Category Archives: Gardening

Preventing Soil Diseases Preventing Soil Diseases


If you aren’t familiar with soil-borne diseases, then you can count yourself as lucky. Many (most?) microorganisms that live in our soil are harmless and quite possibly beneficial.  However, there are also some that can cause significant damage to our plants and can even hang around in our soil for many, many years.  These include fungi…
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Seed Starting Mix Recipe Seed Starting Mix Recipe


Seed starting is one of my favorite things.  I always start out so organized and planned out.  There is so much hope and anticipation. You also don’t need a lot to get started – some seeds, some pots, a good seed starting mix recipe and water.  Simple. I’ve written several posts in the past about…
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Top 10 Gardening Posts Top 10 Gardening Posts


I’m so excited! This week I’m part of a blogging round-up (of sorts) for Garden Week – http://craftingagreenworld.com/garden/ !  I’m joining up with several other bloggers to bring you some great gardening info – just in time for your spring gardens! I thought that I’d kick the week off with a roundup of all of…
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Starting Seedlings Starting Seedlings


Spring is coming.  I promise. What this means is that it is about time to start thinking about starting seedlings. Since I’ve been gardening for so long, it seems to me that starting seedlings is a no brainer.  However, I’ve recently been reminded that it isn’t for everyone.  Some people believe they have a black…
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