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Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips

Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips

Putting in a raised bed garden? Here are some “builders tips” to make the project easier.

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Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin

Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin

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This compost bin design has been popular for years. It features convenient removable sides and maximum air circulation.

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5 Things to Do With All Those Fall Leaves

5 Things to Do With All Those Fall Leaves

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Here they come ~ leaves, leaves, glorious leaves! I don't care how you use them, just please don't shove them into bags that are bound for the trash pickup.

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Easier Composting with the Green Cycler

Easier Composting with the Green Cycler

Have you ever wished for a gardening gadget that would make composting easier? The Green Cycler may be just what you need.

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Brew a Texas-Sized Batch of Compost Tea

Brew a "Texas-Sized" Batch of Compost Tea

This method of brewing compost tea is on a much larger scale, so you can water larger areas more efficiently.

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Grow More Food in Small Spaces

Grow More Food in Small Spaces

Why is it the best ideas for solving gardening problems come from creative gardeners? That’s because gardeners, like Margaret Park, are always searching for ways to overcome obstacles, including how to garden in the smallest of spaces.

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How to Start a Worm Farm

How to Start a Worm Farm

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These days it seems like almost everyone is talking about keeping chickens in their backyard or raising dwarf goats on their property. If you’re feeling left out, you can start a small farm of your own—a worm farm that is.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part V

Seed Starting 101 - Part V

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This video compares using seed starting mix with or without compost, and how it affects absorption and drainage.

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Build a Compost Pile to Suit Your Style

Build a Compost Pile to Suit Your Style

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There's a composting method to suit everyone's lifestyle.

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DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style

DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style

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This screen will give you finely-sifted compost, and save your back.

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A Great Foundation is the Key to a Better Vegetable Garden

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Once in awhile I will receive an email for feedback on the book I wrote recently on home vegetable gardening.  I appreciate feedback that I receive, both good and not so good the...

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Help the Environment and yourself, Recycle your Food Waste

Help the Environment and yourself, Recycle your Food Waste

Billions upon billions of pounds of food waste every year are thrown away with the regular garbage pick up. This puts a tremendous strain on not only our environment but our wallets to pay people to...

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The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warm Compost Piles

The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warm Compost Piles

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No matter how much time you have (or the length of your attention span), there's a composting style for everybody. How to do hot, cold, and warm composting.

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Build An Outdoor Bokashi & Worm Composting Bin

Build An Outdoor Bokashi & Worm Composting Bin

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This "casket-style" container produces compost below ground, and is a great container for outdoor worm composting.

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Frustrated Spring Gardeners - Seize the Moment! Try Patch Gardening!

Frustrated Spring Gardeners - Seize the Moment! Try Patch Gardening!

This innovative gardening style - I occasionally come up with a good idea - is perfect for someone like me with limited energy and heat sensitivity.  I call it "Patch Gardening" and you can...

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Free Fertilizers Within Reach

Free Fertilizers Within Reach

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Banana peels, used coffee grounds, and eggshell tea make for some free fertilizers that plants really love.

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QUESTION: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile?

QUESTION: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile?

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Has anyone had experience with this?  I have 5 parrots of varying sizes, and must change the paper in the bottoms of their cages daily.  The poop is mixed with nuts, seeds, veggies that...

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QUESTION:  Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

QUESTION: Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

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Hello fellow gardeners!  We all know how wonderful rabbit manure can be, but how about guinea pig poop?  My kids are getting a guinea pig for Christmas, and it's diet is essentially the...

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Start Composting, Bokashi Style

Start Composting, Bokashi Style

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In this video, I show you a way to set up and maintain a compost system using the Bokashi method.

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The Victory Garden Composter - Part 2

The Victory Garden Composter - Part 2

With the new compost bin in place, it was time to harvest my "black gold".

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