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Fend Off the Fungus An Easy DIY Homemade Garden Fungicide

Controlling The Fungus Among Us If you’re growing any gourds this year, this easy homemade fungicide recipe might just come in handy for you.  Curcurbits like cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and watermelon are notoriously prone to a fungal disease that’s known as powdery mildew. And as you’ll see below, this simple recipe can also be used […]

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Does Your Straw Bale Have a Checkered Past? The Hidden Dangers of Straw Bale Gardening

Straw bale gardening can destroy your garden. A bold claim, but it’s true. And the evidence is mounting. Straw bale gardens have taken off over the last decade or so. I’ve seen some really pretty and clever methods of straw bale gardening. Just a quick Google image search will show you lots of beautiful straw bale gardens. It makes you want to jump right in, doesn’t it?

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Speed up Your Compost 5 Free DIY Compost Boosters

Compost boosters - box of moldy strawberries

Get Better Compost in Less Time Did you ever notice that some things compost beautifully, while other things bog down your bins? I try to keep an eye out for the exceptionally good compost boosters that I come across. These can be very handy if you keep big compost piles, because they help your compost […]

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Watch and Learn How to Save Carrot Seed

Fresh harvested carrots

Save Carrot Seed Like a Pro Here’s a great video from Seed Savers Exchange that will answer all of your questions about how to save carrot seed.  Dr. John Navazio is a veteran organic seed saver, with a PhD in plant breeding from the University of Wisconsin. Here he shows you the different stages of […]

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