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September tips for US gardeners

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts should be preparing for the coming of winter and one Colorado news provider has given some hints on what to do when the first frosts arrive. According to community radio station KUNC, growers should quickly rototill or dig up the vegetable plot to allow plenty of time to get the soil […]

Got Clay Soil? Gravel to the Rescue

September is often touted as the month when you can plant hardy perennials, shrubs and trees, giving their root systems a good start while the soil is warm. Even if you’re already thinking about restocking the greenhouse, you can still prepare your outdoor garden by adding amendments, and loosening the ground to get a jump-start […]

New book encourages kids to grow food

Americans looking for a way to get their kids interested in organic garden and greenhouse activities may wish to pick up a copy of a new book. A Garden For Pig is designed to encourage youngsters to grow their own fruit and vegetables and includes numerous horticultural tips, as well as a story based on […]