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Organic Gardening – Back to Basics

By Sue Odland  Spring rains recede, while sunshine warms the earth, and the time has come to plant a garden. This affordable, enjoyable activity brings fresh, flavorful offerings directly from nature to table. Developing the basic skills needed to grow your own food will always be in style. This season, turn off the TV and computer screens, take the family outside, and connect to Mother Earth.  Here are some simple steps to create a successful, productive garden:  Step 1: Pick a space with 6-8 hours of full sun to ...

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Organic Gardening – Less is More

by Sue Odland –  Birds are singing, tulips are in bloom, the garden is ready to be worked. However, many people find themselves as busy as springtime rabbits at this time of year. For gardeners short on time or energy, explore the Stout method of no-work gardening this season.   This ingenious ...

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Organic Gardening – March 2017

By Sue Odland – New Beginnings Shake off those winter blues for the promise of a world of green. As the cold recedes, and the promise of spring peeks through, gardeners’ thoughts turn to visions of lush green beds dotting their landscapes. Take time during this resting phase of the growing season to plan your upcoming garden. Thoughtful planning and preparation sets the foundation for a ...

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