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Your August Gardening To-Do List

by R. Carnavale July 22nd, 2014 Gardening Notes, New England/Mid-Atlantic
Your garden is likely to be at its peak in August and you'll be able to pick the sun-ripened fruits and vegetables and fresh flowers you've diligently cultivated in spring and early summer. If you live in New England or the Mid-Atlantic states, August means you'll have a shorter to-do list than in many months, which you can use to advantage to maintain your garden and lawn and prepare for the chilly fall and winter months. You'll find that doing the basics -- like watering your plants and lawn -- are still a must, but you'll finally get to
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Garden Gotta Haves – Folding Garden Chair

by Jessica B. July 11th, 2014 It’s June and that means your garden should really be starting to bloom. So this week’s garden gotta have is a comfy folding garden chair that you can bring with you when you are gardening. When the tough work is done, crack open your chair, sit down and relax. This is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Bring a book, bring your mp3 player or phone to listen to some tunes, bring your sunglasses, close your eyes and relax. Just don’t forget to put on a
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The Best Organic Gardening Fertilizer Recipe

by Kimberly Hays July 18th, 2014 Organic Gardening
Organic-Gardening I had something occur to me recently while reading through some of my articles on Little Bit of Green. As an organic gardening writer I often suggest using organic fertilizer, but have failed in telling you how to make your own instead of purchasing it at your local garden center. The following recipe is great for any kind of garden, be it flowers or vegetables. It will help maintain a perfect balance in the soil to give you a great yield on crops. You can also make a huge batch at one time, and this will also help you
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Building Your Own Outdoor Kitchen

by Jessica B. July 17th, 2014 Outdoor Projects
Outdoor-Projects If you are like me and love to barbeque, you may be inspired this summer to build your own outdoor kitchen. It can be an expensive job, or you can do it with a tight budget. With a little creativity you may find that an outdoor kitchen is within
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Growing Your Own Thyme

by Jessica B. July 16th, 2014 Edible Gardening, Herbs
Edible-Gardening Thyme is one of my favorite herbs to grow because it is relatively easy to care for and it is great to have in dishes, in skin care products and just as an aromatic decoration. The best thing is that thyme does not need much care, but there are a few things you need to take into account when planting and growing your own thyme.

1) Use thyme to cover space – This herb is a great one to fill out your herb garden. It is also very pretty when it flowers, so you can use it to cover large open spaces with few consequences. I usually use thyme as a center plant in my herb garden, and plant a few other herbs around it. You can harvest your thyme year round, so don’t worry about when is best to clip your plants.

2) Let it be – Thyme does not
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