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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

Hostas – Divide and Conquer

May 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

So you have some large and tight hosta plants just screaming to spread themselves far and wide?
Dig Them – Split Them – Transplant Them!
It doesn’t get any easier than this.  Hostas seem delicate but their roots are very strong and can bounce back from poor treatment.  I love to dig them up and split them [...]

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Tags: Organic Gardening Techniques · Transplanting

Garlic Planting Day

November 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today was garlic planting day; Four rows, 3 inches apart, each garlic 3 inches apart.  The bed had been prepped a few weeks ago with compost amendments and old mulch (from the tomatoes) mixed in to the soil.  I set up two strings lengthwise to to the bed and marked with marker every 3 inches.  [...]

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Tags: Organic Gardening Techniques