Category Archives: Organic Gardening

Fertilizer 101 – The Basics of Feeding Your Plants

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Plants are living creatures, and living creatures need proper nourishment to survive. Feeding plants, however, isn’t just about dumping fertilizers on your garden beds. If your plants are well-fed, you’ll know. You’ll see verdant leaves, sturdy stems, colorful blooms and … Continue reading

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6 Composting Methods You Should Know About

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My apologies, guys, for this very delayed post on the different composting methods and techniques that I promised in my Composting Basics post. One of the hazards of the writing life and gardening is carpal tunnel syndrome…and I’ve just had … Continue reading

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Where to Buy Vegetable Seeds in Late Summer

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You may be wondering where to buy vegetable seeds in late summer. A seasoned gardener usually buys all the seeds he or she needs to use throughout the growing season. But what if the gardening bug hit suddenly late in … Continue reading

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What is a Recipe Garden? Beginning a Garden

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I invented the term “recipe garden” to refer to a small garden focused on the ingredients for one recipe. It’s a great way for new gardeners to get started. Instead of being overwhelmed with planning a garden for the first … Continue reading

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Sustainable Gardens–Ideas for Urban Gardeners

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How We Can Create Sustainable Gardens Yearning to grow your own food or even start a farm but you’re stuck in the city? It might just be possible, thanks to people who think outside of the farm and inside the … Continue reading

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Composting 101: 7 Things to Remember When Making Compost

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Compost is called The Gardener’s Gold because it’s an invaluable partner in keeping the soil healthy. In organic gardening, making compost is part of the gardener’s To-Do List every growing season. If you’re thinking of using compost that you made … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening Basics

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If truth be known, organic gardening is an age-old practice. It only bears a new name, but it’s been around for centuries. After all, it was only in the 20th century when modern man started using synthetic fertilizers to increase … Continue reading

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The Magic of Mycorrhizae

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So, what’s the deal with mycorrhizae? Why did I call it The Grower’s Best Friend (and in some instance, I believe it’s the Farmer’s Life Saver) in my last post? Simple. My friend Mycorrhizae, which has been around for eons … Continue reading

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Unlikely Garden Hero — Eating Slugs in the Garden

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Slugs in the garden? Stop poisoning them with beer and salt. There’s a less time and labor intensive way to deal with this pest. Simply invite a special guest to hang out in your yard. If you’re having trouble with … Continue reading

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Organic Soil – Essentials of Managing the Soil Organically

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By now, you know what’s in soil, how it’s made, and other basic but important soil facts. And whether you’re into organic gardening or not, soil has other components that influence successful and productive plant growth. Soil Life The most … Continue reading

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