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Simplifying Compost — FAQ for Home Gardener
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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…

Problems with Raised Bed Soil: How to Troubleshoot and Revive a Raised Garden Bed
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Problems with Raised Bed Soil: How to Troubleshoot and Revive a Raised Garden Bed

Have you ever suspected that something wasn’t “quite right” with your raised bed soil? Perhaps your plants didn’t grow as well as you anticipated. That’s usually the first indication something is amiss. As I’ve observed different raised bed soil mixes in my own garden, I have seen first-hand just how important soil quality is. The…