Category Archives: Garden Prep

How Herbicides Contaminate Compost

Print PDFThe Pea Test reveals the presence of Clopyralid Of Horsetail and Herbicides A troubled reader writes: “Horse tails have been in the front portion of my property for three years now, but they are now popping up in my … Continue reading

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Pots & Troughs For Aging Knees

Print PDFWhere soil is tired and compacted, troughs are a boon When The Third Time Is Not The Charm I recently visited a little garden that was both bare and overgrown, with scrupulously raked beds and struggling shrubs and trees … Continue reading

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Planting Peas By Lilac Leaves

Print PDF Snow peas and greens are rarin’ to go Saint Patrick’s Day, Maybe Years ago, when I was just getting started with edible gardening, more experienced gardeners assured me that the proper time to plant peas was on Saint … Continue reading

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Candlemas & Critter Shadow

Print PDFThe comfort of candlelight is especially welcome in winter Spring Or Snow? This coming Wednesday, February 4, is Groundhog Day, when supposedly a shadow can predict whether we’ll experience six more weeks of winter or enjoy an early spring. … Continue reading

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