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How to Use Buckwheat as a Summer Cover Crop
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How to Use Buckwheat as a Summer Cover Crop

In many areas, especially in longer growing seasons, gardeners discover a mid-season fallow in parts of the garden where spring crops have harvested. This comes as a surprise to many gardeners, often in June or July. It’s prime garden season. Our summer crops are growing elsewhere. And it’s not quite time to plant fall crops….

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….

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…

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…

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…