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10 Steps to Garden Success

10 steps to garden success

I’m sure many of you will be making seed choices for the upcoming garden planting season as you thumb through the pages of the gardening catalogs that will be landing in your mailbox soon.  Making good seed choices is but one of the many steps that must be taken to achieve enjoyment and success in the garden.

1. If you do not already have an existing garden, choosing a good location is one of the first steps that should be considered.  The location should contain good soil that is loose, fertile, level and drains well.  Stay away from trees and bushes whose roots will compete for water and nutrients and that may shade the garden area. Having access to a water source nearby will be needed for periods of dry weather.

2. Next you will want to sketch a map of the garden for plant or crop arrangement.  Take into consideration the size of the garden, what you will be planting, the growing seasons and growth characteristics of what you ...

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Winter Pruning Chores

Like most people, once February rolls around I am itching to get outdoors and get my hands in some dirt or on some tools. Late winter or early spring, before new growth appears, are considered the best times to prune most plants.  During this time a plants wounds will heal quickly without threat of disease or …

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