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11 Time-Saving Tips by OrganicGardening.com

11 Time-Saving Tips by OrganicGardening.com

In early spring, we can hardly wait to get busy in the garden, anxiously checking the soil to see if it is warm and dry enough to work in. Then spring shifts into high gear and “to-dos” start sprouting up like so many dandelions. All while the

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Weeds – Identify and Manage by Claudia Fugate

Weeds – Identify and Manage by Claudia Fugate

Know the Enemy  The weeds are numerous.  The weeds grow most everywhere.  The weeds are like unwelcome houseguests that don’t know they stayed too long! Weeds find weaknesses in the landscape – poor soil is an open invitation. Poor soil is hungry for nutrients.  Weeds don’t care. 

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Organic Gardening’s Five Favorite Veggies for your Garden by Kelly Huth

Organic Gardening’s Five Favorite Veggies for your Garden by  Kelly Huth

Doug Hall, managing editor of Rodale’s Organic Gardening magazine, shares some of his favorite vegetables to come out of the Rodale Institute test garden last year. Try some of these in your garden this year: ‘Brandywine’ tomato. “The hearty flavor of this old  heirloom variety is everything

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Must-Grow Kitchen Garden Herb Plants by Ang England

Must-Grow Kitchen Garden Herb Plants by Ang England

The Ultimate Growing Guide Index No garden is complete without an herb garden. Whether you use them for cooking, preserving, or home remedies, here is a list of must-have herbs from our Untrained Housewife community. Aloe Vera for a Healing Herb – Aloe is one of my favorite

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Organic Gardening: 10 Tips to Success by Dianne Venetta

Organic Gardening: 10 Tips to Success by Dianne Venetta

Organic gardening is the method of gardening that utilizes only materials derived from living things, ie. all natural plant foods and pesticides. Once you know the basic tenets of this practice, organic vegetable gardening is simple. And the payoff is enormous: no toxic chemicals, no waste, better

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7 Plants That Repel Insects

7 Plants That Repel Insects

Is everyone thinking about what types of vegetables and flowers you want to put in your garden? Here’s a little bit of gardening info for you.

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