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Worm Castings for Starting Soil

I have been worm farming for a couple of years now so when I decided to start this year’s tomato and pepper plants I thought I would use some of the casting I have on hand as a starting soil. The results were amazing. The growth rate has been really good with no additional nutrients […]

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Deciding What to Plant

Looking for Spring The thing I like about planting your own garden is that you can pick which varieties you want to plant. I just love the hybrid pink tomatoes, but there is no way I can buy them at the store. The same with growing your own plants. If you are able to start […]

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Start 2011 with Early Peppers

Happy New Year! Are you ready to Plant? I know it is only the end of December, but I am planning on starting my Green Pepper plants in about 2 weeks. Why? Because here in Upper Michigan I don’t trust the weather. There is also something about the green plants that boost my moral in […]

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How to start a Strawberry Bed-Zone 4 Strawberries

I was out hunting mushrooms and came across some ripe wild strawberries. They are so good but also so small. They are no match for the present day strawberry plants we have available today. If you have wanted to start a strawberry bed but missed your opportunity this past spring. Get your garden area for […]

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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 until 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 […]

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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 can’t always choose the type of soil we […]

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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 […]

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