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Grow Before the Winter Snow: 5 Tips for Gardening in the Fall
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Grow Before the Winter Snow: 5 Tips for Gardening in the Fall

Don’t look now, but autumn is fast approaching. Those sunny summer rays get a wee bit shorter every day. If you have a healthy addiction to gardening, don’t despair. There are plenty of crops to grow in your fall vegetable garden. Here are 5 fall gardening tips to help you sow the seeds of success….

Clean Out Your Garden & Recycle Scraps with a Compost Sak®
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Clean Out Your Garden & Recycle Scraps with a Compost Sak®

Cleaning out your garden is a labor of love. But it’s not just about beautification. Those layers of leaves and debris can harbor disease pathogens and insect parasites. Sprucing things up will enhance your landscape, protect your plants and give you a sense of accomplishment. Oh, and one more thing. Recycling your garden scraps into…

Expect a Performance Garden™
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Expect a Performance Garden™

When you think high performance, what comes to mind? A championship race car? An elite athlete? A world-class opera? When every part works in perfect harmony, the results can be jaw-dropping. Now ponder this: Can you expect world-class performance from your garden? The answer is a resounding “YES!” A Performance Garden starts with the right…

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Spotting and Curing Plant Disease Symptoms
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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Spotting and Curing Plant Disease Symptoms

As a gardener, nothing is more frustrating than watching your plants succumb to disease. Just when your garden is starting to flourish…. BOOM! A nasty case of mildew sends you back to square one. If you’re not careful, common plant diseases can become a persistent problem, turning your green thumb an ugly shade of brown….

Bright Lights, Big Tomatoes: Urban Gardening with Smart Pots
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Bright Lights, Big Tomatoes: Urban Gardening with Smart Pots

An Oasis in the Concrete Jungle The urban gardening movement has exploded over the last two decades. With accelerating urbanization throughout the globe, that’s not likely to change soon. Urban gardens create community space, improve food security, slash carbon emissions… Heck, they even reduce noise pollution. They’re also a welcome change of pace from frenetic…

Getting “Bac” to Basics: Four Tips for  Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes
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Getting “Bac” to Basics: Four Tips for Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes

4 Tips for Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes Plants and microbes have evolved together for hundreds of millions of years. Their connection is a basic building block for earth’s terrestrial ecosystems. Today, scientists recognize microorganisms as key contributors to plant growth and health. In the garden, all those invisible microbes can make or break…

Spring Garden Ideas That Dazzle: 3 Garden Combos You Absolutely Must Try
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Spring Garden Ideas That Dazzle: 3 Garden Combos You Absolutely Must Try

There’s something in the air. You can feel it in your bones. Yep, it’s planting season again. This year why not try something a little different? Shake things up with unexpected combinations that will make your garden pop. Here are three of our favorite spring garden ideas that serve up some serious eye candy. Tulips…