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Beginner Gardening Guide to N-P-K

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Ready to venture into the world of fertilizers? You will need to have an understanding of what the numbers on the front of the fertilizer bag mean.  When you walk into the aisle with fertilizers, you will see three numbers separated by hyphens on the bag.  These numbers represent the three primary macronutrients, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium.  What is a macronutrient?  Macronutrients are the essential nutrients necessary in large amounts for growth and development.  Each one of these plays a different but vital role in plant nutrition.  Careful when using fertilizers because applying too much can lead to overfertilization, which...

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Beginner Garden Series- Garden and Plant Orientation

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 We all love gardening for various reasons:  It has many health benefits, it is relaxing, and not to mention the great reward of fresh produce that you receive.  With this article in our beginner gardening series, we will be talking about the garden and plant orientation.  Proper garden orientation will help you achieve maximum results due to receiving maximum sun exposure. Also, proper placement of plants within the garden is essential. However before we can talk about orientation for your garden, it is first necessary to assess the plot.  Check out how many hours of direct sun the potential area...

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Beginning gardener series : Full Sun to Shade

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Full Sun to Shade If you are new to gardening, some terms can seem confusing.  You go to the store to buy a plant, or you are researching online, and you see, “this plant needs full sun, shade, partial shade, partial sun.”  This can be intimidating.  So let's discuss the differences and list a few vegetables that grow in each setting.  Understanding these terms can help you skip a common problem encountered by most beginning gardeners; planting a sun-loving plant in the shade or a shade-loving plant in the sun. The amount of light available to the plant directly relates to...

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