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10+ Fun and Useful Garden Tools for 2021 (that you’ll use season after season)
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10+ Fun and Useful Garden Tools for 2021 (that you’ll use season after season)

Gardeners are always on the lookout for the next great garden tool or gadget. But we also know that not everything on our garden shelves gets used. I’ve definitely had my share of garden tool flops that ended up in the donate bin. I also use some tools season after season — my “go-to” garden…

Complete Container Herb Gardening
Garden Planning | Gardening Tips & How-to's | Herbs | Herbs | In the Garden | Spring Garden | Summer Garden | The Beginner's Garden Podcast

Complete Container Herb Gardening

When I first started gardening, the sole reason I planted herbs was to save money. (Have you seen how insanely expensive herbs are at the grocery store?!) What I soon discovered, though, was the wide world of benefits to growing your own herbs — medicinal support, pollinator attractors, homegrown spices, and beauty to name a…

Simplifying Compost — FAQ for Home Gardener
Composting | Gardening Tips & How-to's | In the Garden | Organic Gardening | The Beginner's Garden Podcast

Simplifying Compost — FAQ for Home Gardener

One of the biggest mistakes I see home gardeners make regarding composting is this: we overcomplicate it. It’s easy to do, though, because there’s so much research out there and it can seem overwhelming. Our gardens thrive with compost, and truly, it’s one of the easiest, most inexpensive activities you can do for your garden….

Straw Bale Garden Results after My First Season
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Straw Bale Garden Results after My First Season

Did you try something new in your garden this year? Trying new things is so much fun! This year I tried the popular gardening method, straw bale gardening, for the first time. In a previous episode of The Beginner’s Garden podcast, I introduced the founder of the Straw Bale Garden Method, Joel Karsten. He and…