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How to Garden in Southern California Clay Soil | INSTALL-IT-DIRECT
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By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of difficult Southern California clay soil, you can create a successful garden. Here are some tips…

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Good Epson Salt Plant Value
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A detailed explanation on how the magnesium and sulfur found it Epsom Salt gets used by your plants. I also explain a general method for use..

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Evaluating Soil Texture
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How to Scientificly Evaluate Soil Texture

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Raising Nightcrawlers
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Raising Nightcrawlers could be one of the most meaningful things to do especially when you are not busy. Aside from the fact that they are both good as composting worms and fishing baits, they are also very adaptable making it easy for you to raise them.

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No Garden?  You Can Still Compost
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If you don’t have a garden, or curbside compost, you might think composting isn’t for you. But guess what — you can still join the compost party, even if you’re an apartment dweller or suffer from a black thumb. Read on for ways to turn your kitchen scraps into soil and make sure it’s put to […]

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Roundup: 5 DIY Composting Techniques For Creating Your Own Rich, Organic Fertilizer
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As a gardener and urban farmer you come to appreciate and treasure compost, or as I affectionately call it, “Black Gold”.   Composting itself is actually pretty easy and there…

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Skip the Bin:  Trench Composting
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Ok, confession time: how many readers out there want to start composting but are apprehensive about the maintenance and potential odors of a compost bin? (Yes, I’m raising my hand.) Although I’m sure I’d get the hang of it after awhile, this novice gardener is nervous about the proper layering techniques, aerating and making sure […]

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How to Make Your Own Compost Like a DIY Pro
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Get hip to the coolest form of recycling around: We’re talking about composting, and starting your own is easier than you might think — no farm required.

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www.HOMEGROWN.org                        » Blog Archive                         Building a straw bale garden – www.HOMEGROWN.org
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We learned at last year’s Bonnaroo gardening workshop that a straw bale garden is a simple alternative to raised beds. You can place them right on top of any poor soil you may have or – even better – on top of some grass you’re aiming to kill off.

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Ancient gardening technique makes use of logs, limbs
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The timing couldn’t have been better. Early February’s ice storm left 47 cubic boatloads of limbs, logs and branches strewn across my backyard. And just as I was procrastinating on the cleanup, I spied a solution with a name as fun to say as the promise of future feasts it holds is huge: hugelkultur.

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