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Organic gardening is not just for hippies and homesteaders any more - everyone is learning how to grow vegetables organically whether it's in a container on their deck, or acres of prime farmland.

Find out here all about how to grow your very own organic produce, using sustainable methods, composting, natural fertilizers and raised beds, and have fun doing it.

Organic Gardening Blog
Mar 12, 2019

10 Best High Nitrogen Natural Fertilizers - choose yours here

10 Best High Nitrogen Natural Fertilizers for your organic garden; choose wisely from some of these options

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Mar 02, 2019

Ammonia Smell in the Chicken Pen; take action now!

If you have a bad Ammonia Smell in the Chicken Pen, take action immediately; your birds are at risk...

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Feb 27, 2019

Snow as Fertilizer? How is this possible?

Use Snow as Fertilizer? If you're lucky enough to live in a snow belt, this is one of the most efficient ways to add Nitrogen to your garden...

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Feb 25, 2019

Wheelbarrow Dimensions

I use a wheelbarrow pretty much every single day in my garden. The best type for me is one with a low wheelbase, and one wheel in front, in the typical

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Feb 22, 2019

Wood Chips from a Sawmill

Neighbors of mine have a very successful family run sawmill; the father operates the mill, and obtains the logs in his self loading logging truck off a

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Jan 28, 2019

Wheelbarrow Buyers Guide - choose your perfect wheelbarrow

Use this Wheelbarrows Buyers Guide to choose your perfect wheelbarrow...

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Jan 08, 2019

No Room? Make Trash Can Compost

Make Trash Can Compost for a compact composting system...

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Dec 28, 2018

Garden Bugs - pests, predators & prey insects

Garden Bugs in your organic garden can be either good or bad; sometimes they're both. Find out about the insects in your garden

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Oct 13, 2018

Eco Friendly Lawn Care

How to Transform Your Lawn into An Eco-Friendly Paradise - Eco Friendly Lawn Care...

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Sep 12, 2018

Home Gardening Tip - if you only do one thing, let it be this

Home Gardening Tip - do this one thing, if nothing else...

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Sep 03, 2018

Alfalfa Pellets - slow release nutrients for a steady supply

Using Alfalfa Pellets provides a steady souce of nutrients to your vegetable plants in a slow release form; rich in nitrogen, they are cheap and easy to use

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Aug 27, 2018

Fall Gardening Tour - things to do in the garden in September

Check out the Fall Gardening Tour; some things to do in the garden in September that will benefit you in the busy season...

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Jul 22, 2018

Starting a Gardening Business - is it for you?

Is it your fondest dream? Starting a Gardening Business...

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Jul 16, 2018

Bee Friendly Gardening Tips

Tips to Make Your Garden Bee Friendly...

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Jul 13, 2018

Best Flowers for a Vegetable Garden - plant these beauties

Choose from these Best Flowers for your Vegetable Garden, and attract pollinators, add beauty and repel pests...

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Jul 09, 2018

Alfalfa Facts - interesting information about this valuable legume

Learn some Alfalfa Facts; what is this valuable leguminous cover crop? How to add the nutrients from alfalfa to your garden...

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Jul 07, 2018

Organic Gardening Compost - what goes in it; how does it work?

Organic Gardening Compost; how to build it, how to nurture it, and what goes in it; start today, and have a continuous supply of black gold for your garden...

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Jul 02, 2018

Organic Garden Tour - this is what's happening in the garden in July

This is what's happening in the Organic Garden in July - come on the tour and visit me here in the sustainable, no pesticide garden...

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Jun 28, 2018

Fruit Tree Pruning - best techniques for more and better fruit

Learn about Fruit Tree Pruning; how to keep your tree in top production mode through thinning and disease control...

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Jun 27, 2018

Hugelkultur; The Hill or Mound Growing Method

Hugelkultur has been around for a long time; using larger branches and logs for a base, it's similar to lasagna gardening or sheet composting...

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Jun 24, 2018

Root Cellar Gallery - store your precious crops...

Store your precious crops - the Root Cellar Gallery...

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Jun 23, 2018

Planting Seed Potatoes - growing potatoes

Growing Potatoes - Planting Seed Potatoes

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Jun 22, 2018

Support your Tomatoes with this DIY Tomato Cage

Support your Tomatoes with this DIY Tomato Cage and other useful ideas...

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Jun 21, 2018

Mulch Comparisons - find the best mulching material

Find the best Mulching Materials - Mulch Comparisons...

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Jun 20, 2018

How to Grow Kale - cool season greens

How to Grow Kale; some of the best cool season greens, great for extending the season in spring and fall...

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Jun 19, 2018

Saving Vegetable Garden Seed; storage tips and advice

Saving Vegetable Garden Seed can save a bundle of money; learn how to store seeds for next year, without losing them to mold, vermin or low germination...

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Jun 17, 2018

Broody Bantam Hen - put that maternal instinct to work

Putting a Broody Bantam Hen to work is one of the best ways to raise more backyard chickens; they do all the work for you, hatching, mothering and adopting more chicks...

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Jun 15, 2018

Dowsing Eggs; an old time method of testing for the gender

Dowsing Eggs is an interesting technique for checking the gender of your chicks, while they're still in the egg; learn how to do this, and check for yourself...

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Jun 13, 2018

Chicken Coops; a customized home for your birds

Building Chicken Coops for your precious birds can be the most fun, and the most stressful; how do you provide the right accomodations for your backyard chickens?

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Jun 12, 2018

Make Compost Tea - safe fertilizer to make at home

Make Compost Tea cheaply and easily; a source of valuable nutrients for your garden...

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