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Wood ash is a wonderful resource in the vegetable garden and everyone who has easy access to it should use it rather than disposing of it in some other way. It can be nutrient rich and used to improve nutrient access for your garden plants, and it is a very...
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How to Grow Yuccas Yuccas are an incredibly easy plant to grow, require very little maintenance and are being seen increasingly in contemporary gardens. However, if you prefer a more traditional garden, don't be concerned; there is always a place for yuccas. Yucca elephantipes is a commonly grown y...
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Crepe Myrtles are a very hardy plant that can be grown in most climates. They are native to southeast Asia and northern Australia and are known for their beautiful flowers and amazing mottled trunks. Together, these provide both beauty and interest all year round. Plant Details Common Names: Crepe ...
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Port Wine Magnolias ( Michelia figo ) are commonly grown in many gardens and are a very good choice as hedges or screen plants. However, they are a beautiful shrub and can therefore also be found on their own in ornamental gardens providing a central focal point - so don’t...
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Top 10 Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric is native to South East Asia and is usually recognizable as a bright yellow/orange and pungent spice associated with asian cooking - particularly Indian curries. It often referred to as a “super food”, having been identified as containing a very large number of ...
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Saving seed from your garden is a very simple process. However, you do need to do something that is probably in contrast to what you would normally allow happen ..... allow some plants complete their life-cycle and produce seeds. For many gardeners, this means allowing the plants to go beyond...
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Organic Pest and Disease Control in the Vegetable Garden
I would really like to know as many ideas that people have for controlling pests and diseases in the garden without the use of synthetic toxic chemica...
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What are the absolute "must have" vegetables in the garden
I would really like to know what people think are the absolute "must have" vegetables in the garden. I guess this will depend on what part of the worl...
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How do I log out of my iCultivate account?
To log out of your iCultivate account, you first need to be in the "Community" area. Once you are in the community area you will see a menu with a lon...
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Posted on Sunday, September 10 2017, 11:57 PM
Should I Use Wood Chip or Sawdust as Mulch
I live in an area where I have access to a lot of wood chip and saw dust and I am wondering if I should use it as mulch around my citrus fruit trees. ...
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