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No Weeding – No Till Gardening A Layered Garden

When farming began in the United States over 200 years ago the available land was vast and untapped. When a farmer depleted his farm’s soil nutrient level, he simply cleared land and started a new one. Most had 3 farms in their lifetime. Of course that option has long passed, and we n
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Compost Tea

Compost Tea

The key to organic growing One of the most important components of a green program for your garden is aerated compost tea. This tea when produced properly will reintroduce necessary biology back into your garden. With repeated applications your soil will be alive again. Your garden wi
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My Journey to Organic Gardening

I was not pleased with my dahlias the last few years and even after winning a number of head table awards I was sure the dahlias should have been bigger and more colorful. I was at a loss- I had used just about every combination of chemical fertilizer and jumped at any new chemical th
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Wait for hard frost to dig dahlias

from The Addicted Gardener column in The Westwood Press Several people have written to ask when they should dig up their dahlias and what procedure is best for storing them over the winter. Since frost is nipping at our heels, it’s a great time to address this topic. If you are headin
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