Category Archives: Soil

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 ( 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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The Aftermath Of Spring

Print PDF  Dealing With Bulb Foliage Spring bulb displays are so bold and beautiful that it’s tempting to pack the beds and borders with them. However, most are not especially good mixers, wanting a lengthy period of ripening and summer … Continue reading

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