deep-mulch-gardening

What is the Best Mulch to Prevent Weeds?
May 19, 2019 . · Growing

All Photos By Shelley Dedauw The best mulch to prevent weeds depends on where the mulch lies, what else you need it to do…and, of course, cost. What is the …

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Your Guide to Growing Radishes
March 1, 2019 . · Growing

Growing radishes is one of the easiest of all gardening tasks. I always suggest novice gardeners grow them because of how easy they are. The success of the crop boosts …

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Extend the Growing Season with Cold Frame Gardening

By Sue Robishaw – Whether we blame it on El Niño or the gods, chaotic weather is too often a part of the gardener’s life. While this makes life more …

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Learning to Garden in a New Planting Zone
March 1, 2019 . · Growing

If you’ve ever had to change gardening zones, then you know what it’s like to unlearn years of gardening techniques and adapt to your new planting zone. Changing gardening zones …

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How to Care for Tomato Plants in Tires

By Wayne W. Moseley – I love to grow tomatoes and over the years I’ve learned a lot about how to care for tomato plants in tires. Sure, I grow …

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7 Steps for Preparing Vegetable Gardens for Winter
February 25, 2019 . · Growing

By Rhonda Crank Our farm, Fairhaven Farm, is in U.S. growing zone 8, so we are able to have a garden pretty much year-round. Late January and February is the most down time …

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How to Revive Soil with Organic Gardening

By Kay Wolfe Knowing how to revive soil and encourage beneficial microbial growth are keys to healthy produce. And it can be done with organic gardening. Organic food has become …

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What is Soil Erosion?
February 25, 2019 . · Growing

What is soil erosion? You don’t find many homesteaders talking about it. If you research soil erosion, you’ll find information mostly aimed at commercial agricultural farmers, not homesteaders. I personally …

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Understanding Your Soil: How to Check Soil pH Level
February 25, 2019 . · Growing

Knowing how to check soil pH levels in your garden is the first step to having the healthiest soil you can produce. For most of us, especially me, a simple …

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The Benefits of Deep Mulch Gardening
February 25, 2019 . · Growing

By Willene Overfelt – I got tired of having to wait for the ground to dry out to be worked in spring and decided to try deep mulch gardening. I would …

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