Saving Water for the Garden Not Just a Case of Convenience

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My second 58-gallon water barrel arrived the other day, making our saving water efforts a lot easier. One of the things we’ll be doing a LOT in the peak growing time is watering. Rainwater as far as we’re aware is a lot better than tap water for the plants, so having a …

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Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

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Many people around the country grow a garden each year. What do you do when you don’t have a tiller to till the soil or good quality soil to plant in? For some people, building raised bed planters is the perfect solution. What’s more, they can be built in about 30 minutes …

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Improvising: Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

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Today was a day. It involved a rediscovery of termites, which are slowly eating away at our dear old house.  (Almost one hundred years this house has been here, and these darn termites choose NOW to start their destruction!?) It also involved taking kids to the doctor and having to get the …

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Growing Great Tomatoes

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One of my most successful crops has always been tomatoes, which is great, since a homegrown, fresh from the garden tomato is one of life’s greatest treats. If you are interested in growing tomatoes in the desert (or anywhere, really), I’ve found the key to be a good fertilizer and an early …

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Tips for Using Organic Compost Fertilizer for Planting

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Taking care of your garden means that you need to stay consistent and research what your plants require. In fact, the effort starts before you even plant the seed.  If you’re planting something in your backyard, the soil there usually won’t have the right complex nutrients needed for your crops to grow …

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Expert Tips to Film a Garden Tour Video

Expert Tips to Film a Garden Tour Video

If you have a garden, making a garden tour video will help your business weekend by weekend. But this business-boosting strategy requires you to use it wisely. You need to set the stage carefully and make it as professional as possible. This blog will show you how. A garden tour is an …

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Tips for Gardening with Young Children

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Children enjoy hands-on learning, are curious, and enjoy playing in the dirt. Working in a garden allows a kid to feel the gratification of tending after something over time while also getting a firsthand view of the life cycle. Gardening with young children teaches them an essential life skill that is usually …

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Best Perennials for Your Garden

Gardening is a pastime that provides beauty and, possibly, dinner, to those who engage in it. Choosing which plants to include in the garden can be fun or stressful, depending on the personality of the gardener.  Perennials are generally a good choice, especially for those who prefer not to have to redo …

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