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Compost Bin
Gardening Basics

How to Make Compost II

Here are some additional tips on how to prepare and use your own compost for your garden. Making a Compost Bin: Fence The best bins for this purpose are circular fence or silo bins. You can find them in feed…

Compost
Gardening Basics

How to Make Compost I

Compost is a mixture of soil, sand and humus-forming material. When you mix it, it is allowed to decompose for a certain period of time. In the process, weed seeds are destroyed and the number of friendly bacteria found in…

Improving Soil
Gardening Basics

Improving Your Garden Soil

The soil and land are crucial for successful gardening. The quality of soil vary greatly from area to area, so it’s always important to know the local conditions. Generally speaking, the soil can be divided into 3 categories: claylike, sandy…

Plant Nutrients
Gardening Basics

Essential Plant Nutrients

Most fertilizers include all the important plant nutrients. There are three essential nutrients for your plants all fertilizers have to include: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K, in that order). However, these “big three” are not the only nutrients your plants…

Garden Gloves
Gardening Basics

Preventing Garden Injuries

Working in your garden is exciting and fulfilling, but you need to take safety precautions in order to keep yourself safe. Without these precautions any garden work can be dangerous because of the numerous tools you use for gardening. Even…

Storing Seeds
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How to Store Garden Seeds

Many people buy a variety of garden seeds every spring. They process to plant what they can in their garden and save the remaining seeds. These seeds often ended up wasted. There is a good question to be answered: are…

Organic Soil Mix
Gardening Basics

Understanding Soil Types

Soil is very important for plants. It is the lifeline to supply plants with water and nutrients and it also gives plants an anchor to support themselves and to grow their roots. In order to choose the best soil for…

Pruning Shrubs
Gardening Basics

Pruning Basics

Pruning is very important for the plant care but many inexperienced plant growers are confused about it. They are not sure how to determine when and how to prune their plants. In some ways, pruning is an art and it…

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