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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How far should you space your plants?
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Proper spacing ensures air flow and circulation

When it comes to getting the most from your limited garden space, it would seem logical to pack it in. And for many plants, especially flowering annuals, this strategy can reward you with a season-long ocean of color. However, for other plants, especially edibles, I take the opposite approach — and for good reason.....

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Monday, May 21, 2012

The Sacred Three: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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We need to stop being a disposable society!

Can I rant here for a minute? We have way too much stuff. And when we’re through with it, where does it go? Well usually, right in the trash. The evidence is all around us. Check out any landfill. Plain and simple, we’re a disposable society. Two thirds of what you see doesn’t need to be there! Forty percent....

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Friday, May 18, 2012

5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
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5 Tips for Growing Successful Tomato Plants

Tomatoes are a great addition to any garden, big or small. They not only offer a vibrant pop of red, they provide important vitamins, like vitamin C and lycopene, which boost your immunity and help prevent cardiovascular disease.

For those who might not be familiar with planting and harvesting tomatoes, here are five....

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

5 tips for small-space gardening
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Gardeners know that no matter how big or small your garden space, there's always room to grow something spectacular. Gardening in small spaces can be very simple and enjoyable. However, there are a few important things to keep in mind when growing plants, flowers or herbs in these tiny locations. Here are five key success factors for small-space gardening:

  1. Spacing - Ensure your pot or container is large enough for the items you are....

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Monday, May 07, 2012

5 Mistakes to avoid in gardens and landscapes
Joe Lamp’l | 1 Comments
 

Conserve water so it's there when we need it.

Gardeners are total optimists. Each new year brings hope for our best garden yet. Perhaps — but it’s not likely if we keep making the same mistakes. Getting our new plants and trees off to a good start and providing the right conditions for our existing ones certainly sets us up for success. And yet, doing the....

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