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HOW TO GROW LAVENDER

It’s easy to get carried away by the virtues of lavender. Here are the somber reasons to plant it: Drought tolerant Deer-resistant Easy care (cut back once a year) There are lots of fun reasons too: Fragrant Flowers come in colors from white to deep purple Graceful stems that brush your ankles as you walk by Don’t forget the useful […]

ORGANIC GARDENING PEST CONTROL TIPS

ORGANIC GARDENING 101 – GETTING STARTED

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WHAT’S THE BEST ORGANIC GARDENING FERTILIZER?

People who are new to organic gardening often think that organic gardening fertilizer is just another kind of fertilizer in a bag. If you are a true organic gardener this is not the case. To figure out what is the best for you we will look at two ways of getting the proper nutrition for […]

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FIVE SIMPLE ORGANIC GARDENING TIPS

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HERB CONTAINER GARDENING WITH DRIP IRRIGATION

The bountiful look and fragrance of containers of herbs make them popular with gardeners of all experience levels. Keep them handy to your kitchen door, next to the grill, or as edible decor on your front steps. Beginners, or gardeners in a hurry, can pick up pots of herbs at a nursery and create their own container combinations. Experienced (or just plain adventurous) gardeners will want to grow their own particular herb choices from seed, particularly medicinal herbs. In our video on planting herbs in containers Tricia reminds us to put herbs with similar sun and water requirements together in pots. The

HOW TO GROW MEYER LEMONS AND OTHER CITRUS TREES IN CONTAINERS

Did you know you can grow citrus indoors no matter where you live? The easiest citrus to grow indoors is the Meyer lemon. Meyer lemons are prized for their sweet flavor, a cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon. The best part is the Meyer lemons available today are called improved because they don’t carry any citrus virus. Here are some tips to help your citrus tree thrive and produce fruit indoors. Growing a Meyer lemon tree indoors What to know before you get started Lighting your lemon tree Citrus trees need 8-12 hours of light per day with southern or southwestern exposure

ECHINACEA FOR EVERY GARDEN

Echinacea is an easy native to add to your water wise garden. Both E.purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and E.angustifolia (Black Simpson Coneflower) are well known for their traditional use as a medicinal plant. A thousand-year-old remedy Echinacea is native to much of North America, with its primary range being the Great Plains from Texas to Canada. Native Americans have used it as a traditional remedy for a variety of ailments since time immemorial. Native Americans traditionally used Echinacea for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, from respiratory infections to snakebites. They typically used Echinacea angustifolia, although E.purpurea was an accepted substitute. When pioneers settled

ORGANIC GARDENING: 7 THINGS YOU CAN RECYCLE TO USE IN YOUR GARDEN

You can save a lot of money by recycling items you would otherwise throw away and using them in your garden. Instead of paying $10-20 or more for a large pot, throw down an old tire and fill it with soil. This article lists seven things you can recycle for use in your flower or vegetable garden. Don’t throw away that old tote bag! You can use it in your garden. Save the earth and a whole bunch of money too by recycling common household items to use in your garden. From milk jugs to old tires to 2 liter soda