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Yet another view on composting – or teaching an old dog new tricks
8 years ago

Yet another view on composting – or teaching an old dog new tricks

By  •  Video, Garden

Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. Here’s a TEDx video that turns a lot of what I believe about composting upside down.

How Compost improves Sandy and Clay soils (video)
8 years ago

How Compost improves Sandy and Clay soils (video)

By  •  Video, Garden

Adding compost to Sandy OR Clay soils improves soils structure for both but for different reasons.

Compost – the key to great soil
9 years ago

Compost – the key to great soil

By  •  Garden

Compost – such a humble thing yet so important to the garden.   I spent the several hours this weekend screening compost before adding it to the beds. Standing over the …
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Planning Your Garden Part IV- Starting Seed Indoors

By  •  Garden

Starting seed indoors gives you a head start on the season. Read this guest post, and see how easy it is.

Planning Your Garden – Part III – About Soil
10 years ago

Planning Your Garden – Part III – About Soil

By  •  Garden

Let’s talk Dirt(y)! What is soil?

Soil is a mix of eroded rock and organic matter. Over millions of years rock breaks down to tiny bits and may mix with …
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Planning Your Garden – Part II – Choosing a style

By  •  Garden

Great! You have picked out your location, now let’s consider of what type of garden to put in.

There are many styles of vegetable gardens. In the “old days” row …
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Planning Your Garden Part I – Location

By  •  Garden

When planning your gardens’ location there are primary things to consider that will help maximize your enjoyment and vegetable production. They are light, access to water, competition, size, and ease …
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Frost Free Dates and Growing Zones

By  •  Garden

They are predicting another brutal winter with a lot of snow. Looking back on the blizzard of 2010 when we received 22 inches in about 18 hours, it got me …
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Trellis build
10 years ago

Trellis build

Part of the plan for the Square Foot Garden  is a trellis to support tomatoes, squash and beans. This was a simple project, and was inexpensive. Made of ground stakes, …
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