gardening-tips

Gardening Tips: 12 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
July 11, 2019 . · Growing

Gardening can be a fun and easy way to put food on your family’s table. But it can also be frustrating when things don’t grow as you expected. Here are …

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Garden Hoops: Low Tunnels for Frost and Insect Protection
March 14, 2019 . · Growing

When you’re itching to get your hands dirty, garden hoops can extend the season enough to avoid disaster. Midway between full-sized greenhouses and the gamble of throwing seeds into cold …

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What Planting Zone Am I In?
March 1, 2019 . · Growing

U. S. planting zones are based on the weather history of any given area. The question “what planting zone am I in?” is one of the most asked by beginning …

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Planting Kale in the Fall Garden

By Nancy Pierson Farris – Planting kale isn’t just a spring activity in our gardens. When spring crops wilt from summer’s heat, and we have the pantry lined with the …

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Why Rotating Vegetables in the Garden is Crucial
February 25, 2019 . · Growing

Could over a million lives have been saved between 1844 and 1846 by rotating vegetables in the garden? Several factors contributed to the Great Famine. Irish families lived on small tracts …

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Composting And Compost Bin Designs

By Kenny Coogan With spring cleaning behind us, it is time to start the odd jobs of summer. Composting is a fundamental aspect of homesteading and is a perfect project …

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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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Soil Health: What Makes Good Soil?

By John Hibma – What makes good soil? Virtually every person on this planet sooner or later comes in contact with earth and soil. Whether they are a farmer, a …

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