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Organic Soil Amendments Explained
Using organic soil amendments, turn your poor garden soil into a nutrient-rich paradise in which...
What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
Read your weeds! They are an indicator of your soil’s health. If you have large patches of one kind...
Turning Lawn or Land into a Garden Bed
Want to start a garden from scratch? Here’s how to clear your land—whether it’s replacing lawn...
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your...
How to Attract Worms to Your Garden
Earthworms have been called “nature’s plows” for the way they dig through the soil. Their tunnels...
How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
We apply fertilizer to make our plants grow better. But when do we apply fertilizer? And how do we...
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...
Soil pH Levels for Plants
What is your soil’s pH level? Every plant prefers a different level of acidity. Use this soil pH...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
3 Simple DIY Soil Tests
Success in the garden starts with the soil. It, as much as—and sometimes more than—moisture and...
How to Use Wood Ash in the Vegetable Garden
If you have a fireplace or woodstove, use wood ashes to improve garden soil! Wood ash is full of...
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...
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...
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 the Soil for Spring Planting
Gardening in regions with a short growing season can be an adventure. There always seems to be...
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...
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....