Sweet potatoes are a delectable and nutritious addition to your home garden. Their ease of cultivation and generous yield make them a splendid choice for gardeners of all levels. Whether you have limited space or poor soil conditions, the solution lies in growing sweet potatoes using soil bags. This all-inclusive guide will take you through the step-by-step process of successfully nurturing sweet potatoes in soil bags. Cultivating sweet potatoes in soil bags is an excellent

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In a recent blog, Pam Dawling, the author of two books, Sustainable Market Farming and The Year-Round Hoophouse shared tips on successful Spring cabbage growing. Cabbages can be reliable workhorses, providing large harvests over long periods. In colder regions, cabbages are planted only in the spring and grow all summer, into the fall and winter, until cold weather kills them. In the South, they are a spring/early summer and a fall/overwintered crop,

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Looking for a gardening hack that saves time, labor, and improves the soil? Learn from long-time gardener, Lorna Kring, who got hooked on organic and natural gardening methods at an early age. It’s time to stop digging and start mulching with the no-till gardening system! At first this might sound like a counterintuitive idea – leaving the grass and weeds in place with packed soil doesn’t seem like the smartest plan for a bumper harvest. Conventional

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It’s January. The ground is hard and cold, and often covered in lacy white frost. It’s hard to remember what summer’s like, sometimes. But now is the perfect time to start thinking about planning, planting and enjoying your produce. You need to start by assessing the space you’ve got. It doesn’t matter if it’s a community plot, a new allotment, planters along the high street or a back garden – the fundamentals are the same. New to gardening? Got your eye on a growing

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It's that time of year when many of us are rummaging through our seed stash or browsing seed catalogues, all in anticipation for seed sowing in the spring. But what to do with 'expired' seed? Here at the Frome Seed Library, no seed is left behind! We occasionally get seeds past their use by date, or undated, but with a bit of damp kitchen towel and patience you can easily check the viability of seed, and save yourself the disappointment and effort of sowing dud seed.

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Do you have a few favorite “go-to” herbs? Natural Living Ideas suggests - why not grow them in water and keep them close at hand on the kitchen window sill or right on the counter? Water-grown herbs are just as flavorsome as those you grow in the garden. You don’t have to mess with soil or worry about regular watering or changing seasons. Most herbs will be happy growing in water, but those propagated from cuttings are easier to start in water. Seed-grown annuals like cilantro,

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Free Haven Farms, an education and training resource for Incredible Edible Merchantville, is offering webinars for brand new or experienced gardeners Whether you want to learn about the best way to start your garden in 2023 or try some new growing techniques, you should definitely try out their course webinars. Now is the perfect time to get a head start on your best spring garden. Learn about raised beds, hydroponics and container

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