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Squash: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It
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Squash: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It

Are you growing summer squash? Most home gardeners grow some kind of squash in their summer garden. However, growing squash isn’t without its troubles. I like to call this a “feast or famine” crop — because when everything goes right, a bumper crop awaits! But this isn’t always the case, even from season to season….

Why and How to Grow a Garden without Tilling
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Why and How to Grow a Garden without Tilling

When you think of planting a new garden, do you envision a yearly tilling? That’s the way gardeners have planted for decades, after all. But what if there is a better way? What if you could grow a garden without tilling? Personally, I haven’t tilled my garden in years, and I’ve seen the benefits of…

10 Onion Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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10 Onion Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

Are onions staples in your kitchen? Do you want to grow more of them in your garden, like I do? We currently have over 300 planted in our garden! After harvest, I store onions whole for a few months and then freeze and dehydrate the rest. Each year I have a goal to grow enough…

Preserving Supplies: from Basic to Scaling Up
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Preserving Supplies: from Basic to Scaling Up

Are you harvesting anything from your garden yet? I’m eating my last few spring salads before the lettuce starts bolting and soon I’ll have strawberries coming on. And I have more asparagus than I know what to do with! This is the time of year that I start focusing on preserving my future harvests. I…

9 Organic Mulch Options for the Vegetable Garden
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9 Organic Mulch Options for the Vegetable Garden

You’re already convinced that mulching is essential for the vegetable garden. But as a gardener who wants to choose organic inputs whenever possible, what kind of mulch options should you consider? Several years ago, I wrote an article about 4 mulches for the vegetable garden — each of which I had used myself to a…

Mulching the Vegetable Garden: Why it’s essential and how to do it
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Mulching the Vegetable Garden: Why it’s essential and how to do it

When we think of the early spring in our gardens, most of us think of PLANTING! Yes, while this is the number one task most of us are doing right now, not far behind it is a process we cannot skip — mulching the vegetable garden. Most of us who mulch, and even those who…