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Tilling Alternatives: How to Make a Double Dig Garden

As more and more people embrace organic gardening that works with the earth rather than against it, tilling is finally falling out of fashion....

It’s Late Summer: What You Should Be Doing in Your Garden

In some places in the country, hints of fall are on the doorstep, while in others, the summer sun continues to beat down hard....

Soil Building 101: Start With the Best and Your Plants Will...

“The cause of plant disease is poor nutrition and an unhealthy soil ecosystem. The fate of plants is as inseparably entwined with that of...

3 Reasons to Stop Using Peat and What to Use Instead

Peat is a fibrous material made up of partially decomposed plant materials and natural forms in the earth in locations that fulfil particular requirements....

This New Kind of Composting Just Approved in Washington

Death is an inevitable part of life in this world. Birth and death are the two things that every single human being has in...

How to Build an Herb Spiral

Once you have the materials and a plan, you can build an herb spiral in an afternoon. This sturdy bed will last for years...

What is a Keyhole Garden and Why Make One?

Keyhole gardens are a way of integrating several gardening chores for easy management. It includes growing vegetables, watering the beds, and composting garden waste,...

5 Ways to Determine Your Soil Type…and Why it Matters

All soils are not made equal. Seasoned gardeners know this only too well, but newbie gardeners often learn it the hard way, and the...

Homemade Organic Fertilizer 11 Ways

How you feed your plants makes a tremendous difference to the quality and quantity of your harvest. Organic fertilizer can provide your plants with...

5 Things You Should Do Differently in Your Veggie Garden

When planting your vegetable garden, it can be challenging to keep all the advice straight, “build a raised bed,” “make sure that you try...