How to Improve Your Garden Soil

How to Improve Your Garden Soil

Fall is probably the ideal time for improving your garden soil. There are so many things you can do, and the good news is that most of them are not complicated at all. You can learn how to improve your soil with compost, organic soil amendments and raw organic matter. All these things will result…

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Organic Fruits and Vegetables to Use

Organic Fruits and Vegetables to Use

Many people know the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, it’s also important to know that certain fruits and vegetables should always be purchased organically. It is true that organic fruit and vegetables cost more, but it’s a money well spent. Even better, you can grow them all by yourself. This is a great…

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How to Make Organic Teas for Your Plants

How to Make Organic Teas for Your Plants

Many people spend a lot of money on various fertilizers and soil additives. These materials are used to improve the soil quality and to give your plants all the nutrients they need. However, a big downside is that fertilizers and soil additives are not always helpful and they can sometimes harm your plants if not…

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Understanding Soil Elements

Understanding Soil Elements

Many gardeners do their best to keep their plants healthy and strong. However, one often overlooked aspect of good gardening is healthy soil. The importance of healthy, great soil can’t be ignored. Some people think it’s enough to simply add some compost and it will magically transform bad soil to highly-nutritious one suitable for all…

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Tips on Saving Water

Tips on Saving Water

Water is important for growing a rich, lush garden. However, water restrictions are a common occurrence these days, which can negatively affect your gardening. Frequent droughts and water restrictions make a problem for all people who want to maintain that lush green garden. Water restrictions should be taken seriously and not as a joke, so…

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Homemade Fertilizer Ideas

Homemade Fertilizer Ideas

When you think about fertilizers, chances are that you picture commercial products you can buy in bags at your local garden center. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are actually many effective fertilizers you can make all by yourself, using ingredients found in your home. These fertilizers are effective and great to…

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Testing Your Garden Soil for Nutrients

Testing Your Garden Soil for Nutrients

Plants need 3 major elements for growth: nitrogen, phosphorus and potash. They need all these elements to grow properly and thrive. Nitrogen stimulates growth, phosphorus is great for better flowers, fruits and seeds, and potash is good for healthy roots, stems and stalks. Potash also counteracts brittle growth and intensifies the color and fragrance of…

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