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10 Excellent Reasons to Use Raised Beds in Your Garden

10 Excellent Reasons to Use Raised Beds in Your Garden

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted March 21st, 2017

Raised beds have a dedicated fan base. Did you ever wonder why?

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How to Build and Nourish Healthy Garden Soil

How to Build and Nourish Healthy Garden Soil

By Jessica Dawe, Posted March 14th, 2017

The most fundamental element of any garden plays a vital role in your success.

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How to Plan a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

How to Plan a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted February 24th, 2017

Dreaming about putting in your first vegetable patch? Remember these basic considerations.

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What You Need to Know About Sustainable Wines

What You Need to Know About Sustainable Wines

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted December 15th, 2016

Can you support sustainable farming practices while raising a glass this holiday season?

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10 Green Gifts for Gardeners

10 Green Gifts for Gardeners

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted December 8th, 2016

Useful and beneficial gifts for the greenest of thumbs.

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Is Healthy, Vibrant Soil a Solution for Climate Change?

Is Healthy, Vibrant Soil a Solution for Climate Change?

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted November 29th, 2016

An interview with Ryan Wirick, documentary filmmaker.

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How to be Successful Growing Vegetables Inside This Winter

How to be Successful Growing Vegetables Inside This Winter

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted November 10th, 2016

Cultivating vegetables in the off-season isn’t as hard as you think.

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How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs and Other Seasonal Favorites

How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs and Other Seasonal Favorites

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted November 3rd, 2016

Amaryllis, poinsettias, and other holiday plants continue to warm our hearts and grace our tables. Learn how to care for them and make them last.

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Use Autumn Leaves to Keep Your Composter Working through Winter

Use Autumn Leaves to Keep Your Composter Working through Winter

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted October 13th, 2016

Once kids are done jumping in your leaf piles, haul some over to the compost for successful winter composting.

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Ten Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Ten Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

By Shannon Cowan, Posted October 4th, 2016

These fall garden tips will pre-empt spring’s heavy lifting….

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How to Grow Your Own Garlic

How to Grow Your Own Garlic

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 31st, 2016

Enjoy the ease of growing garlic while warding off tomb robbers, vampires, and the Plague…

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Saving Seed From Your Garden

Saving Seed From Your Garden

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 29th, 2016

Preserve quality seed for self-reliant vegetable growing…

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Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 28th, 2016

Adding an organic layer to your vegetable garden also saves water and reduces your work load…

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How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 19th, 2016

Keep your homegrown tomato plants off the ground to encourage a bountiful harvest.

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12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 14th, 2016

Those garden weeds you’re pulling may belong in your next meal rather than the compost pile.

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5 Beneficial Garden Insects and How to Attract Them

5 Beneficial Garden Insects and How to Attract Them

By Jessica Dawe, Posted June 9th, 2016

Gardeners who confuse good insects with the bad may unwittingly eliminate the very helpers they need in the garden.

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An Abundance of Aphids

An Abundance of Aphids

By Jessica Dawe, Posted May 26th, 2016

This most common of garden insect pests can be controlled without using pesticides.

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Get Your Kids in the Garden!

Get Your Kids in the Garden!

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 19th, 2016

Encourage your children’s appreciation of the natural world by involving them in growing plants as soon as they can dig in the dirt.

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How to Garden in Compacted Soil

How to Garden in Compacted Soil

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 10th, 2016

Compacted soil may be starving your plants of the nutrients they need. Here’s what to do about it.

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Making the Most of a Small Space Garden

Making the Most of a Small Space Garden

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted April 26th, 2016

Even if you don’t have much growing space, you can still grow a lot of your own food using these space-saving strategies.

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Chaos in the Cole Crops – How to Control Cabbage Maggots

Chaos in the Cole Crops – How to Control Cabbage Maggots

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 14th, 2016

Are your starters looking weak and wilted? One of the most common spring pests may be the cause.

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How to Control Cutworms in Your Garden

How to Control Cutworms in Your Garden

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 12th, 2016

If your starters or transplants are being lopped off at the base, the likely culprit is cutworms.

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“Up, Down and All Around” – A Simple Way to Understand Fertilizers

“Up, Down and All Around” – A Simple Way to Understand Fertilizers

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 4th, 2016

Do the numbers on garden fertilizer bags confuse you? This simple phrase is your key to understanding them.

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Where Do Bugs Spend the Winter?

Where Do Bugs Spend the Winter?

By Jessica Dawe, Posted January 8th, 2016

In winter they are vulnerable, which gives the gardener an advantage and an opportunity…

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The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 5th, 2016

A special satisfaction comes from drawing delicate salad greens from winter’s icy grip.

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Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

By Shannon Cowan, Posted December 1st, 2015

If you only grow one winter crop, make it kale. Here are 10 reasons why.

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Healthy Hoses — Is Your Garden Hose Spewing Chemicals?

Healthy Hoses — Is Your Garden Hose Spewing Chemicals?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 4th, 2015

As chemical hazards go, a toxic garden hose is an easy fix.

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7 Reasons to Hand Water your Garden

7 Reasons to Hand Water your Garden

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 28th, 2015

Watering your garden by hand nurtures gardener and garden alike.

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How ‘Neonics’ Impact Bees and Your Garden

How ‘Neonics’ Impact Bees and Your Garden

By T.J. Blackman, Posted April 30th, 2015

“Far from protecting food productions, the use of neonics is threatening the very infrastructure which enables it.”

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Using Permaculture Principles to Enhance your Garden

Using Permaculture Principles to Enhance your Garden

By T.J. Blackman, Posted April 28th, 2015

Nature is patiently showing us what works if we only but listen.

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Gardening in a Changing Climate

Gardening in a Changing Climate

By Eartheasy, Posted April 16th, 2015

Many states have shifted at least 1 full zone on the Plant Hardiness Scale.

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Healing Gardens

Healing Gardens

By T.J. Blackman, Posted March 12th, 2015

Engaging all the senses to heal with nature.

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A City Woman’s Impressions on Starting a Farm

A City Woman’s Impressions on Starting a Farm

By T.J. Blackman, Posted March 3rd, 2015

My city friends said, “Oh my God you’re going to live like pioneers.”

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5 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Greenhouse

5 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Greenhouse

By Eartheasy, Posted February 19th, 2015

As our climate changes, a greenhouse brings stable growing conditions for gardeners.

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Fall is the Best time to Plant Garlic

Fall is the Best time to Plant Garlic

By Robin Jacobs, Posted November 4th, 2014

Fall planting gives garlic a crucial head-start. Plants will be stronger and bulbs will be bigger at harvest.

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7 Secrets for Successful Winter Composting

7 Secrets for Successful Winter Composting

By Greg Seaman, Posted November 4th, 2014

With a little preparation, you can have fresh finished compost ready for spring planting.

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas from Your Fall Harvest

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from Your Fall Harvest

By Greg Seaman, Posted October 1st, 2014

This holiday season, opt out of the frenzy before it even hits the calendar: your garden or market basket (plus a little ingenuity) provides a wrappable feast.

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6 Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

6 Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

By Robin Jacobs, Posted September 19th, 2014

Sure, that succulent produce improves your diet by leaps and bounds… But your endless labor of love may also strengthen you in some surprising ways.

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How to Block Tree Roots from Entering Your Garden

How to Block Tree Roots from Entering Your Garden

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 15th, 2014

Your well-fed and watered garden is a growth opportunity for nearby trees.

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Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

By Robin Jacobs, Posted July 7th, 2014

Inch by inch, row by row… Can the quiet growth of plants hold a kid’s interest for the long weeks of watering, weeding, and waiting?

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Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

By Robin Jacobs, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 2nd, 2014

Everyday miracles happen when we invite playful work and wonder into the garden.

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Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 14th, 2014

Once established, perennial veggies and berries keep on giving year after year.

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3 Useful Soil Mixes for Planters and Raised Beds

3 Useful Soil Mixes for Planters and Raised Beds

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 23rd, 2014

Once you’ve taken the time to create a container garden or raised beds, attention to soil mix leads to maximum yield.

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Cedar vs. Recycled Plastic vs. Composite Raised Garden Beds

Cedar vs. Recycled Plastic vs. Composite Raised Garden Beds

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 9th, 2014

These three materials offer different advantages to suit varying gardening needs.

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How to Prepare Your Asparagus Bed for Spring

How to Prepare Your Asparagus Bed for Spring

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 4th, 2014

A well maintained asparagus bed may produce for 25 years!

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5 Easy Ways to Assess Your Soil for Gardening

5 Easy Ways to Assess Your Soil for Gardening

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 19th, 2014

A productive garden begins with an understanding of the basic properties of your soil.

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10 Carbon-Storing Trees, and How to Plant Them

10 Carbon-Storing Trees, and How to Plant Them

By Robin Jacobs, Posted January 29th, 2014

How can I make a difference in the global environmental crisis? Trees are still the best “technology” to capture CO2, if you pick the right ones.

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Tips for Winter Composting

Tips for Winter Composting

By Eartheasy.com, Posted January 8th, 2014

Simple methods for controlling temperature and moisture will keep your composter active and productive through winter.

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How to Dry and Store Scarlett Runner Beans

How to Dry and Store Scarlett Runner Beans

By Greg Seaman, Posted October 17th, 2013

Saving seed from this valued garden crop will ensure productive future harvests.

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10 Great Android Apps for Helping You Develop Your Garden

10 Great Android Apps for Helping You Develop Your Garden

By Liz Nelson, Posted September 11th, 2013

As the outdoor gardening season winds down, gardeners shift focus to assess results and plan ahead for improvements. These apps will be a big help.

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Extend Your Fall Harvest by Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

Extend Your Fall Harvest by Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

By Sheila Harrington, Posted September 4th, 2013

Food dehydrators are simple to use and help make the most of the fall harvest…

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The Absentee Gardener: How to Water Your Vegetable Garden without Being Home

The Absentee Gardener: How to Water Your Vegetable Garden without Being Home

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 27th, 2013

Keeping up with your vegetable garden in the heat of summer can be a daunting task, especially when watering by hand…

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Lessons Learned from Starting a Community Garden

Lessons Learned from Starting a Community Garden

By Greg Horner, Posted June 10th, 2013

You can benefit from our experience and help ensure your success in creating a thriving community garden…

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Know Your Garden Soil: How to Make the Most of Your Soil Type

Know Your Garden Soil: How to Make the Most of Your Soil Type

By Ruth Barton, Posted June 6th, 2013

Understanding your soil type is key to gardening success…

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How to Protect Your Chickens from Overhead Predators

How to Protect Your Chickens from Overhead Predators

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 16th, 2013

Whether your chicken run is stationary or moveable, this simple structure will deter birds of prey…

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How to Build a Bean Trellis for Raised Garden Beds

How to Build a Bean Trellis for Raised Garden Beds

By Greg Seaman, Posted April 10th, 2013

Growing vertically can double the productive space of your raised garden beds…

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5 Tips for Growing Early Spring Greens

5 Tips for Growing Early Spring Greens

By Shannon Cowan, Posted March 22nd, 2013

How to produce baby greens up to eight weeks before the outdoor planting date…

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Pre-Season Pole Pruner Checklist

Pre-Season Pole Pruner Checklist

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 3rd, 2013

A simple inspection of your pole pruner to ensure safe, efficient operation should be done before you set foot on the orchard ladder.

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Raising Backyard Chickens: My 8-year old Daughter’s Egg Business

Raising Backyard Chickens: My 8-year old Daughter’s Egg Business

By Shannon Cowan, Posted October 30th, 2012

Producing eggs in your own backyard is child’s play…

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Compost Tumblers vs Compost Bins: Pros & Cons

Compost Tumblers vs Compost Bins: Pros & Cons

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted August 21st, 2012

Not sure if you should buy a compost bin or a compost tumbler? Below are the key points to consider…

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Our Top 6 Chicken Raising Mistakes

Our Top 6 Chicken Raising Mistakes

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 9th, 2012

Raising chickens is pretty simple. But we found ways to get it wrong…

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How to Protect Your Garden during a Heat Wave

How to Protect Your Garden during a Heat Wave

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 4th, 2012

Protecting the soil surface is key to plant survival during periods of extreme heat…

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Now is the Time to Thin Your Fruit Trees

Now is the Time to Thin Your Fruit Trees

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 21st, 2012

Thinning the young fruit clusters results in larger, more select fruit at maturity…

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How to Make an ‘Instant Cloche’ to Protect Seedlings

How to Make an ‘Instant Cloche’ to Protect Seedlings

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 6th, 2012

This simple design costs next to nothing to build and can be reused for years…

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5 Early Season Plants which Attract Pollinators to your Garden

5 Early Season Plants which Attract Pollinators to your Garden

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 19th, 2012

Most flowering plants need assistance from native insects for pollination…

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5 Easy Ways to Green your Landscaping

5 Easy Ways to Green your Landscaping

By Ashley M. Halligan, Posted April 5th, 2012

Converting your yard to a low-maintenance landscape is easy to do and healthier for your family and the environment…

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How to ‘Grow-a-Row’ for Those in Need

How to ‘Grow-a-Row’ for Those in Need

By Greg Horner, Posted February 17th, 2012

“This is a great project to share; it’s easily replicable most anywhere and has been very well received in our town.”

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6 Tips for Building Soil for Your Raised Garden Beds and Planters

6 Tips for Building Soil for Your Raised Garden Beds and Planters

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 31st, 2012

Here are some tips for building productive soil for your garden beds and planters – while there are some differences based on locale, these tips pretty much apply anywhere…

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Fall is the Season for Mulching with Leaves!

Fall is the Season for Mulching with Leaves!

By Greg Seaman, Posted November 3rd, 2011

It is a rare and beautiful thing when something of value falls right into our laps…

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7 Ways Organic Farms Outperform Conventional Farms

7 Ways Organic Farms Outperform Conventional Farms

By Greg Seaman, Posted October 24th, 2011

Sustainable, organic farming practices are the best way to feed the future…

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Plant a Fall Cover Crop to Improve Your Garden Soil

Plant a Fall Cover Crop to Improve Your Garden Soil

By Greg Seaman, Posted September 21st, 2011

With ‘cover crops’ your garden will work for you right through the winter months.

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Tips for Growing the Best Winter Storage Vegetable – Winter Squash!

Tips for Growing the Best Winter Storage Vegetable – Winter Squash!

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted August 5th, 2011

This overlooked garden gift is easy to grow, high in nutritional value, and can be stored all winter…

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Grasscycling – The Easiest Way to Nurture Your Lawn

Grasscycling – The Easiest Way to Nurture Your Lawn

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 15th, 2011

This simple lawn care method will reduce lawn maintenance, retain water, and fertilize your lawn naturally…

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Composter Give-Away: Jora JK125 Compost Tumbler

Composter Give-Away: Jora JK125 Compost Tumbler

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 1st, 2011

We are giving away one of our top-of-the-line insulated compost tumblers to an Eartheasy fan…

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5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 28th, 2011

Before reaching for the chemical sprays, try planting these easy-to-grow plants which have natural mosquito-repelling properties…

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5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 26th, 2011

It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest…

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Garden as if your life depended on it, because it does

Garden as if your life depended on it, because it does

By Ellen LaConte, Posted April 5th, 2011

5 reasons why more of us should take up spade, rake and hoe, make compost and raise good soil and garden beds with a vengeance.

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Raised Beds: Preparing your Garden Beds for Spring

Raised Beds: Preparing your Garden Beds for Spring

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted March 15th, 2011

Early spring preparation will yield rewards throughout the growing season.

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Vegetable garden seed ordering tips

Vegetable garden seed ordering tips

By Lindsay Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted January 24th, 2011

Vegetable gardening is rewarding on so many levels, but it all begins with the seeds…

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Top 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow

Top 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted January 19th, 2011

If you are growing vegetables in the hope of saving money, here are some suggestions for crops which have delivered real cost savings for us…

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Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

By Robert Jensen, Posted October 18th, 2010

We must ask how we can construct an economy that can balance what is biologically and physically possible with what is socially and ethically desirable.

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How to Use Seaweed to Mulch Your Garden

How to Use Seaweed to Mulch Your Garden

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted September 18th, 2010

Seaweed is among the best gifts nature makes available for the gardener.

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Organic Farms Win at Potato Pest Control

Organic Farms Win at Potato Pest Control

By Daniel Cressey, Posted August 9th, 2010

Organic agriculture promotes more balanced communities of natural predators

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Peak Phosphorus: German recycler to mine phosphorus from sewage

Peak Phosphorus: German recycler to mine phosphorus from sewage

By Hilmar Schmundt, Posted April 26th, 2010

With the advent of ‘urban mining’, a new source of phosphorus, essential to farming and gardening, is now being tapped.

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How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 9th, 2010

Building a raised garden bed over sloping ground is simple if you build it ‘in place’. Here’s the easiest way to build a level bed over uneven ground.

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How to fix a soggy compost pile

How to fix a soggy compost pile

By Eartheasy, Posted March 22nd, 2010

Just when you’re looking forward to using your over-wintered compost for spring planting, it can be a soggy dense mess, and difficult to spread evenly in garden beds. A few simple measures can help restore your compost in time for spring garden use.

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Wheelchair Gardening Tips

Wheelchair Gardening Tips

By Eartheasy, Posted February 25th, 2010

The simple pleasures which gardening offers can have added value for those with limited access to nature…

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‘One-Straw Revolution’ republished by Amazon

‘One-Straw Revolution’ republished by Amazon

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted January 6th, 2010

Published in English in 1978, “The One Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming”, by Masanobu Fukuoka, is available once again.

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Taking urban farming to the next level

Taking urban farming to the next level

By Twilight Greenaway, Culinate, Posted October 19th, 2009

Urban farmer Novella Carpenter experiments with raising farm animals such as pigs, turkeys, geese and rabbits within the Oakland city limits.

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Companion Planting Vegetables for Increased Crop Yield

Companion Planting Vegetables for Increased Crop Yield

By Jason Anderson, Posted July 20th, 2009

A quick guide to companion planting your vegetables

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Organic Mulches and Compost – good for your plants and even better for the soil

Organic Mulches and Compost – good for your plants and even better for the soil

By Jonathan Yaakobi, Posted June 1st, 2009

The former head gardener of the Jerusalem Botanical Garden explains the benefits of using organic mulches and compost.

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Organic Seeds Basics

Organic Seeds Basics

By Marcie Snyder, Posted May 18th, 2009

How do you know that the seeds you are buying are organically grown and where is the best place to buy organic seeds?

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Growing potatoes is easy …and so rewarding

Growing potatoes is easy …and so rewarding

By Shirley Eppler, Posted April 8th, 2009

Potatoes are low in fat, packed with vitamins and minerals and make you feel full so you are less tempted to nibble on sugary desserts.

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Vermiculite and Asbestos: how to minimize the risks

Vermiculite and Asbestos: how to minimize the risks

By James O'Shea, Posted April 3rd, 2009

Vermiculite which is accompanied by a great deal of dust likely has residual asbestos in its contents and should be used with caution

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Glacial rock dust boosts vegetable growth, and helps to mitigate global warming

Glacial rock dust boosts vegetable growth, and helps to mitigate global warming

By Paul Kelbie, The Independent, Posted March 2nd, 2009

Belief is growing that an answer to some of the earth’s problems are not only at hand, but under our feet…

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Using composts to improve turf ecology

Using composts to improve turf ecology

By F. Dan Dinelli, CGCS, Posted January 28th, 2009

As the Superintendent at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, IL, I became interested in applying compost as a soil amendment after reading about research suggesting it’s many agricultural benefits…

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Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

By University of Oregon, Posted January 28th, 2009

Many farmers applying pesticides to boost crop yields may instead be contributing to growth problems, scientists report in a new study.

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No-till Gardening

No-till Gardening

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

…less work can yield better results

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New Year’s Seed Starting Mix

New Year’s Seed Starting Mix

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 27th, 2009

Preparing your starter soil early allows time for extra nutrients to be incorporated into the mix.

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