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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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New Book for Gardeners: The Soil Will Save Us

New Book for Gardeners: The Soil Will Save Us

If you’re worried about the climate crisis, it’s time to stop looking at the thermometer and start looking beneath your feet. Kristin Ohlson helps us discover how the health of our planet depends on the health of our soils in her important new book.

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Clay Soil - gardening

We just bought new Home. Our builder gave some evergreens in bed front of home. The soil looks like clay. There is lot of gravel in the soil. The evergreens not diet but not growing either. I planted...

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Transplanting a Tomato Shoot

Transplanting a Tomato Shoot

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In this video I show how easy it is to transplant a tomato shoot.

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Make a Lightweight Potted Garden With Less Soil!

Make a Lightweight Potted Garden With Less Soil!

One of my favorite "gardening accessories" is the Ups-A-Daisy planter insert that allows me to garden in large pots without filling them up with soil! Watch and let me know what you use to make your...

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Choosing the Right Tiller for your Home Vegetable Garden

Choosing the Right Tiller for your Home Vegetable Garden

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My dad’s tool of choice for his garden was his trusty pitchfork, which he has since passed on to me. While I love using the pitchfork and digging in the dirt, nothing speeds up cultivating the...

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Are You Ready for Garlic?

Are You Ready for Garlic?

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Being Unprepared Stinks! Are you ready to plant garlic? Maybe not. After all, it’s still summer, it’s hot and autumn seems a long way away. But garlic planting time will be here before...

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Watering Your Seed(ling)s

Watering Your Seed(ling)s

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There are basically three methods ror watering your seeds (or your seedlings).

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QUESTION: Soil Temperature

QUESTION: Soil Temperature

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I am always quite uncertain when I am planting certain vegetables in the spring with regard to those who are quite cold sensitive.  Is there a general rule of thumb regarding how to know when...

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Video: How to Test Soil in Your Vegetable Garden

Video: How to Test Soil in Your Vegetable Garden

One of the most important steps you can take in starting a vegetable garden is to make sure you have good soil. But you can't tell what condition your soil is in just by looking at it. That's where...

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DIY Soil Sifter

DIY Soil Sifter

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Here's a DIY project that will help you separate your soil

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Video: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants = Healthy People

Video: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants = Healthy People

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The healthier your soil, the better your vegetables will grow. Watch this video to see what makes healthy soil.

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Mmmm... Free Coffee Grounds For Your Plants!

Mmmm... Free Coffee Grounds For Your Plants!

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Starbucks doesn't just have great coffee. They also have a good amendment for your plants... coffee grounds. Here's the best part - it's FREE for the asking!

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Video: Soil Testing

Video: Soil Testing

Successful vegetable gardening starts with soil.  I brought in Mark Highland, a soil scientist, to evaluate the soil in my raised bed and test the nutrients and pH with tests that you can do for yourself at home.

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The Dirt on Soil

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How does a garden grow? Feed the soil and the soil will feed you.

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Try Soil Bag Planting for No-Dig Beds

Try Soil Bag Planting for No-Dig Beds

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Is anyone out there in a hurry? Are you working three jobs, have seven children, or on your way to a fire? This no-dig planting method is the fastest way to a vegetable garden – a soil bag can...

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The Sludge Report: Using Recycled Municipal Wastewater Solids as a Soil Amendment

The Sludge Report: Using Recycled Municipal Wastewater Solids as a Soil Amendment

Should you put compost derived from wastewater solids on your kitchen garden? The answers are hard to come by, but the questions are worth asking.

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Soil-Block Your Seeds

Soil-Block Your Seeds

A nifty tool plus the right soil mix equals a bounty of seedlings. Using a soil blocker has a lot of advantages. Organic farmer Tina Fraser tells what they are how to use one.

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Soil Testing Savvy

Soil Testing Savvy

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To grow great soil, you've got to do the groundwork, and that means you have to know what you're working with. Get the dirt on your garden's pH and nutrients.

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A Soil pH Primer: Getting It Right Gets Results

A Soil pH Primer: Getting It Right Gets Results

Acidity and alkalinity are measured in pH units. Most vegetables grow best in a slightly acidic soil. Learn how to measure the pH of your soil and then adjust it for best results.

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