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The best mulch for your garden is probably in your yard
Raking up leaves and burning them robs you of valuable, free mulch for the garden. David Robson is an extension horticulture educator at the University of Illinois. He says leaves are organic...
Have a plan in place to maintain your garden while preserving water
When it's hot and dry, your gardens need constant watering. There are efficient ways to give your plants the moisture they need and still conserve water. Most gardeners try to conserve water...
Find out how you can control five damaging pests in your garden.
Use old rain boots in the garden and home as planters, centerpieces or home decor.
How you can be more efficient when watering your lawn and garden in hot, dry conditions.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), total daily household water use in the United States is approximately 29 billion gallons of water. About 9 billion gallons, or 30...
Learn how to pick, handle and store strawberries to achieve quality and freshness.
Keep the veggies coming all season
There have been many occasions where I’ve looked at the back of a vegetable seed packet and thought the plant spacing recommendation was ridiculous. If I followed it, I wouldn’t have...
Find out which plants mutually benefit each other for a successful garden.
Getting seeds for your garden may be as simple as visiting the library. Seed libraries are cropping up to help you grow food and learn the art of seed saving.
The next time you're in the library, see if you can check out garden seeds along with your books. Seed lending libraries are sprouting up around the country to offer free packets of seeds, with...
Open Source Seed Initiative organization promotes sharing and exchange of seed.
Software developers—and even consumers—are familiar with the open-source movement. Open-source projects, like the popular Firefox web browser, are generally developed in a public,...