Category Archives: Soil

New Life For Old Potting Soil

Print PDFRefreshing weary soil (or medium) benefits plants indoors and out Waking Up Worn Out Soil As autumn arrives, many of us clear out planters and containers, tossing dead or aging plants on the compost heap or into the green … Continue reading

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The Little Known Positive Side Of Smoke

Print PDFSmoke & dust bring some surprising benefits Smoke, Ash, Dust & Plant Health This weekend, my band played maritime music at the venerable Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. We were hoping that the breezy seaside location would … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Delight, Another’s Disaster?

Print PDFMy beloved ‘sprawl of abundance’ Relational Gardening Since my home garden is tiny, I’m fortunate to have the use of a plot in a community garden a few minutes’ walk from my home. As I’ve mentioned before, the soil … Continue reading

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Join The No Mow May Movement

Print PDFPollinators love a lively lawn Stop Mowing So Much And Let The Lawn Come To Life If the cold wet spring has kept you from lawn mowing, that’s great news. Bee City USA would like us to observe the … Continue reading

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