garden tips

  • Starting seeds with little ones
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    Gardening Tips for Winter

    Winning Tip: Starting seeds with little ones We love starting seeds indoors, but with young children helping, we would end up with a muddy, overwatered mess. To prevent that from…

  • How to Pinch a Plant
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    Tip: How to Pinch a Plant

    Pinching a plant almost feels mean. It has just put out all this nice new growth, and you’re taking it away. But the rewards are worth the sacrifice. Many plants…

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    Garden Advice for Summer

    Winning Tip: Alternative to hog wire Hog wire has become a popular fencing material for home gardeners, but I’ve found an alternative that’s better on several counts. Remesh—which is used…

  • Edging with downed-tree sections
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    4 Tips for Early Spring Gardening

    Edging with downed-tree sections When a tree must be taken down in my neighborhood, I find a place in my garden for as many of the remnants as possible by…

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    Easy, Organic Apples are in the Bag

    Fresh apples in Autumn are a real treat, especially if they're organic! However, with so many pests and diseases that can negatively effect your apple trees, it can be hard…

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    Patch a Lawn With No Weeds

    Anyone with a lawn knows that at some point, it will need maintenance, including patching or reseeding. Generally, wheat straw is used on the patch to offer some protection to…