Category Archives: Soil

Purple Peruvian And Ozette Potatoes

Print PDF  Fabulous Flavor And Pecks/Pecs From Heritage Spuds I love potatoes. Potatoes get a bad reputation with dieters, but these humble tubers have been the backbone of many a cultural cuisine for millennia. Until we slather them with tasty … Continue reading

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Giving Tomatoes A Terrific Head Start

Print PDFGreat Plants Deserve Great Soil Like most people, I love tomatoes. Even though my garden lives largely in containers on my back deck, I grow as many kinds of tomatoes as I can find room for. I also pamper … Continue reading

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Seeking Safer Garden Hoses

Print PDF  Please Don’t Drink From That Hose! A reader wonders if it’s safe to let her kids drink from the garden hose. In a word, probably not. (OK, two words.) Here’s the deal; most ordinary garden hoses are indeed … Continue reading

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How Dirt Makes Us Smart And Happy

Print PDF  Soil Microbes Boost Happy Hormones A fascinating article by Sarah Agan posted on the Excellence in Government website (GovExec.com) posits health benefits from two of my favorite things; working in the garden and singing. Indeed, I always sing … Continue reading

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