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Gardening 101 – Crop Rotation

I’m sure most of us gardeners have heard someone say, “make sure you rotate your crops.”  What?  Why is crop rotation such a big deal, and does it really matter?  Yes, I think it does matter.  Plants in the same … Continue reading

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Gardening 101 – Hardiness Zones

I had someone email me and ask if they were in the same hardiness zone as I am.  I thought I would take this opportunity to post a hardiness zone map.   I live in Navarre, Fl which is in … Continue reading

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Gardening 101 – Raised Beds

Raised garden beds are, in my opinion, a gardeners best friend. Benefits of raised beds: Allows the gardener to use the best soil possible. Allows for a garden to be planted on an incline. Keeps soil for eroding. Keeps soil … Continue reading

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Gardening 101 – Compost

Many books have been written on the topic of composting.  I am just going to give a brief overview.  Compost is nothing more then broken down organic matter, such as leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen waste.   Compost piles don’t, … Continue reading

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Gardening 101 – SOIL

When thinking of starting a garden many things come to mind: location what plants will we grow when can we plant our plants protecting the garden from domestic and wild animals … I would like to suggest to you, that … Continue reading

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