Archive of ‘Mulch Gardening’ category

~Today in the Garden~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, Mulch Gardening

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I remember this time of the gardening season. After seed sowing, before the harvest, not quite the calm before the storm. With a larger space to manage this year (x’s 8!), it’s taking me a little longer to get to that calm before the storm point though. That’s where those first post-sowing weeds are all […] Read more…

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~Start with the Soil~

| book review, garden, Mulch Gardening, quotes

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An exuberantly healthy soil is the cornerstone of a sustainable garden. The virtues bestowed by a living, fertile soil are legion. When we pack the growing earth with organic matter, via thick mulch, self-renewing roots, and buried debris, we’re beckoning the industrious workers of the soil. Worms, tiny beetles and mites, bacteria, fungi, and a […] Read more…

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~Berries & Grapes: Bacterial or Fungal?~

| In the Garden, Mulch Gardening, orchard

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With all the fruit harvesting we’ve been doing over the last few weeks, I’ve had orchard care and maintenance on the brain.  Among the tools on my to-purchase list for my holistic management arsenal are cold-pressed fish hydrolysate, kaolin clay (for next year though), and neem oil. Although I’d like to get on a spring […] Read more…

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