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How to Garden in January in New England

by Jessica B. January 5th, 2017
The temperatures are still a little higher than usual, which can be a dangerous thing for a New England gardener. It could mean the cold snap will come later, and take a bite out of an enthusiastic early starter. But it could also mean
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How to Block Weeds Organically

by Ronald A. Rowe December 22nd, 2016
If you’re going organic, you’ve probably begun avoiding gluten like the plague that it is by now.  It turns out that gluten has a valuable role to play in the organic life, just not one that involves eating it.  Corn gluten meal, it turns out, is a cheap and effective means of organic weed control.

Corn gluten meal won’t kill weeds, not even young sproutlings.  Once the weeds have popped their ugly heads above ground, it’s too late to call
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5 Steps to Repair Your Stepped Garden in Winter

by Jessica B. December 15th, 2016
If you live in the Rockies, this is not the ideal time for gardening. But if you have a terraced garden you can use this time to help fix up your terraces and make sure that any stairs you have in your garden are not deteriorating too much. As long as the ground is not covered in snow, you can get in and make a few repairs.

1) Find the cracks – This is an ideal time to assess the
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  • How to Go from Organic to Sustainable

    by Ronald A. Rowe December 8th, 2016
    “Sustainability” has become something of a buzzword in organic circles recently.  So much so that there seems to be some confusion as to how the two are related or if there is even a difference between going organic and sustainable.  In short, a garden can be organic without being sustainable but cannot be truly sustainable unless it is organic.  Sustainable gardening takes into account all organic principles but turns
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  • Winter Ornamental Flowers That Thrive in the Southwest

    by Jessica B. December 1st, 2016
    If you live in a region of the U.S. where temperatures don’t drop consistently below freezing, you have a few more options to choose from when it comes to ‘winter’ flowers. Here are a few flowers that will continue to bloom from November to March, even if temperatures dip a bit. Why consider cold weather flowers if you live in a warm climate? The color tones are very different,
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  • Organic Weeding Tips

    by Ronald A. Rowe November 22nd, 2016
    Organic gardening has many benefits, but it does come with its own set of challenges.  More accurately, organic gardeners face many of the same challenges as any other gardener, but some challenges are more difficult for the organic practitioners compared to their chemical-using counterparts.  One such obstacle is the dreaded weed.  Weeds invade every garden at some point, but those of us who choose to eschew harsh chemical herbicides
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