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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…

14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

When I talk to new gardeners about what they want to grow in their gardens, broccoli is usually not far behind tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. But growing broccoli isn’t without its problems. Broccoli is a beautiful plant, and we can’t resist the thought of cutting a fresh head to roast, steam, use in salads, or…

Comparing Sweet Potato Harvests in Different Garden Beds
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Comparing Sweet Potato Harvests in Different Garden Beds

Do you want to grow sweet potatoes but can’t decide whether to grow them in a ground bed, raised bed, or a container? Or maybe your space is limited and you’re wondering if growing them in a raised bed or container is even possible. In 2020, I grew sweet potatoes in all three methods, and…

How to Grow in a Greenstalk Vertical Planter
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How to Grow in a Greenstalk Vertical Planter

Whether you’re limited on space or just want to add a lot of crops for little extra work, the Greenstalk Vertical Planter is the first container gardening option I’d recommend. When the makers of the Greenstalk Vertical Planter sent me their product to test and try out, I was excited but really didn’t have high…

Gardening with Chickens: How to Use Your Flock for Manure, Natural Tilling, Pest Control, and More
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Gardening with Chickens: How to Use Your Flock for Manure, Natural Tilling, Pest Control, and More

With more and more people staying at home amidst the pandemic, gardening isn’t the only thing that’s become more popular. Raising chickens seems to be a natural next step for many gardeners. Gardening with chickens goes hand in hand! If you’re like me, you start raising chickens because you want eggs, right? But, as I’ve…

What do I Put on the Bottom of Raised Beds?
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What do I Put on the Bottom of Raised Beds?

A question that new raised bed growers ask me often is “What do I put on the bottom of my raised beds?” Maybe you’re just starting your garden for the first time or maybe you’re adding more to your existing garden (I add one or two every year myself). Either way, when you’re building a…