Secondary Nutrients; Calcium, Sulfur and Magnesium

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For a garden to thrive, it needs a combination of vital nutrients.  The quantity of specific nutrients the plants require to thrive, determine which category they fall into; Macronutrients, Secondary, and micronutrients.  Macronutrients are the ones plants need in the most significant amounts. These are also the nutrients notated on the label for your favorite fertilizer.  The secondary nutrients are vital but required in smaller quantities than the macronutrients.  These secondary nutrients are calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. All these nutrients play a different role, but they all seem to share one common trait; they leach easily from the soil.Calcium is...

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Beginning Gardener Series : Vegetable Tiers

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 When it comes to getting started gardening, I know that it can be overwhelming and intimidating.  Some people want to jump straight into the deep end and start trying to grow tomatoes or watermelons because they are their favorite crops or because they hear so many gardeners talking about these crops.  If you are a beginning gardener, I do not recommend jumping in the deep end.  I recommend starting at the shallow end. The Tier one vegetables and herbs on this list and over the seasons progressing to the deep end or tier three.  If you jump in attempting to...

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