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There are many types of potatoes that can be grown nationwide – but is an illustrated guide to some of the best potato varieties that can specifically be grown in the Northern USA (and Canada).
Have you thought about designing your garden specifically to revel in the joy of fall?⠀Here are some tips for improving your autumn focused garden design.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stop thinking of mulch as just bark or wood chips, and strike from your brain any suggestion of mulching with rubber crumbles other synthetic trash. Restore your soil by mulching your plants with compost or cut grass and learn how to grow your soil so that in turn, it will grow your plants.
There are persistent myths about soil restoration. The first is that it is a nearly impossible task, and takes multiple lifetimes if not centuries to accomplish. The second is that restoring soil is an expensive process that takes economic sacrifice. We will go beyond the “just buy a lot of manure or compost and dump it on your fields” mentality…
How to fix size, light and balance problems in your garden with a mirror. Mirrors are an easy way to solve some of the most common garden design issues.
Look, the reason why your plant died (whether it is an indoor plant or a garden plant) usually boils down to one thing. It’s not complicated, but I understand why you might get confused or feel like it is a hard thing to find out. (and don’t feel bad if you don’t know what it […]
Bulb planting and plant re-arranging season are here and the window to get stuff done isn’t long. The first frost here in New England could be this month (October) and the ground might freeze by the end of next month (November). After that – everything has to wait til spring. As bulbs go, I’m installing […]
Here is a garden truth: good tools make good work. It is the difference between quitting in frustration and feeling so empowered that you start looking for new ways to put your delightfully easy tools to use.
There are two similar sounding words, commonly used in the garden-making lexicon, that can get confusing. Naturalized and Naturalistic. The former is a term we use to say that bulbs (and other plants) will settle in and reproduce over time. They will establish themselves as if they were native. They will naturalize. Some bulbs, like […]