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Hydroponics at Home?

Do You Really Need Soil I've lived with the idea that plants "eat" soil for many years. So when I read about hydroponics for the first time I was quite surprised to see that you could grow vegetables without any soil at all. The soil in fact is most useful to...
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High Altitude Gardening

We are at just about 600 m - 650 m high here (2,000 ft or so) so it's hard to say our garden is at very high altitude. And yet we are able to observe some of the problems that come with high altitude gardening. Neighbours here say not to...
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Lazy Man's Root Cellar

And Pretty Budget One, Too I was surprised to learn that our neighbors here had a small root cellar. I thought it was a thing only Americans use. Our neighbors store mostly potatoes. It has concrete walls and bottom and seems to do good work. We didn't want to pour in any...
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Get Rid Of Wasps From Distance

Wasps Nest In The Attic We woke up one morning with wasp nest just two feet above our heads. Literally. With only a piece of plasterboard between them and us. It can be frightening to hear them buzz next evening. We had to get rid of them! The Problem The problem in our...
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Frugal Raised Bed

The Saga With Our Frugal Raised Bed. It Had To Be Easy! But it wasn't that much... (TL;DR; If you are not interested in our story, but want to learn from it, jump straight to the Conclusions section.) This must have been the fifth time we changed the landscaping plan about our garden...
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Main Types Of Garden Fences

A Short Introduction To The Different Types of Fences and Their Pros and Cons There are really a lot of types of fences. I'll summarize here only the ones that could be interesting to you as a private house owner. The idea is to have basic understanding of the different fences...
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The Big List Of Different Garden Paths and Walkways

.tags { display:block; clear:both; } .tags span { display:block; float:left; margin-right:5px; background:black; color:white; font-weight:bold; padding:3px; } There are too many types of garden paths and most of them are really nice. So the hard part is to decide on just one or mostly two types so your garden doesn't look odd. I would like to try several kind of wooden walkways and at...
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What's New With Raised Beds Gardening

Raised Beds Let You Grow More Crops In Smaller Area Growing crops in raised beds is one of the very few garden techniques that have almost only advantages. From the first time I read about them I knew we'll want to build some. The saga with our first raised beds is...
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Using Chimney Blocks For Planting and Landscaping

Easy, Saves Money, And Works Good On Poor Soil This is a little "hack" we applied in the garden this spring. Our terrain is fairly sloped here and there so we wondered where and how to start some basic landscaping. All neighbors suggest to pour concrete in various places and make...
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