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7 Organic Mulches for the Vegetable Garden

7 Organic Mulches for the Vegetable Garden

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Fall, winter, and early spring are all great times to lay down a little mulch blanket. While any organic mulch is appropriate for the vegetable garden, sometimes there are strategic reasons to choose one over another.

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Mulch Ado About Nothing

Mulch Ado About Nothing

With gardening season in full swing, gardeners from all around are taking to the outdoors to nourish their plants. Gardeners have different ideas about which mulch is the best. With so many types of...

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Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!

Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!

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The weather is changing from spring to summer--nights are still cool here in Maryland--however days feel like summertime hot. Greens and radishes and garlic are loving it and we are experiencing salad days in a big way!

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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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How to Transplant

How to Transplant

It is the time of year when gardeners are busy transplanting seedlings which they have grown, or plants that have been purchased from a nursery or garden center. Follow these simple ABCs of transplanting for success.

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Hot Weather Help for Plants

Hot Weather Help for Plants

When the weather heats up, plants need extra help. My mantra? "Mulch like crazy."

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Secrets of a Low-Maintenance Vegetable Garden

Secrets of a Low-Maintenance Vegetable Garden

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I'm on the road to mastering the light-touch veggie garden. With a new baby in my life, time is extremely limited so I took a new tact this summer. The keys to limiting time in the garden seem to be...

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Controlling Weeds Organically

Controlling Weeds Organically

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While I've heard it's an effective method, I've also heard that it won't kill the weed's roots. For me, that's a deal breaker. The reason why I haven't given this mixture a shot is that I don't see the point if I can't be sure that I've snuffed them out entirely. But then I'm lazy like that.

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Newspaper Mulch: The Cheap Organic Weed Barrier

Newspaper Mulch: The Cheap Organic Weed Barrier

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I can't  believe how handy newspaper is in the garden. I use it for bedding in my worm bins, as extra carbon for my compost pile, and as a weed barrier for my garden beds.

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Organic and Inorganic Mulches in the Garden

Organic and Inorganic Mulches in the Garden

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Whether you choose organic or inorganic mulch depends on what your growing and personal preference. But all mulches can be counted on for water retention and as weed-suppressors. Less weeding is, quite frankly, what perked my interest in mulches to begin with.

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Hay Makes a Great Mulch

Hay Makes a Great Mulch

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Blankets of permanent mulch keep the garden pretty and productive.

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