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Growing and Eating Artichokes

The Ever Versatile Artichoke Vegetable Seeds Artichokes have a reputation as a gourmet vegetable, even though in southern Europe they are eaten as a day-to-day food. Their reputation probably has more to do with cooking them than growing them, since when it comes to growing vegetables, they are an easy crop. Because they have been […]

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An Introduction to No-Dig Gardening

The idea of no-dig gardening was developed by an Australian named Esther Deans. It was originally both developed both as a labor saving idea, and a method to rejuvenate badly depleted soil in a vegetable garden. The process involves starting with layers of newspaper, and by adding lucerne hay, straw and compost in succeeding layers, […]

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The Effects of Soil pH On Your Garden

The Effects of Soil pH: Understanding the Basics If you have any experience with gardening at all, you know that it’s not always easy.  All plants need something different to grow properly, be it different amounts of sunlight, different amounts of water, different types of fertilizer.  Whatever it is, so many different factors go into […]

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Growing Tomatoes in Containers

Growing Tomatoes in Containers- Why to do it? One of the biggest reasons that people convince themselves that gardening isn’t for them is because they’re lacking a spacious yard.  However, due to a trend where people have started growing tomatoes in containers inside their homes, that is no longer a problem!  For example, growing tomatoes […]

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Stop Weeds Fast

Stop weeds before they attack your garden Although everybody has their own techniques, methods, and beliefs about how gardening should be approached, there is one thing that there seems to be a general consensus on: weeds are bad.  They strangle out the plants you worked so hard to nurture and grow, and are generally unappealing […]

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Picking the Best Mulch, Part 2

The Best Mulch: Organic Mulch vs. Inorganic Mulch In the first part of this article, which you can find here, we talked about the benefits to buying the best mulch for your garden and why it’s so important for the health of your plants.  In this second part, we’re going to talk about the difference between […]

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