Category Archives: Weed Control

Spring Without Bees? Plant More Flowers!!!!

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Beeless blossoms are everywhere this spring Where Are The Bees? Here we are in the middle of April, many gardens are bright with blossoms, and all those luxuriant spring flowers ought to be alive with bees. But they’re not. Granted … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Delight, Another’s Disaster?

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My 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 had … Continue reading

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Blackberries, Buttercups & Bindweed

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Smother mulch for passive weed control Greener, Easier Weed Control The wet spring caused many plants to grow bigger and faster than ever, including some of our most troublesome weeds. I’m getting lots of questions about The Big Three: blackberries, … Continue reading

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Soil Food Feeds Plants

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Bunnies 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 in … Continue reading

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