Tag Archives: tip of the week

Container Vegetable Gardening Made Simple

GUEST POST BY MELINDA MYERS Grow fresh ingredients for your favorite recipes in a sunny spot right outside your kitchen door. With container vegetable gardening, you’ll enjoy the convenience of planting, tending and harvesting fresh vegetables growing in pots on …

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Homemade Potting Mix with Compost

homemade potting mix

Store-bought potting mixes are convenient and effective, but the cost adds up quickly when you have a lot of containers to fill. Here’s how to create homemade potting mix using compost from your own compost bin or a municipal compost …

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Planting Annuals: Two Key Tips

planting annuals

Whether you’re planting annuals in containers or in the ground, follow these two tips to make them settle in and look their best through the months to come. These tips may seem a little counter-intuitive, but they work!

Bird Feeders: Take Them Down in Spring

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If you’ve been helping your local wild birds by supplying them with birdseed through the winter, that’s wonderful. However, once spring ramps up it’s time to take the feeders down.

Spring Allergies: Tips for Gardeners

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Don’t let seasonal allergies hamper your enthusiasm for gardening. Trees, grasses and weeds are the most common culprits in producing allergic reactions, because they rely on wind to disperse their lightweight pollen. (Happily, many favorite garden plants rely on bees …

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Adding Compost to Established Garden Beds

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You’ve likely read that the way to get a new garden off to the best start is by adding compost to the soil before planting anything. Can compost be used to improve the soil in existing gardens, too?