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Out in the O-Garden, Issue #003 -- Organic Gardening
March 29, 2014

Spring appears to have sprung, finally. Now it's mud season for a while - the temptation is to get out there into the garden and start digging; resist it - instead, start some hugelkultur beds.

I'm lucky enough to have a big greenhouse to work in; both for my rustic crafts, and to start a few seeds. One thing I recommend is to start your compost well ahead, and sift some of that to use for top dressing of the tiny seedlings. This gets them off to a great start. Or, learn how to make compost tea.

If you have backyard chickens you'll find the Backyard Chickens E-Book invaluable - there are lots of tips and hints from my years of raising bantam chickens.

I've started my broccoli seeds, which generally need a few weeks to get to a good size before transplanting into the garden - you can also direct seed them, but if you still have snow, it's best to keep them protected until the frost is out of the ground. See you next time on O-Garden - Meanwhile, you can see what I'm up to on Facebook and G+.

Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist and Organic Gardener

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