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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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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

Composting is not magic.  Microorganisms break down the materials we put in the compost bin changing the chemical composition.  These billions of organisms in the compost bin rely on us for the necessary fuel to complete this natural phenomenon.  The fuel they rely upon us to deliver can be classified as Browns or Greens. Browns are high in carbon and Greens are high in nitrogen. Carbon is the principal energy source for the microorganisms.  Bacteria use Nitrogen as the critical component when breaking down heir food.  Optimal growth occurs when we supply the proper ratio between browns and greens or...

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Butterfly gardening tips

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Butterfly gardening tips  The monarch population has declined by 90% in the last few decades. Due to this decline in their numbers, they are now almost considered an endangered species. To help combat this issue, you can follow these tips.  1.       Plant host plants- host plants are where butterflies lay their eggs. After the eggs, hatch and the caterpillars emerge these host plants are their first and only food source until they complete the metamorphosis process and become butterflies. 2.       Plant continuously flowering native plants- Once the metamorphosis process is complete and the adult butterflies emerge, they are going to...

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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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