40 Shrubs & Vines to Grow from Hardwood Cuttings | Fall & Spring

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How fun is it to share cuttings with a friend? Take note of these wonderful instructions and let’s all grow new plants!

Starting new plants from hardwood cuttings is a slow but reliable way to grow more, free plants for your garden. This method is done in the late fall or early spring, and works with many deciduous shrubs and vines.

40 Shrubs & Vines to Grow from Hardwood Cuttings | Fall & Spring

 

 

 

 

 

SOLDIER FLIES IN COMPOST

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i know when you see these in your compost or worm bin, you freak out.  stop it. these are good. they are the larvae for soldier flies which really look like black wasps but don’t sting and aren’t wasps. they do however break down your compost for you and make it easier for your red wigglers to digest the rest of what is in the bin. a lot of people purchase them, but if you have an amazing compost, they just show up… at least they do for me.  check out the article and learn all about soldier flies and good composting.

soldier flies in your compost are great

HOW TO GROW TURMERIC

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i’ve been growing turmeric for awhile.  it’s really pretty easy to grow and this link will tell you exactly what you need to do. mine grows under a japanese maple, in the shade with bright indirect light and gets watered when i think about it.  it’s very happy.  check out the link for all the info!

http://www.therainforestgarden.com/2011/12/how-to-grow-turmeric.html

Organic Gardens Help Fight Global Warming

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Not only do you get lovely tomatoes,fresh greens and berries….

Your backyard organic garden may hold the keys to preventing climate change.

Researchers at the Rodale Institute have learned that organic soils trap atmospheric carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, and convert it to carbon, a key component of healthy soil.

In the longest-running study of its kind, the Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial (FST) has compared organic and conventional farming side by side for the past 23 years. Important findings have included organic crops’ ability to withstand drought-year stress much better than crops raised on a diet of chemicals.

http://www.organicgardening.com/living/organic-gardens-help-fight-global-warming

HOW TO GROW A VEGETABLE GARDEN IN THE SHADE

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so you have a crummy, shady area where the lawn isn’t doing it for you but just don’t know what to do with it?  MAKE A SHADE GARDEN!!! there is a popular belief that you cannot garden without full sunlight.  wrong!  read the article at the link and learn.  i’m doing this, myself.

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http://shawnacoronado.com/2011/10/how-to-grow-a-vegetable-garden-in-shade-the-story-of-a-french-potager-kitchen-garden-gone-shade/