Category Archives: Gardening for Beginners

Don’t have a green thumb but want one? We can help you. Let’s take baby steps together. Make sure we answer all your questions too!

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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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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Unlikely Garden Hero — Eating Slugs in the Garden


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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Solutions: Pet Urine on Grass, and Dog Friendly Shrubs


  Pets are part of the family, but how do we keep them from ruining our outdoor gardens and landscape? Is pet urine on grass and shrubs causing problems in your yard?         When visiting my daughter … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration–Botanical Gardens

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When our first attempts at gardening bring us close to giving up, we need to be inspired. Once again we need to be reminded of what’s possible and remember the reason we wanted to garden in the first place. Gardening … Continue reading

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How to Begin a Garden


Many first time gardeners are intimidated by their lack of gardening knowledge and skill, and may be too embarrassed to ask an experienced gardener for advice on how to begin a garden. Here’s a bit of encouragement and helpful advice … Continue reading

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Growing From Cuttings


If you think you don’t have a green thumb, you could be seriously mistaken. Growing from cuttings is a great way to start gardening! I held the tiny stem and leaves in my hand. The green and violet shimmer from … Continue reading

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