Centaury Plant Info: Learn About Growing Centaury Plants
By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer
What is a centaury plant? Common centaury flower is a lovely little wildflower native to North Africa and Europe. It has become naturalized across much of the United States, especially in the western United States. Click here for more centaury plant info.
The Basics of No-Dig Gardening
Author: Cheryl Magyar // Last updated on April 30, 2019 Leave a Comment
Wouldn’t gardening be far easier and infinitely more enjoyable if you didn’t have to turn the soil and break your back every spring? Each of us has been there and done that! After all, that ritual is what conventional gardeners have taught and passed down from generation to generation.
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In the search for a better way to garden, one will eventually stumble upon Masanobu Fukuoka and his trials with no-plow farming. Incredibly, it works — not just for rice, but for staple garden crops too! Let nature do most of the work, and you will be rewarded with an abundance of veggies and greens to preserve for winter and eat in season. Just follow some simple rules:
- Don’t cultivate the soil – keep the layers intact!
- Never use chemical fertilizers – add only a modest amount of compost.
- Mulch, mulch, mulch – remove (or harvest) “weeds” only when necessary.
- Forget about pesticides – go organic and embrace the concept of “do-nothing” farming.
The concept of no-dig gardening is still in its infancy. It dates back to the 1940s and was inspired by F.C. King and his book “Is Digging Necessary?” A few years later, the book was followed by another work published in the U.K. titled “Gardening Without Digging.”
Since 1982, Charles Dowding has been growing and raising no-dig gardens in the U.K. with amazing results. The technique has been tested by unconventional gardeners around the world, and we think that no-dig gardening is a productive and efficient gardener’s dream-come-true.
How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Garden
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If you have a garden, it's possible that you've already faced rodents or you still are. Rodents can be extremely harmful to your lovely garden. They eat your plants, spread diseases, and stunt your plant's growth. You should protect your garden from rodents at all costs, and these How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Garden tips will help you do so! Eliminating rodents with chemicals can destroy your garden, so these gardening tips use natural ways to get rid of those pesky rodents. So, next time you see a rodent in your garden, you'll know exactly what to do!