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Learn how to garden and all kinds of useful gardening tips with our gardening articles below.

Backyard Composting – Tips, Methods, and Benefits

Backyard Composting – Tips, Methods, and Benefits

Backyard composting is a simple but efficient way to manage your organic wastes. This is very easy to adapt to and virtually free, as well. Composting can be done using various methods. Each method needs certain materials and a certain approach. In the guide below we...

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Building DIY Garden Drip Irrigation Systems

Building DIY Garden Drip Irrigation Systems

Drip irrigation is a type of irrigation system that allows water to trickle slowly directly into the plant roots or into the soil surface where the root zone is. This is done by using a network of pipes, valves and emitters. Drip irrigation is commonly used in crop...

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Building Raised Garden Beds and Their Benefits

Building Raised Garden Beds and Their Benefits

Gardeners everywhere take advantage of raised garden beds, especially when their yards have poor soil. One of the uses of a raised bed is to provide an area where you can use rich garden soil, instead of dealing with otherwise poor earth conditions. Read the guide...

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Choosing The Best Flower Fertilizer For Your Garden

Choosing The Best Flower Fertilizer For Your Garden

Fertilizers are all labelled with analysis numbers written on the front of a fertilizer container. Also called fertilizer grade, these three numbers correspond to each chemical percentage that the product contains. All fertilizers follow this order—nitrogen (N),...

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How To Build A Cold Frame

How To Build A Cold Frame

Cold frames are structures used to insulate your garden. They use solar energy in order to generate a microclimate in your garden. These functional garden add-ons give an ideal environment for plants all through the cold or winter seasons. Learn how to build and use a...

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How To Test Soil pH — Is Your Soil Acidic or Alkaline?

How To Test Soil pH — Is Your Soil Acidic or Alkaline?

Generally, your soil pH is probably fine if you see that plants are growing well and healthy. But as a gardener, testing your soil pH is recommended to clearly measure the acidity or alkalinity of soil. It is especially imperative if your plants are not growing...

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Organic Soil and Soil Conditioning Guidelines

Organic Soil and Soil Conditioning Guidelines

How do you make good soil? Testing your soil pH is recommended if your plants seem sickly or have nutrient problems. You can assess your soil pH on a scale of 1 to 14. The neutral value is 7. Soil pH value below 7 indicates acidity, while value above 7 indicates...

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Quick Tips When Choosing Vegetable Garden Fertilizer

Quick Tips When Choosing Vegetable Garden Fertilizer

Choosing the right vegetable garden fertilizer can be confusing because there are a lot of fertilizer options in the market today. You might have heard that understanding your soil is the key to abundant produce. So how do you do it? While some gardeners can easily...

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Starting Seeds In A Greenhouse

Starting Seeds In A Greenhouse

Starting seeds in a greenhouse is accomplished by germinating seeds in flats of approximately 1000 plants. The flats are filled with Pro-Mix and a special tool is used to make 10 rows approximately 1/2 inch deep. Seeds are carefully spread out down each row (about 120...

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