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How To Prepare Beds Before Sowing & Planting Crops 

This video from Huw Richards is all about the simple steps needed to prepare your garden beds, both outside and in the polytunnel, before direct sowing or transplanting. Now is ……

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Earthworms & Soil

Every living and non-living thing has an essential place in the greater environment – good and “not-so-good-for-us” combined. You may ask yourself: “What is the purpose of earthworms?” Read…

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Vital soil organisms being harmed by pesticides, study shows

Earthworms, beetles, springtails and other organisms are the ‘unsung heroes’ that keep soils healthy and underpin all life on land. Pesticides are causing widespread damage to these tiny…

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Checking Out The Chips

Do wood chips really reduce weeding and helps soil retain moisture?   This online garden mentor set out to find out if they do.  Find out what she learned here ……

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Foliar Spray To Feed Your Plants

Foliar spray is a great way to feed your garden.  This means spraying nutrients in a water solution on the leaves.  We have had great success using Brian Yager’s Seaweed ……

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A Reliable Soil Mix For Your Greenhouse

In this short video, David Jason Goodyear, owner of the Homestead at Flatrock here in Newfoundland demonstrates how he mixes ingredients to create a reliable soil mix for his greenhouse ……

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Soil pH And How To Understand It

This contributor to the wonderful tongue-in-cheek website Garden Rant has something new to teach us about soil pH (acidity/alkilinity). Organic gardener Phil Nauta wants us to understand that we need…

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What is Biochar?

Gardeners and farmers are learning how important carbon is to soil fertility.  By putting charcoal into the soil you can mimic nature and help restore your soil’s ability to retain ……

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