Organic Gardening

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Transform Your Lawn into a Permaculture Garden
When we bought our homestead, the only gardening area was at the bottom of a fairly steep hill. Though fine for growing a winter’s worth of potatoes and squash, it’s less convenient for greens, which we prefer to grow close to the house. Having read about a method called "lasagna gardening" (named for its layers; learn the basics here), we decided to try it. Here’s how we did it.
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Grow Shade-Loving Fruits and Veggies
While shade presents a challenge, it certainly needn’t stop you from growing your own fruit and vegetables. In this video we’ll suggest shade-tolerant vegetables and fruits, and share a few tricks of the trade to maximize the light your garden does receive.
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Mulching with Cardboard Just Got Easier
Not all cardboard boxes are built the same. Learn which boxes are best at suppressing weeds and killing grass.
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