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    Learn How to Use Manure for a Healthier Garden

    I first became acquainted with the wonders of manure when my wife and I bought a small farm years ago. Not long after we moved in, we purchased a horse—and…

  • Design

    Before and After Down Under

    Brian Mazzer sent in these images of his garden today and what it looked like when he first bought it. I bought my house in the suburb of Holland Park…

  • How-To

    Put the Life Back Into Your Soil

    For many decades, soil science focused on the physical and chemical properties of the earth beneath our feet. Researchers explored the importance of key plant nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium,…

  • How-To

    Fertilizing the Old-Fashioned Way—With Manure

    Who needs a flashy package of tiny granules when you can feed your plants with manure?

  • How-To

    Rabbit Manure in the Garden

    Anyone who comes within a few yards of my garden is forced to discuss rabbit poop and its many gardening benefits - whether they want to or not. I'm determined…

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    Raising Animals as Gardening Allies

    Chickens, ducks, and rabbits can add a lot to a kitchen garden. If you build them a decent shelter and take good care of them, they will reward you in…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Fertilizing: It’s Mainly About Nitrogen

    Of all the components of fertilizer, nitrogen is the nutrient that plants need most. Learn about its role in plant growth and and how to evaluate the various organic and…