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3 easy ways to improve your soil

3 easy ways to improve your soil

The biology living within the soil is the most important thing when it comes to gardening.  Unfortunately, the soil is often overlooked.  Here are three easy ways to improve the health of your soil, thereby improving the quality of your overall garden.

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Maximizing gardening space with Interplanting

The idea of interplanting may be the best-kept secret of gardening. Are you already practicing this technique just unaware?  In my opinion interplanting is one of the two best ways of maximizing your garden space; vertical gardening, interplanting.  This growing technique combines many different concepts or principles of gardening: companion planting, intensive planting, and succession planting all in one.  Interplanting is planting the space between the rows of vegetables with a different crop, usually a companion plant, that will either before harvested before or after the main/neighboring crop.  See why I said you might already be practicing this technique?  You...

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Maximizing gardening space with Vertical Gardening

Training plants to grow vertically is another way to accomplish this goal. When I say, vertical gardening, I am not talking about building/ stacking raised beds or containers vertically.  I am referring to training a plant to grow against a vertical structure; Like a wall, trellis, fence, or any other vertical plane.  Have you ever grown watermelon or cucumbers?  Remember how the vines started small, cute, and harmless?  Halfway into the season were those vines still small and manageable, or had they began to grow EVERYWHERE?  When they grow everywhere, they end up covering some of our garden space, and...

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Success with Succession Planting

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What is succession planting? Succession planting is the practice of having another plant ready to replace the one that is finishing and ready to harvest.  This method can help you get more harvests out of your space.  Succession planting is the practice of planting crops on a set interval, for example, sowing beans or carrots every two weeks during their planting time. Doing so ensures that you frequently have something to harvest.  As opposed to getting your harvest all at once, you can spread it out over the entire season.  That is important if you have a home garden, and...

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6 Expert Tips to Create a DIY Indoor Garden

Whether you’re looking for a fun weekend project, or you’ve been wanting to start gardening but don’t have the outdoor space for it, now is the perfect time to create your own DIY indoor garden. As long as you have a space in your home that receives natural sunlight, you’ll be able to have flavorful herbs and fresh, homegrown vegetables at the palm of your hands all year round. To help you get your indoor vegetable garden started, we reached out to gardening experts living in Portland all the way to those living in Miami to share their gardening expertise. Here’s...

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