Herbs: Gardening and Collecting

Don't use garden soil when container gardening! Even the best garden soil is not the right choice for container growing. Though it may seem nutrient-rich and well-balanced, garden soil is always a problem. It will not provide adequate drainage and usually contains disease organisms, bacteria, and weed seeds. No matter how well it performs in the…
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Compost: Build the Perfect Pile

Composting is a natural process in which decomposed organic materials are recycled into rich soil material known as compost. All living things decompose and the term composting usually refers to backyard composting, which is the accelerated version of the same natural process. By composting the organic waste, we can return the nutrients of life…
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Proactive, Reactive Ways to Control Crabgrass

Crabgrass is the common name for a genus which contains roughly 300 different species of grass. In certain parts of the world there are species of crabgrass which are grown as livestock forage, or even as a staple crop for humans. For most of us though, it's nothing more than an insidious, invasive weed. And here's how to get rid of it. To kill…
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