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Introduction to Composting

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  Here’s a gem of advice: Composting is nothing more than putting your garden and kitchen scraps in one place. There, isn’t that easy? Here are a few tips to get you started. You cannot do this wrong. The worst …

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Digging Deeper: Garden Know-How

  One of the reasons gardening is a life-long endeavor is that there is always something new to learn about, be it a new garden style, plant, theory, environment or micro-climate. You can scrap your garden and start anew with …

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The Early Spring Rules for Mulching

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In most areas of the country, spring is starting to make an appearance and that is the siren call for gardeners to don their boots and get to work. Before you begin working in the garden, there are a few things you need to remember. The soil may still be quite cold and wet. Your garden, where you worked so diligently to create light, un-compacted soil, will surely suffer from you plodding about.

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Time to Move, Slowly, Back Outdoors

If you have tubers in winter storage you are probably getting ready to move them back into the garden. But is it too early? Late spring temperatures can fluctuate, leaving some gardeners pondering if this is the week for planting …

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Container Gardening

  Why has container gardening been a constant feature of gardening for centuries? Easy—you can do anything in a container, from growing edibles to pagoda dogwoods to vining plants to a prairie in miniature. Be it a plain plastic pot …

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