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Raised Beds for the Veggie Garden

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Container gardening, DIY Projects & Tool Talk, Food Gardening, organic gardening, Raised beds, Soil, Vegetable Gardening

  The depth of your raised bed depends on what you want to grow and what is underneath. If you already have decent garden soil, you can get away with a shallower bed, say 5-6 inches deep, since larger crops like tomatoes will send roots into the ground below. The same is true of root crops […]

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Earthworms in the Garden

April 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Book Reviews, Composting & Fertilizers, Food Gardening, Soil, Vegetable Gardening

Earthworms in the garden are one of the best indicators of soil health and vitality.  They are the original recyclers, turning garden waste, grass clippings and even sand into food for your plants.  These little wrigglers ingest their own weight daily and expel nutrient and mineral rich castings which will keep everything from carrots to […]

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Soil – the Heart of Your Garden

March 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Composting & Fertilizers, Food Gardening, Plant Diseases, Soil, Vegetable Gardening

Here’s the number one rule for growing a successful garden –  Feed the soil, not the plants.  Take a look at the natural growth around you – trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers – all the nutrients they need for health and vigorous growth are in the soil. 

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