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Hugelkultur: The Ultimate Raised Garden Beds


Hugelkultur raised garden beds in a nutshell: grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards use up rotting wood, twigs, branches and even whole trees that would otherwise go ...

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Build Your Own Worm Tower


A Worm Tower is basically a length of pipe buried halfway in the ground with holes drilled in the buried part for worms to get in and out. Food scraps are added directly to the tower instead of into your ...

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Identifying Plant Nutrient Deficiencies


Not all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Sometimes an unhealthy plant is suffering from a nutrient deficiency or even too much of any one nutrient. Plant nutrient deficiencies often manifest as foliage discoloration or distortion. The following ...

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Controlling or Eliminating Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is one of the most widespread and easily identifiable plant fungal diseases. From vegetable gardens to rose gardens, ornamental trees and shrubs, almost no type of plant is immune. If you find that some of your plants or ...

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5 Common Garden Pests & How To Control Them, Organically

Japanese Beetle

1. Aphids Tiny, pear-shaped; long antennae; two tubes projecting rearward from abdomen. Host/Range: Most fruits and vegetables, flowers, ornamentals, shade trees. Found throughout North America. Damage: Aphids suck plant sap, causing foliage to distort and leaves to drop; honeydew excreted ...

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