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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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6 Fruit Crops to Propagate for Free from Cuttings

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 13:08

Growing fruit is really exciting, but the cost of buying new plants is not. Here are 6 fruit crops to propagate for free from cuttings.

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Raised Vegetable Garden Beds? 11 Pros and 4 Cons

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:02

Are raised vegetable garden beds right for your garden? If building garden beds is in your future, here are 11 pros and 4 cons for growing in raised beds.

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Four Garden Planning Tools You Need This Year

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:32

Are visions of bountiful gardens dancing in your head? Here are four essential garden planning tools to help you kick off your best garden season yet.

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8 Herbs to Grow in the Medicine Garden

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:19

There are oodles of herbs that can transform into healing remedies. Here are a few of my favorites for the medicine garden that are easy to grow and use.

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Storing Seeds for Long-Term Seed Saving

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:18

Here are some tips for successfully storing seeds for the garden and how to keep them in the best condition for long-term storage.

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