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Understanding The Power Of Garden Soil

Understanding The Power Of Garden Soil

. Vegetable gardening can be highly rewarding; it can also be sorely disappointing. Torrential rains followed by scorching heat cause a host of problems, from blossom end rot to dropping blossoms. Diseases and insect pests ravage the garden, and let’s ...

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Gardening 101: Learning The Basics

Gardening 101: Learning The Basics

Whether you’re an urban apartment dweller or a homesteader with five acres, growing a garden is one of the most satisfying projects you can undertake. In even a small space, you can grow ornamentals to lend beauty to your yard, ...

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A Coffee Break For Your Garden

A Coffee Break For Your Garden

The soil in my high-plains garden is nothing like the rich, chocolate cake loam I grew up with in southern Idaho. No, I’ve got two extremes—sandy and dry, and heavy clay. So now I’m constantly on the lookout for free ...

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The Dangers of Mineral Depletion

The Dangers of Mineral Depletion

Minerals are a key part of the diet that allows your body to function properly. Research has shown that the food we eat today is nutritionally lagging behind food eaten by our grandparents. Mineral deficiency is not something we talk ...

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California Soil Woes

California Soil Woes

Dear Joel, I have southern California clay soil with embedded/encased/entombed river bed-like rocks that range from pond skipping to softball size. It has made just growing grass difficult! I have been digging down about a foot and filling with various organic ...

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How Valuable Is Your Dirt?

How Valuable Is Your Dirt?

When it comes to survival gardening, it all begins with dirt. Once you’ve gotten yourself completely off the grid, you might be generating enough electricity to consider hydroponics. Until that time, you’re stuck with good old-fashioned dirt if you’re looking ...

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