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Deep Root Watering

Deep root watering your plants in your garden can save you time, water, and money.

Most importantly, however, deep root watering promotes lush and vigorous growth. Here’s how Bill Watson explains deep root watering.

Deep Root Watering your plants can be easily done and should be practiced for many reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

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DIY Soil Testing Video

Doing your own soil tests with a kit from the nursery is another option

even though there are advantages and disadvantages to doing your own soil testing. The biggest advantage is that you get your results right away, so you can begin amending your soil as soon as the testing is over.

On the other hand, the disadvantage is that Read the rest of this entry »

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Getting Your Soil Tested (2 Videos)

Getting Your Soil Tested and analyzed at a local lab is easily done in two steps.

As  explained in a previous post Testing Your Soil, there are two methods used when getting your soil tested.

Method 1 is to test your soil yourself by using a special kit found at your local nursery. You will know the results right away.

Method 2 is getting your soil tested by sending a sample of your soil to a local university extension office or department of agriculture.  Either way you must gather your sample in such a way that Read the rest of this entry »

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How Plants Grow

Do you know how plants grow?
. . .How the different parts of a plant work together to make the plant grow?

I can almost see your reaction!!! However, we sometimes forget that plants are composed of many parts and that if one of those parts is not healthy, the plant will not survive.  In this article, our guest Bill Watson explains how plants grow, how the different parts of the plant are important and work together.  Let’s see what he has to say… Read the rest of this entry »

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Gardening/Planting Zones Map

It’s important to become familiar with the gardening zones map (planting/growing zones map) . . .

. . . and what the numbers in the chart mean if you wish to know what to look for on the plant’s tag in order to know whether or not the plant will grow well in your area. Read the rest of this entry »

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Soil Problem Solution

Tips To Help You Solve Soil Problems

Soil problems occur when your soil’s pH level is either too high or too low, when the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is incorrectly balanced or when you have improper soil drainage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Determining Soil Drainage

The first step to a bountiful and beautiful garden is making sure that your soil is healthy and that it has the proper drainage for your plants.

Today I will explain how to determine your soil drainage (i.e. the porosity of your soil . . .that is, how well your soil retains the proper amount of water)

Not every plant likes to have “wet feet” all the time while others love it, so the secret to “happy plants” is to match the plant to the soil or correct your soil drainage. Don’t just leave it to guesswork! Read the rest of this entry »

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