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5 Easy Yet Effective ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

October 1, 2019 By

Growing season is winding down. Perhaps you are harvesting the last few tomatoes from your tomato plant. Or maybe you are pulling out the few remaining carrots from your raised garden bed. Regardless of what fruits and vegetables still remain in your backyard garden, cooler temperatures are on the horizon and will soon bring an end to the growing season….

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The Effects of Soil Compaction in the Garden

September 18, 2019 By

Soil compaction is a global issue that has resulted in reduced crop yields of between 25 and 50 percent in North America and Europe. This problem costs the US economy about US$1.2 billion every year. The adoption of mechanized farming has been a significant contributor to this issue. This article will offer an overview of the problem, causes, detection, and…

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Benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Gardens

September 11, 2019 By

You are busy checking the soil for proper nutrients and watering your plants to ensure they grow exceptionally. But are you aware that there is a symbiotic relationship that is happening in the hidden world of your garden soil?  Many years ago, higher green plants and the mycorrhizal fungi agreed to work together. Mycorrhizal fungi translate to fungus roots. Found…

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5 Vegetables you can Plant in August and September

August 10, 2019 By

It’s late into growing season and you’ve probably harvested many of your vegetables at this point. Your garden is beginning to empty out and lose color as you pluck off all the ripe tomatoes from you tomato plant or trim off the bright green heads of lettuce from your garden. Sure it’s late in the growing season, but why stop…