May 2017

Plants turning yellow? Tips on getting to the root of the problem

Why are my plants turning yellow? Yellow leaves are a common symptom of sick plants, but a closer look can reveal clues that help gardeners get to the root of the problem. Yellow leaves can indicate a wide range of ailments, such as this strawberry plant’s suspected iron deficiency. (Photo: Scot Nelson/Flickr) Gardening is supposed …

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CARDBOARD SHEET MULCHING Sheet Mulching Away Unwanted Grass by Smothering It

CARDBOARD IS EASILY found at fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and from boxes sent by nearly any online store. We are surrounded by corrugated cardboard that’s used for transport packaging, food packaging, and decorative boxing. Sadly, the currently recycling rate for paper and board packing waste is only 49 percent, according to a Green Industries study …

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Banana Peels, Coffee Grinds and Eggshells: Composting Secrets for Organic Gardening Tips

Organic Gardening Tips Have you ever heard the organic gardening tip about digging a few banana peels (or bananas) into the ground near your roses for gorgeous flowers and healthy plants? How about adding rinsed-out eggshells to the compost pile? Or using wood ashes and coffee grounds in the garden? Each of these items adds …

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How to Grow Fruit and Vegetables in Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets provide a great space-saving way to grow many fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, strawberries and all manner of leafy herbs and salads. Whether you’ve got a small garden or if you’ve simply run out of space, a hanging basket overflowing with edibles will make a beautiful feature. In this short video we walk …

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