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4 Common Soil Problems (And How To Easily Fix Them)

4 Common Soil Problems (And How To Easily Fix Them)

  The key to addressing common soil problems with balanced nutrients may be both easier and yet more complicated than you might think. It’s not just about spraying the right fertilizer and watching it be miraculously sucked into your plants in ...

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Must-Do Spring Gardening Preps You May Have Forgotten

Must-Do Spring Gardening Preps You May Have Forgotten

If you live south of a certain latitude, your garden is already in the ground and your growing season is underway. Many of us up north, however, are still digging out from a winter’s worth of snow and ice. Planting ...

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Starting Seeds, The Easy And Smart Way

Starting Seeds, The Easy And Smart Way

If you are planning on finally getting your garden started come spring, you might be surprised that some of your planting actually should begin when it’s extremely cold out. Indoor planting, that is. Seed-starting indoors has numerous benefits for all ...

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Simple Fall Chores To Avoid Bugs In Next Year’s Garden

Simple Fall Chores To Avoid Bugs In Next Year’s Garden

As the season comes to a close for many gardeners in North America, you may be thinking of some much-deserved “time off” from your garden. After all, you’ve spent the last few months caring for plants and probably battling a ...

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Garlic Planting Secrets Of Fall Gardeners

Garlic Planting Secrets Of Fall Gardeners

Have you ever thought about planting garlic bulbs during fall? Garlic grown in late autumn tends to be bigger, tastier and just plain better, probably because the roots have all winter to get established before the heat of summer sets ...

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Why Your Composting Strategy Needs Worms

Why Your Composting Strategy Needs Worms

If you have taken the step to start a compost pile for your garden, it is time to take one more step and consider vermicomposting, or composting with worms. Unlike a traditional compost pile, vermicomposting is a wonderful and efficient ...

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Autumn Leaves: ‘Miracle Mulch’ For Your Spring Garden

Autumn Leaves: ‘Miracle Mulch’ For Your Spring Garden

As we enjoy the changing seasons and the vibrant colors that come with autumn, we prepare ourselves for cooler temperatures and the raking and gathering of fallen leaves. For gardeners, this doesn’t mean an added chore, but actually a beneficial ...

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Natural Japanese Beetle Repellants For Your Garden

Natural Japanese Beetle Repellants For Your Garden

One of the biggest horrors for a gardener to face is to come out one morning and see your vegetable plants and roses stripped into scraggly skeletons. The culprit of such disasters often is the Japanese beetle, or Popillia Japonica. ...

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7 Common Household Items That Make For GREAT Garden Fertilizer

7 Common Household Items That Make For GREAT Garden Fertilizer

Self-sufficient gardeners avoid the use of pre-packaged fertilizers and soil from the store. While fertilizers are easy to use, off the grid living means a store isn’t always nearby, and you might not have the means to purchase the items. ...

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5 All-Natural Garden Fungus Treatments.

5 All-Natural Garden Fungus Treatments.

I’ve been gardening for more than 40 years. I’m particularly fond of vegetable gardening, although my wife is an avid gardener with flowers and decorative plants. Both of us, though, have confronted the challenge of various forms of fungus growing ...

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