Category Archives: Sustainable Gardening

Hummers & Butterflies Love Hardy Fuchsias

Print PDFHardy Fuchsias reviving after deep freezes Coming Back After Cold Where winter froze the bones of tender garden favorites, it’s always wise to wait a while before deciding if a beloved plant is truly toast. Judging by readers’ questions, … Continue reading

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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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Soil Food Feeds Plants

Print PDFBunnies and chickens together make excellent soil food Making Garden Gold At Home Over the past couple of years, the pandemic kept many people closer to home than usual, and many of them found gardening to be a comfort … Continue reading

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Weed Eaters Delight

Print PDFFor extra zing, add a few tasty weeds to your salad bowl Spring Salads Pack A Pleasing Punch As warmer weather arrives (sometimes, at least), the garden beds are filling up fast. Early peas are blooming, last year’s kale … Continue reading

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