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5 Awesome Things to do with Chives

Posted by Magster on March 26, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I tend to think of gardening as part science, part creative process…


Spring - A New Garden in 7 Steps!

Posted by Magster on March 25, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

It’s spring in my USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b area, and I can’t wait…


Have You Seen a Hypertufa?

Posted by Magster on March 24, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Ah, hypertufa - the seems-too-good-to-be-true, homemade, rock substitute that has had several enthusiastic revivals since it’s introduction in the 1800s. “Revivals” makes me wonder if it literally doesn’t have any staying power.…


Why do you need Green Onions

Posted by James Smith on March 25, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Hello dear garden enthusiasts!

Today I will tell you the whole…


Radish is not afraid of boiled water

Posted by James Smith on February 2, 2014 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

Are you familiar with a feeling of impatience…


6 Simple Tips on How To INCREASE GARDEN 1.5 times

Posted by Gordon Howard on December 8, 2013 at 8:12pm 0 Comments

1. Plant creepers near bushes and other tall plants

For example plant cucumbers, beans or peas next to corn. This way you solve two problems at the…


Organic Food Statistics

Posted by James Smith on November 11, 2013 at 8:51pm 0 Comments

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic…



How do you prepare your garden for the cold

Started by James Smith in Maintenance. Last reply by Gordon Howard Dec 1, 2013. 4 Replies

I know this time of year means preparing the house for the cold. But what about garden?What should we do in garden to make sure it is ready for the winter?Continue


Started by Norma Lisoy in Uncategorized. Last reply by Norma Lisoy Aug 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Has anyone been dealing with dying impatiens?  We live in Ontario, Canada zone 5 and have grown impatiens for many years.  Last year they just up and died.  I blamed it on the new-old fertilizer I found in the back of a shed and used on all my…Continue

Dig the holes in raised beds to avoid water runoff

Started by James Smith in Maintenance Aug 10, 2013. 0 Replies

Last year I made raised beds to plant brassicas, but the soil is dense clay and I have a lot of runoff. As a result after the soil was piled up quite pleasantly, I got out the post-hole digger and made 12 holes 10 inches deep, spaced 1 foot apart,…Continue

Tags: drainage, soil, maintenance, clay

Garlic in your garden

Started by Gordon Howard in Edibles. Last reply by Gordon Howard Aug 5, 2013. 1 Reply

Question from our Facebook fan Martie Lenegar Walden:Hi. Thanks for your Facebook posts. I have a neighbors garlic has taken root in my yard and I'd like to…Continue

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Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Gordon Howard in Uncategorized Mar 7, 2013. 0 Replies

This thread is for new members. Let the rest of the community know about you!Continue

How To Start Your First Garden

Started by Gordon Howard in Maintenance Feb 8, 2013. 0 Replies

I wonder what people think about starting their own garden from the scratch. What would you do first? Please share your ideas and thoughts. Thank you.Continue

How To Plant Tomatoes

Started by Gordon Howard in Edibles Nov 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Step 1Work a complete garden fertilizer such as NPK 8-32-16 or 6-24-24 into the upper 6 inches of soil with a garden tiller in early spring. Follow the fertilizer instructions for dosage.Step 2Dig holes for the tomato seedlings with a trowel or…Continue


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