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Fall is the time we usually start to clean up our gardens and rake the falling leaves.  It is also the perfect time to start a compost pile. 

Did you know your compost pile is also a chemistry project?  Because all organic matter is made up of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N), it is extremely important to balance these two elements in your compost pile.


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12 Aug / 2015

Mulch Madness

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According to the Arbor Day Foundation, a newly planted tree’s best friend is mulch.  But remember, a tree doesn’t want any junk on its trunk.  Especially if that junk is mulch.  Mulching always appears to be a task so straightforward that it’s hard to realize there are some essential techniques and important choices to consider. 

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09 Jul / 2015

Not All Manure Stinks

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With so many choices of fertilizers available for your vegetable or flower garden, it’s difficult to know what to use.  There are some gardeners who only use manure.  But it’s also difficult to know which types of manure to use.  Many organic gardeners only use manure from plant-eating animals.  There are some points to keep in mind when processing or buying manure.

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We know this time of the year is busy.  We also know that making a small amount time to accomplish a few tasks in your yard can save you tons of time in the spring and make quite a difference in the quality of your garden and landscaping. 

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Let’s talk about raised bed gardening.  Why?  Because everyone is doing it.  While there are some disadvantages to raised beds, many will agree that raised beds provide the perfect solution to several garden conundrums  –  such as lack of space, clay soil, etc.  In addition, raised beds can extend your growing season, especially if you have a cover.

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We want you to encourage your kids to play in the dirt!  That’s right.  Let them hang out in the dirt.  Inspire them to gently feel the worms and squash the dirt in their hands.  Raising the next generation of gardeners is important to society. 

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