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Natural Fixes for Poor Garden Soil

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2014

If your garden plants are flopping instead of flourishing, the problem could well be your soil. Many enthusiastic amateur gardeners believe that any soil problems can be fixed by adding...


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Natural Sources of Nitrogen for Your Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 03, 2014

Recently, the leaves of my beautiful geranium plants started to look a lot less beautiful. In fact they were downright yellow at the edges. And with the dry spell we’ve been having,...


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Eat Well and Spend Less by Using the Three R’s

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 11, 2014

By the “three R’s,” we’re not referring to readin’, ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic … although those school subjects are definitely useful...


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Ugh, What Happened to the Compost?!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 19, 2014

Ah, compost. That rich, earthy smell, those happy worms, those organic materials breaking down to provide fantastic soil for nourishing your garden. You just want to stick your hands...


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Heat Up the House With Compost

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 10, 2014

When compost breaks down, it provides a lot of heat as a byproduct -- so much heat that you can actually cook with it -- and many people have long wondered why that heat should go to...


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9 Uses for Pumpkin

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 01, 2013

I'll let you in on a little secret: you can do a lot more with pumpkins than turn them into Halloween decorations or pie. Sure, you might have heard of pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin...


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November Garden Checklist

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 31, 2013

It's Halloween (eek!) today, which means that we're counting down rapidly towards the end of the year. Tomorrow, a new month dawns, and that means it's time to start thinking about...


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What to do With All These LEAVES?!

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 23, 2013

The hills are alive with color this time of year, so much so that some people are even taking road trips to check out the beautiful yellows, oranges, and reds. And they definitely do...