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The Best Way to Help Our Pollinators

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a charming sight as they soar around your backyard garden. But beyond their beauty, these creatures help human beings through their role in pollinating flowers, …

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Should You Pee On Your Compost?

Are you peeing on your compost pile?  If not, you may want to start. Human urine is rich in the nitrogen that plants need to thrive. The commercial chemical fertilizers widely used to add nitrogen …

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A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Wishing you had a simple source to get started on your vegetable gardening? Here's a great-looking vegetable growing cheat sheet that's chock-full of useful advice from the UK online ezine, Good…

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How to Plant a Garden in Any Space

If you're new to growing food, how to plant a garden might seem a little bit bewildering. You may even think that you don't have enough room to grow your own food. This graphic shows you what to plant…

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Your ‘To-Do’ List for Gardening in July

The fruits of our gardening labors are literally in our hands this month. Harvests of early tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs to enjoy along with bouquets of flowers for the house and garden… Be car…

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How to Make Wine Cork Mulch 2 Ways

Are you a wine cork hoarder like I am? Here’s how to make mulch using your stash of wine corks and which sort works best. Before I walk you through how to make mulch, it’s important that you choos…

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5 Plants You Can Grow from Your Garbage!

Instead of throwing out the undesirable ends of freshly chopped organic veggies, why not put them to use! Americans throw away billions of dollars of food every year, so get the most for your money. M…

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Gardening: What to Do in June

Pondering what to do in your garden in June? Finally, now that the weather is reliably warm, we can move into summer gardening! It’s safe to plant tropicals and your warm weather vegetables (tomat…

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WARNING: Do NOT Plant This. Ever!

Japanese barberry. Whether or not you know its name, you've probably seen it before. After all, it's one of the most widely used ornamental plants in the U.S. If you have a yard, there's a good chance…

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5 Tips for a Perfectly Healthy Summer

There's no denying that summer is here. Though it doesn't officially arrive until late June, the warm temperatures most of us are facing are certainly more summery than spring-like. Since summer ha…

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