Archives for Gardening

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring and Summer

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring and Summer Start with a Plan  Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, it is time to get your yard ready for summer. Walk around your home and check the condition of the lawn, gardens, and trees. Have a family discussion about what you would like to plant. Ask the kids if they would like to have an area for their flowers or vegetables. This may be the year you start or expand your vegetable garden. Then make a plan that shows the best time to plant the various plants or vegetables.
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How to Fertilize Your Garden Organically

The Ottawa Citizen. Lee Reich, Associate Press. June 19th 2018 In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was once living. Plants are most hungry for three nutrients — nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium — and organic fertilizers can supply them just as synthetic (chemical) fertilizers can. The three prominent numbers on any fertilizer label indicate the percentages of these three nutrients that the bag contains. In
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