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Beginning Gardener Series: Fertilizing seedlings and plant starts

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Fertilizing seedlings and plant starts You have planted your own seeds, and they have sprouted now what?  Seedlings are no different than their fully grown counterparts, and they need to be fertilized just the same.  When it comes to seedlings, you should begin fertilizing as soon as they have their first set of true leaves.  What are true leaves?  When seedlings sprout, the first leaves you see are Cotyledons.  You will notice that these leaves all look the same regardless of what you are growing.  These leaves provide the plant with all the nutrients necessary until the true leaves appear. ...

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Best advice for new gardeners

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I get asked this question often, “ What’s your best advice for a new gardener?” I usually say “Nothing goes as planned, you have to have patience,  or with gardening, you’re always learning something new.”I posted the same question on an IG post & I thought it would be cool to compile the list of my answers. So here we go: Plan, plan, plan Research what varieties grow best in your area Start with just a few plants . Start with container gardening Grow things you know you’ll eat When you don’t succeed, don't be afraid to try again Keep...

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Planting Bulbs

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Planting bulbs is an easy way to add years color and attract beneficial insects to your garden. Also, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to get started gardening. Whether you get a pot/container or dig a whole Just remember these simple steps.   How To Plant Bulbs 1.       Loosen and spade the soil for the intended planting area. 2.       Dig a hole twice the size of the bulb. For larger bulbs, that’s around 8” deep and for smaller bulbs around 4” deep.3.       Place bulb in the hole with the root side down and pointy side up. Like most...

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Hay vs Straw...The battle of the grasses

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Hay vs Straw...The battle of the grasses

If you have read any blog post from me or follow me on Instagram, then you know how serious I am about the importance of mulching and all of the benefits. A couple of easy organic mulching options to come across are Hay and straw.  The only problem is that they look similar and people are sometimes confused about which one to use in the garden.  Each has its use in the garden.  First, let us start by explaining something.  Hay and straw are not the same things, and they are not available everywhere.  Hay is generally a legume or...

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