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5 Steps to keep critters out of your winter garden

5 Steps to Keep Critters Out of Your Winter Garden

Just a week ago the hillside was alight in orange, yellow, and red. Maples, birches, and ash loudly announcing autumn. Now those leaves are falling to the ground, and its the pines and hemlocks that stand out, their green amidst bare gray limbs and the last brassy orange still hanging onto deciduous branches. It’s another …

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The organic fall vegetable garden

Planting for a Fall Garden Harvest

  August brings bounty, when seemingly every crop is ripe and every harvest basket heavy. Zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, lettuces, onions, garlic, beans, new potatoes, and more.  And I can’t forget about the basil, parsley, thyme, and sage, plus the cut flowers, brightening the fields and kitchen table. It’s a month when the end …

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Organic weed-free straw helps control weeds organically in the garden

Stop Weeding Your Garden! 4 Steps To Take Now For A Weed-Free Season

I may be among the few who actually enjoy weeding.   There’s a meditative quality to hoeing between rows of vegetables.  It’s simple. The journey from one end of the bed to the other is straight.  I can look up and see exactly how much progress I’ve made, and how much farther I have to …

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