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how much lime to add to soil

How to Add Lime to Acidic Soil

Rebecca Flad 

This post is brought to you by A Green Hand. We’ve reviewed the post to ensure it meets our standards and feel you, our readers will appreciate what they have to say. The type of soil you have in your garden plot significantly affects the growth and health of plants. Some of your plants might […]

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Why Kids Should Learn How To Garden

Why Kids Should Learn How To Garden

Hazel Marie 

It’s the season of flowers, seedlings, and sprouts as you begin your garden this Spring, and now that you’re finally getting into gardening we’re sure you’d like some company. Whether you’re a mom, a dad, older brother or sister or even an elementary school teacher, you can teach your kids how to garden. Kids should learn […]

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using kitchen scraps in the garden

Using Kitchen Scraps in the Garden Even if you Don’t Compost

Hazel Marie 

You may or may not find compost bins and piles a ton of work to create and maintain. Either way, you may want to put those kitchen scraps to good use. Sure, making a compost pile takes a bit of time, but gathering your kitchen scraps takes no time at all. Most of your kitchen […]

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enrich your soil

How to Enrich Your Soil Organically

Rebecca Flad 

This post is brought to you by Everything Backyard. We’ve reviewed the post to ensure it meets our standards and feel you, our readers will appreciate what they have to say. As the gardening season approaches (or in some areas is already here) you may be wondering how to enrich your soil without resorting to synthetic […]

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The Benefits of Growing Elderberries

Hazel Marie 

When we think about berries, we typically think about strawberries, blueberries, and even raspberries. One that never pops into our heads are elderberries, yet it’s probably the one we see the most during our morning run or walk to the grocery store. The benefits of growing elderberries are abundant when you begin to grow them in your […]

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Feeding Backyard Chickens Organically

Feeding Backyard Chickens Organically Without Breaking the Bank

Hazel Marie 

Raising your own chickens comes with constant, inexpensive and organic benefits. Whether you’re raising them for meat, or you want eggs fresh out of the hen oven, you are ultimately in charge of what you feed your chickens. Depending on why you have chickens, you may want to feed them different things. But overall, you’ll […]

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Beginner Gardening Tips

10 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Hazel Marie 

If you’re reading this, I doubt I’ll need to convince you how beneficial gardening can be for your mind, body, and soul. If I do, you can read about our reasons on how gardening can improve your mental and physical health here. So if you’re new to gardening, or are trying to give a beginner advice […]

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natural weed killer

Finding The Right Natural Weed Killer

Hazel Marie 

As a gardener or even a homeowner, you may have noticed a few weeds growing in your garden bed, lawn or even in cement cracks. They’re a common enemy amongst most who strives in taking care of their land. Weeds are a source of annoyance, and their purpose of existence has yet to reach our understanding. […]

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