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You’ve probably seen them at Whole Foods, or maybe they’ve crossed your path online, but even if you’ve never seen them, the idea is familiar
to you: growing mushrooms in a box. Over the past month or so, we’ve been testing out the Back to the Roots
Oyster Mushroom kit, and we’re eating the results.
A fun question came in to Ask Gardenerd this week:
” I have a big south facing back porch. I would love to make a small greenhouse where I could start seeds and, maybe, even let herbs [over]winter. Do you have ideas for making my own
There are many options, from a mini-greenhouse to the full-fledged, brick and mortar English greenhouse. I used to create my own mini-greenhouses by taking tomato cages, laying them on their sides
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In an effort to expand our garden ecosystem, we’ve gone the way of the farmer, adding backyard chickens to our list of on-site resources. This
is the story of how we got started. We intend to share the process in hopes of making it easier for others who plan to do the same.
Growing up, my parents had orange trees and stone fruit trees that I swear were planted in unamended clay soil and were never – ever – fertilized.
They thrived. My three citrus trees, on the other hand, which were planted with good drainage, plenty of compost and lots of care, are sad, sad, and more sad. What gives?