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Ruth Stout’s System of Mulching – Lazy is Genius!

May 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The first time I read the Mother Earth News article about Ruth Stout’s No-Dig Gardening, I said
“yesss!  I love this woman. This is one of those lessons of a lifetime.”
Her technique has faced skepticism from all sides but to me, has always seemed to be a fantastic approach:
“mulch everything…and mulch some more.”

Her attitude of “this [...]

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Tags: Flowers · Herbs · Organic Gardening Techniques · Vegetables

Maggots In My Compost Pile!?

October 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Today, I decided it was finally time to flip my compost pile. Maybe it was that nasty smell that was coming from it or maybe all the squash plants that were growing from it decided to die down enough so I could get close to it.
Anyway, as I dug in my spade, I got a [...]

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Tags: Insects