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How to test the soil in your Vegetable Garden

It is a good idea to test your soil in an existing garden every 2 to 3 years. Don’t wait till you start having problems. By doing regular testing you can stay on top of it. Especially soil ph. Even if you have a good fertilization technique, the ph still can change. I don’t think [...]

The perfect vegetable garden-Fertilizing your plants-Side dressing

So maybe not so perfect, but it is nice to dream. You have done everything right. You are a month into the growing season and most all your vegetable plants look great. As the plants grow larger more food will help keep them strong and healthy. Some vegetable plants require more food than others. Be [...]

How to Grow Garlic in a zone 4 vegetable Garden

  If you live in the north country and grow garlic you are probably looking forward to harvesting it around the middle of July. There is nothing like fresh garlic to sauté and use in your favorite recipes. If you are new to planting garlic in your vegetable garden it is not difficult. In the [...]

Mantis Tiller Cultivator-A little Machine that Tackles big jobs

A little machine that saves a lot of time and tackles some big jobs. I saw the ads for the Mantis, received information in the mail, and never paid much attention to any of it. Leave it up to my 80 year old mother. I came home one day to a box sitting on my [...]

How good is the soil in your Vegetable Garden?

  When I first started gardening my soil was 98% sugar sand. I can remember thinking what kind of a vegetable garden is this going to be? To my surprise with some work it grew some of the nicest squash and melons I had ever tasted. Unfortunately we cant always choose the type of soil [...]

Tips for keeping Deer out of your vegetable garden and away from your fruit trees

This is a problem I have dealt with all of my gardening life. If you live in an area with a large deer population then you know this problem can be huge. There is nothing more disappointing then to have a very nice garden full of vegetables and have it wiped out or destroyed in [...]