Top 4 Tips to build healthy garden soil

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Soil is a blend of organic material, water, air, and minerals. The organic matter comes from plant roots, microorganisms, and decaying plants and animals. When you follow these top 4 tips to build healthy garden soil, you will be pleased with your garden. When the organic material decays it feeds the plants that are growing […]

How to amend clay soil

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Gardening can be difficult when your garden is mostly clay soil. Clay soil is challenging because it is dense and holds a lot of moisture. It looks like nothing would grow in it. Most people blame the builders for removing the quality soil during the home construction. However, with a bit of effort and patience, […]

Seed Starting Mix

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Starting plants from seed is fun, and it’s also a huge money saver. When I talk about starting seeds indoors, one of the first questions new gardeners ask me is about the best seed starting mix to use. This is a very important question, because the type of soil you use to start your seeds […]

Double Digging

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Want a super productive garden this year? The super simple method of double digging can help you turn a productive garden into a super productive garden.  If you have an area of soil that you want to turn into a garden bed with deep, loose soil, then you’ll need to put in some elbow grease and […]

How to compost using free local resources

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How to compost using free local resources, compost, Backyard Eden,

  There is absolutely no reason to spend large amounts of money on buying compost from the local big box stores, nurseries or trying to make your own. It’s simple if you know how to compost using free local resources. The idea of compost is simple.  It is completely possible to make nutrient dense compost […]

Compost: Black gold?

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Compost: The Black Gold of Urban Farming, Compost, Backyard Eden,

Compost: Black Gold? In our world today we have many different opportunities to go green. We can use solar energy to power our homes, drive hybrid cars, re-purpose old things to give them new life and even live in tiny homes.  One of the most over-looked ways to go green is the practice of composting. […]