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How to Protect Your Garden from Slugs and Snails

How to Protect Your Garden from Slugs and Snails “April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring those slimy pests, slugs and snails. Raiders of the night, they have a discerning appetite for succulent foliage and flowers. And from dusk to dawn, they can make short work of leaves, flowers, soft herbs, vegetables, seedlings, tender …

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How to Grow An Entire Sweet Potato Harvest From A Single Sweet Potato

How to Grow An Entire Sweet Potato Harvest From A Single Sweet Potato “This process is so much easier than you might think.  Have you ever grown new houseplants from clippings? That is exactly what you’re doing here, except with a sweet potato. Yep, sweet potato slips is all you need for an entire harvest …

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How To Build Million Dollar Garden Soil

How To Build Million Dollar Garden Soil “Just like if you are fed bad things you will be unhealthy, more likely to get diseases and more likely to feel rundown, so will  your plants if they don’t have a good diet. That means before the first seed is put in the ground, you need to …

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How to Prepare Your Spuds for Planting

How to Prepare Your Spuds for Planting “The tater, commonly known as the Irish Potato, is one of the most important world food crops and a staple for many large gardens. I really adore how easy potatoes are to grow. When I prep my potatoes and plant them properly, I generally yield a crop that is …

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How To Make A Super Easy Potting Bench

How To Make A Super Easy Potting Bench “A couple boxes of screws, a drill and countersink drill bit, tape measure, my pile of precisely cut lumber, a couple cool wooden finials and decorative cast iron brackets, a few prayers, and we were ready to go.” And now, you can follow in the footsteps of …

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10 Steps to Planting Your Square Foot Garden

10 Steps to Planting Your Square Foot Garden “Maybe you are an avid gardener, looking to increase yield despite your limited gardening space. Or maybe you self-identify as gardening challenged and square foot gardening has piqued your interest because it sounds less overwhelming than traditional gardening. Either way, square foot gardening might be just what …

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How To Create A Small Vegetable Garden Using A Garden Spiral

How To Create A Small Vegetable Garden Using A Garden Spiral If you have a small space, this is the perfect Spring project for you to try. Not only will you get the benefits of growing your own food, but you’ll get an added curb appeal when these plants start growing. It will change week …

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DIY Olive Oil and Herb Flavor Cubes

DIY Olive Oil and Herb Flavor Cubes “Freezing the herbs in oil prevents them from turning brown or getting freezer burn. Toss these handy cubes in pasta, potato dishes, stews, roasts, or use them for grilling onions, garlic, and other vegetables.” I love this idea so that when I grow my own herbs, I can properly …

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Testing Your Soil pH Without a Kit – 2 methods

Testing Your Soil pH Without a Kit – 2 methods “Knowing your soil pH is the key to understanding if essential minerals will be available to the roots of your plants.” This article also gives tips on what to do if your soil is too alkaline, or too acidic. Grow a better flower or vegetable …

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How To Grow 90 Pounds Of Tomatoes From Only 5 Plants

How To Grow 90 Pounds Of Tomatoes From Only 5 Plants “If you only have a small area to grow vegetables, but still want the largest tomato harvest possible, the double-ring cage growing technique was made for you.” If space is limited, have no fear. You can still grow an abundant amount of tomatoes in …

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