inland lakes of Florida. Fishing guides are very courteous and friendly.

This allows the customer to take full advantage of the knowledge and expertise in the migratory patterns of baitfish and the predatory fish that pursue them throughout the different seasons of the year.

St. John River is the longest river in Florida. Its clear copper-colored waters and floating hyacinth islands are bold and enchanting. The area contains marshy wetlands as well as citrus groves which are irrigated by zigzag canals linking the reservoirs, swamps, lakes, palm trees, flat-water marshes and cypress stands.

Large numbers of the best and the biggest trophy black bass are caught in regular basis. Wetland-dependent species thrive here including blue herons, limpkins, pelicans, turkey, alligators, bald eagles, rabbits, wild hogs, tortoise, deer, wood storks, populous and ospreys.

The river itself is great for fishing and catching enormous sizes of fish. In order to fish bass from rivers, it is best to seek out breaks in the current, perhaps from a fallen tree, a stump, or rocks. The fish that bass feed upon will normally school below a dam, thereby making these spots ideal for bass fishing. There are numerous techniques available to pursue the sport of bass fishing.

For a beginner, it is advised to gather more basic tools to get started. Also it is suggested to start with artificial bait until the angler has a better understanding of the unique characteristics of the bass fish. Both amateur and seasoned anglers use Spinner bait.

Ditches and dikes were constructed in the St. John’s River headwaters in order to serve agricultural pursuits. To expose rich soils to grow citrus, row crops, and to raise beef cattle, the marshes were drained.

However, channeling the St. John’s headwaters for groves, farms and ranches eliminated hundreds of thousands of acres of marshes, upset the fragile wetlands ecology that was the foraging, nesting and nursery habitat for wildlife, and made the area susceptible to damage from floods from hurricanes.

In the year 1988, the Management District and the US Army Corps of Engineers began a project to restore the drained marshes, construct reservoirs, levees, canals, spillways and water control structures to provide flood protection to the area. The project also created some fantastic trophy bass fisheries. Since then more than 150,000 acres of marshes are being restored and enhanced in the Upper St. John’s River headwaters reclamation project.

The space Coast of Brevard County is considered among many fishermen to be the Redfish Capital of the world. It is almost an entirely closed system were in, the Big Bull Redfish do not migrate to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, therefore increasing the opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime. It is not rare to catch Redfish.

The brawl of this game fish is both unmistakable and unforgettable. It pulls hard on the drag and can coil your line in a matter of seconds. It is really an amazing experience catching enormous sizes of these sea creatures!

Central Florida also offers visiting anglers the opportunity to catch Trophy Largemouth Bass and Black Crappie from one of its many Inland Lakes.

There are plenty of wonderful and popular lakes in Central Florida such as Lake Toho, Kissimmee Chain, Lake George, Harris Chain, Lake Conway, Butler Chain and the St. Johns River. People all over the world come and visit Florida not just because of its natural beauty but because of its spectacular bass fishing.

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