6 Ways to Use Sustainable Garden Design in your Backyard
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6 Ways to Use Sustainable Garden Design in your Backyard

Clever tips for using the way wild ecosystems work to create a self-sustaining and bountiful food garden. This is sustainable garden design at its best and benefits soil, plants, yield, and community By Zach Loeks, Director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute Sustainable garden design, regenerative gardening, permaculture design, natural gardening; all of these practices have…

Grow an Outdoor Herb Garden in this DIY Herb Spiral
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Grow an Outdoor Herb Garden in this DIY Herb Spiral

Grow more herbs in less space in a DIY Herb Spiral. This innovative outdoor herb garden allows you to grow more herbs in less space using an attractive spiral design. Instructional video included. This DIY Herb Spiral project is from the new book, A Woman’s Garden Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things. One of…

DIY Organic Fertilizers for the Vegetable Garden
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DIY Organic Fertilizers for the Vegetable Garden

Make inexpensive environmentally-friendly homemade organic fertilizer for your vegetable garden from foraged and waste materials. Includes DIY Organic Fertilizers you can make from seaweed, comfrey, and nettles. On its own, soil is a mixture of sand, crushed rock, and non-living substances. It takes decayed and broken down leaves, bark, and animal waste to transform dirt…

February Garden Jobs for the Vegetable Garden
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February Garden Jobs for the Vegetable Garden

February garden jobs including seeds to sow, crops to harvest, winter garden organization, and projects for the vegetable garden. February is a great month to get ahead in the garden and make your start on this year’s productive vegetable garden. This selection of February garden jobs will help you learn how to choose and chit…

How to Grow Rosemary in Pots, Indoors, and the Garden
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How to Grow Rosemary in Pots, Indoors, and the Garden

How to grow rosemary in pots, indoors and out in the garden, and also share how to harvest and use rosemary for both cooking and medicinal purposes. Rosemary is an easy to grow, versatile evergreen herb that adds a Mediterranean feel to the border all year round. In this piece, you’ll learn how to grow…

Starting a New Vegetable Garden from Scratch
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Starting a New Vegetable Garden from Scratch

Tips on starting a vegetable garden from scratch including ideas for clearing land, mulching, compost, and amending the soil In my experience as an allotment secretary, most new gardeners tend to arrive with the spring flush. Full of energy and excitement they begin digging and planting and generally wearing themselves out. They also have a…

Winter Gardening Projects for the Vegetable Garden
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Winter Gardening Projects for the Vegetable Garden

These twenty winter gardening projects and tasks will keep you busy in the colder months and prepare the garden for the year ahead We’re deep into winter, but that doesn’t mean that we have to stay inside, twiddling our green thumbs. There’s plenty to do to prepare for the vegetable gardening year ahead. Building hardscaping,…