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Fertilizer 101

Ever wondered why sometimes your plants are big and green but don’t blossom or fruit like in the picture. How about why your plants don’t grow as big as they were advertised or maybe every year they come back smaller and smaller. 593 more words

Fertilizing

Utah Sheep Ranchers Turn Wool Waste into Cash

CROYDON, Utah – Two brothers from Croydon may have just invented a product that could keep sheep farmers employed for years to come.

“It’s a game changer. 257 more words

If Not, Flowers

By MK Martin

Our little corner of the earth sits atop one of the highest elevations of the Province. This is where wind is born. Zeus sometimes hangs out here, in the winter, zapping a few trees here and there, while the winds swirl and gust through hidden crawlspaces, resulting in sounds best left to Halloween. 609 more words

Soil

Fall Kitchen Garden

It’s that time of the year again, albeit a little late!  (Better late than never.)  Besides, it only just finally cooled off.  We had been breaking high temperature records here just like everyone else this fall.   266 more words

Farming

Worm Composting - It's Easier Than You Think (and it's fun)

Are you looking for something to occupy your time after your garden is put to bed and the snow starts falling? How about vermiculture (aka worm composting)? 715 more words

Amendments

Moving the rose

My Ruby Anniversary rose was on the edge of the forest garden because when I bought it that was the best place to plant it. However, I now want to build a hugel bed in that position – and besides I didn’t enjoy being pricked when I walked past it to get to the strawberries and beyond. 167 more words

Gardening

A tale of two bed-cities, ptII

The second method I experimented with for soil improvement/weed suppression is cover cropping.

Method 2: Cover Cropping! Exclamation Point!

Cover cropping is a fancy way of saying: planting something in an area and then later digging it into the soil to improve it. 539 more words

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