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Organic Weed Control Tips: Including 3 Organic Weed Killers That Are Safe for You and Your Garden’s Soil Health

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Organic Weed Control Tips
Weeding can be an exhausting and discouraging job. There are plenty of weed killers on the market, which offer to save you that effort. But, the cure may be worse than the disease. Non-organic weed killers may damage your health if you inhale them or get them on your skin. Organic and non-organic weed killers may leave toxic residues in your soil, which reduce its fertility or make its produce less safe for you long after the weeds are gone.



Salt is organic, and it won’t hurt you if you touch or swallow it. So, some gardeners recommend it as a weed killer. The problem is that salt persists in soil and inhibits plant growth. Anyone who has tried to nurture plantings by the side of a road that gets salted in winter can attest to this.

So, how do you get rid of weeds safely for the environment and your plants? We are going to cover some of the safer options. This article lists a few minimally damaging ways of dealing with weeds, and some of your safer organic weed killer options. Continue reading…

How to Grow Paperwhite Narcissus

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Growings Paperwhites
There’s nothing better in the dead of winter than a hint of spring to lift the mood. While most flowers are sound asleep, Paperwhite narcissus, or just Paperwhites, can deliver that touch of verve that most gardeners are anxiously awaiting. Their clean white blooms along with their leggy green leafage offer up a reminder that springtime and warmer days are just around the bend.

Paperwhites are tender bulbs belonging to the group Tazetta narcissus. They can be grown in the ground in only the warmest regions of the U.S. (U.S. Department of Agriculture Zones 9 and up). For everyone else, Paperwhites are the one of the easiest bulbs to grow indoors anytime of the year.



Their elegance has earned them a special place among floral favorites during the holiday season. They’re a beloved favorite during the winter months, too. For Paperwhite devotees, they can be enjoyed year round. Continue reading…

Garden To Table: 10 Amazing Seasonal Garden Harvest Recipes

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A well-planned garden will provide a succession of different types of vegetables from before the last spring frost until well after the first fall frost. Seasonal eating can help you to reconnect with natural rhythms as well as enjoying the freshest possible food. Here are ten of our favorite recipes to enjoy across the growing […]

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Compost Bins: 7 Cool Commercial Composters To Consider

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Compost bins aren’t only those that magically transform kitchen and garden scraps into delicious food for the garden. We’ve sleuthed around for some that are a little different than the standard. Compost bins that are unique, but functional like a standard compost bin. These bins address a variety of composting needs – from the classic […]

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How to Grow Kalettes: New Superfood, the Kale and Brussels Sprouts Vegetable Hybrid

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Kalettes, also known as BrusselKale and Lollipop Kale, have tall erect stems ringed with small rosettes of kalelike leaves. Their flavor is mild and nutty, growing sweeter after frost. Seeds are a little more expensive, since kalettes are a trademarked novelty vegetable. Kalettes require high fertility and a long growing season. They are quickly becoming […]

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The Easiest, Cheapest DIY Garden Markers: Sharpie Rock Art

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Have you spent a lot of money on garden markers, and not really liked them? Want something with a natural, organic look? Or, looking for garden markers that are easy to replace with seasonal gardens and new plantings? Try Sharpie rock art. This has to be the easiest gardening project we’ve ever tried. All it […]

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How to Can Your Own Marinara Sauce

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  by Macy Marie I had never canned a thing in my life! I actually didn’t know people actually still did this. So believe me, when I went home to visit my parents one weekend last summer I was shocked that my mom was just about to begin the process.

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How to Grow Globe Amaranth

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Globe amaranth is a compact, upright plant with colorful blooms that resemble a bright and cheerful clover. Beginning flower gardeners will love this no-fail, easy to grow beauty. And, the most experienced green thumbs out there will love globe amaranth simply for its good looks. No annual garden should be without these bobbing beauties. A […]

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Compost Tumblers: 7 Great Spinning Composters, Including Two You Can Build Yourself

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There’s not a chemical concoction out there can deliver nutrition as handily as organic compost. But compost can be labor intensive enough to cause even the most patient and hard working of gardeners to run to the nearest nursery for fast food to feed their plants. To prevent that mistake, we’ve handpicked some easy to […]

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10 Easy Steps to Making Fresh Garden Salsa: Plus Canning Instructions

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Timing the Salsa Garden Harvest Pick tomatoes whenever they’re ripe. Let hot peppers reach their mature color before you pick them. Bell peppers can be picked green (this gets you more peppers per plant, and may make it easier to start making salsa as soon as your first tomatoes ripen) or left to ripen red […]

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