Category Archives: Organic

Organic amendments, fertilizers and pest control

Organic Gardening Defined

By Barbara Perry Lawton A big garden trend in recent years is organic gardening. Yet the term organic gardening covers a wide range of practices. The most restrictive definition comes from the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, which implemented a National … Continue reading

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How to Attract Worms to Your Garden

By Doug Halphin One of the earliest childhood memories I have is helping my grandfather plant his vegetable garden each spring. He never used a tiller. Instead he carefully turned the garden soil with a fork. “Oh look” he would … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chicken Soup for Roses

By Diane Brueckman 4 parts Milorganite 2 parts alfalfa meal 2 parts cottonseed meal 1 part bone meal (for transplants or new plants, add another ½ part) Apply about a cup around hybrid teas and floribundas. Climbers can take 1½ … Continue reading

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