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Great Time-Saving Gardening Tips

When you garden, there seems to be one thing you always need more of: time. But since you can’t have more of that, how about some gardening tips that will save you a ton of time? Maybe it’s just me, but the more garden I have, the more garden I want. Unfortunately, another thing I [...]

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Woodchips: Waste Not, Want Not

This is certainly not a blog about survivalism or frugalilty, but for some reason, those two things sometimes seem to hang out in the same neighborhoods as organic gardening. Go figure. So, don’t let it be a surprise to you today when Aaron Miller at Organic Gardening talks about using what you have (e.g., an [...]

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Gardening Tips on Mulching: Are You Getting It Right?

In yesterday’s post, I curated an article that was loaded with information and gardening tips. One of those tips was about mulching, i.e., mulch doesn’t attract termites. Today, I have a few more tips on mulching. 1. Bare soil shouldn’t show around the bottom of your plants. Add a layer of mulch about 1-3 inches [...]

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Mulching with Newspaper

Gardeners, and maybe especially organic gardeners, like their mulch. But what kinds of mulch have you tried? Or, more to the point, have you tried mulching with newspaper? Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more controversy over the safety of using newspaper as mulch (e.g., do the chemicals used in processing and printing leach into [...]

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