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Starting seeds in early (indoors)

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We’ve had so many folks contact us this month asking what they can grow now in their greenhouse or if they can sow certain seeds. And you know what, I’m not surprised by all the confusion out there because it feels like everywhere you look, folk are planting things or […]

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Make your own potting mix

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Over the last week, I have been asked at least once a day for my recipe for potting soil. So I thought this was a good opportunity to share it with you guys, but also to talk about it and help us all get to grips with all the terms […]

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What is MULCH and why do it?

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A beginner’s guide to mulch. What is it and why would I do it? Let’s look at both organic and inorganic mulches and talk about why you should and, how to mulch in both the vegetable garden and in the flower beds. Straw, gravel (grit), bark or weed proof membrane. […]

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Using neem oil in the garden to combat pests

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In our previous blog post, we talked about the timeless pest control method of soap sprays for the garden. Today we are going to look at its sister remedy, neem oil. Again, it’s one of those traditional gardener’s remedies passed down through the generations and is still used in lots […]