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Get Them What They’ll Love: 2021 Gift Guide for Permaculture Gardeners

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 08:15

Do you know a gardener who loves growing an ecologically rich, backyard food garden? If so, then these gifts for permaculture gardeners are sure to please!

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How to Source Herbicide-Free Compost Soil

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 12:40

Compost used to be the heart of organic gardening. Now, herbicide contamination is a major concern. Learn 5 questions to ask before buying compost soil.

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Growing Community Against Steep Odds: A Community Garden Story

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 10:03

Read about how one suburb created a community garden that demonstrates a permaculture response to land repair, community fellowship, and growing food.

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How to Keep Persistent Herbicides Out of Your Compost Bin

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 11:54

Compost can easily be contaminated with persistent herbicide which may harm your garden. Learn the cause and how to keep it out of your compost bin.

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Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Sweet Potatoes

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 15:25

Follow this step-by-step guide to harvesting, curing, and storing sweet potatoes so you can have delicious, homegrown sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving Dinner.

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How to Have a Productive Fall Garden (in 5 Easy Steps)

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 13:53

Would you like to have a high-yielding fall vegetable garden? Follow these five easy steps for a smooth transition from summer to fall.

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When to Start Seeds: Your Guide to Fall Planting

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 06:34

The beautiful weather of fall makes it perfect for extending the harvest and growing more food. This fall guide covers planting times for 17 popular crops.

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6 Reasons to Grow Borage in the Permaculture Garden

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 12:37

Borage is a useful herb with delightful blue-purple flowers. Here are six reasons to grow this cousin to comfrey in the permaculture garden.

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Inviting Birds To Your Food Garden

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 15:50

Want to welcome birds into your garden and still get a harvest? Learn the benefits of making your food garden a bird-friendly haven and how to do it.

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Clay-Busting Plants That Fight Compaction

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 19:38

Got compaction? These clay-busting plants penetrate heavy soil to leave it loosened, aerated, and enriched. Jumpstart a regenerative garden ecology.

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How to Garden in Raised Beds on Pavement

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 08:55

Raised beds on pavement is a strategy for gardeners with limited growing space. Learn how to grow food on paved surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.

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How to Build a Rain Garden to Capture Runoff

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 16:32

Learn how to build a rain garden that captures rainwater runoff from hard surfaces, such as a roof or pavement, for irrigation or to reduce water pollution.

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Growing Perennial Crops as a Side Hustle

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 08:17

Would you like to make money from your garden doing something you love? Here are six ways to grow perennial crops as a side hustle.

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Urban Food Forests: Demonstrating City Permaculture

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:34

Food forests are permaculture gardens consisting of edible perennials. Find out how two urban food forests are shaking up the local food movement.

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How to Improve Clay Soil in 6 Steps

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:25

Heavy clay soil can be frustrating. Follow this 6-step plan to improve soil so you can garden with ease and grow crops that thrive.

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All About Aronia: Grow Your Own Superfood Berries

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:21

Ready to grow your own superfood? Aronia shrubs are low-maintenance, widely adaptable to a variety of conditions, and yield a ‘superfood’ berry. Learn more.

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Year-Round Gardening: It’s Easier Than You Think

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 05:40

Extend your harvest to all 12 months of the year with a year-round gardening plan. Are you ready to take your garden to the next level?

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Beware: This Manure Will Destroy Your Garden

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:13

Cow manure is considered one of the best garden amendments. At least it used to be. Here's how manure in the garden may actually destroy your soil.

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These Wild Herbs Will Make You Want to Grow Your Own Pharmacy

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:18

Wild herbs have many uses including adding medicinal value, fertilizing soil, and attracting beneficial insects. Here are some important wild herbs and why you should keep them around.

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When to Start Seeds: Your Guide to 30 Garden Vegetables

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:29

Do you wonder when the ideal time is to start seeds to have the most success? This guide has all you need to know about when to start seeds for 30 of the most popular garden vegetables.

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