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How to Take a Soil Test
Do you test your soil? Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to lay the groundwork for a better...
Fall is Time for a Garden Soil Test
Happiness is a positive soil test, one that lets you know that you have been doing something right...
Mulch to Control Weeds and Save Water
In this short video, see how to properly use mulch to kill weeds and keep plants moist, especially...
How to Enrich Your Garden Soil With Minerals
The secret to a successful garden is right beneath your feet. Show your soil some love and you can...
How to Make Your Own Seed-Starting Mix
Seed-starting mixes are essential for sowing many vegetables, herbs and flowers. But with so much...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Transplanting Your Seedlings
If you started vegetable plants indoors from seeds, here is advice on transplanting your seedlings...
Types of Soil in the Garden
How do you take care of your soil? In this video, we show you how to determine the soil type of...
Warming Your Soil for Spring Planting
Two weeks ago, I had 10 inches of snow in my yard, with more snow predicted. Last year, the...
Organic Soil Amendments Explained
So, you just got your soil test results and they are recommending that you use things like...
Weeds as Indicator Plants
Weeds are annoying, but they can also be great indicator plants, telling you what nutrients your...
Soil pH Levels for Plants
What is your soil’s pH level? Every plant prefers a different level of acidity. Use this Soil pH...
How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
How do you apply fertilizers to your garden? When is the best time to fertilize vegetables and...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
Impatient for Impatiens?
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring? Did the ones you planted...
Reclaiming Your Garden Soil
Reclaim a small field, farmland, or large garden soil that is either over-spent or neglected. Then...
The Water-Wise Garden
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps...
When is Soil Ready for Planting?
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac....
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