9 Permaculture Practices

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Apply permaculture to your land to nurture its natural features. . We’re all stewards of the land, blessed to be living here, and it’s our critical responsibility to make sure we honor the natural resources that help...

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Top 12 Summer Gardening Tips

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON HOME LIFE. Good preparation is critical for your garden to survive the wilting effects of the Aussie summer. Summer means different things to different gardeners. While many southern and central regions bake dry, for instance, the steamy...

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Weed Identification Guide

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON BETTER HOMES & GARDENS. We get it. Weeds are obnoxious and hard to eliminate. Use our guide to identify the common varieties and know how to remove them safely.    Dandelion Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 12 inches tall, 6 - 16 inches...

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What Seeds to Plant in April

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON IMPERFECTLY HAPPY. Seeds to plant in April – vegetables, fruits and herbs for zones 3 – 10. Spring has sprung and the gardener’s mind is on their garden. Not sure what to plant in April? I have a list of different seeds to start (indoors...

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Growing for Good

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON MOTHER EARTH LIVING. Learn how gardening benefits can go beyond your own home, from feeding hungry people to helping other start their own crops. There aren’t many better feelings than getting into the garden in spring, feeling the rich...

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When To Start Seeds Indoors

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON GET BUSY GARDENING. Starting seeds for your garden is much cheaper when compared to buying plants, and it’s a great way to save yourself some money. Plus, with seeds you aren’t limited to the few varieties garden centers sell in the...

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Spring Gardening Checklist

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS. Check for signs of growth. Did you remember to plant snow crocus last fall? If not, cut forsythia or magnolia branches to bring inside for forcing to get a dose of early spring color. Learn how to force branches...

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How to Make Amazing Compost

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON ONE GRACE-FILLED LIFE. Do you want to take your garden from drab to fab? We all do! No matter if you are a beginning gardener, or your teaching master gardening classes to the rest of us, we all nervously wring our hands in the middle of...

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