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Feeding your plants shouldn’t mean buying a plastic container full of synthetic fertilizer. Often, you can feed your garden with what you have around your home. And with these fertilizers, you’re often reusing or recycling some old product to help...Read More..
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|7 Surprising Fertilizers for Your Garden20|
Feeding your plants shouldn’t mean buying a plastic container full of synthetic fertilizer. Often, you can feed your garden with what you have around your home. And with these fertilizers, you’re often reusing or recycling some old product to help your garden, making you even greener. Here are seven ways to do just that:
|Making Your Own Compost7|
When you make a compost heap, you are doing what nature does all the time – turning the remains of dead plants into food for yet more plants. The rate of breakdown, however, can be accelerated by the best composting techniques. Many proprietary compost bins are available, or you can build your own.
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Learn how to identify a soil problem when you see it.
Most biodegradable materials can be put into the compost heap, but careful screening of scraps will make for better results.The greater the variety of ingredients, the better the compost. For best results, chop up coarse materials.
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|How to make a compost bin3|
Learn how to make your own compost bin in eight simple steps, plus composting tips on how to maintain your compost heap and what items to include in your compost
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|Learn About Different Soil Types2|
More than any other factor, the quality of your soil will determine how successful you are in growing fruit and vegetables. Fortunately, almost every type of land can be made to yield good crops. But to make the most of your garden, you should first understand the type of soil you are dealing with.
|Organic Techniques For Growing Fruit & Vegetables2|
Organic techniques of growing fruit and vegetables have been used for millennia. During the 20th century, a dependence on chemicals was built up as family farms became agribusinesses, and gardeners were bombarded with promotions that persuaded them that an arsenal was required in the garden if they were to grow plants successfully.
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