Monthly Archives: June 2011

Composting 101: 7 Things to Remember When Making Compost


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


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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Agricultural Extension Service Answers Your Questions


Is the meadow on our property suitable for an orchard? Where’s the best place to plant asparagus here on our land? The hill next to our utility road seems to be slipping. Would it help if we planted trees there? … Continue reading

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The Magic of Mycorrhizae


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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Patio Vegetable Garden — Chasing the Sun


Think you can’t grow anything because there isn’t enough sun on your patio vegetable garden or in your yard? Why not get creative. Many urban farm projects find intriguing ways of getting around the challenges of growing in city areas. … Continue reading

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