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What to Put in a Garden Journal

Journal future log
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Keeping a garden journal is a beautiful blend of art and science. It is a testament to your garden and a notebook of learning accomplished throughout your growing year. What you put into a journal makes it incredibly useful for years to come, as it creates a kind of almanac specific to your location. Tracking […]

Soil Building 201: Biochar

Orange Mushroom Closeup
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Biochar is a immensely valuable soil amendment. According to the International Biochar Initiative, “This two thousand year old practice converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and increase soil biodiversity, and discourage deforestation. The process creates a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.” […]

Fall Harvest and Seed Saving Tips

Summer squash growing well.
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Welcome August, and with it the bounty of the summer garden! Late summer is a wonderful time of year to share some of your prize veggies with your friends and brag a bit about your growing skills in the garden. We know how to enjoy harvest time, but we often miss a secondary harvest from […]

Fall-ing in Love With Your Garden Tower All Over Again

Hilltop Tomato Harvest
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It’s the height of summer heat. Believe it or not, it’s time to get your fall garden under way. July is the month to plan your fall and winter gardens, start seeds, or obtain young starts. It’s a good idea to use transplants if you live in very hot or cold zones. If you’re the […]

Summer Gardening Tips

Beautiful Nasturtium
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The summer solstice marked the official start of summer and your spring peas are done and looking a little brown. The lettuce is getting lanky and bitter. You’ve nibbled the kale down to nubs. Now what? Year-round harvest means rotating plants in and out of your garden. Late spring and early summer good times to […]

Integrating Pest Management

Pests!
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If you grow it, they will come. And, by “they”, I mean pests. Problems of all kinds can crop up in the garden. Inexperienced gardeners are often discouraged by losing a crop. It happens to everyone, sometimes more than once! Stay positive. Read on to learn some of the things you can do to ensure […]