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5 Secrets to Making Rich Compost Consistently

Experienced gardeners know that rich compost is the key to all natural gardening and soil building.  Rich compost provides your plants with the nutrients they need for fertile growing and lush, healthy vigor.  Plus, and more importantly, rich compost feeds … Continue reading

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Rye Grass and Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Update

The cover crops this year have gone wild with all the rain and storms we’ve had this spring.  In fact, I’m writing this post just after another severe storm has hit our area with tornados touching down close by.  The … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Seven

I love it when a plan comes together.  This is my final update on the 2012/2013 Tillage Radish cover crop experiment.  With spring now in full swing, the radish beds are almost completely clear of the radishes except for a few … Continue reading

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8 Must Have Cover and Compost Crops For Your Garden and Homestead

As I wrote in my first post on Cindy Conner’s Cover Crops and Compost Crops IN Your Garden DVD, I highly recommend anyone wanting to grow cover crops in their garden to get this DVD.  In this post, I share … Continue reading

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Taking Cover Cropping to the Next Level

Covering cropping is an excellent addition to any gardening or mini-farming venture.  If you’ve seen some of my recent posts, you know that I have been focused on expanding my use of cover crops to improve the heavy clay soil … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Six

Here’s update number six in my Tillage Radish cover crop experiment.  With the winter cold and occasional warm days doing its work on the radishes, the tubers are decaying and decomposing nicely. The tubers in the larger beds are still … Continue reading

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