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Cover crops are one of the most important tools in the organic gardener’s toolbox. Although it might seem wasteful to grow plants that you won’t eat, the ...

Managing and shifting soil pH is one of the more technical skills you need to learn as a gardener. We have a great article about making the soil more ...

Aged farm animal manure is one of the most valuable ingredients you can bring to your garden. It is arguably the most important addition to your soil, which ...

Water chestnuts are delicious tubers, which are primarily cultivated and eaten in China. Normally found canned at the supermarket, it’s possible to grow water ...

Sphagnum moss, also referred to as peat moss, is one of the most common soil amendments for gardeners. This versatile material is cheap and can be used in ...

As plant parents, we’re usually preoccupied with making sure our plants are getting enough water. Not so many gardeners realize, however, how is ...

Curious about how Christmas trees are grown? Considering if you could grow your own Christmas tree? Well, you might be wondering how long it takes for a ...

How long it takes for a tree to grow depends entirely on the type of tree, the specific variety, and their growing conditions. Each tree will take its own ...

Are you getting the sensation that your vegetables are growing slowly? Plants don’t grow overnight but you should be able to notice growth from week to week. ...

Perennial vegetables are those that come back year after year without replanting. Their long lifecycles make them well worth the initial effort and patience. ...

Ericaceous compost will be your strongest ally when growing acid-loving plants. Gardeners usually struggle to grow these types of plants because if the soil ...

Asparagus is an extremely nutritious and delicious gourmet perennial vegetable. You can grow asparagus from seed or cuttings, they are low maintenance and ...

Turnips are a fast-growing root crop that is ideally suited for beginner gardeners. They are also perfect crops for the times between seasons when ...

Despite appearances, soils are filled with life. This life under the ground is part of a soil food web that decomposes organic matter, makes nutrients ...

A broadfork is an agricultural tool used to aerate the soil. Broadforks are an alternative to tilling the soil since they don’t break up the soil structure ...

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