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If you only have time for a few fall garden tasks, put mulching at the top of the list. By protecting plants and soil with a layer of natural materials such as leaves or pine needles, you are providing both weather protections, insulation, and future nutrients for the soil. Come see more fall garden tips for a healhty spring garden!

Fall Garden Guide

Taking the extra effort to clean up the vegetable garden beds in the fall makes it very easy to begin growing the following spring. The beds will be waiting and ready for planting. Simply rake the mulch aside, pull any weeds, amend with organic fertilizer based on your soil test results, and sow seeds or transplant seedlings into the garden.

7 Tips to Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

Creating good garden soil is crucial if you want a robust vegetable garden. Mulch, compost, and manure are all key elements.

Build Good Garden Soil with Mulch

Creating good garden soil is crucial if you want a robust vegetable garden. Mulch, compost, and manure are all key elements. Garden ~ prepping ~ homestead ~ grow your own ~ seeds ~ vegetables - Garden Cubist

The mulch under this tree has been applied in a way that will stress the tree. The root flare is covered, the layer of mulch is much too thick, and the mulch is touching the bark of the tree.

Are You Killing Your Trees With Mulch

How a tree is mulched is an important factor. Improper mulching can stress a tree, rather than benefit it, and cause it to be at risk for in.

Prep Perennials for Winter Correctly

Preparing Your Garden for Winter. Advice for gardeners on protecting plants, winterizing roses, and making leaf mold -- we've even got a regional fall checklist!

Vinegar: Take a sample of dry dirt (about 1/4 cup), mix with distilled water to make a liquid “mud” and then start pouring household vinegar over top. If the mixture fizzes, it’s alkaline.  Baking soda: Mix dry dirt and distilled water as above then start sprinkling baking soda over top. If the mixture bubbles, it’s acidic.  If neither test produces a reaction, you have fairly neutral soil.

Vinegar: Take a sample of dry dirt (about cup), mix with distilled water to make a liquid “mud” and then start pouring household vinegar over top. If the mixture fizzes, it’s alkaline. Baking soda: Mix dry dirt and d

Printable compost list :-)

Composting is easy with our DIY compost bin. Revamp your compost pile and get ideas for a composting toilet & compost tumbler, personalize your composter!

Deadly Flowers.   WOW - I did not know about some of these.  Knew about the Poinsettias but not some of the others.  Interesting read.

12 Deadliest Garden Plants

12 Deadliest Garden Plants Some popular plants you prize for their ornamental beauty could be toxic killers. What you may want to avoid planting if you have small children. - Wow, I had no idea some of these were poisonous!

In a garden, building healthy soil is vital. It's recommended that cover crops be dug into the soil, but I'm experimenting with using them in a no-dig garden.

Experimenting with a Cover Crop in a No Dig Garden

In a garden, building healthy soil is vital. It's recommended that cover crops be dug into the soil, but we will experiment with using them in a no-dig garden.

It's easy to continue collecting compost for your garden during the cold, winter months. You just need these simple tips.

How to Compost in Winter in a Cold Climate

It's easy to continue collecting compost for your garden during the cold, winter months. You just need these simple tips.

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