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How to Garden Down Under

How to Garden Down Under

Gardening is a favorite pastime for people around the globe and every country has its own gardening challenges. Gardeners in Sydney, Australia, have successfully learned how to adapt to the rough conditions Down Under.

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A Young Mans First Garden

A Young Man's First Garden

My first experience as a gardening teacher and mentor to a young man.

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QUESTION: best first plantings in raised beds

QUESTION: best first plantings in raised beds

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I recently bought a property in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. It came with a large (36' x 50') fenced and terraced vegetable garden with raised beds, all sadly overgrown with weeds. The weeds...

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DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates

DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates

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These wood templates will save you a lot of time making evenly-spaced planting holes.

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Raised Bed Gardens Reach New Heights

Raised Bed Gardens Reach New Heights

An unusual take on raised beds means planting space for gardeners at every level.

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Spring Gardening in California

Spring Gardening in California

I'm on the road again and one of my last stops was at Renee Shepherd's home and gardens, where my friend Carolyn Dille and I enjoyed a lovely lunch and a tour of Renee's impressive gardens.

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Raised Beds for Your Garden: Framing Materials

Raised Beds for Your Garden: Framing Materials

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There are many ways to go about framing a raised bed and material ideas are endless. There's only a couple of things that deserve some consideration before you put one or two together this spring.

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Planting Large Seeds in a Raised Bed

Planting Large Seeds in a Raised Bed

It's Fall planting time again! Here I show you how I plant large seeds in a raised bed.

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Video: Creating School Raised Bed Gardens

Video: Creating School Raised Bed Gardens

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Our Camarillo Community Gardens members, members of the Master Gardeners, school staff, parents and students came together to create a new batch of raised bed gardens at a local school. The response...

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Raised Beds: Who Has a Cool Design?

Raised Beds: Who Has a Cool Design?

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Looking for raised-bed design ideas? Check out the photos posted by VegetableGardener.com members, and show us your own creations.

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The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

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If you've never grown vegetables in raised beds before, I promise that once you do, you'll be spoiled for the rest of your gardening life.

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Video: Make a Straw-Bale Garden Bed

Video: Make a Straw-Bale Garden Bed

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Four hay bales and some compost are all you need to set up this nifty biodegradable garden bed. Amy Stewart shows you how.

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How Much Space Do You Need For a Vegetable Garden?

How Much Space Do You Need For a Vegetable Garden?

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Not much. One thing is for sure, you absolutely do not need what is referred to as "land" to plant a vegetable garden. Not even close.

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QUESTION: A Vegetable Garden near a Septic Leach Field

QUESTION: A Vegetable Garden near a Septic Leach Field

Is it a good idea? Will raised beds help?

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Video: Mulching Your Garden

Video: Mulching Your Garden

Eco friendly mulching.

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Video: How to Build Raised Garden Beds

Video: How to Build Raised Garden Beds

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If your soil isn't the greatest or you just don't feel like digging, raised beds can be a great solution for your vegetable garden. Watch this video to learn how.

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A Mini-Farm in San Francisco

A Mini-Farm in San Francisco

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Faced with unplanned retirement, a gardener transforms a weed-choked backyard into a micro market garden that grows greens by the fistful.

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Video: Mini Hoop House for your Raised Garden Bed

Video: Mini Hoop House for your Raised Garden Bed

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It doesn't matter where you live, you can have a veggie garden even before the last frost date!

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Video: How to Build a Raised Bed

Video: How to Build a Raised Bed

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Building a raised bed is a simple way to get started gardening. This video shows you how.

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Build Your Own Raised Beds

Build Your Own Raised Beds

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Get more food from better soil with less water with raised beds. Landscape designer Linda Chisari shares her design (and materials list), along with advice on sizing and adding a convenient irrigation system.

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